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 Unfortunately for English-only members, the piece is written in German and will not be published in English.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.

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.

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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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Sep 012016
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

August 2016 Circumbits

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Jul 292016
solarimpulse4Congratulations to the Solar Impulse 2 team!

Mission Complete…

Bertrand Piccard, recipient of the Club’s 1999 Order of Magellan for his circumnavigation by hot air balloon, landed the solar-powered aircraft, the Solar Impulse 2, in Abu Dhabi on July 26, 2016.  Piccard and his fellow Swiss pilot, Andre Borschberg, began their round-the-world journey in March 2015.  Taking turns piloting the single-seat plane, they made the trip in 16 legs without using any fuel.  The trip had been interrupted for nine months because the batteries were damaged during the longest leg — five days from Japan to Hawaii.  In interviews on Tuesday, Piccard expressed his belief that the accomplishment demonstrates that clean technologies can be adapted to make the world more energy efficient.

Singapore Chapter

The Singapore Chapter held its annual mid-year dinner at the fabulous Sentosa Golf Club. A delicious dinner and excellent band accompanied by members singing their hearts out.

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Need a Blazer Badge?

Just in…A new inventory of the Club blazer badges is now available for sale. The handmade badges are $50 and can be ordered by contacting Tracy Sancilio at club@circumnavigators.org.

In The LOG

We hope you have enjoyed the latest copy of The LOG. The staff appreciates feedback and comments from Circumnavigators, so let us know what you think! Remember you can also read The LOG on this website. The issue had a great story by Circum Fred Myers about his circumnavigation on a weekend. We neglected that the woman chatting with Fred in the photo is Summer Bartholomew, Miss U.S.A. for 1975. Fred notes that “her charm, good looks and sense of adventure made her a hit with everyone on the flight. In fact, in later years she went on to do well as an actress.”

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podellbookClub Member Book Available

Author and Adventurer Albert Podell, who addressed our Annual Meeting in May, is now a member of the Club. We welcome this outstanding world traveler to our ranks. Albert’s best-selling book is now available in paperback, and can be purchased online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as at independent bookstores. Circumnavigators will enjoy this witty and intriguing tale.

 

The Last Shot

A vision to cool you off after this hot summer, Circumnavigator Katie Koontz took this shot last month in Glacier Bay, Alaska. The next issue of The LOG, scheduled for the end of the year, will feature photos and stories from Lands of Snow and Ice. So send us some of your best snowy, icy photos. Also, start reviewing your photos to enter the 2016 Foundation Photo Contest (see last year’s entries here).

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July 2016 Circumbits

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Jul 012016

fireworksHappy Independence Day!

For those Circumnavigators from the United States, we wish you and your families a festive holiday. For our International members, best wishes to you as well. As Circumnavigators discover the world, we come to appreciate the freedoms and opportunities that exist in some countries, but not in others. So, we continue our efforts to make the world a better place through friendship and understanding.

 

New & Improved Club Roster is coming…

The online version of our Club directory will be greatly enhanced in upcoming weeks. The new roster will be user friendly and easy to access. The new roster is available now on the web site in an early version. IMPORTANT! PLEASE GO TO THE CURRENT ROSTER AND MAKE SURE YOUR INFORMATION IS ACCURATE. On this website, go to the Membership tab at the top. Scroll down and click on Roster. You can also access the roster in the right column under “Members Only Section”. This will require the password. If you do not know the password (same for all members), contact Tracy at headquarters by email or phone and she will give it to you. Thanks for your help.

The LOG will arrive this month…

We think you will enjoy the upcoming version of our venerable club publication with great stories and photos from our members. Please send us your feedback! We will run selected comments on the web site. Also, let us know if you have any suggestions for stories. Please do not send finished stories to The LOG. We will work with you to develop stories. Also important, send us word about your travels for All Over the Map. Finally, are you a collector? We will be running Collector’s Corner in each issue about travel-related collections.

june16bPhoto mystery solved…

At the Annual Meeting, our speaker, Adventurer Albert Podell asked our help in identifying one of his many photos that remained a mystery. He has shown it to more than 20 groups, and thanks to our Web Coordinator, Beth Tindall, The Circumnavigators Club came up with the answer. The building, shown below, is the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo.

 

The Last Shot

Albert Podell was delighted that we identified his mystery photo, and now he has another request. He recently discovered from a Bulgarian that he has been misidentifying this photo as Sofia (Bulgaria) at dusk. Can a Circumnavigator come up with the right venue? Albert says it was taken in Eastern Europe in 2014.

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Luck to you!

davidsig

 

 

David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

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