Naples Chapter April 2018 Luncheon

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Apr 302018

The last luncheon of the Naples Chapter took place on April 8, 2018, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Eighty-three members met to enjoy the interesting presentation given by our member Walter Slack. Walter spoke of the relaxing barge trip which he and his wife took last summer in France. They enjoyed the beauty of the French country side, and the many gourmet meals served by their own Cordon Bleu Chef, on the luxury barge “Apres Tout”.

 

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Pacific-Northwest March 2018 Chapter Meeting

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Apr 302018

Pacific-Northwest Chapter members gathered for a meeting at the home of Cs. Jim & Caroline Farrell in Bellevue, WA. Members welcomed new member Douglas Nickson and presented him with his membership certificate. Mr. Nickson gave a very interesting presentation on his trip around the world. (Click photos below for a slide show.)

The Palm Beach April 2018 Chapter Luncheon and Program

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Apr 302018

The Palm Beach Chapter held a luncheon and program at St. Andrews Club in Delray on April 8th. (Click on photos to view slideshow)

 

April 2018 Circumbits

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Apr 032018

 

 

 


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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Feb 212018

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.

 

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