The Circumnavigators Club International Weekend began with a Goodwill Reception on Friday, April 10 at the Army and Navy Club in Washington DC where out of town members and guests enjoyed a wonderful evening.
On April 11, members and guest from around the globe came to honor retired ABC News Correspondent Ann Compton. The gala event was held at the historic Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. The evening began with a wonderful cocktail hour where members and guests had a chance to meet Ann Compton and enjoy each other’s company. Once John Philip Sousa’s Circumnavigators Club March was played, everyone was seated for dinner in the Warne Ballroom. International President Ellen Parke welcomed members and guests to this historic event. In attendance were Club Officers and Board Members, Past Presidents Bill Holm, Howard Matson and Al Morasso; Chapter Presidents Dan Peterson (Chicago), Samuel Waton (Washington DC); and Foundation Scholar Kevin Short.
Following dinner, Past President and Magellan Award Committee Chair Howard Matson gave his introductory remarks and called to the podium the Officers, Governors, Past Presidents, Chapter Presidents and representatives of the Circumnavigators Club to present the Order of Magellan to Ann Compton. Ann Compton gave an extraordinary address to close the wonderful evening.