Magellan Award Weekend in Naples, FL

Circumnavigators from Chapters nationwide honored C. Capt. Robert Crippen (Ret.) on March 22 at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. The weekend began with a Goodwill Reception on Thursday evening at the home of Naples Chapter President, Tina Nicholson. Tina welcomed out-of-town members and guests into her beautiful home and served delicious hors d’oeuvres and homemade Persian dishes for dinner. 

The following evening, the Magellan Award dinner was held at the Naples and Sailing Yacht Club where over 150 people honored member and former astronaut Robert Crippen. Chapters present were Desert, Chicago, Miami, Michigan, Naples, New York Metro, Palm Beach, Pacific-Northwest and Washington, DC. A delicious dinner was served followed by a presentation and slides where Capt. Crippen shared his experiences on various space shuttled missions. Magellan Chair Howard Matson, along with Past Presidents and Chapter Presidents presented Robert Crippen with the Order of Magellan.

On Sunday, March 24, members and guests attended a brunch at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. C. Marvin Easton gave an interesting presentation on Papua New Guinea and Myanmar. Naples Membership Chair Peggy Coppola presented membership certificates to new members, Shahriar Ghoddousi, Shelly Krygier, Ruth and Dale Kerr. 

Thank you to the Naples Chapter for hosting such wonderful events!

Click here to view additional photos from the Goodwill Reception

Click here to view additional photos from the Magellan Award Dinner

Click here to view additional photos from the Sunday Brunch

Save the date for the Annual Meeting in New York

The Annual Meeting and luncheon will be held on Friday, May 17 at the Yale Club in New York City. Guest speaker and member Jim Foster will give a presentation on The Magellan Project. Jim is the Magellan Project founder and project manager and has studied and researched the history of the Magellan expeditions since 1193. Come join us for this historic event. The announcement and reservation form with details will arrive in the mail soon. 

Photo Contest deadline extended

Entries for the photo contest can now be submitted until April 15

Catagories: 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. 

Here are the rules:
Photos are to be submitted via email as an attachment to Members are limited to five submissions. There is a $10 fee for each photo, which is a tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation. The photos do not have to be recent.
There will be three winning places in each category as well as an overall best photo. The photos will be judged by professional photographers.

There is no form to be filled out. Just send your email with the photos including the following:

  • Your Name
  • Chapter
  • Category of photograph
  • Title of photograph
  • Photographer’s statement

We will contact you if we need more info.

Entry fees can be sent via PayPal on our website or by check to “Circumnavigators Club Foundation” and mailed to the Circumnavigators Club, PO Box 465, Ramsey NJ 07446.

Let’s support this event! Our goal is to raise $1000 for the Foundation. All photos will be shown on the Club web site.     

The Last Shot

Roger Weatherburn-Baker took this shot of the setting sun on Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock) in central Australia. In the next issue of The Log, Roger will feature tips on shooting sunsets in his Through My Lens column.

Do you have a good photo for The Last Shot? Please send to

Luck to you!

David A. Mink
International President

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