Club Members: Contribute to The LOG

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Sep 212016

The LOG needs your help

The next issue of the Circumnavigators publication, The LOG, is in the works. It will be published in early December.

There are many ways that our members can participate and contribute to this historic magazine, first published in 1910.

All Over The Map…

This column features the comings and goings of our membership. Just drop us a couple of lines about your recent or upcoming travels. As always, a photograph will be appreciated, but not necessary. If you want a feature story for consideration, let us know details of a trip that would interest our readers.

Scuttlebutt…

This column features newsworthy events for our members. Have you been elected to a new organization or position? Have you been featured in a publication? Have you received an honor or recognition? Have you written a book or article? Let us know to share with our members.

Photos…

This issue will feature photos of China. Please send us a couple of your best photos from China for consideration for the cover or photo spread. The photo does not have to be current.

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Please submit these items by email attachment directly to David Mink at his email address: davidamink@me.com

Thank you.

September 2016 Circumbits

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Sep 012016
Photo by Richard Perry, The New York Times

Photo by Richard Perry, The New York Times

Come meet The Lady that Circumnavigated the Globe in the 19th Century

The historic Wavertree Ship has returned to South Street Seaport! Take a tour of this 131-year-old ship, enjoy great food and drinks with fellow Circumnavigators. Meet Captain Jonathan Boulware during his engaging presentation on the historic Wavertree.

Join us on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
5:30 p.m. Tour of Wavertree Ship
(Meet at 5:15 p.m. at Wavertree’s gangway on Pier 16)
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner at India House
(One Hanover Square, New York City (a quick walk or cab ride from South Street Seaport)
8:30 p.m. Guest Speaker Captain Jonathan Boulware
Q & A

$80.00 per person (Circumnavigator Members), $95.00 per person (Guests)
(Beer, wine and soda included for entire evening)

Please print and return this RSVP by Sept. 15, 2016.

Captain Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the Seaport Museum, is an enthusiastic advocate for the contemporary relevance of New York’s maritime history. A passionate educator, Capt. Boulware will spin the tale of the 1885 full-rigged ship Wavertree, a circumnavigator herself, and put the ship and the recently completed $13M restoration in the context of modern New York. Part autobiography of his time at sea, part storytelling, and part maritime history, Capt. Boulware’s presentation will leave guests with a newfound appreciation of the life of the ship Wavertree and the importance of the South Street Seaport to modern New York City. The evening will begin with a guided tour of the ship at Pier 16 in the East River, including key aspects of current restoration. Please wear practical shoes (no heels) and plan for steep ladders and stairs. Meet at Wavertree’s gangway on Pier 16 itself.

Come join fellow Circumnavigators and friends for this terrific event!

NBAApic2Young Aviator set for solo circumnavigation

Shaesta Walz, who recently met with Club Governor Angela McLean and  member Matt Guthmiller, is embarking on a venture this fall which, if successful, will make her the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. Members can learn more about Shaesta on her web site www.dreamssoar.org.  Please consider making a tax-free charitable donation to help her on her daring mission.

Luck to you, Shaesta!

New Membership Roster is available online!

A new, user friendly membership roster is available on our website. Just go to the Membership tab at the top of our website and scroll down to Roster, or click here. The roster is for members only so if you do not know the password, please contact Tracy Sancilio at club@circumnavigators.org or 201-612-9100. Once you access the roster page, you will find detailed instructions on how to use the roster. It is user-friendly and is continuously updated by the Executive Director so please make sure to check your contact information and email Tracy with updates.

The Last Shot

In the next month, many Circumnavigator “snow birds” will leave the north and head for warmer climes. This glorious sunset was shot at the home of Naples Chapter member Pat Classen and beckons us to Florida. The Naples Chapter held its end-of-summer retreat, with 68 members attending.

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Luck to you!

davidsig

 

 

David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

August 2016 Circumbits

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Jul 292016
solarimpulse4Congratulations to the Solar Impulse 2 team!

Mission Complete…

Bertrand Piccard, recipient of the Club’s 1999 Order of Magellan for his circumnavigation by hot air balloon, landed the solar-powered aircraft, the Solar Impulse 2, in Abu Dhabi on July 26, 2016.  Piccard and his fellow Swiss pilot, Andre Borschberg, began their round-the-world journey in March 2015.  Taking turns piloting the single-seat plane, they made the trip in 16 legs without using any fuel.  The trip had been interrupted for nine months because the batteries were damaged during the longest leg — five days from Japan to Hawaii.  In interviews on Tuesday, Piccard expressed his belief that the accomplishment demonstrates that clean technologies can be adapted to make the world more energy efficient.

Singapore Chapter

The Singapore Chapter held its annual mid-year dinner at the fabulous Sentosa Golf Club. A delicious dinner and excellent band accompanied by members singing their hearts out.

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Need a Blazer Badge?

Just in…A new inventory of the Club blazer badges is now available for sale. The handmade badges are $50 and can be ordered by contacting Tracy Sancilio at club@circumnavigators.org.

In The LOG

We hope you have enjoyed the latest copy of The LOG. The staff appreciates feedback and comments from Circumnavigators, so let us know what you think! Remember you can also read The LOG on this website. The issue had a great story by Circum Fred Myers about his circumnavigation on a weekend. We neglected that the woman chatting with Fred in the photo is Summer Bartholomew, Miss U.S.A. for 1975. Fred notes that “her charm, good looks and sense of adventure made her a hit with everyone on the flight. In fact, in later years she went on to do well as an actress.”

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podellbookClub Member Book Available

Author and Adventurer Albert Podell, who addressed our Annual Meeting in May, is now a member of the Club. We welcome this outstanding world traveler to our ranks. Albert’s best-selling book is now available in paperback, and can be purchased online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as at independent bookstores. Circumnavigators will enjoy this witty and intriguing tale.

 

The Last Shot

A vision to cool you off after this hot summer, Circumnavigator Katie Koontz took this shot last month in Glacier Bay, Alaska. The next issue of The LOG, scheduled for the end of the year, will feature photos and stories from Lands of Snow and Ice. So send us some of your best snowy, icy photos. Also, start reviewing your photos to enter the 2016 Foundation Photo Contest (see last year’s entries here).

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Naples Chapter hosted Summer Party

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Aug 242016

The Naples Chapter of the Circumnavigators Club hosted a Summer Party on August 20th. Click on the image below to visit the Chapter’s website to see more photos.

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July 2016 Circumbits

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Jul 012016

fireworksHappy Independence Day!

For those Circumnavigators from the United States, we wish you and your families a festive holiday. For our International members, best wishes to you as well. As Circumnavigators discover the world, we come to appreciate the freedoms and opportunities that exist in some countries, but not in others. So, we continue our efforts to make the world a better place through friendship and understanding.

 

New & Improved Club Roster is coming…

The online version of our Club directory will be greatly enhanced in upcoming weeks. The new roster will be user friendly and easy to access. The new roster is available now on the web site in an early version. IMPORTANT! PLEASE GO TO THE CURRENT ROSTER AND MAKE SURE YOUR INFORMATION IS ACCURATE. On this website, go to the Membership tab at the top. Scroll down and click on Roster. You can also access the roster in the right column under “Members Only Section”. This will require the password. If you do not know the password (same for all members), contact Tracy at headquarters by email or phone and she will give it to you. Thanks for your help.

The LOG will arrive this month…

We think you will enjoy the upcoming version of our venerable club publication with great stories and photos from our members. Please send us your feedback! We will run selected comments on the web site. Also, let us know if you have any suggestions for stories. Please do not send finished stories to The LOG. We will work with you to develop stories. Also important, send us word about your travels for All Over the Map. Finally, are you a collector? We will be running Collector’s Corner in each issue about travel-related collections.

june16bPhoto mystery solved…

At the Annual Meeting, our speaker, Adventurer Albert Podell asked our help in identifying one of his many photos that remained a mystery. He has shown it to more than 20 groups, and thanks to our Web Coordinator, Beth Tindall, The Circumnavigators Club came up with the answer. The building, shown below, is the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo.

 

The Last Shot

Albert Podell was delighted that we identified his mystery photo, and now he has another request. He recently discovered from a Bulgarian that he has been misidentifying this photo as Sofia (Bulgaria) at dusk. Can a Circumnavigator come up with the right venue? Albert says it was taken in Eastern Europe in 2014.

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Luck to you!

davidsig

 

 

David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

Naples Chapter celebrates Tom Maher’s 97th birthday

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Jun 202016

Around 50 people joined the Naples Chapter in celebrating Tom Maher’s 97th birthday at the Claridge.  Maher was one of the five original founders of the Naples Chapter of the Circumnavigators Club. He has served for the past sixteen years as vice president, president, and is now serving on the International Board of Governors of the Circumnavigators Club. Click here to see the photos on the Naples Chapter website.

 

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