Tom Maher, cutting his birthday cake

Tom Maher, cutting his birthday cake

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…

Best wishes to Members and friends for a delightful summer. Please send us one or two of your best “summer” photos. We will run them on this web site and a jury selection will pick four to run in the upcoming Log Express. Send your photos by email to Tracy at club@circumnavigators.org.

Also, send us a line or two about your recent travels for our All Over the Map feature.

Naples Circumnavigators and friends held a birthday celebration for Tom Maher,  International board member and long-time Naples stalwart. Tom turned 95! And he hasn’t slowed down a bit as he continues to travel the world and enjoy life. Congratulations, Tom.

On July 2, an intimate group of NY Metro Circumnavigators had a chance to meet and dine with Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys, two South Africans who just completed the adventure of crossing from Africa to North America in a rowboat. The meeting was held at Club Headquarters in the Yale Club. Photo below, with more details to follow.

How about a Circumnavigators Club hat to wear on your travels? Dottie and David Mink wear their Club caps at Old Head Golf Course, Ireland

How about a Circumnavigators Club hat to wear on your travels? Dottie and David Mink wear their Club caps at Old Head Golf Course, Ireland

Finally, we have a limited number of Circumnavigator caps for our members. The high-quality caps come in both white and black, and they have the attention-getting Club logo on the front. They provide a subtle way of getting the world out about our historic organization. The caps are $10, plus $2 for mailing. Let Tracy know if you want one or two.

Luck to you!!

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David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

 

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Busy beach day in Qindao, China

 

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Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys just crossed from Africa to North America in a rowboat. They joined us for dinner at the Yale Club

Our Foundation Scholars have left on their trip around the world!
Log onto their blogs to see where they travel:

Melia Coury – Arizona State University
www.dancearoundtheglobe.com

Elizabeth Larsen – Northwestern University
http://blog.undergradresearch.northwestern.edu/elizabeth/

Madeline List – Brandeis University
http://thisispersonalblog.blogspot.com

Harmonie Kobanghe Langazo – Georgetown University
http://harmoniethecircumnavigator.wordpress.com/about/

Jack McCarthy – University of Liverpool
http://thelongwayaround.weebly.com/

 

The Palm Beach Chapter boarded the yacht “White Star” on June 7th for socializing and a viewing of the Belmont Stakes. A grand time was had by all — except California Chrome, who did not complete the Triple Crown that day.

assorted photos from the event

International President Peter Mosse showing off the new Club hats available for purchase

International President Peter Mosse showing off the new Club hats available for purchase

On May 30, 2014, Circumnavigators gathered at the Club’s Headquarters, The Yale Club, to hold their annual meeting and luncheon. International President Peter Mosse welcomed members and called the meeting to order with a tap of the historic William Jennings Bryan whale’s tooth gavel. The Nominating Committee Chair Esther Dyer was pleased to announce:

Officers to serve a two-year term:

President Margaret Ellen Parke
Firstvicepresident David A. Mink
Secondvicepresident Joshua Laurito
Secretary Sue Murphy
Treasurer George W. Sanborn

Past President Charlie Blaisdell ratified and confirmed all matters of record

Past President Charlie Blaisdell ratified and confirmed all matters of record

Board of Governors to serve a three-year term:

William Freyd – (2nd term) – LAS VEGAS
Thomas Maher – (2nd term) – NAPLES
David A. Mink – (2nd term)
Ray Olson – (1st term) – WASHINGTON DC
Jim Lungo – (1st term) – NAPLES
Michael Coccaro – (1st term) – DESERT

Howard Matson, Foundation Nominating Committee Chair, announced the Foundation Board of Directors to serve a three-year term:

Dan Peterson – CHICAGO
Brian V. Evans – Scholar 1974 – WASHINGTON DC
Judith Pojda – Scholar 1986 – WASHINGTON DC
Esther R. Dyer
David Mink
A. Park Shaw – DESERT

Newly elected Circumnavigators Club International President Ellen Parke graciously accepted her new role while Peter Mosse handed over the William Jennings Bryan whale’s tooth gavel.

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Peter Mosse handed over the William Jennings Bryan whale’s tooth gavel to incoming President Ellen Parke

Pasts Presidents joined Ellen Parke in presenting Peter Mosse with an engraved chair and thanked him for his time served as President and dedication to the Club.

After the meeting, members and guests enjoyed a delicious lunch while guest speaker and former Foundation Scholar Kip Knudson gave a presentation on how his experience as a grantee traveling around the world led to a life in Alaska. It was a very engaging presentation and was enjoyed by all.

 

 

Past Presidents Bill Holm, Howard Matson, Charlie Blaisdell, Peter Mosse, Esther Dyer and Jeff Kelly welcoming newly elected International President Ellen Parke.

Past Presidents Bill Holm, Howard Matson, Charlie Blaisdell, Peter Mosse, Esther Dyer and Jeff Kelly welcoming newly elected International President Ellen Parke.

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Chicago Chapter members Alice Lentzen, Charles Ford, Jim Arimond and Chapter President Dan Peterson

 

Washington DC Chapter members President Samuel Watson, Kip Knudson, Ellen Parke, Jennifer Teague and Ray Olson

Washington DC Chapter members President Samuel Watson, Kip Knudson, Ellen Parke, Jennifer Teague and Ray Olson

Newly elected President Ellen Parke with guest speaker Kip Knudson, his wife Paula Conru and daughter McKinley Conru-Knudson

Newly elected President Ellen Parke with guest speaker Kip Knudson, his wife Paula Conru and daughter McKinley Conru-Knudson

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On a beautiful Spring day, Circumnavigators gathered in New York City for the Annual Meeting, which included an entertaining and informative presentation from Washington Chapter member Kip Knudson. International President Peter Mosse passed the historic whale’s tooth gavel to our new president Margaret Ellen Parke.

Past Presidents Bill Holm, Howard Matson, Charlie Blaisdell, Peter Mosse, Esther Dyer and Jeff Kelly welcoming newly elected International President Ellen Parke.

Past Presidents Bill Holm, Howard Matson, Charlie Blaisdell, Peter Mosse, Esther Dyer and Jeff Kelly welcoming newly elected International President Ellen Parke.

Ellen, a long-time member from Washington DC, has held a variety of Club posts, including her recent term as First Vice President. Thanks to Peter for his service and Luck to you, Ellen!

2014 Summer The Log

2014 Summer The Log

The Log, with its distinctive two-lion cover, is now in members’ hands. If you did not receive your copy, please contact Tracy at headquarters. The cover shot was taken by Naples Chapter member Roger Weatherburn Baker.

The Log staff would appreciate feedback and suggestions. It is important that members give us information for two running sections—All Over the Map and Scuttlebutt.

A new feature will be the column “Where in the world is…”. The recent Log spotlighted Kyzyl, the city at the center of Asia. Have you been to a spot that even the most savvy Circumnavigators might not recognize? Let us know and it might make the publication.

Have a great summer, and Luck to you!

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David Mink

Chair, Communications Committee

Gulfshore Life magazine has an article about the Club….

A Travel Club for the Truly Adventurous

by David Sendler

You learn the darnedest things just chatting with people at parties here. At one such event, I ran into Moira Fennessey and pretty soon she was telling me about her membership in the Circumnavigators Club of Naples. It seems we have 125 local people who have traveled all the way around the globe in one direction (you can do it in more than one segment) and love to tell each other about their adventures.

And, boy, are there stories…..

Read the full article here….

 

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