October 2017 Circumbits

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Oct 022017

Magellan Event to be held this month…

Mountain View, USA, April 23rd 2016: Solar Impulse landed at Moffett Airfield, completing the Pacific crossing.

Adventurer and Explorer André Borschberg will join the prestigious list of recipients of the Circumnavigators Club’s highest honor, The Order of Magellan. The black-tie event will be held at the Penn Club in New York City on Friday October 27. The deadline for registering is quickly approaching— October 6. Also, the deadline for rooms at the Penn and Yale Clubs is October 3. Members and guests won’t want to miss this event honoring Borschberg who co-piloted the around-the-world flight of Solar Impulse 2. More details about attending the event are available here.

 

Circumnavigators and North Korea…

Many club members have traveled to North Korea over the past many years. With the newsworthiness of travel to this forbidding country, our club can offer a unique perspective. We are planning a report for the next issue of The LOG. If you have been to North Korea, please contact David Mink by email davidamink@me.com. All names will be kept strictly confidential and anonymous upon request. Some members who went to North Korea had to sign an agreement not to write about their trip in order to protect the tour company.

A member who wishes to remain anonymous took this shot in North Korea.

 

The LOG needs your help…

We are looking for travel info from our members for the column All Over the Map. Just drop us a line by email to David at the above address or Editor Tracy Sancilio at info@circumnavigators.org.

Photo contest postponed…

For technical reasons our Photo Contest has been postponed until later in the year. Details to follow.

The Last Shot

Circumnavigator Katie Koontz, who is studying abroad this semester in Morocco, shot this scene at the beach near Rabat.

 

Luck to you!

International Weekend 10/26-27

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Sep 202017

Circumnavigators Club International Weekend
October 26 – 27, 2017

Magellan Award Dinner honoring
André Borschberg

October 26 (Thursday)
Goodwill Reception
The Cornell Club
6 East 44th Street
NYC
$60 per person
6-8 PM
Ivy Room

October 27 (Friday)
Magellan Award Dinner
honoring André Borschberg
The Penn Club
30 West 44th Street
NYC
$190 per person
6:30 PM Cocktail Reception – Benjamin Franklin Room
7:30 PM Dinner in the Main Dining Room
9:00 PM Magellan Award Presentation

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Please contact Executive Director Tracy Sancilio at 201-612-9100 or email club@circumnavigators.org for overnight reservations at either The Penn Club or The Yale Club. Please do not contact the Clubs directly.

Use this form to RSVP for International Weekend events. Or, you may pay for your Goodwill Reception or Magellan Award dinner reservations online.

Washington DC Chapter Foundation Lunch

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Oct 042017

The Washington DC Chapter held their Foundation lunch on Saturday, September 30 at the Holiday Inn in Roslyn, Virginia.

Kip Knudson welcoming new members Norman and Susan Dailey.

Kip Knudson with new member Hifziye Zincir.

Chapter President Kip Knudson, Scholar Cassidy Gasteiger, and Foundation Co-ordinator Jim Whalen.

Oktoberfest Celebration in New York

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Circumnavigators and guests celebrated Oktoberfest at Reichenbach Hall in New York City on September 19th. A delicious German dinner was enjoyed by all. (click on any photo to see a larger image)

The group celebrating Oktoberfest.

 

Guest Elly Rufer with Past President Esther Dyer

First Vice President David Mink with Circum wife Dottie Mink

Guest Pat Navis with Naples Chapter President Barbara Roy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cs. Lois Kahan and Helen Jost-Mulligan

C’s Jeff and Eda Peterson with their son Randy and C. Sue Murphy

September 2017 Circumbits

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Sep 052017

Upcoming Events

The Club’s annual Oktoberfest event will be held in New York City on Tuesday, September 19 at Reichenbach Hall. It will be a festive evening of friendship and dining with wonderful German cooking (and perhaps a beer or two!). The cost is $45 per person and Circumnavigators are welcome to bring guests. If you have been to Oktoberfest in Munich, you will be welcome to share your experience. The reservation form can be found here, or get your tickets online here.

The Magellan Award dinner is coming up on October 27th to honor explorer and adventurer Andre Borschberg, co-pilot of Solar Impulse 2, which circumnavigated the globe using only solar power. The black-tie event will be held at the Penn Club in New York City. Further information will be posted on the website and an invitation will be mailed soon.

 

We are working on the next LOG

Scheduled for early December, we want input from Circumnavigators for our columns All Over the Map and Scuttlebutt. Just send us a line or two or a photo about recent trips or planned ones.

Have you been to North Korea?

We would like to hear from our members who have traveled to North Korea for a story about travel to this country that generates so many headlines. Please contact David Mink at davidamink@me.com. We will keep information anonymous if requested.

Photo Contest Deadline

The Photo Contest has been postponed due to technical difficulties with uploading photos. A future date will be announced.

Circumnavigator Podell takes his first cruise

After 60 years of travel, Author and Adventurer Albert Podell took his first cruise, rounding Cape Horn. His account of the trip will be published in International Travel News (ITN). The cruise was not all fun and games, as Albert describes it. You can read his story here.

Albert poses on an ice floe in this obvious fake shot off the coast of South America.


The Last Shot

Circumnavigators Ann Swinford and Mo Elfouly, of the Michigan Chapter visited Idaho Falls, Idaho for the solar eclipse on September 13. As Ann describes it, “The temperature dropped 20 degrees, women around me put on sweaters.  I saw a flock of seagulls heading to roost and Venus and the stars came out. People were quiet.  We had two minutes of this mystery when the sun came back.   I nearly shouted, “Do it again!” Mo shot this stunning shot of the event.

 

Luck to you!

 

 

David A. Mink

Chair, Communications

August 2017 Circumbits

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Aug 042017

Andre Borschberg

Magellan Dinner to Honor Andre Borschberg on October 27, 2017

Andre Borschberg, one of the Swiss pilots who flew the Solar Impulse 2 battery-powered aircraft around the world, will receive the Club’s Order of Magellan at a gala dinner in New York on Friday, October 27, 2017. The venue is the Penn Club (30 West 44th Street) in midtown Manhattan. It will be an exciting opportunity for members and guests to honor Borschberg and to celebrate this remarkable achievement in aviation. For more information about the flight of Solar Impulse 2, see the article on p. 4 of The LOG (2016, Number Two). Registration for the dinner will begin in September. The Officers and Governors look forward to seeing you in New York!

Calling All Photographers! ~~~ Time for the Photo Contest

The Photo Contest has been postponed due to technical difficulties with uploading photos. A future date will be announced.

Please submit your best photos for the Circumnavigators Club Photo Contest.

Deadline: Sept. 15, 2017

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. There is a fee of $10 per photo submitted (limit 10 submissions per person).

Singapore Chapter Mid-Year Dinner

Mr. Graham Bell, President of the Singapore Chapter, welcomed members to one of the most iconic “black and white” houses in Singapore for the Chapter’s annual mid-year dinner. Members enjoyed a great evening of good food, great wines, beautiful music and great fellowship.

 

The Last Shot

from Roger Weatherburn Baker, After the Kill, Okavango Delta, Botswana
(First Place, Flora & Fauna in last years photo contest)

Luck to you!

 

 

Tracy Sancilio
Executive Director

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