Welcome to February
For those Circumnavigators living in the chilly climes, there is light at the end of the tunnel with Spring on its way. We have heard from many members who, as usual, have been spending the winter on the road. Our Club got an international press mention in the Huffington Post. The piece by William Chalmers asked Can there be a world’s greatest traveler? Yes!
Appearing on January 31, the story explores the “world” of serious travelers, and the Circumnavigators Club is mentioned first in a discussion of benchmark travel groups. Read the story here.
Florida–Members who are looking to head to Florida this winter might want to join up with Naples Chapter members who are holding brunch events on Sunday, February 8 and Sunday, March 8. There will be interesting presentations and a chance to have a good time with the Club’s largest chapter. Members of the International Board of Governors will participate in the March meeting. More details are on the Naples Chapter web site: www.napleschaptercircumnavigatorsclub.com.
New York City–Members and guests visiting New York City are invited to the Chinese New Year’s Party on Thursday, February 26. Celebrating the Year of the Green Sheep, the party will be held at the Evergreen Shanghai Restaurant in midtown. More information here.
Congratulations to the Washington DC Chapter
The Chapter will celebrate its 30th Anniversary along with the Lunar New Year on Saturday, February 8 at Duangrat’s Thai Restaurant in Falls Church VA. The speaker will be Circumnavigator Bill Billings who will talk about the building of a pedestrian suspension bridge over the Blue Nile River Gorge in the remote Ethiopian Highlands. One of the Club’s most active groups, the Chapter’s charter was issued in February 1985.
Best Wishes to Ellen Parke
International President Ellen Parke was hospitalized in January with complications of the flu. We are happy to report that Ellen is now out of the hospital and on the mend as she looks forward to some recuperation in sunny Arizona this month.
Remember the Magellan Event
Our major event, honoring ground-breaking journalist Ann Compton will be held in Washington DC on Saturday, April 11 at the Cosmos Club. Members will receive invitations in the mail shortly. Please plan to join us for this exciting occasion.
The Last Shot
Roger and Paula Baker, Naples Chapter members, are in India this month. Roger sent along this stunning architectural shot of the Hawa Mahal, the palace of Winds, in Jaipur. The structure dates back to 1799.
Luck to you,
David A. Mink