April 2019 Circumbits

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Magellan Award Weekend in Naples, FL

Circumnavigators from Chapters nationwide honored C. Capt. Robert Crippen (Ret.) on March 22 at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. The weekend began with a Goodwill Reception on Thursday evening at the home of Naples Chapter President, Tina Nicholson. Tina welcomed out-of-town members and guests into her beautiful home and served delicious hors d’oeuvres and homemade Persian dishes for dinner. 

The following evening, the Magellan Award dinner was held at the Naples and Sailing Yacht Club where over 150 people honored member and former astronaut Robert Crippen. Chapters present were Desert, Chicago, Miami, Michigan, Naples, New York Metro, Palm Beach, Pacific-Northwest and Washington, DC. A delicious dinner was served followed by a presentation and slides where Capt. Crippen shared his experiences on various space shuttled missions. Magellan Chair Howard Matson, along with Past Presidents and Chapter Presidents presented Robert Crippen with the Order of Magellan.

On Sunday, March 24, members and guests attended a brunch at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. C. Marvin Easton gave an interesting presentation on Papua New Guinea and Myanmar. Naples Membership Chair Peggy Coppola presented membership certificates to new members, Shahriar Ghoddousi, Shelly Krygier, Ruth and Dale Kerr. 

Thank you to the Naples Chapter for hosting such wonderful events!

Click here to view additional photos from the Goodwill Reception

Click here to view additional photos from the Magellan Award Dinner

Click here to view additional photos from the Sunday Brunch

Save the date for the Annual Meeting in New York

The Annual Meeting and luncheon will be held on Friday, May 17 at the Yale Club in New York City. Guest speaker and member Jim Foster will give a presentation on The Magellan Project. Jim is the Magellan Project founder and project manager and has studied and researched the history of the Magellan expeditions since 1193. Come join us for this historic event. The announcement and reservation form with details will arrive in the mail soon. 


Photo Contest deadline extended

Entries for the photo contest can now be submitted until April 15

Catagories: Human Interest, Flora & Fauna, Landscape, Architecture

Our Annual Photo Contest is fun for our members and helps support the Circumnavigators Foundation. It is a great way to share our photos with the membership. 

Here are the rules:
Photos are to be submitted via email as an attachment to photocontest@circumnavigators.org. Members are limited to five submissions. There is a $10 fee for each photo, which is a tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation. The photos do not have to be recent.
There will be three winning places in each category as well as an overall best photo. The photos will be judged by professional photographers.

There is no form to be filled out. Just send your email with the photos including the following:

  • Your Name
  • Chapter
  • Category of photograph
  • Title of photograph
  • Photographer’s statement

We will contact you if we need more info.

Entry fees can be sent via PayPal on our website or by check to “Circumnavigators Club Foundation” and mailed to the Circumnavigators Club, PO Box 465, Ramsey NJ 07446.

Let’s support this event! Our goal is to raise $1000 for the Foundation. All photos will be shown on the Club web site.     


The Last Shot

Roger Weatherburn-Baker took this shot of the setting sun on Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock) in central Australia. In the next issue of The Log, Roger will feature tips on shooting sunsets in his Through My Lens column.

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

Desert Chapter Meeting and Luncheon

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The Desert Chapter held a meeting and luncheon on April 7. C. Michael Licamele gave an informative talk on collecting miles to be used for travel and techniques for upgrading to first class.

C. Michael Licamele gave special tips on using air miles for upgrades when traveling.
Cs. Kaye Jenista (left) and Carole Maderia (right), plus longtime supporter C. Chuck Bivenour (background).

Singapore Chapter Lunch

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Apr 122019

Chapter President Mr. Michael Palmer presented a membership certificate to new member Mr. Teo Ser Luck at their April lunch.

March 2019 Circumbits

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Mar 012019

Attention All Photographers…
It’s Time for our Photo Contest!

Please submit your best photos from places you’ve traveled for the Circumnavigators Club Photo Contest.

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Categories: 

  • Human Interest
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Landscape
  • Architecture

Our Annual Photo Contest is fun for our members and helps support the Circumnavigators Foundation. It is a great way to share our photos with the membership. 

Here are the rules:
Photos are to be submitted via email as an attachment to photocontest@circumnavigators.org. Members are limited to five submissions. There is a $10 fee for each photo, which is a tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation. The photos do not have to be recent.

There will be three winning places in each category as well as an overall best photo. The photos will be judged by professional photographers.

There is no form to be filled out. Just send your email with the photos including the following:

  • Your Name
  • Chapter
  • Category of photograph
  • Title of photograph
  • Photographer’s statement

We will contact you if we need more info.

Entry fees can be sent via PayPal on our website or by check to “Circumnavigators Club Foundation” and mailed to the Circumnavigators Club, PO Box 465, Ramsey NJ 07446.

Let’s support this event! Our goal is to raise $1000 for the Foundation. All photos will be shown on the Club web site.

The overall winning photo from the last event by C. Suzanne Frye (New York Metro)

Header image: Category winners from the last event:  Architecture – Rhea Schwartz, Bruges at Night May 2015, “A perfect night to stroll along the canals”; Human Interest – Howard Matson, Jewish Prayer Shawl, “Tallit” Maker, Orthodox Quarter, Jerusalem; Flora & Fauna – Roger Weatherburn Baker, After the Kill, Okavango Delta, Botswana; Landscape – Roger Weatherburn Baker, Cappadochia, Turkey)


Spring is on the way

Roses in the Botanical Garden, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Roses in the Botanical Garden, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

March will be a busy month for Circumnavigators. For those in the northern United States, it will be a time of looking forward to nice Spring weather. Most importantly for the Club, we are anticipating a fantastic Order of Magellan Event on March 22, awarding our top honor to space pioneer Robert Crippen. The event will be held in Naples, FL on March 22, and it isn’t too late to sign up. All members received an invitation in the mail. If you are in need of a reservation form, please contact Tracy Sancilio at club@circumnavigators.org or 201-612-9100.

Annual Meeting in May

The Circumnavigators Club Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, May 17 at the Yale Club in New York. Members are invited to join the meeting, and guests are welcome to stay for lunch and the program. This year, C. Jim Foster will make a fascinating presentation on the Magellan Project which is planning to retrace the journey of Magellan 500 years ago. Invitations and details will be sent soon.

Service for Past President Ellen Parke

There will be a memorial service for Ellen who passed away unexpectedly in January. 

April 2, 2019
1:30 pm
St. John’s Church
Lafayette Square
Washington, DC

The Last Shot

C. Donna Suddeth (Naples Chapter) took this dramatic shot on the Lower Corniche Road outside Villefrache-sur-Mer on the Mediterranean Coast of France. Donna recommends lunch at the Cafe du Jardin in Chèvre d’Or.

Desert Chapter Meeting

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Feb 152019

The Desert Chapter held a meeting on February 7 and welcomed Chicago Chapter members Dan and Melanie Peterson.

Chinese New Year Dinner in New York

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On February 12th, Circumnavigators and guests celebrated the Chinese New Year at Evergreen Restaurant in New York City. A delicious dinner was served while Cs. Suzanne Frye and Sue Murphy shared their photos from a recent trip to Harbin. There was a fortune cookie contest where guests had to guess the number of cookies. C. Lois Kahan was the winner!

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