On Sunday, April 9th, 2017 the Naples Chapter presented its last speaker luncheon of the season, which was attended by 125 members and guests. Our member Paula O’Connor gave a most interesting and detailed account of her recent trip to Iran. Paula traveled the entire country with a group of people from the Naples Council of World Affairs. They saw all the important historical sights, as well as the modern cities with their great architecture. Everywhere they went, they were met with the friendliest of people. Paula is eager to go back to Iran. Visit the Naples Chapter website for more photos.
The Naples Chapter has held the March 12th luncheon, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. We had a record turnout, with 145 members and guests attending. Our special speaker Albert Podell came from New York, to tell us all about the 196 countries that he had visited over 50 years. There were many spectacular pictures and much interesting commentary about his numerous adventures, for us to see and hear. It was a delightful, and humorous presentation, enjoyed by all.
On Sunday February 12th, 2017, the Naples Chapter members gathered for their monthly meeting at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. The meeting was very well attended by 124 guests, who enjoyed the usual delicious luncheon, while looking out on the many sail boats and yachts in the harbor. However, the main event was the interesting presentation given by Bill Ashley from our Washington Chapter. Bill spoke of his journey to Papua New Guinea, a country that is not very well known, nor travelled. He also showed us many fantastic looking pictures of the special tribal festival, which he was able to attend. A truly rare event.
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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