Holiday Spirit and a Special Celebration…
Circumnavigators will join together for a holiday celebration and to honor illustrious member Charlie Blaisdell on his 100th Birthday. A past president and active in the Club for decades, Charlie hasn’t lost his sense of humor. At a recent gathering, he said he wanted to dispel the rumor that he was one of the Club founders! Charlie has lots of great stories and it will be a treat to join him for this big event.
The party will be held on December 10 at the Explorers Club, located at 46 E 70th Street in New York City. Contact Tracy Sancilio at headquarters to make a reservation for this event, or use the form here. It will be a lot of fun in beautiful NYC during the holidays.
Heading to Florida this season?…
The Chapters in Naples and Palm Beach have a great line-up of programs and events. Out of town members are welcome to attend. Contact Tracy for more information. Here are some of the events:
Palm Beach Chapter
December 7—Harvard Professor Joyce Chaplin is coming down from Cambridge to speak about her book “Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit.” This is the first full history of around-the-world travel.
January 17—Jennifer Conover, the Step Granddaughter of the Dowager Queen of Palm Beach, will speak about cruising the world and the rebirth of Marjorie Merriweather Post’s luxury yacht “Sea Cloud” at the “The Greatest Mansion Ever Built—Mar-a-Lago.”
February 21—Fellow Chapter member and Astronaut Robert Crippen will update us on the Cosmos. Robert is a member of the NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame.
March 13—Circumnavigator Erick Reickert will give an illustrated view of his and Susan’s sailing circumnavigation.
March 21—Lady Susan Reickert has organized a “Fashion Show for Travelers” at the Chesterfield Hotel in Palm Beach.
April 17—The St Andrews Club, hosted by John and Annette Ahern, will have a program after lunch featuring Historian Tom Ambrose and Jim Donley (100 countries visited & why) will give views of their travels.
November 8—Photographer and writer Roger Weatherburn Baker will give an illustrated program—Impressions of India. (See more of Roger’s photos in the Foundation Photo Contest gallery)
January 10—Matt Guthmiller, holder of the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world, will talk about his adventure.
February 7—Circumnavigator James Duke will present Ancient Rome without a Sea of Tourists.
March 20—Magellan honoree, former White House correspondent Ann Compton will discuss her decades covering Presidents and flying on Air Force One. Ann gave a riveting presentation at the Magellan event last April in Washington DC.
The Last Shot
Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!
Luck to you!
David A. Mink