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.
Spring is on the way!
For most of the northern climes of the United States, this winter has been a Jekyll and Hyde of extremely bitter cold and unseasonable warmth. Now, it’s comforting to know that Spring is right around the corner. Many Circumnavigators took to the road during the winter, and many more are planning trips in the upcoming months. Please let us know about your travels, by emailing this writer at firstname.lastname@example.org or our executive director Tracy Sancilio at email@example.com. We are beginning plans for the next issue of The LOG for the late Spring and we will feature this info in our All Over the Map section.
Don’t miss the Annual Meeting…
Our Annual Meeting will be held on May 19 at the Yale Club in New York City. Our featured speaker will be Dylan Thuras, author and founder of the website Atlas Obscura. We will also be honoring our long-time treasurer George Sanborn, who is retiring from this post.
If you are planning to visit Florida this month, you might want to visit our Chapters in Naples, Miami or Palm Beach. Circumnavigator Albert Podell, adventurer and author, will address all three Chapters in what will undoubtedly be a witty and informative presentation. Here are the dates of each event:
Naples Chapter: Sunday, March 12
Miami Chapter: Saturday, March 18
Palm Beach Chapter: Sunday, March 19.
Please contact Tracy at headquarters if you need more info about these events.
The Last Shot
This writer visited a bucket list locale, one that has been seen by many Circumnavigators — the spectacular Iguazu Falls in Argentina.
Luck to you!
David A. Mink
Chair, Communications Committee
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.
Members and guest gathered on February 9th at the Golden Unicorn in New York City for a Chinese New Year celebration. The evening began with a social hour followed by a delicious Chinese Banquet. A wonderful evening was enjoyed by all.
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.
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!
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