August 2022
Sun is setting on another summer season

August Already?

Where does the time go? Hard to believe that we are going into the tail end of another summer. But, Circumnavigators and Chapters have had plenty of action as readers can see in items below. Thanks for sending us info about your travels.

Note: Circumnavigators Club headquarters will be closed from July 29 – August 5. Emails will be returned as soon as possible upon return. Luck to you!

Plan Ahead

Circumnavigators are invited to join the remarkable private dinner at the House of Lords in London on December 8. Hosted by the UK Chapter, this event if always uplifting and memorable. Please contact UK Chapter President Helen Jenkins or Tracy Sancilio at Club headquarters if you would like to attend.

annual meeting save the date may 19, 2023

We want to alert members that next year’s Annual Meeting will move back to it normal time slot on May 19, 2023 in New York City. It isn’t too early to pencil in this event on your calendar. The meeting will include a featured speaker and a chance to meet members from around the world.

The Yale Club

This writer spent a recent night at the Yale Club which I have been using since unloading our Manhattan apartment after 27 years. I want to emphasize to Circumnavigators that our headquarters at the Yale Club is a great perk for members. The Yale Club has made some recent changes to be more “user-friendly” for Circumnavigators. Members no longer need to go through Tracy Sancilio to make reservations to stay overnight. Members can call the Yale Club directly. The Yale staff has a list of Circumnavigators at the front desk to verify. Circumnavigators should request a guest pass. From there they can make room and dinner reservations. If preferred, Tracy can still help members to make a reservation.

The Yale Club has comfortable rooms and many amenities with a great location in mid-town Manhattan. The recently opened roof-top restaurant is excellent. Please note, however, that dining and bar service are not open on Sundays.

Outside dining is available at the roof-top restaurant.

Chapter Highlights


Chapter President Ang Hao Yao welcomed members to the Singapore Chapter Mid-Year Dinner last month. The event was a feast of fellowship, music, great food and wine. It was the first time in three years the mid-year dinner had been held due to Covid. Members had a wonderful evening.

Singapore chapter aug 2022

Foundation Scholar in Singapore…First Vice-President of the Singapore Chapter, Graham Bellwelcomes Foundation scholar Emily Hardy as she touches down in Singapore on her around-the-world research journey.

Emily and Graham

Follow our Foundation Scholars as they travel around the world…click on their BLOGs below:


Mackenzie Gentz
Northwestern University


Vivica Lewis
Northwestern University 


Emily Hardy
Georgetown University

Washington DC chapter

The Chapter which is being revitalized held a happy hour with ten members and potential new members.

dc chapter happy hour

Congratulations…Venerable Circumnavigator Don Parrish (Chicago Chapter) has returned to the top of the prestigious Most Travelled People (MTP) list. Don’s recent trip to Kazakhstan put him back to Number One.

don parish

all over the map aug 22

South of France

Circumnavigators Katie Kristen Koontz (New York Metro) traveled together for their first trip to Nice and other spots in southern France. They also visited Monte Carlo. In this photo, the daughter-mother team went to the scenic Medieval village of Eze.

Katie and Kristen Koontz

More from France

Circumnavigator Donna Suddeth (Naples Chapter) also explored France and got some great photos. Before leaving from Philadelphia, she found this inspiring sign shown below. Donna also visited Switzerland and Malta. Below are a few of her shots.

Donna Suddeth


Circumnavigators Ann Swinford and Mo El-Fouly (Michigan Chapter) were featured in a recent issue of Parada Magazine, running in the Sun papers coast to coast. The piece focused on seasoned travelers and highlighted Ann and Mo’s trip to Petra.

Ann Swinford Mo El-Fouly

Some things don’t change

Circumnavigators Geoff and Marilyn McGrath moved from Washington State to Williamsburg, Virginia. Their license plates tell the story about their love of travel.

itchy feet

The Last Shot

Norm & Susan Dailey
An Amazing Race…As mentioned in Circumbits last month, Circumnavigators Norm Susan Dailey (Washington DC Chapter) participated in “Amazing Race for Normal People” and finished recently with a good score. Their experience will be featured in the next issue of The LOG. Shown below, the Dailey’s won one leg of the race by making this chocolate flower in Broc, Switzerland.

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Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President

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