March 2017 Circumbits

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Feb 282017

Spring is on the way!

For most of the northern climes of the United States, this winter has been a Jekyll and Hyde of extremely bitter cold and unseasonable warmth. Now, it’s comforting to know that Spring is right around the corner. Many Circumnavigators took to the road during the winter, and many more are planning trips in the upcoming months. Please let us know about your travels, by emailing this writer at davidamink@me.com or our executive director Tracy Sancilio at club@circumnavigators.org. We are beginning plans for the next issue of The LOG for the late Spring and we will feature this info in our All Over the Map section.

 

Dylan Thuras, author and founder of the website Atlas Obscura, will address our Annual Meeting on May 19th

Don’t miss the Annual Meeting…

Our Annual Meeting will be held on May 19 at the Yale Club in New York City. Our featured speaker will be Dylan Thuras, author and founder of the website Atlas Obscura. We will also be honoring our long-time treasurer George Sanborn, who is retiring from this post.

 

Circumnavigator Albert Podell will address all 3 Florida Chapters in March

Snowbirds Alert…

If you are planning to visit Florida this month, you might want to visit our Chapters in Naples, Miami or Palm Beach. Circumnavigator Albert Podell, adventurer and author, will address all three Chapters in what will undoubtedly be a witty and informative presentation. Here are the dates of each event:

Naples Chapter: Sunday, March 12
Miami Chapter: Saturday, March 18
Palm Beach Chapter: Sunday, March 19.

Please contact Tracy at headquarters if you need more info about these events.

 

The Last Shot

 

This writer visited a bucket list locale, one that has been seen by many Circumnavigators — the spectacular Iguazu Falls in Argentina.

Luck to you!

 

 

 

David A. Mink

Chair, Communications Committee

Chinese New Year Dinner in New York

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Feb 152017

Members and guest gathered on February 9th at the Golden Unicorn in New York City for a Chinese New Year celebration. The evening began with a social hour followed by a delicious Chinese Banquet. A wonderful evening was enjoyed by all.

February 2017 Circumbits

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Feb 022017

Atlas Obscura Founder to speak at Annual Meeting

Dylan Thuras, author and founder of the fascinating website Atlas Obscura, will address the Circumnavigators Annual Meeting in May. So, mark your calendars and plan to join us at the Yale Club on May 19 in New York. The meeting (for members only) will start at 11:30, followed by lunch and the presentation (guests are welcome). Atlas Obscura is described as the definitive guide to the world’s wondrous and curious places. Check out www.atlasobscura.com to find out more.

Click here to visit AtlasObscura

This year’s annual meeting will also recognize George Sanborn, who is retiring as club treasurer after several decades.

Look forward to see you there!

Pay your membership dues through PayPal!

It’s fast and easy. Just click on the this link or go to the Members-Only Section of our website and click on Membership Renewal. Please make an effort to pay by February 28th. If dues are not received by March 31, a $25 late fee will be incurred. If you did not receive your dues invoice in the mail, please contact Tracy Sancilio at 201-612-9100 or club@circumnavigators.org.

 

David Mink
Communications Chair

January 2017 Circumbits

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Jan 052017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!…

Best wishes for a Happy New Year to all Circumnavigators, Family and Friends. Our Club has now entered its 115th year, and we look forward to another year of exciting travels and events. It is worth noting that when the new U.S. President is inaugurated later this month, there will have been 20 Presidents during the lifetime of the Club, beginning with Teddy Roosevelt. Astounding advances in travel and communications have made the world a lot smaller than in those years. On the other hand, political unrest and terrorism have made the world a lot larger, with many popular destinations now inaccessible. So, our Club mission is as important as ever — to make the world better through friendship and understanding.

 

John & Annie Glenn with Jeff & Elizabeth Kelly

FAREWELL TO JOHN GLENN…

The world lost a number of outstanding people in 2016, among them Circumnavigator John Glenn. In 2001, Senator Glenn received our highest honor, the Order of Magellan, in “recognition of his lifetime contributions to the exploration of space and leadership of his country.”  250 Circumnavigators and guests packed the Union League Club as President Jeff Kelly presented Senator Glenn with his award. The world lost a hero and statesman, and the Club lost one of its most prestigious members.

 

Don at the South Pole

CIRCUMNAVIGATOR PARRISH FEATURED AGAIN…

Last month we reported that our prolific traveling Chicago Chapter member, Don Parrish, was featured in a major article in the German newspaper Die Zeit. Now the Chicago Tribune has run a wonderful piece on Don, recognizing his accomplishment as perhaps the most traveled person in the world. Click here to view the story (opens in a new window).

 

MEMBERSHIP DUES

Yearly membership dues invoices will be mailed this month. Please be sure to pay promptly by February 28th. If your mailing address has changed and you have not notified headquarters, please send an email to club@circumnavigators.org or call 201-612-9100.

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR DINNER IN NEW YORK

A Chinese New Year dinner will be held on Thursday, February 9 at the Golden Unicorn in New York City. We welcome all members and guests, whether you live in New York, or you happen to be visiting the area. Click on this link to view details (opens in a new window). Need directions to the Golden Unicorn? They’re here.

New! Circumnavigator Club Members can pay for their dinner tickets online in the Members-Only section.

 

THE LAST SHOT

Halyna Traversa, Naples Chapter, took this shot of school girls in her native Ukraine.

Luck to you!

davidsig

 

 

David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

Holiday Party in New York

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Dec 122016

Circumnavigators Club members and guests celebrated the holidays at the Coffee House Club in New York City on December 9th. In attendance were new members Nolin Robinson and Marisa Rothstein from New York, and Michael Puldy from Redondo Beach, CA. Naples Chapter President Barbara Roy was also welcomed. A wonderful evening was enjoyed by all.

(click on any of the photos to see a larger version)

2001 Magellan Award recipient, Senator John Glenn died at 95

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Dec 102016
Senator John Glenn

Senator John Glenn

John Glenn Jr. was a famed Marine Corps aviator who was selected as one of the military test pilots for the American space program in the late 1950s and the 1960s. Apart from being the first American to orbit Earth and the fifth person in space, Glenn also participated in World War II and the Korean War. He spent 24 years in the U.S. Senate, representing Ohio. Senator Glenn passed away on Dec. 8, 2016 at the age of 95. More information here.

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