On Sunday, April 9th, 2017 the Naples Chapter presented its last speaker luncheon of the season, which was attended by 125 members and guests. Our member Paula O’Connor gave a most interesting and detailed account of her recent trip to Iran. Paula traveled the entire country with a group of people from the Naples Council of World Affairs. They saw all the important historical sights, as well as the modern cities with their great architecture. Everywhere they went, they were met with the friendliest of people. Paula is eager to go back to Iran. Visit the Naples Chapter website for more photos.
Author to address Circumnavigators…
Theodore Scull, New York based author, travel writer and lecturer, will address Club members at a dinner event in New York on Tuesday, April 25. Ted has written 12 books and his focus is on travel on small ships. All members are welcome for the program which promises to be fascinating. Please see the event details below. You may place your ticket order here.
Annual Meeting coming next month…
Please join us for our Annual Meeting at the Yale Club in New York on May 19. Our featured speaker will be Dylan Thuras, author and founder of the website Atlas Obscura. The invitation with details can be found by viewing this flyer. Don’t forget you can pay for events online here.
Over the Horizon…
The life and memory of Anne Hughes were honored Thursday, March 23rd, at a service at New York City’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral and at a luncheon at The Harvard Club. A large contingent of Circumnavigators joined Anne’s family and wide circle of friends to pay tribute to a decades-long member who played a key role in our club’s development and history.
Anne served terms as an executive board member in the role of secretary, was a multi-time member of the Board of Governors, chaired numerous committees and served as a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. She also played a vital role as a contributing editor and proofreader of The LOG.
A native of New York City, Anne was educated at McGill University and later at Columbia University Graduate School. She joined the United Nations in its infancy in the late 1940’s and had an illustrious 37-year career that included postings in Germany, Switzerland, Latin America and Africa. Fluent in seven languages, her expertise and administrative skills were widely recognized by her colleagues.
After her retirement, Anne had a successful “second” career as an artist working from her studio along Central Park South. She enjoyed writing and many of her plays have been produced.
Anne was the quintessential Circumnavigator; circling the globe three times. Her 86th birthday was celebrated aboard the Trans-Siberian Express!
We’ll miss you, Anne. (written by Howard Matson)
More about Anne…Anne Hughes wrote a fascinating journal about her life and travels, shown above. She also was interviewed, along with C. Lois Kahan on a travel radio show. Circumnavigators will enjoy listening to this interview.
Travels by Circumnavigator Cynthia Bassett…
Cynthia has made some informative DVDs of her world travels, which Club members will find interesting. She writes, “ I enjoy sharing my travels via DVDs to countries often on the cusp of change. Following roads least traveled, my photography and accompanying scripts capture the diverse histories and disappearing traditions of cultures before they are absorbed into a global, homogenized world.”
DVDs can be ordered through her website www.myraretravels.com or a request and check for $14.95 plus $2.83 shipping can be sent directly to: Cynthia Bassett Productions Inc., P.O Box 22011, Beachwood, OH 44122.
Five of the most recent DVDs are: 2012 & 2013 Neighbors: Yunnan & The Tibetan Plateau; 2011 Eurasian Gateway: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan; 2010 Bolivia: Bolivian Extremes From the Andes to the Amazon Basin; 2009 Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan: The High Pamirs and Beyond; 2007 Mongolia: 800 Years Later and earlier DVDs can be viewed on the website.
The Log Needs your help…
Have you been traveling? Anything new in your life? Members are requested to send us information for two important features for the next issue of The LOG.
All Over the Map lets members share their recent or upcoming travels. We just need a sentence or two and a photo is always appreciated. Deadline is May 15. Scuttlebutt shares honors, awards, published books and the like about members. Please send this along to Tracy at Headquarters or to David at email@example.com
The Last Shot
Spring is blooming…New York metro member Suzanne Frye took this shot in the Canary Islands.
Luck to You!
David A. Mink, Chair, Communications
Join us for a Dinner and Program
Tuesday ~ April 25, 2017
at The Coffee House
20 West 44th Street, 6th Floor
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York City
We are delighted to have as our guest speaker
Are you thinking of going on a cruise? An unusual vacation by ship? You won’t want to miss this dinner with Theodore Scull. Ted is a New York-based author, travel writer and lecturer. Among his 12 published books published are 100 Best Cruise Vacations, Ocean Liner Odyssey, and Ocean Liner Twilight. He is Co-Founder of quirkycruise.com, an informational website describing cruises on small ships that carry between 10 and 300 passengers. He is also a regular lecturer aboard the Queen Mary 2 talking about ocean liner history and New York as a destination. Ted has traveled worldwide to all continents, with over five years aboard 150 ships of all types – cruise liners, expedition vessels, cargo ships, riverboats, barges, coastal and sailing ships. He has lived in Paris and London and worked at an Anglican medical mission in Tanganyika. He has resided in New York since 1968 and is married to Suellyn Preston Scull. Do not miss this exciting review of Ted’s cruise travel adventures.
R.S.V.P by April 17, 2017
6:30 p.m. Cocktails (beer, wine and soda included)
7:30 p.m. Dinner & Program
The Naples Chapter has held the March 12th luncheon, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. We had a record turnout, with 145 members and guests attending. Our special speaker Albert Podell came from New York, to tell us all about the 196 countries that he had visited over 50 years. There were many spectacular pictures and much interesting commentary about his numerous adventures, for us to see and hear. It was a delightful, and humorous presentation, enjoyed by all.