May 2018 Circumbits

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Last Call for Annual Meeting

This is a reminder that our Annual Meeting will be held at the Penn Club in New York City on Friday, May 18. The meeting, open only to members, will begin at 11:00 AM, followed by luncheon and program that are open to both members and guests. Our guest speaker will be Circumnavigator Evan Rice of the Washington DC Chapter. Evan has travelled extensively off the beaten track and written the book, “Wayfarer’s Handbook”. Also, please remember to send in your ballots for new officers and governors.

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Do you use Facebook?

If you use Facebook or are considering it, members should be aware that Circumnavigators Club has a Group page. This is a safe and secure page that is open only to Circumnavigators by invitation. In recent days, we have had a lively dialogue recounting members’ longest flights. This was spurred on by the announcement by Singapore Airlines to operate the longest non-stop flight—19 hours.

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Click here for the link to the Circumnavigators Facebook Group Page 

 


Scuttlebutt Online…

For nearly a century, The LOG has carried a section called Scuttlebutt with news and info about our members. With the LOG only coming out twice a year, this news is far from timely, so we are now running Scuttlebutt on the website every month. Please send us news!

Circumnavigator at the North Pole 

Circum Bill Ashley (Washington DC Chapter) ventured to the North Pole and even took along our Club flag. Notice the “warmers” at his feet. He traveled with a small group of Polar Explorers and arrived at the Pole by helicopter from Barneo Base Camp, run by the Russians. He found the temperature at minus 25 degrees F, but fortunately no extreme winds. The group did the usual champagne reception, “walk around the world” and lots of photography. Congratulations, Bill!

 

New book by Circumnavigators 

Artist and writer Circum Henri van Bentum, a recent cancer survivor, has published another children’s book in collaboration with Circum PJ Heyliger, who created the delightful and whimsical illustrations in watercolour.  Henri is based in Victoria, BC while PJ makes her home in Paradise Valley, AZ. PJ is a member of the Desert Chapter.

Over the past two years, Circums van Bentum and Heyliger have published four children’s books, making a Quartet.  Part adventure, part mystery, the latest book, called “The Quickest Claw in the Reef”, brings to life an eclectic cast of characters.

The story tells us about  —   but wait! We’re not going to share any spoilers, after all, it’s a mystery.

You can find this educational and fun book, for the young and young-at-heart, on Amazon.

 


The Last Shot

Dreaming of Spring flowers? Marilyn Varcoe of the Naples Chapter viewed the Tulip festival in Holland and came up with this gorgeous shot. Every month, we are looking for great photos for The Last Shot. Please send us your shots!

Dreaming of Spring flowers? Marilyn Varcoe of the Naples Chapter viewed the Tulip festival in Holland and came up with this gorgeous shot. Every month, we are looking for great photos for The Last Shot. Please send us your shots!

 

Luck to you,


David A. Mink
Chair, Communications
davidamink@me.com

The Desert Chapter April 2018 Meeting

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The Desert Chapter held their April meeting at the Arizona Country Club and welcomed Washington DC chapter member Bob Burnett.

Naples Chapter April 2018 Luncheon

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The last luncheon of the Naples Chapter took place on April 8, 2018, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Eighty-three members met to enjoy the interesting presentation given by our member Walter Slack. Walter spoke of the relaxing barge trip which he and his wife took last summer in France. They enjoyed the beauty of the French country side, and the many gourmet meals served by their own Cordon Bleu Chef, on the luxury barge “Apres Tout”.

 

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Pacific-Northwest March 2018 Chapter Meeting

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Pacific-Northwest Chapter members gathered for a meeting at the home of Cs. Jim & Caroline Farrell in Bellevue, WA. Members welcomed new member Douglas Nickson and presented him with his membership certificate. Mr. Nickson gave a very interesting presentation on his trip around the world. (Click photos below for a slide show.)

The Palm Beach April 2018 Chapter Luncheon and Program

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The Palm Beach Chapter held a luncheon and program at St. Andrews Club in Delray on April 8th. (Click on photos to view slideshow)

 

April 2018 Circumbits

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Are you coming to New York for the Annual Meeting?

Writer and adventurer Evan Rice, a member of the DC Chapter, will address the group with tales and tips about world travel

Writer and adventurer Evan Rice, DC Chapter member, will address the group with tales and tips about world travel.

All Circumnavigators are invited to participate in the Annual Meeting to be held on Friday, May 18, at the Penn Club in New York City. Writer and adventurer Evan Rice, a member of the DC Chapter, will address the group with tales and tips about world travel. The meeting will begin at 11:00 AM for members, followed by lunch and the presentation. Guests are welcome for this part of the event. Formal invitations are in mail. If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Tracy Sancilio at headquarters.

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Ballots for officers and governors are in the mail

Members will shortly receive the ballots for the new slate of Club officials. Please make sure to cast your ballot. The new officers and governors will be installed at the Annual Meeting.


Foundation Scholars get ready

Two Foundation Scholars are planning their round-the-world trips to begin at the end of the school year. Ann-Kathrin Merz Ann-Kathrin Merzfrom Georgetown University will be studying How Enemies Become Friends: The Role of Regional Organizations in Replacing Rivalry with Cooperation. She will visit Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Belgium, France, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

 

 

Hannah Whitehouse of Northwestern University will explore the topic of El Sistema Movement: Social Change through Music Education. She plans to visit England, Kenya, India, Philippines and New Zealand.

 

 


Scuttlebutt Online…

For nearly a century, The LOG has carried a section called Scuttlebutt with news and info about our members. With the LOG only coming out twice a year, this news is far from timely, so we are now running Scuttlebutt on the website every month. Please send us news!

Circumnavigator in Dharamasala

Circum Suzanne Frye (New York Metro) went off the beaten path to visit Dharamasala, one of the summer capitals of India. She took some beautiful photos and had a chance to meet the sister-in-law of the Dalai Lama.

The Silver Cloud

Circum Alex Dreyfoos,member of the Palm Beach Chapter, is selling his famed 143-ft boat Silver Cloud and he invited Chapter members aboard recently at the Rybovitch Yacht Club in connection with the Palm Beach Boat Show. The Silver Cloud is a SWATH which stands for Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull, an innovative concept for smooth sailing on rough seas. One of Alex’s motivations for building this amazing vessel was to find a way to combat his wife Renate’s seasickness. Following is a link and password to a fascinating video about the Silver Cloud. More info is available online.

https://vimeo.com/223228251
password: Silver

 


The Last Shot

Circumnavigators who have suffered through a long, cold winter in the American East and Midwest, can take heart that Spring is coming. This shot of roses in the Paseo El Rosedal in Buenos Aires was taken by Dottie Mink.

Circumnavigators who have suffered through a long, cold winter in the American East and Midwest, can take heart that Spring is coming. This shot of roses in the Paseo El Rosedal in Buenos Aires was taken by Dottie Mink.

 

Luck to you,


David A. Mink
Chair, Communications
davidamink@me.com

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