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The next issue of The LOG will not be published until early summer, but we are working on stories that can use members’ input.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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Jan 032018

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

December 2017 Circumbits

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Dec 012017

Season’s Greetings to all Circumnavigators, family and friends…

This cover from The LOG in 1929 is one of our favorites. It shows a studious Santa Claus attempting to deliver a gift to a Circumnavigator in China. A little research has shown that the illustrator was a Club member who was also a distinguished and prominent artist. Louis M. Glackens illustrated dozens of stories and articles in the early 20th Century, including his work for Puck, the leading humor magazine of the time.

Happy holidays to all!

September-October 1929 cover of The Log. (click image to see larger version)

 


Click on the photo to read the story at the Palm Beach Daily News…

The LOG is coming soon…

Look for the latest issue of The LOG to arrive at your home soon. This issue features some great stories from our members and news from the Club. One story relates the journey through the Northwest Passage by Bradford and Susan Gary. They made a presentation recently to the Palm Beach Chapter, which was covered by the newspaper and can be read here.

 


Click on the photo to read an article in the James Bay Beacon.

Have you checked your DNA?…

Circumnavigator Henri Van Bentum of Canada wrote a story for his local newspaper about tracing one’s ethnic roots through DNA. The story can be read at the link here. If you have checked your DNA and gotten any interesting results, please contact us at davidamink@me.com. Henri is planning to write a story for a future issue of The LOG about this procedure.

 

 


 

The Last Shot 

Watching the bulls…

The upcoming LOG will also feature a story by Henry Restarick who took the thrilling risk of running with the bulls in Spain. This amazing shot by Janet Restarick could not be shown in its entirety in the publication, so we thought you would enjoy seeing it here.

 

 

Luck to you,


David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

September 2017 Circumbits

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Sep 052017

Upcoming Events

The Club’s annual Oktoberfest event will be held in New York City on Tuesday, September 19 at Reichenbach Hall. It will be a festive evening of friendship and dining with wonderful German cooking (and perhaps a beer or two!). The cost is $45 per person and Circumnavigators are welcome to bring guests. If you have been to Oktoberfest in Munich, you will be welcome to share your experience. The reservation form can be found here, or get your tickets online here.

The Magellan Award dinner is coming up on October 27th to honor explorer and adventurer Andre Borschberg, co-pilot of Solar Impulse 2, which circumnavigated the globe using only solar power. The black-tie event will be held at the Penn Club in New York City. Further information will be posted on the website and an invitation will be mailed soon.

 

We are working on the next LOG

Scheduled for early December, we want input from Circumnavigators for our columns All Over the Map and Scuttlebutt. Just send us a line or two or a photo about recent trips or planned ones.

Have you been to North Korea?

We would like to hear from our members who have traveled to North Korea for a story about travel to this country that generates so many headlines. Please contact David Mink at davidamink@me.com. We will keep information anonymous if requested.

Photo Contest Deadline

The Photo Contest has been postponed due to technical difficulties with uploading photos. A future date will be announced.

Circumnavigator Podell takes his first cruise

After 60 years of travel, Author and Adventurer Albert Podell took his first cruise, rounding Cape Horn. His account of the trip will be published in International Travel News (ITN). The cruise was not all fun and games, as Albert describes it. You can read his story here.

Albert poses on an ice floe in this obvious fake shot off the coast of South America.


The Last Shot

Circumnavigators Ann Swinford and Mo Elfouly, of the Michigan Chapter visited Idaho Falls, Idaho for the solar eclipse on September 13. As Ann describes it, “The temperature dropped 20 degrees, women around me put on sweaters.  I saw a flock of seagulls heading to roost and Venus and the stars came out. People were quiet.  We had two minutes of this mystery when the sun came back.   I nearly shouted, “Do it again!” Mo shot this stunning shot of the event.

 

Luck to you!

 

 

David A. Mink

Chair, Communications

August 2017 Circumbits

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Aug 042017

Andre Borschberg

Magellan Dinner to Honor Andre Borschberg on October 27, 2017

Andre Borschberg, one of the Swiss pilots who flew the Solar Impulse 2 battery-powered aircraft around the world, will receive the Club’s Order of Magellan at a gala dinner in New York on Friday, October 27, 2017. The venue is the Penn Club (30 West 44th Street) in midtown Manhattan. It will be an exciting opportunity for members and guests to honor Borschberg and to celebrate this remarkable achievement in aviation. For more information about the flight of Solar Impulse 2, see the article on p. 4 of The LOG (2016, Number Two). Registration for the dinner will begin in September. The Officers and Governors look forward to seeing you in New York!

Calling All Photographers! ~~~ Time for the Photo Contest

The Photo Contest has been postponed due to technical difficulties with uploading photos. A future date will be announced.

Please submit your best photos for the Circumnavigators Club Photo Contest.

Deadline: Sept. 15, 2017

Categories:     Human Interest, Flora & Fauna, Landscape, Architecture

Our Annual Photo Contest is fun for our members and helps support the Circumnavigators Foundation. It is a great way to share our photos with the membership. There is a fee of $10 per photo submitted (limit 10 submissions per person).

Singapore Chapter Mid-Year Dinner

Mr. Graham Bell, President of the Singapore Chapter, welcomed members to one of the most iconic “black and white” houses in Singapore for the Chapter’s annual mid-year dinner. Members enjoyed a great evening of good food, great wines, beautiful music and great fellowship.

 

The Last Shot

from Roger Weatherburn Baker, After the Kill, Okavango Delta, Botswana
(First Place, Flora & Fauna in last years photo contest)

Luck to you!

 

 

Tracy Sancilio
Executive Director

July 2017 Circumbits

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Jun 302017

Happy Independence Day

to our American members at home and abroad!  To all our members in the Northern Hemisphere, we wish a happy and fun-filled summer!

 

The LOG coming soon…

This cover was second option. Photo by Albert Podell.

The summer issue of The LOG is at the printer and will be mailed shortly. If you do not receive it in early July, please contact Tracy at headquarters. We always appreciate feedback from our members after they read the issue, so please email comments to club@circumnavigators.org.

The new issue features the people of the world;  the cover to the right is not the actual cover. It finished second but it’s a great one nonetheless. Members will love the actual cover.

World’s largest passport?…

Eric Oborski (New York Metro) was recognized by the Smithsonian Institution for having perhaps the world’s largest passport.

With more than a dozen passports, Eric has amassed about 1400 pages, a record that probably will never be broken with the U.S. government now limiting the number of pages. Eric’s career in the travel business led to this amazing accomplishment.

The passport shown here, covers from 1997 to 2007, has 331 pages. You can read about Eric’s feat on the Smithsonian website.

Eric Oborski and his 331-page passport

 

Club gear available online

Ladies Scarf $25
Red Tie $25
Blue Tie $25  (limited quantity)
Hat (black or white) $20

The Last Shot

Brad Vogel (New York Metro) reveals the sunset at midnight in Iceland.

 

 

Luck to you!

 

 

David A. Mink, Chair, Communications

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