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.

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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.

December 2016 Circumbits

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Dec 022016

Andre Borschberg

Aviation pioneer to receive Order of Magellan…

The Club is pleased to announce that Swiss aviator and entrepreneur Andre Borschberg will be the next honoree to receive The Order of Magellan.  He and Bertrand Piccard, one of the Club’s 1999 Magellan recipients, completed their circumnavigation aboard the solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft in July 2016.  Using no fuel other than the sun’s energy, they demonstrated the capability of this “clean” technology.  The award will be presented to Andre Borschberg at a dinner in New York in the fall of 2017. Details will follow when arrangements are finalized.

The LOG is rolling…

The next issue of the Circumnavigators venerable publication is going in the mail. Members should be on the lookout for it to arrive in you mailboxes soon. This is a spectacular issue with great stories and photos from our members, as well as Club news and reports from our Foundation scholars. Please send us your comments and feedback when you read your copy. We had excellent participation from members for this issue.

click to view the full article (in German)

click to view the full article (in German)

Legendary Circumnavigator featured…

Don Parrish (Chicago Chapter), who is widely recognized as the most traveled person, was featured in a major two-page article in Die Zeit, probably the most prestigious newspaper in Germany. Unfortunately for English-only members, the piece is written in German and will not be published in English. The headline reads (in German): “No One has Seen more of the World than this Man.” The Circumnavigators Club is mentioned in the article under “Clubs Fur Vielreisende” (Clubs for the Well-Traveled). If you read German, there is a link to the article.

Do you have a web site of your own?

You can learn a lot more about Don Parrish on his web site, Other members with web sites should send this information to us.

Get out those photos…

The Circumnavigators on-line Photo Contest and Exhibit will begin in January. Details will follow, but start digging into those great photos. The categories will be Human Interest, Architecture, Landscape and Flora & Fauna. All submitted photos will be posted on this web site. To see previous years, go to the tab on the Home Page for photos or click here. The contest will benefit the Circumnavigators Foundation.

partyHoliday Party

Join us Friday ~ December 9

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Fellow Circumnavigators at THE COFFEE HOUSE CLUB in New York City on Friday ~ December 9, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. More information and RSVP form here.

The Last Shot

Circum Paul Buescher (Pacific Northwest Chapter) captured this snowy owl in Alaska.


Luck to you!




David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

Naples Chapter Kicks Off Luncheon/Speaker Season

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Nov 162016

The Naples Chapter hosted 112 people at its November 13th luncheon/speaker season kickoff. Barbara Roy and Rick Jennewine gave a very enjoyable presentation regarding their exciting trip to Colombia, Argentina and the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Click on the image below to see a slideshow of photo from the event.


Over the Horizon: Tom Maher

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Nov 042016
Tom Maher Bday maher The Co-Founder, former President, and National Board Member of our Naples Branch of Circumnavigators Club, Tom Maher, passed away peacefully at the age of 97 years today, November 3rd.  Tom had a very productive and active life; six children, executive with IBM, a volunteer for many civic activities in Naples.
 Tom and his wife Gloria loved to travel and were active right up the the last couple of years.  They also enjoyed the social activities at the Pelican Bay and Moorings Country Clubs. Tom enjoyed golf there also.
The viewing will be at the Fuller Funeral Home on Sunday, November 6th at 4 p.m..  A half hour later the casket will be closed and from 4:30 to 5 p.m. the guests may comment on their fond memories of Tom.  The funeral will be held at St. William Church at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 7th.  There will be a reception at the church following the service.

November 2016 Circumbits

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Nov 022016

partyJoin us Friday ~ December 9

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Fellow Circumnavigators at

20 West Forty-Fourth Street, Sixth Floor
New York City

Friday ~ December 9, 2016

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, full bar
$60.00 per person
Guests welcome! Use this form to RSVP.

savedateInternational Annual Meeting
in New York

May 19, 2017





George W. Sanborn
for his service and commitment to our Club
as Treasurer for 40 years!

(details to come)



Upcoming Events!

Visit our Club Calendar for more information

November 9
Tour of the Waldorf Astoria in New York
November 13
Desert Chapter Foundation Scholar Presentation and Luncheon
November 19upcomingevents
– Pacific-Northwest Chapter Holiday Open House
– Washington DC Chapter Joint Explorer’s/Circumnavigators Club Annual Dinner
December 2
Naples Chapter Holiday Party
December 6
Chicago Chapter Holiday Party
December 9
New York Holiday Party
December 13
United Kingdom House of Lords Dinner

Club Merchandise
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Club hats are available in both black and white with the Circumnavigators Club logo at $15.00 each.

There is also a limited supply of handmade blazer badges at $50.00 each.

If you are interested in purchasing these items, please send an email to Tracy at headquarters at


The Last Shot


Circumnavigator Suzanne Frye, traveling in Brazil, got this amazing shot of a Jaguar on the beach.


Luck to you!

Tracy Sancilio
Executive Director

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