Where has it gone? As usual, Circumnavigators were all over the map this summer, although our travels are anything but seasonal. Ray Olson (Washington DC Chapter) has reported in from North Korea. The photo shows Ray and his group at the mausoleum in Pyongyang which displays the bodies of former leaders Kim Il Song and Kim Jong Il. No photos were allowed inside. Ray mentions that there is a recent fascinating article about similar “glass” coffins in the Washington Post…New Yorker Sue Murphy, Club secretary and governor, took her Club cap on a tour of Italy, Croatia, Turkey and Greece. If you are under 60, you might have to google “Kilroy was here”, but our Club cap has made a Kilroy journey through the region.
Our condolences to Angela McLean…
Julianne McLean, mother of Club Governor Angela McLean, passed away recently in Wichita, Kansas. Julianne, a remarkable woman and concert pianist, was a survivor of the sinking of the Andrea Doria in 1956. She spoke on the tragic incident to the Circumnavigators Club in 2006 on the 50th Anniversary of the sinking. Her story was featured in a recent issue of The LOG which you can find here.
Circumnavigators Photo Exhibit & Contest…
Thanks to the many Club members who submitted photos for this event. More than $1000 was raised for the Circumnavigators Foundation. Our members will enjoy viewing the many outstanding photos. The “winners” will be announced in The LOG Express, coming out later this month. After the announcement, all entries will be available for view on the Club web site.
The Last Shot
We are giving our Last Shot to International President and Washington Nationals “fanatic” Ellen Parke. This sunset at Nationals Park was taken as Ellen remained hopeful that the Nationals might make the playoffs. Our apologies to all our Circumnavigators who are Mets fans.
Luck to You!
David A. Mink