November 2018 Circumbits

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Nov 052018

A Time to be Thankful

With the doom and gloom in the world, extensively reported by our 24/7 news, it is sometimes hard to remember how much we have to be grateful for. Circumnavigators know that violence and weather catastrophes have been around throughout history. But we also know that advances in medicine, technology and communications have improved life for many of us. These advances have certainly made it easier to see the world and work to make it better. Take a moment to embrace the spirit of gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving to all our members, family and friends.

 

Celebrate the Holiday Season with fellow Circumnavigators at The Explorers Club!

46 E. 70th Street
The Gallery, Fifth Floor
New York City

Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Guests Welcome!

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Magellan Award Dinner

An email was sent to all members on Friday, November 2nd regarding flight and hotel reservations for Magellan Weekend honoring Captain Robert Crippen March 21 – 24, 2019. Please check your email for details. If you did not receive the email, please contact headquarters at 201-612-9100 or club@circumnavigators.org.

 

Ham Radio, Anyone?

 

Circumnavigator Steven Barnett of Panama City, Panama (HP1STB) is an amateur radio operator who has proposed forming a group for Club members. Circumnavigators can visit members on the airwaves at home on when traveling. If you are a licensed ham radio operator, contact Steve at HP1STB@stevenbarnett.com.

 

Unusual Travel Tips?

Do you have any noteworthy travel tips that most people would not think to keep in mind while traveling? Something you never thought you’d need to remember when setting out on the next adventure? If you do, please send them to Second Vice President Brad Vogel at Brad.Vogel@gmail.com, as he is happy to funnel them to editor Chris Rovzar who heads Bloomberg Pursuits. Rovzar, a friend of Vogel’s, has requested any travel tips that are especially interesting or colorful for upcoming articles.

 


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!

Riding the Circumnavigators Club

Circumnavigators Howard Matson and Peter Mosse found an interesting piece of Club history. In the 1930’s, a Pullman car was named the Circumnavigators Club and served as an overnight train in the midwest until 1961. Howard found the info and Peter found the car, now in the Western Railway Museum in northern California. Peter had a chance to visit the train and meet its owner, Bill Kluver, who has maintained it for many years. More about this story in the next issue of The LOG.

Flying High at 80

Circumnavigator Bill Ashley, Washington DC Chapter, found a daring way to celebrate his 80th birthday. For the first time, he made a sky dive in Virginia. Fellow Circumnavigator Ray Olson made a jump before Bill. He says, “The lady videographer asked upon my landing — ‘How was it?’ and I responded — ‘If it were this good at 80 years old, just think how much more wonderful it will be at 90!’ She replied that she liked my attitude.” Bill is currently on his sixth circumnavigation.

Authors Among Us

Paul and Paulette Noble have each published a new book. It’s the first one for Paul and the 26th (!!) for Paulette. Their books are available on Amazon. Paul and Paulette are co-presidents of the Palm Beach Chapter, and recently returned home from a trip that included a visit to “Downton Abbey” in England. Congratulations to them!

Circumnavigators Hat on the Road

Circumnavigators Sue Murphy and Suzanne Frye (New York Metro) took an extensive journey to southern Asia, and our Club cap made some appearances. The shot here was taken in the Raja Ambat Islands. Members are encouraged to take their caps on their travels to boost the Club.

 


The Last Shot

Circumnavigator Albert Podell, author and adventurer, traveled really far off the beaten track to visit northern Caucasus. An 85-year-old woman is the last inhabitant of this crumbling village he found along the way. Albert’s “white-knuckle” adventure will be featured in the next issue of The Log.

Circumnavigator Albert Podell, author and adventurer, traveled really far off the beaten track to visit northern Caucasus. An 85-year-old woman is the last inhabitant of this crumbling village he found along the way. Albert’s “white-knuckle” adventure will be featured in the next issue of The Log.

Do you have a good photo for The Last Shot? Please send to club@circumnavigators.org.

Luck to you!


David A. Mink
International President
davidamink@me.com

 

Naples Chapter November 2018 Luncheon and Presentation

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Nov 132018

The Naples Chapter had its first speaker luncheon of the new season on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. We were all treated to a most interesting presentation given by Maria Winkler, who traveled with her husband last year to East Africa. The pictures of animals and tribal people of Kenya and Tanzania, were taken by Günther Winkler. They were outstanding, and much appreciated by the 125 members, who were in attendance. All were excited about the special events announced for the upcoming season.

 

Click here to visit the Naples Chapter’s website and see more photos

Annual Holiday Party in New York

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Nov 022018


Celebrate the Holiday Season
with Fellow Circumnavigators
at The Explorers Club!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

at
46 E. 70TH Street

The Gallery, Fifth Floor
New York City

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Guests Welcome!

click here to print the invite

 

 

Pacific-Northwest Chapter Members Gather for Fall Meeting

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Oct 162018

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On Saturday, September 22, the Pacific-Northwest Chapter gathered at the home of Cs. Jim and Caroline Farrell in Bellevue, WA. Cs. Geoffrey and Marilyn McGrath provided an excellent choice of wines while C. Caroline Farrell shared a delicious Italian buffet including an outstanding Tiramisu!

Desert Chapter Holds an End of Summer Gathering

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Oct 122018

October 2018 Circumbits

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Oct 012018

Welcome To Our New Members

Six Circumnavigators joined our Great Circle after the Board of Governors meeting in September. They are:

Chris Arnett, Manhattan, New York
Vaibhav Abhyankar, Tampa, Florida
Ian Danic, Manhattan, New York
Katherine Kehoe, McLean, Virginia—joins Washington DC Chapter
Shelly Krygier, Marco Island, Florida—joins Naples Chapter
Lynn Payette, San Diego, California—joins Pacific Southwest Chapter

…More about these new members will be in the next issue of The LOG.

 

Do you use Facebook? Join The Circumnavigators Club Group Page.

This social media giant has had its share of challenges in recent years, but it is a great way to share and communicate if the users use the right plan. The Circumnavigators Club has a “Group” page on Facebook that can only be accessed by authorized members and guests. The Group and its posts are secure and not available for other Facebook users to see. Here’s how you can join the Group if you are a Facebook user:

How to join our Group…If you already have a Facebook account, log on, then go to the search field in the blue bar at the top of the screen.  Type The Circumnavigators Club and hit enter. That will take you to the Club’s page. Click on the “ask to join” button. You will be asked whether you are a Club member and, if not, whether you have been around the world.  Within a couple of days, one of the “admin” monitors will approve your request to join.  The page is “closed,” which means that only those approved by the “admins” can post items on the page and see who is part of the group. If you are not a Facebook user, you will need to get an account first.

How we interact on the Group Page…What is the most interesting island you have ever visited? Second Vice President Brad Vogel asked this question on the Group page and we got a lot of interesting responses, including two from New York Metro members who said Manhattan and Staten Island. Here are some of the other responses: Mauritius, Malta, Papua New Guinea, Ocracoke, Maui, Autitaki (Cook Islands), Galapagos, Madeira, Newfoundland, Trinidad, Lanzorate, Zanzibar, Vito Levu, Vabbinfaru, Palmerston Island, Bermuda, New Caledonia, and others. Intriguing, isn’t it?

 


Club “Business” Cards Available

Members are entitled to free cards which are a great tool for spreading the word about the Club to potential members or friends. Just contact Tracy at headquarters at club@circumnavigators.org.

 


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!

Artist exhibits in Tokyo

Circumnavigator Natalie Clark, a member of the DC Chapter and a noted artist, has a new exhibit in Tokyo. It is at The Container until November 26, 2018. Natalie’s work, called “Into the Curve,” explores womanhood and women’s rights. It transforms the confines of The Container into an interactive sensory environment, covering the entire interior of the gallery (walls, ceiling and floor) using traditional upholstery techniques. The work is intended to allow reflection on womanhood, fertility and femininity, and help to facilitate a discourse on women rights internationally and in Japan. It is inspired by the public and media rejection of the #MeToo movement in Japan.

Welsh Women Walking

UK Chapter President Helen Jenkins enjoyed a walking holiday in the Dolomites in Italy. She was with her walking group Welsh Women Walking. The banner was made for the group’s march in June to celebrate 100 years since some women got the vote in the UK. The banner now travels with them wherever they go. In the photo, Helen is on the right.

 

More “countries” for Circumnavigator

Albert Podell, New York Metro, went this year to the independent, but unrecognized, countries of Gaugazia, Abkhazia, Western Sahara, and Northern Cyprus. This, following Al’s earlier visits to Somaliland, Transnistria, and Antarctica, will tie Al for first place on the list Wikipedia maintains of the travelers who have visited the most “countries,” which includes several breakaway republics that are recognized as independent entities by only a few nations. Next spring Al plans to visit the final two.

 


The Last Shot

Helen Jenkins shot the long winding road in Italy on her walking tour.

Helen Jenkins shot the long winding road in Italy on her walking tour.

Do you have a good photo for The Last Shot? Please send to club@circumnavigators.org.

Luck to you!


David A. Mink
President
davidamink@me.com

 

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