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April 2018 Circumbits

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Are you coming to New York for the Annual Meeting?

Writer and adventurer Evan Rice, a member of the DC Chapter, will address the group with tales and tips about world travel

Writer and adventurer Evan Rice, DC Chapter member, will address the group with tales and tips about world travel.

All Circumnavigators are invited to participate in the Annual Meeting to be held on Friday, May 18, at the Penn Club in New York City. Writer and adventurer Evan Rice, a member of the DC Chapter, will address the group with tales and tips about world travel. The meeting will begin at 11:00 AM for members, followed by lunch and the presentation. Guests are welcome for this part of the event. Formal invitations are in mail. If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Tracy Sancilio at headquarters.

Click here for PDF announcement 

Click here to register for the Luncheon Online


Ballots for officers and governors are in the mail

Members will shortly receive the ballots for the new slate of Club officials. Please make sure to cast your ballot. The new officers and governors will be installed at the Annual Meeting.


Foundation Scholars get ready

Two Foundation Scholars are planning their round-the-world trips to begin at the end of the school year. Ann-Kathrin Merz Ann-Kathrin Merzfrom Georgetown University will be studying How Enemies Become Friends: The Role of Regional Organizations in Replacing Rivalry with Cooperation. She will visit Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Belgium, France, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

 

 

Hannah Whitehouse of Northwestern University will explore the topic of El Sistema Movement: Social Change through Music Education. She plans to visit England, Kenya, India, Philippines and New Zealand.

 

 


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!

Circumnavigator in Dharamasala

Circum Suzanne Frye (New York Metro) went off the beaten path to visit Dharamasala, one of the summer capitals of India. She took some beautiful photos and had a chance to meet the sister-in-law of the Dalai Lama.

The Silver Cloud

Circum Alex Dreyfoos,member of the Palm Beach Chapter, is selling his famed 143-ft boat Silver Cloud and he invited Chapter members aboard recently at the Rybovitch Yacht Club in connection with the Palm Beach Boat Show. The Silver Cloud is a SWATH which stands for Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull, an innovative concept for smooth sailing on rough seas. One of Alex’s motivations for building this amazing vessel was to find a way to combat his wife Renate’s seasickness. Following is a link and password to a fascinating video about the Silver Cloud. More info is available online.

https://vimeo.com/223228251
password: Silver

 


The Last Shot

Circumnavigators who have suffered through a long, cold winter in the American East and Midwest, can take heart that Spring is coming. This shot of roses in the Paseo El Rosedal in Buenos Aires was taken by Dottie Mink.

Circumnavigators who have suffered through a long, cold winter in the American East and Midwest, can take heart that Spring is coming. This shot of roses in the Paseo El Rosedal in Buenos Aires was taken by Dottie Mink.

 

Luck to you,


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

March 2018 Circumbits

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Mar 012018


Writer and Explorer to address Annual Meeting 

Evan Rice, Washington DC Chapter will will be the featured speaker at our Annual Meeting on Friday, May 18.

Evan Rice, Washington DC Chapter will will be the featured speaker at our Annual Meeting on Friday, May 18.

Evan Rice, a new Circumnavigator in the Washington DC Chapter, will be the featured speaker at our Annual Meeting on Friday, May 18 at the Penn Club in New York City. Evan has spent more than two years on the road, traveling alone through 32 countries on six continents. He is well versed in the contemporary independent travel culture and brings a unique, modern perspective to world travel. A professional writer, he has authored The Wayfarer’s Handbook.

The book is a treasure trove of information about the art of travel that is specifically crafted for the modern adventurer.  The book is an offbeat guide full of actionable advice, a worldwide exploration reference work, an unconventional collection of world trivia, and an exciting resource of inspiration, all designed for use in a great global adventure.

We hope members and guests will visit New York for the Annual Meeting to enjoy Evan’s presentation. 


Save the date to visit New York —

As a reminder, the Annual Meeting will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, May 18 at the Penn Club. The meeting is open only to members. Following the meeting at 1:00 pm, there will be a luncheon and guest speaker, open to guests. You won’t want to miss this important event and the chance to greet and meet fellow Circumnavigators.

Have you paid your annual dues?

Dues notices have been mailed to all members. To avoid the $25 late fee, dues must be paid by March 31.


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!

Petersons on Fifth Circumnavigation —

Dan and Melanie Peterson, members of the Chicago Chapter

Dan and Melanie Peterson, members of the Chicago Chapter

Dan Peterson, International Second Vice President, and his wife Melanie are halfway around on their fifth round-the-world trip. Dan and Melanie are members of the Chicago Chapter.

Dan reports: We are having a wonderful visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka, on days 20-23 of our 38 day fifth world trip.   Great hotel – Galle Face Hotel – very historic, from 1864, but just fully renovated.  Google it, or check out www.gallefacehotel.com.  Many famous people stayed here, with their photos up all around the hotel.   We just did a historical tour of the hotel.

We had a great day going to Kandy, the prior capital in the center of the country, and back yesterday. It was a long day, but many sites were visited along the way.   We visited (see if I can remember them all) the elephant orphanage, a garden of medicinal herbs, a tea factory, the royal botanical garden, a gem mining museum, a cultural show with dancing and fire walking, and finally the Temple of the Holy Tooth Relic (Buddha’s tooth is there, in 8 gold caskets).  Plus a nice restaurant for lunch, and some king coconuts and red bananas along the side of the road.  Whew.  But we enjoyed it very much.  The car and driver/guide from the hotel were terrific.  We could not imagine driving in that situation – such a free for all on the roads.   And it would have been hard to do by train in one day.  But the car and driver were great.

 

Brad Vogel, member New York Metro

Brad Vogel, member New York Metro

New position for Circum Brad Vogel —


Board of Governors member Brad Vogel (New York Metro) has been named Executive Director of the New York Preservation Archive Project. After years of practicing law in New York City, he is excited about taking on this full-time role. The organization is a non-profit, dedicated to preserving the history of the city. Find out more at its website: www.nypap.org.

Circum Neil Mandt logs his Seventh Continent —

Congratulations to film producer and Emmy winner Neil for setting foot on his final Continent—Antarctica. Traveling with his wife Lauren, Neil was particularly pleased with visiting Elephant Island, as he describes: “Made famous by my favorite explorer, Ernest Shackleton. He and his crew were lost on the ice of Antarctica over a three-year journey. He left most of his crew on this giant rock island while he and five others navigated in a row boat to South Georgia island—800 miles away! No one died.” Neil adds: “People often ask me where I get my drive in life. THESE MEN! This is one of my biggest life inspirations. I even named my cat Shackleton. This is one of the most incredible stories of survival ever!

 


The Last Shot

Okay, Circumnavigators, please indulge this writer, a Philadelphia native and long-suffering Eagles fan. This shot of the Super Bowl victory parade was taken by Katie Koontz.

Okay, Circumnavigators, please indulge this writer, a Philadelphia native and long-suffering Eagles fan. This shot of the Super Bowl victory parade was taken by Katie Koontz.

 

Luck to you,


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

Washington DC Chapter Celebrates the Chinese New Year

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Chapter Spotlight, Washington, DC, USA

The Washington DC Chapter’s Chinese New Year celebration was held Saturday, February 17 at Grace’s Mandarin restaurant at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. The 2018 Dinsmore Scholar, Georgetown University Scholar Ann-Kathrin Merz, shared her planned circumnavigation and research topic. She was introduced by Foundation Co-ordinator Jim Whalen. Ann-Kathrin’s mother, Heike Merz, visiting from California, also attended.

 

Naples Chapter February 2018 Luncheon

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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.

 

Click here to visit the Naples Chapter’s website and see more photos

Circumnavigators Celebrate the Chinese New Year in New York

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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

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