Feb 022015

Welcome to February

For those Circumnavigators living in the chilly climes, there is light at the end of the tunnel with Spring on its way. We have heard from many members who, as usual, have been spending the winter on the road. Our Club got an international press mention in the Huffington Post. The piece by William Chalmers asked Can there be a world’s greatest traveler? Yes!

Appearing on January 31, the story explores the “world” of serious travelers, and the Circumnavigators Club is mentioned first in a discussion of benchmark travel groups. Read the story here.

February Getaways—

Florida–Members who are looking to head to Florida this winter might want to join up with Naples Chapter members who are holding brunch events on Sunday, February 8 and Sunday, March 8. There will be interesting presentations and a chance to have a good time with the Club’s largest chapter. Members of the International Board of Governors will participate in the March meeting. More details are on the Naples Chapter web site: www.napleschaptercircumnavigatorsclub.com.

New York CityMembers and guests visiting New York City are invited to the Chinese New Year’s Party on Thursday, February 26. Celebrating the Year of the Green Sheep, the party will be held at the Evergreen Shanghai Restaurant in midtown. More information here.

Congratulations to the Washington DC Chapter

The Chapter will celebrate its 30th Anniversary along with the Lunar New Year on Saturday, February 8 at Duangrat’s Thai Restaurant in Falls Church VA. The speaker will be Circumnavigator Bill Billings who will talk about the building of a pedestrian suspension bridge over the Blue Nile River Gorge in the remote Ethiopian Highlands. One of the Club’s most active groups, the Chapter’s charter was issued in February 1985.

Best Wishes to Ellen Parke

International President Ellen Parke was hospitalized in January with complications of the flu. We are happy to report that Ellen is now out of the hospital and on the mend as she looks forward to some recuperation in sunny Arizona this month.

Remember the Magellan Event

Our major event, honoring ground-breaking journalist Ann Compton will be held in Washington DC on Saturday, April 11 at the Cosmos Club. Members will receive invitations in the mail shortly. Please plan to join us for this exciting occasion.

The Last Shot

Roger and Paula Baker, Naples Chapter members, are in India this month. Roger sent along this stunning architectural shot of the Hawa Mahal, the palace of Winds, in Jaipur. The structure dates back to 1799.

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Luck to you,

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David A. Mink

Chair, Communications

Circumnavigators and guests celebrated the Chinese New Year on February 26 at the Evergreen Shanghai Restaurant in New York City. A wonderful Chinese banquet was enjoyed by all.

 
Program Chair Sue Murphy presenting C. Scholar Kevin Short with a gift for being born in the year of the Green Sheep

Program Chair Sue Murphy presenting C. Scholar Kevin Short with a gift for being born in the year of the Green Sheep

 
C. Eda Peterson, Clive Altshuler, C. Jeff Peterson and Patricia Altshuler

C. Eda Peterson, Clive Altshuler, C. Jeff Peterson and Patricia Altshuler

 
C. Sue Murphy presenting a membership certificate to Brad Vogel

C. Sue Murphy presenting a membership certificate to Brad Vogel

 
C. Barbara Hagstrom with guest Luca Valentino

C. Barbara Hagstrom with guest Luca Valentino

 
Pamela LaBonne with Cs. Marion Green and Christine Mosse

Pamela LaBonne with Cs. Marion Green and Christine Mosse

 
Past President Peter Mosse and C, Gordon Whiting

Past President Peter Mosse and C, Gordon Whiting

 
Bonita Chapman and C. Marilu Ramirez

Bonita Chapman and C. Marilu Ramirez

 
C. Barbara Sturm with guest Deborah Flor

C. Barbara Sturm with guest Deborah Flor

 
Cs. Elizabeth and Fred Minnich

Cs. Elizabeth and Fred Minnich

 
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C. Esther Dyer with grandsons Miles and Lucas

C. Esther Dyer with grandsons Miles and Lucas

 
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Singapore Chapter members and guests

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Past President Mr. Ronald Zung, immediate Past President Y.T. Low and Past President Vincent Chen

 

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 Newly elected President Mr. Graham Bell presenting immediate Past President Y.T. Low with a memento of appreciation: a caricature of Mr. Y.T. Low drawn by Past President T.K. Quek.

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Chinese New Year Banquet

Thursday, February 26, 2015
at
Evergreen Shanghai Restaurant
10 East 38th Street, New York City
(between 5th and Madison Avenues)

Time 6:30 p.m. ~ Social Hour (Cash Bar)
7:30 p.m. ~ Chinese Banquet
Cost $55.00 per person

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** There will be a prize if you were born in the year of the Green Sheep**
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Ranking the eighth position of all the animals in Chinese zodiac, Sheep (Ram or Goat) represents
solidarity, harmony and calmness. People born in the year of the Sheep are polite, mild mannered,
shy, imaginative, determined and have good taste.

Please use this form to RSVP by Feb. 15

Jan 042015

Welcome to 2015

As the Circumnavigators Club enters its 113th Year, the Board of Governors and Executive Director Tracy Sancilio wish all our members and friends a Happy New Year. Best wishes for a healthy, happy year and safe travels. Be mindful of keeping up our mission to make the world a better place through friendship and understanding. Our wonderful world needs all the help it can get.

kellytimeTime Magazine cover for Honorary member Scott Kelly

Astronaut Scott Kelly, our 2012 Magellan Award recipient (along with his twin brother Mark) in 2012 was featured on a recent cover of Time. Scott becomes the eleventh Magellan honoree to be on a Time cover. The other covers were Sandra Day O’Connor, Walter Cronkite, Juan Trippe, Ted Turner, Herbert Hoover, Douglas MacArthur, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Barry Goldwater and Jacques Cousteau. Go to this link to see on the covers (on page 5).

Unbroken

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The blockbuster movie Unbroken premiered on Christmas Day. Based on the bestseller book, it tells the story of World War II hero Louis Zamperini, who died in 2014. Our own Tom Maher, International Governor and Naples member, had a close encounter with Zamperini at the 2000 Olympics. Tom wrote about the story for The Log that year. Tom fondly remembers his meeting with a true hero.

An Afternoon with Don Parrish

We have written a lot lately about our most travelled member, Don Parrish. Our most recent profile of Don is in the most recent issue of The Log, which can be accessed on this page. Another profile of Don recently ran on the web site www.besttravelled.com. You can read the story by going to this link. It is a good story, and a good web site for our members to enjoy.

Mark your calendars for 2015

If you are visiting Florida this winter from colder climes, our chapters in Naples, Palm Beach and Miami will always welcome you to their events.

Specifically, the International Board of Governors will hold its March meeting in conjunction with the Naples Chapter meeting on Sunday, March 8. Members and visitors will have the chance to meet International President Ellen Parke and many of the Governors, as well as the pleasure of a brunch meeting with our Naples Chapter.

On Saturday, April 11, Award-winning Journalist Ann Compton will receive the Order of Magellan at our event in Washington DC.

Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 29, in New York City. Check with headquarters for more information on these important events.

The Last Shot

This writer decided to use one of his own photos to close out January Circumbits. Winter may be beautiful, but this scene was one that helped prompt our move to Southwest Florida.

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Luck to you!!

davidsig

 

 

David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

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