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Naples Chapter February 2018 Luncheon

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Feb 142018

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The Naples Chapter met on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club for the monthly luncheon and speaker presentation.

C. Thomas Gregory gave a fascinating showing of a region little known to most tourists. Members followed Tom on his adventure filled journey by boat, along the “Turquoise Coast” of Turkey. Tom fascinated everyone with his many pictures of ancient Greek and Roman Ruins, and his narratives of Greek mythology and legends. It was a wonderful afternoon enjoyed by the 100 members who attended.

 

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Circumnavigators Celebrate the Chinese New Year in New York

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Feb 092018

Circumnavigators and guests enjoyed a delicious Chinese banquet at the Peking Duck House in New York City on February 8th. Past President Peter Mosse welcomed three new members from New York, Hilvania Adams, Lisa Hunt and Ellen Scordato. There were fun games and prizes throughout the evening while everyone enjoyed the Chinese Banquet.

 

Past President Peter Mosse welcomed new members
and presented their membership certificates

February 2018 Circumbits

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Jan 302018

New President for Singapore Chapter

Congratulations to Richard Hoon on taking over the presidency for Singapore, one of our oldest and most far-flung Chapters. Richard takes over from Graham Bell who served the Chapter and Club with distinction for three years. Richard has held many leadership roles in business and civic organizations. He is an active alumnus of Florida State UniversityMore Chapter photos 

Graham Bell and Richard Hoon 


Don’t forget to RSVP for the Chinese New Year Dinner in New York!

The restaurant has been changed for our Chinese New Year dinner. It is being held at the Peking Duck House on Thursday, February 8th. See details

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Chinese New Year Dinner in New York!

 


Save the date for the Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will be held in New York City on May 18, 2018. Don’t miss this important event. Members are welcome to the meeting and guests are invited to the luncheon and program.


Check out the latest events worldwide!

See Upcoming Events on the right and click on “See the full calendar here“.
Click on events in the calendar to see details and contact person


The LOG needs your help…

The next issue of The LOG will not be published until early summer, but we are working on stories that can use members’ input.

  • Do you have any interesting railway experiences to share? We will focus on some of the world’s great railroad excursions.
  • Do you have any stories or reminisces of the Boeing 747? This fabled jet is being retired for good.
  • Have you taken a DNA test with interesting results to report?
  • Have you been to the South Pole (not Antarctica, but the South Pole itself?)
Circumnavigator Suzanne Frye, New York Metro, took her Club cap to the South Pole

Circumnavigator Suzanne Frye, New York Metro, took her Club cap to the South Pole

If you have any input on these subjects, please contact David Mink at davidamink@me.com.


Scuttlebutt Online…

For nearly a century, The LOG has carried a section called Scuttlebutt with news and info about our members. With the LOG only coming out twice a year, this news is far from timely, so we are now running Scuttlebutt on the website every month. Please send us news!

Circum Don Parrish recognized…Chicago Chapter member Don Parrish, often cited as the world’s most traveled person, was featured in an excellent article in the UK’s Daily Mail. Read this story, along with some great photos

Chicago Chapter member Don Parrish, often cited as the world’s most traveled person

 

C. Neil Mandt has a new movie…Five-time Emmy winner C. Neil Mandt (At Large, Los Angeles) has a new movie coming out next month. The Last Movie Star stars Burt Reynolds. With plenty of clips from Reynolds’ storied career, including digitally enhanced scenes where the elderly actor shares the screen with his young self, the movie is also a valentine to its leading man, who responds with a graceful, resonant performance.

Five-time Emmy winner C. Neil Mandt and Burt Reynolds


President Ellen Parke has appointed
the 2018 Nominating Committee

Bill Holm –  Past President, Nominating Committee Chair
Linda Gruber – Desert Chapter
Howard Matson – Past President, Board of Governors
Ray Olson – Board of Governors
Gordon Whiting – Treasurer

Constitution, Article VI, Section 4:
The Nominating Committee shall be obliged to consider for nomination any member in good standing for elective office, provided however, the Nominating Committee shall have received on or before February 1, a petition in behalf of such candidate(s) in writing and executed by fifteen members of the Club in good standing.

REMINDER – petition due February 1


The Last Shot

You thought it was cold where you live? Circum Jim Foster of Anchorage, Alaska, took this shot on the Yukon River.

You thought it was cold where you live? Circum Jim Foster of Anchorage, Alaska, took this shot on the Yukon River.

 

Luck to you,


David A. Mink
Chair, Communications
davidamink@me.com

Singapore Chapter AGM Dinner 2018

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Jan 182018

The Singapore Chapter held their annual AGM dinner at Tower Club.

The Singapore Chapter's Annual AGM Dinner 2018

The Singapore Chapter’s Annual AGM Dinner 2018

 

Immediate Past President Graham Bell with new President Richard Hoon

Immediate Past President Graham Bell with new President Richard Hoon

 

Past and present Boards of Directors presenting immediate Past President Graham Bell with a token of appreciation.

Past and present Boards of Directors presenting immediate Past President Graham Bell with a token of appreciation

 

Palm Beach Chapter Luncheon

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Jan 102018

On January 8, the Palm Beach Chapter held a luncheon at Chez L’Epicier. Deborah McCauley presented an exciting program on health care initiatives for Bengal tigers and other exotic animals in Nepal.

Retired astronaut and Palm Beach Circumnavigator Robert Crippen presented a tribute to the late astronaut John Young. Bob spoke at a Palm Beach Chapter luncheon and described his work with the late co-pilot on the first space shuttle flight.

Deborah McCauley, DVM, Palm Beach Chapter Co-President Paulette Cooper Noble, and Palm Beach Chapter Programming Chair Victoria Donaldson

Deborah McCauley, DVM, Palm Beach Chapter Co-President Paulette Cooper Noble, and Palm Beach Chapter Programming Chair Victoria Donaldson

 

C. Robert Crippen

C. Robert Crippen

January 2018 Circumbits

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Jan 032018

Happy New Year to all!

Toasting the New Year…We found this Club invitation from 1912 that seems appropriate to run at the New Year. It shows people on every continent (except Antarctica) toasting each other. The illustration was done by a Frank Arthur Nankivell, a Circumnavigator Club member who was a prominent illustrator and political cartoonist of the time. He is another of our amazing early members, well worth checking out on an internet search.

We wish all our members, family and friends a Happy and Healthy New Year. The world certainly needs our help. Keep on traveling using friendship and understanding to help make the world a better place.

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Club invitation from 1912. Illustration by Frank Arthur Nankivell (click image to see larger version)

 


Festivities at the House of Lords…Hosted by Lord Richard Faulkner, the UK Chapter celebrated another happy and memorable dinner at the House of Lords in London. Circumnavigators and guests enjoyed a superb meal in the Attlee Room in the historic Houses of Parliament. A number of Americans, including International President Margaret Ellen Parke, joined the event. Cs. Erick and Susan Reickert from the Palm Beach also attended the event. Erick gave a presentation about his circumnavigation on an English-built sailboat.

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Houses of Parliament, London

 

International President Margaret Ellen Parke

A number of Americans, including International President Margaret Ellen Parke, joined the event.

 

Attlee Room in the historic Houses of Parliament

Circumnavigators and guests enjoyed a superb meal in the Attlee Room in the historic Houses of Parliament.


Would you like to attend in 2018?…
UK Chapter President Helen Jenkins is pleased to announce this year’s upcoming event will be very special, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the House of Lords party. It will be held in London (of course) on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Circumnavigators from around the world are invited. Make a reservation by contacting Helen at helen_jenkins@btconnect.com.


Did you receive the latest issue of The LOG?…

If not, please contact Tracy Sancilio, Executive Director at headquarters. Also, you can read the issue and past issues on this site. The LOG is looking for stories and feature ideas for the next issue. Let us know if you have any ideas. Two stories in the works are DNA testing and the end of the era for the Boeing 747. Can you offer any insights on these subjects?

 


The Last Shot (and a correction)

This excellent shot, sent by C. Jim Foster of Anchorage, ran in the new copy of The LOG, accompanying his story on the Alaska frontier. The caption misidentified it as an arctic fox. It is actually a howling Grey Wolf in front of the Alaska pipeline. The shot was taken by Jim’s friend Connor Gamache. The female wolf walked right up to Jim’s truck door where he could look right in her eyes. He never expected to get that close to a wild wolf. Thanks, Jim, for this shot.

 

Howling Grey Wolf in front of the Alaska pipeline

Howling Grey Wolf in front of the Alaska pipeline – sent by C. Jim Foster of Anchorage. Photo by Connor Gamache.

 

Luck to you,


David A. Mink
Chair, Communications
davidamink@me.com

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