Groundbreaking Journalist to receive Magellan honor

magellan2014Distinguished news correspondent Ann Compton, recently retired after 40 years with ABC, will receive the Circumnavigators Club Order of Magellan. The event will be held in Washington, DC on April 11 at the Cosmos Club.

Compton was the first woman to cover the White House for a major television news organization. During her career, she covered seven Presidents and ten presidential campaigns. Traveling with Presidents, Vice Presidents and First Ladies, she travelled to all 50 states and six continents.

She received an Emmy for her coverage as the only broadcast reporter onboard Air Force One on day of the September 11th tragedy.

Members should mark their calendars to join this Magellan event, honoring Compton. She is sure to have some riveting historic stories.

More details to follow.

Magellan Event to be held in Nation’s Capital

The Washington, DC Chapter will host next year’s event—the first time the Magellan will be awarded outside of New York City. This new venue (not a permanent one) will allow attendees to enjoy Washington, DC in its springtime glory. Plans will be made for visitors to enjoy some of the sights of our Nation’s capital.

Visiting New York City for the holidays?

Circumnavigators are invited to join the New York Metro group for a holiday cocktail party at the Coffee House Club in midtown Manhattan on December 19. Click here to view and print the announcement.

thelog2014smDid you receive The Log?

The Log, with its distinctive island cover, has been mailed to all members.  Please contact Tracy at headquarters if your copy did not arrive. The entire issue of The Log can be viewed online by clicking the cover icon on this web page, or here.

If you decide not to save or pass on your copy, please don’t throw it away. Chapters can make good use of these copies to give to potential new members or people interested in our historic Club. So please pass it back to the Chapters when you are finished.

We’re not perfect!

Like the New York Times, The Log has its corrections. We apologize to Foundation scholar Harmonie Kobanghe for misspelling her last name. And, sorry that we listed Robert Palmer Wolfe’s alma mater as University of Miami. All good Ohioans know it is Miami University in Ohio.

The last shot

Suzanne Frye sent us this gorgeous shot from Banff, Canada. Beauty just north of the border!


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Luck to you!




David A. Mink

Chair, Communications Committee

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with Fellow Circumnavigators at


20 West Forty-Fourth Street
Sixth FloorNew York City

Friday ~ December 19, 2014

6:00pm – 7:30pm
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

$35.00 per person, inclusive

Guests welcome!

Please use this form to RSVP.



The Palm Beach Chapter of the Circumnavigators Club met on Sunday, Oct. 19th. See photos below (click on the image to enlarge it).


autumnWelcome to Autumn!

The leaves they are a changin’!

This colorful photo was taken by Mark Hauptman in Alaska, and represents the beauty of the changing seasons on the North American continent. Do you have a great shot of the autumn leaves? Send it to us and we will put it on the web site.

We don’t want to forget our Club members in the UK and all over Europe, as well as Singapore and Australia, where the climate is a bit different. Luck to You, too!

Circumnavigators continue to traipse the globe at a prodigious level. Seems like everyone is going somewhere. We want to point out that Washington (DC) Chapter’s Ray Olson has just embarked on a trip to the Pacific Islands that will require 27 flights.

The Log will be coming out this month with lots of great stories, photos and news. Please contact headquarters if you do not receive your copy by the end of the month.

Please don’t throw your copy of The Log in the trash when you are finished reading it. Our Club publication is a great way to introduce others to the Circumnavigators Club, so we recommend that you turn in copies to your Chapter for future use.

We are happy to report that 30 new members have joined in the past several months, and our membership is growing.

Luck to you!




David A. Mink

Chair, Communications Committee


Members of the Naples Chapter enjoyed a Texas Barbecue party at the home of Bobbi Cervelli. The seasonal kick-off party was attended by 67 members and guests, who reported a wonderful event on September 14.

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News from the United Kingdom

Highclere  (TV viewers will recognize this from Downton Abbey)

Highclere (TV viewers will recognize this from Downton Abbey)

Ellen Parke in UK

Ellen Parke in UK

International President Ellen Parke is touring the UK this month, spreading the Club goodwill and meeting with members of the UK/Wales Chapter. She had a chance to visit Highclere, known around the world as the home in Downton Abbey. She also visited the oldest gin factory in England in Plymouth, near the spot where the Mayflower sailed to the New World.

Lady Sheila Newby, UK Chapter member, reports that the Liverpool Cathedral Choir will be touring in New York City and Washington DC  area in October. She is a trustee of the Cathedral Foundation, and highly recommends this beautiful choir.

The boy and girl choristers and lay clerks will be on tour in the from October 25 to November 2.

Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral

The choir will be singing services at St Thomas Church, 5th Avenue and St John the Divine, and performances at St Paul’s Chapel at the 9/11 Memorial and Grace Church in New York City, before travelling to Washington to sing at the National Cathedral and Christ Church Alexandria.

Exact dates and times will be forthcoming.

The Log

Recent issues of The Log are now available to read online by clicking on the Log cover icon on the right. The Log will now be offered to all visitors to this site and will be a good recruiting tool for new members.

The next issue of The Log will be published next month with great stories and photos from our members. It is not too late to send us information for the Scuttlebutt and All Over the Map columns. Just give us a brief sentence or two about your recent travels or experiences. Also, members are encouraged to submit photos for our photo spread, featuring shots from the Pacific Islands.

Send your submissions to Headquarters by email attachment to

Club Hats

Club hats in white or black are available to members for just $10. Send your request to Headquarters.

Luck to you!




David A. Mink

Chair, Communications Committee

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