Are you coming to New York?
The Club’s Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, May 29, at our headquarters at the Yale Club in NYC. It is always a great time to socialize with members and keep involved with the Club’s news. The meeting will be held at 11:30. After the meeting, which is open to members only, a light lunch and presentation will be held, and guests are welcome. RSVP form and details here.
We are very excited that our youngest member and the youngest person to circumnavigate solo in a single-engine plane, Matt Guthmiller will be our speaker. Matt, 20, is a MIT student and his talk and photos are sure to be fascinating.
Magellan Event a big success!
Ground-breaking journalist Ann Compton received the Club’s highest honor, the Order of Magellan, at a gala event in Washington DC in April. Ann wowed the crowd of members and guests with her stories of covering seven presidents for ABC News for more than 40 years. Of particular interest, she told the poignant story of being with President Bush on September 11, 2001. See photos here.
Last call for The Log
The Log will be coming out in June, and we are still looking for member info for our All Over the Map and Scuttlebutt columns. Just drop us a line to email@example.com about where you have traveled or where you are planning to go, or info about events in your life. Any award or honors, published books or photos or the like?
Many of our members have visited the wonderful country of Nepal, and it is with great sorrow that we reflect on the devastating earthquake that took so many lives, and destroyed the distinctive architecture of Kathmandu. This writer has been there many times over the past several decades and always loved the charm of the city and the friendliness of the people. On my last trip, I stayed at the beautiful Dwarika hotel, built with bits and pieces of historic architecture. Unable to contact my friends in Nepal, I don’t know whether this hotel still stands. Please consider making a donation to help the Nepalese through the many organizations, such as the Red Cross.
The Last Shot
Circumnavigator Sue Murphy took this beautiful photo at the Magellan weekend in Washington.
Luck to you!
David A. Mink