May 2018 Circumbits

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Last Call for Annual Meeting

This is a reminder that our Annual Meeting will be held at the Penn Club in New York City on Friday, May 18. The meeting, open only to members, will begin at 11:00 AM, followed by luncheon and program that are open to both members and guests. Our guest speaker will be Circumnavigator Evan Rice of the Washington DC Chapter. Evan has travelled extensively off the beaten track and written the book, “Wayfarer’s Handbook”. Also, please remember to send in your ballots for new officers and governors.

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Click here to register for the Luncheon Online

 


Do you use Facebook?

If you use Facebook or are considering it, members should be aware that Circumnavigators Club has a Group page. This is a safe and secure page that is open only to Circumnavigators by invitation. In recent days, we have had a lively dialogue recounting members’ longest flights. This was spurred on by the announcement by Singapore Airlines to operate the longest non-stop flight—19 hours.

Click here for more about the Singapore Airlines flight

Click here for the link to the Circumnavigators Facebook Group Page 

 


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 at the North Pole 

Circum Bill Ashley (Washington DC Chapter) ventured to the North Pole and even took along our Club flag. Notice the “warmers” at his feet. He traveled with a small group of Polar Explorers and arrived at the Pole by helicopter from Barneo Base Camp, run by the Russians. He found the temperature at minus 25 degrees F, but fortunately no extreme winds. The group did the usual champagne reception, “walk around the world” and lots of photography. Congratulations, Bill!

 

New book by Circumnavigators 

Artist and writer Circum Henri van Bentum, a recent cancer survivor, has published another children’s book in collaboration with Circum PJ Heyliger, who created the delightful and whimsical illustrations in watercolour.  Henri is based in Victoria, BC while PJ makes her home in Paradise Valley, AZ. PJ is a member of the Desert Chapter.

Over the past two years, Circums van Bentum and Heyliger have published four children’s books, making a Quartet.  Part adventure, part mystery, the latest book, called “The Quickest Claw in the Reef”, brings to life an eclectic cast of characters.

The story tells us about  —   but wait! We’re not going to share any spoilers, after all, it’s a mystery.

You can find this educational and fun book, for the young and young-at-heart, on Amazon.

 


The Last Shot

Dreaming of Spring flowers? Marilyn Varcoe of the Naples Chapter viewed the Tulip festival in Holland and came up with this gorgeous shot. Every month, we are looking for great photos for The Last Shot. Please send us your shots!

Dreaming of Spring flowers? Marilyn Varcoe of the Naples Chapter viewed the Tulip festival in Holland and came up with this gorgeous shot. Every month, we are looking for great photos for The Last Shot. Please send us your shots!

 

Luck to you,


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

The Desert Chapter April 2018 Meeting

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May 012018

The Desert Chapter held their April meeting at the Arizona Country Club and welcomed Washington DC chapter member Bob Burnett.

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)

 

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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