August 2018 Circumbits

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Aug 022018


We hope you enjoyed The LOG

If you did not receive your copy of the new LOG, please contact Tracy at headquarters. We would appreciate your feedback and comments on the issue. Please don’t throw out your copy if you don’t want to keep it. Pass it on the friends and family or give it to your Chapter President. The LOG is a great way to introduce our historic Club to potential members.

 

Are you a collector?

Katie Koontz is looking for members to feature in Collectors’ Corner in future issues of The LOG. If you have a collection that you have gathered on your travels, please contact us at info@circumnavigators.org.

 

Podcast coming out

 

The podcast Living A Life in Full will feature International President David Mink in early August.

 


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!

Aviators get together

Two Club members, record holders Matt Guthmiller and Shaesta Waiz, joined other Circumnavigators for an informal gathering in Oshkosh.

From left to right — Matt, Shaesta, Ryan Campbell, who held the record for the youngest solo circumnavigation by aircraft before Matt; George Scheer, a pilot who joined Adam Broome for a significant portion of his circumnavigation; Adrian Eichhorn, who circumnavigated in the pictured Bonanza in 2016; Adam Broome, who also circumnavigated in a Bonanza in 2016; and Lachlan Smart, who currently holds the world record for the youngest solo circumnavigation by aircraft. There are a few more details on each flight at www.earthrounders.com.

 

Circumnavigator visits Zanzibar 

Suzanne Frye (New York Metro) visited Zanzibar and got some great photos of Red Colobus Monkeys, found only on this island. The monkeys were shot in the wild in the Jozani Forest.


Follow our Foundation Scholars as they Circumnavigate the Globe!

Ann-Kathrin Merz
Georgetown University
BLOG: https://medium.com/@merz.annkathrin


Hannah Whitehouse
Northwestern University
BLOG: http://blog.undergradresearch.northwestern.edu/blog/hannahw

 


Singapore Chapter Mid-Year Dinner

President of the Singapore Chapter, Mr. Richard Hoon welcomed members to the Chapter’s Mid-Year dinner on July 24th. The event was held at the renowned Sentosa Golf Club which is one of the top 100 golf clubs in the world and host to the SMBC Singapore Open and HSBC Women’s Championship. It is located on the lifestyle, recreational and entertainment island of Sentosa very close to the place of the recent Singapore Summit of President Trump and President Kim Jong-un. A fun filled evening was enjoyed by all present.

 


The Last Shot

Sunset over Saint Andrew’s, Scotland. Cs. David and Dottie Mink enjoyed The Open golf tournament at Carnoustie.

Sunset over Saint Andrew’s, Scotland. Cs. David and Dottie Mink enjoyed The Open golf tournament at Carnoustie.

 

Luck to you!


David A. Mink
President
davidamink@me.com

 

July 2018 Circumbits

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Jun 302018


The LOG is on its way

The new edition of our historical publication The LOG is arriving soon. It is filled with great stories and photos from our members and news about the Club. If you do not receive your copy in the next couple of weeks, please contract Tracy at headquarters by email at club@circumnavigators.org.

 

About The LOG and the Website

We are always looking for information, news and feedback about our two main vehicles of communication. Please send us your comments when you review the new issue. Also, please do not throw out the issue after you read it. It is an important “tool” for our Club in spreading the word about the Circumnavigators. Pass it on to your friends and neighbors, or return you copy to your Chapter or headquarters if you do not want to save it. The Log comes out twice a year, and our web site is updated on a regular basis with current news and info. We encourage members to pass on their best photos for possible use on the site or in The LOG. Let us know about your travels for “All Over the Map” and about personal “happenings” for Scuttlebutt on the site.

 


Mark your calendars

 

Although it seems like a long way off, please mark your calendars for our Order of Magellan event to honor Hall of Fame astronaut Robert Crippen. The event will be held in Naples FL on March 22, 2019. It isn’t too early to consider lodging and transportation for this major event.

 


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!

A Visit to America

C. Helen Jenkins, UK Chapter President and International Secretary, visited Los Angeles recently as she participated in the Million Dollar Round Table financial event. She met up with C. Neil Mandt, the Emmy-winning film producer, and Australian C. PJ Bryne who was also attending the event.

Neil and Helen. Notice the array of Neil’s awards in the background.

Million Dollar Round Table PJ and Helen far from their homes

Million Dollar Round Table PJ and Helen far from their homes

 

Circumnavigator honored 

Bradford with Major BA HAKU, African Union Commander at Mogadishu Airport, Somalia.

Bradford with Major BA HAKU, African Union Commander at Mogadishu Airport, Somalia.

C. Bradford Gary, Palm Beach Chapter, has been honored as donor of the year by the Stimson Center. He served on the Board of Directors at Stimson and was involved with these Stimson projects over the years: Arctic Navigation for Commercial Vessels, Improved Border Controls for Biological Pathogens and Sub-Sahara Africa Regional Defense Review. The Stimson Center announced, “We work to combat the world’s greatest threats to global peace and prosperity, and our efforts would be impossible without the generous financial support and involvement of our donors. This year’s honoree, Mr. Gary, is a perfect example of the outsized impact a single individual can have in furthering our mission.”

 

Congratulations to Aviator 

C. Matt Guthmiller, youngest aviator to fly solo around the world, has graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Matt received the Guinness World Record for his aviation achievement.

 

Member recognized as Top Traveler

Albert Podell, New York Metro, recently concluded a year of hard traveling to seldom-visited venues to reach his goal of topping the Wikipedia “List of People by Number of Countries Visited.” Although Al had visited every one of the world’s 196 recognized countries by 2014, the Wikipedia criteria include eleven de facto, but not widely recognized, “countries” like Somaliland, Transnistria, and Palestine, some of which Al had visited previously. To achieve his goal of 206, Al traveled with Quark Expeditions on a rare 33-day cruise (featured in the upcoming issue of The LOG) that crossed Antarctica and ended in Cape Verde after which Al flew to Casablanca, and then down for four days in Western Sahara, which was created after a 16-year-battle for independence from Morocco. This May he flew via Ukrainian International Airlines to Moldova in central Europe, from which he visited the breakaway republic of Gaugazia and also returned to Transnistria to take photos to document his visit. He then took a 22-day drive through the entire Caucasus Mountain range that ended in the nation of Abkhazia, which had broken away from Georgia in 2008. From there he flew via Sochi and Moscow to Lanarca in southern Cyprus and took a several-hour taxi ride to the Turkish enclave known as Northern Cyprus, reaching 206 quasi-countries and a tie for top traveler. Al was unable to visit the republic of South Ossetia in the heart of the Caucasus because Russia only granted him a double-entry visa instead of the triple-entry visa Al had requested. He plans to visit there next spring, which would bring his total up to 207, for sole possession of first place. “During the past year,” he said, “I was concerned that either Catalonia or Kurdistan would succeed in their movements for independence, requiring me to head to the airports to keep pace.”

 


The Last Shot

C. Lisa Brighton, Michigan Chapter, took the stunning shot of Lake Superior. Members are invited to send us their best photos for The Last Shot.

C. Lisa Brighton, Michigan Chapter, took the stunning shot of Lake Superior. Members are invited to send us their best photos for The Last Shot.

 

Luck to you!


David A. Mink
President
davidamink@me.com

 

April 2018 Circumbits

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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

February 2018 Circumbits

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Jan 302018

New President for Singapore Chapter

Congratulations to Richard Hoon on taking over the presidency for Singapore, one of our oldest and most far-flung Chapters. Richard takes over from Graham Bell who served the Chapter and Club with distinction for three years. Richard has held many leadership roles in business and civic organizations. He is an active alumnus of Florida State UniversityMore Chapter photos 

Graham Bell and Richard Hoon 


Don’t forget to RSVP for the Chinese New Year Dinner in New York!

The restaurant has been changed for our Chinese New Year dinner. It is being held at the Peking Duck House on Thursday, February 8th. See details

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Chinese New Year Dinner in New York!

 


Save the date for the Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will be held in New York City on May 18, 2018. Don’t miss this important event. Members are welcome to the meeting and guests are invited to the luncheon and program.


Check out the latest events worldwide!

See Upcoming Events on the right and click on “See the full calendar here“.
Click on events in the calendar to see details and contact person


The LOG needs your help…

The next issue of The LOG will not be published until early summer, but we are working on stories that can use members’ input.

  • Do you have any interesting railway experiences to share? We will focus on some of the world’s great railroad excursions.
  • Do you have any stories or reminisces of the Boeing 747? This fabled jet is being retired for good.
  • Have you taken a DNA test with interesting results to report?
  • Have you been to the South Pole (not Antarctica, but the South Pole itself?)
Circumnavigator Suzanne Frye, New York Metro, took her Club cap to the South Pole

Circumnavigator Suzanne Frye, New York Metro, took her Club cap to the South Pole

If you have any input on these subjects, please contact David Mink at davidamink@me.com.


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!

Circum Don Parrish recognized…Chicago Chapter member Don Parrish, often cited as the world’s most traveled person, was featured in an excellent article in the UK’s Daily Mail. Read this story, along with some great photos

Chicago Chapter member Don Parrish, often cited as the world’s most traveled person

 

C. Neil Mandt has a new movie…Five-time Emmy winner C. Neil Mandt (At Large, Los Angeles) has a new movie coming out next month. The Last Movie Star stars Burt Reynolds. With plenty of clips from Reynolds’ storied career, including digitally enhanced scenes where the elderly actor shares the screen with his young self, the movie is also a valentine to its leading man, who responds with a graceful, resonant performance.

Five-time Emmy winner C. Neil Mandt and Burt Reynolds


President Ellen Parke has appointed
the 2018 Nominating Committee

Bill Holm –  Past President, Nominating Committee Chair
Linda Gruber – Desert Chapter
Howard Matson – Past President, Board of Governors
Ray Olson – Board of Governors
Gordon Whiting – Treasurer

Constitution, Article VI, Section 4:
The Nominating Committee shall be obliged to consider for nomination any member in good standing for elective office, provided however, the Nominating Committee shall have received on or before February 1, a petition in behalf of such candidate(s) in writing and executed by fifteen members of the Club in good standing.

REMINDER – petition due February 1


The Last Shot

You thought it was cold where you live? Circum Jim Foster of Anchorage, Alaska, took this shot on the Yukon River.

You thought it was cold where you live? Circum Jim Foster of Anchorage, Alaska, took this shot on the Yukon River.

 

Luck to you,


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

January 2018 Circumbits

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Happy New Year to all!

Toasting the New Year…We found this Club invitation from 1912 that seems appropriate to run at the New Year. It shows people on every continent (except Antarctica) toasting each other. The illustration was done by a Frank Arthur Nankivell, a Circumnavigator Club member who was a prominent illustrator and political cartoonist of the time. He is another of our amazing early members, well worth checking out on an internet search.

We wish all our members, family and friends a Happy and Healthy New Year. The world certainly needs our help. Keep on traveling using friendship and understanding to help make the world a better place.

1912 Cover Annual Dinner

Club invitation from 1912. Illustration by Frank Arthur Nankivell (click image to see larger version)

 


Festivities at the House of Lords…Hosted by Lord Richard Faulkner, the UK Chapter celebrated another happy and memorable dinner at the House of Lords in London. Circumnavigators and guests enjoyed a superb meal in the Attlee Room in the historic Houses of Parliament. A number of Americans, including International President Margaret Ellen Parke, joined the event. Cs. Erick and Susan Reickert from the Palm Beach also attended the event. Erick gave a presentation about his circumnavigation on an English-built sailboat.

House of Parliament

Houses of Parliament, London

 

International President Margaret Ellen Parke

A number of Americans, including International President Margaret Ellen Parke, joined the event.

 

Attlee Room in the historic Houses of Parliament

Circumnavigators and guests enjoyed a superb meal in the Attlee Room in the historic Houses of Parliament.


Would you like to attend in 2018?…
UK Chapter President Helen Jenkins is pleased to announce this year’s upcoming event will be very special, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the House of Lords party. It will be held in London (of course) on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Circumnavigators from around the world are invited. Make a reservation by contacting Helen at helen_jenkins@btconnect.com.


Did you receive the latest issue of The LOG?…

If not, please contact Tracy Sancilio, Executive Director at headquarters. Also, you can read the issue and past issues on this site. The LOG is looking for stories and feature ideas for the next issue. Let us know if you have any ideas. Two stories in the works are DNA testing and the end of the era for the Boeing 747. Can you offer any insights on these subjects?

 


The Last Shot (and a correction)

This excellent shot, sent by C. Jim Foster of Anchorage, ran in the new copy of The LOG, accompanying his story on the Alaska frontier. The caption misidentified it as an arctic fox. It is actually a howling Grey Wolf in front of the Alaska pipeline. The shot was taken by Jim’s friend Connor Gamache. The female wolf walked right up to Jim’s truck door where he could look right in her eyes. He never expected to get that close to a wild wolf. Thanks, Jim, for this shot.

 

Howling Grey Wolf in front of the Alaska pipeline

Howling Grey Wolf in front of the Alaska pipeline – sent by C. Jim Foster of Anchorage. Photo by Connor Gamache.

 

Luck to you,


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

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