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

December 2016 Circumbits

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Dec 022016
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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, www.donparrish.com. 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.

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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.

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Luck to you!

davidsig

 

 

David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

November 2016 Circumbits

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Nov 022016

partyJoin us Friday ~ December 9

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Fellow Circumnavigators at

THE COFFEE HOUSE CLUB
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

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1976

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2016

honoring
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 club@circumnavigators.org.

 


The Last Shot

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

 

Luck to you!

Tracy Sancilio
Executive Director

October 2016 Circumbits

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Oct 022016

Dinner with Bertrand Piccard at Yale Club

Past Presidents and members of the Board of Governors of the Circumnavigators Club welcomed 1999 Magellan Award Recipient, Bertrand Piccard on September 19th at a dinner at the Yale Club in New York City.

Bertrand Piccard dinner

Photo Caption: (from left, top row) Secretary Sue Murphy, C. Gordon Whiting, Past President Esther Dyer, Past President Howard Matson, C. Dottie Mink, First Vice President David Mink, Guest Vincent Colegrave. (from left, bottom row) Treasurer George Sanborn, United Kingdom Chapter President Helen Jenkins, Dr. Bertrand Piccard, International President Ellen Parke, C. Kevin Short.

 

Club members toured historic ship

Circumnavigators and guests toured the newly restored historic Wavertree Ship at the South Street Seaport in New York City on September 27th. Captain Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the Seaport Museum, led a guided tour followed by dinner at the India House. Captain Boulware’s presentation left guests with a newfound appreciation of the life of the ship Wavertree and the importance of the South Street Seaport to modern New York City.
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Over the Horizon

Jack Veasy

C. Jack Veasy aboard his yacht “White Star” in Palm Beach

Park Shaw

C. Park Shaw with his wife, Nancy.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time member and Past President of the Desert Chapter, Park A. Shaw and Past President of the Palm Beach Chapter John P. Veasy (Jack). They will be greatly missed.

 

 

 

 

The Last Shot

We asked for photos of snow and ice, and Cynthia Bassett came through with this fantastic shot in Antarctica. Winter is coming!!

We asked for photos of snow and ice, and Cynthia Bassett from Shaker Hts., Ohio, came through with this fantastic shot in Antarctica. Winter is coming!!

 

Luck to you!

davidsig

 

 

David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

September 2016 Circumbits

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Photo by Richard Perry, The New York Times

Photo by Richard Perry, The New York Times

Come meet The Lady that Circumnavigated the Globe in the 19th Century

The historic Wavertree Ship has returned to South Street Seaport! Take a tour of this 131-year-old ship, enjoy great food and drinks with fellow Circumnavigators. Meet Captain Jonathan Boulware during his engaging presentation on the historic Wavertree.

Join us on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
5:30 p.m. Tour of Wavertree Ship
(Meet at 5:15 p.m. at Wavertree’s gangway on Pier 16)
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner at India House
(One Hanover Square, New York City (a quick walk or cab ride from South Street Seaport)
8:30 p.m. Guest Speaker Captain Jonathan Boulware
Q & A

$80.00 per person (Circumnavigator Members), $95.00 per person (Guests)
(Beer, wine and soda included for entire evening)

Please print and return this RSVP by Sept. 15, 2016.

Captain Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the Seaport Museum, is an enthusiastic advocate for the contemporary relevance of New York’s maritime history. A passionate educator, Capt. Boulware will spin the tale of the 1885 full-rigged ship Wavertree, a circumnavigator herself, and put the ship and the recently completed $13M restoration in the context of modern New York. Part autobiography of his time at sea, part storytelling, and part maritime history, Capt. Boulware’s presentation will leave guests with a newfound appreciation of the life of the ship Wavertree and the importance of the South Street Seaport to modern New York City. The evening will begin with a guided tour of the ship at Pier 16 in the East River, including key aspects of current restoration. Please wear practical shoes (no heels) and plan for steep ladders and stairs. Meet at Wavertree’s gangway on Pier 16 itself.

Come join fellow Circumnavigators and friends for this terrific event!

NBAApic2Young Aviator set for solo circumnavigation

Shaesta Walz, who recently met with Club Governor Angela McLean and  member Matt Guthmiller, is embarking on a venture this fall which, if successful, will make her the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. Members can learn more about Shaesta on her web site www.dreamssoar.org.  Please consider making a tax-free charitable donation to help her on her daring mission.

Luck to you, Shaesta!

New Membership Roster is available online!

A new, user friendly membership roster is available on our website. Just go to the Membership tab at the top of our website and scroll down to Roster, or click here. The roster is for members only so if you do not know the password, please contact Tracy Sancilio at club@circumnavigators.org or 201-612-9100. Once you access the roster page, you will find detailed instructions on how to use the roster. It is user-friendly and is continuously updated by the Executive Director so please make sure to check your contact information and email Tracy with updates.

The Last Shot

In the next month, many Circumnavigator “snow birds” will leave the north and head for warmer climes. This glorious sunset was shot at the home of Naples Chapter member Pat Classen and beckons us to Florida. The Naples Chapter held its end-of-summer retreat, with 68 members attending.

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Luck to you!

davidsig

 

 

David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

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