August 2023
Photo Contest
This photo by C. Pat Hammers (At Large – Hawaii) was a winner in the last Photo Contest. Photos are encouraged to send in shots for the upcoming event.

Welcome to August!

Summer is flying by and Circumnavigators are exploring the world. Best wishes to members, family and friends for a wonderful month.

July Spectacular

July Spectacular

Circumnavigators Suzanne Frye and Sue Murphy (both New York Metro) shared with us the amazing fireworks display on Independence Day in New York.

Circumnavigators Ellie Hamby and Sandy Hazelip

Meet the Dynamic Duo

Circumnavigators Ellie Hamby and Sandy Hazelip are the 81-year-old best friends who circled the globe in just 80 days, resulting in numerous news features on CNN, The New York Times and others. The Club will be honoring them at an event on August 23 at the Yale Club in New York City. You won’t want to miss this exciting event.
Invitations have been sent via email. Contact headquarters to confirm your reservation

Naples Chapter Ladies

The group gathered for their third summer meeting where C. Michelle Doyle gave an outstanding presentation on her trip to Turkey. 

Naples Chapter Ladies Lunch
Photo left to right: Mary McNamara, Mary Elizabeth Beadle, Sophie Classen, Janice Abrams, Ann Doyle, Ellen Stephens, Natasha Lidlaw Seated: Anne Granata and Michelle Doyle

photo contest 2023

Shots Around the World…Send us your best photos for the annual photo event which helps support the Foundation. Just one photo will be appreciated. Let’s try to set a record for submissions. The deadline has been extended to September 15. 

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. 
Categories: Human Interest, Flora & Fauna, Landscape, Architecture
Rules: Photos are to be submitted via email as an attachment to Please put PHOTO CONTEST in the subject line of the email. 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. 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

Entry fees can be sent via PayPal on our website: by check to “Circumnavigators Club Foundation” and mailed to the Circumnavigators Club Foundation, PO Box 465, Ramsey NJ 07446. Let’s support this event! All photos will be shown on the Club web site.        

Chapter Highlights

Singapore Chapter…Singapore Chapter President, Mr. Ang Hao Yao hosted the annual mid-year, dinner event at the magnificent Sheraton Towers hotel. 

Members enjoyed the outstanding food supplied by the hotel’s renowned Cantonese restaurant Li Bai, great wines and wonderful musical entertainment. Mr. Ang Hao Yao presented the membership certificate to new member Mr. Elvin Too on that special evening.

Welcome to all New Members

pan am museum foundation

Fourteen new members were approved at the Board of Governors Meeting recently. The Club is seeing its numbership grow. Among the new members are three leaders of the Pan Am Museum Foundation, further solidifying our long, unofficial relationship with that storied airline. The Pan-Amers are Linda Freire (Foundation Chair), Patricia Iassogna and Wendy Knecht. Circumnavigators should let them know if planning to attend the dynamic museum on Long Island.

Other new members are:

James Bamford  (Washington DC Chapter)
Warner Blow  (Naples Chapter)
Tiffany Jungco  (At Large Philippines)
Lydia Kerr  (Naples Chapter)
Luis & Ronilynn Ramos  (Naples Chapter)
Mary Nice  (Naples Chapter)
Tareq Salahi  (Palm Beach Chapter)
Ron & Staci Schnell  (Miami Chapter)
Lisa Spoden  (Palm Beach Chapter)


Postcard memories…C. Tom Van Horn (President, Palm Beach Chapter) received a pleasant surprise from his 94-year-old Aunt Doris. She sent him all the postcards he had mailed to her from his trips – 147 postcards from 2003-2015. It was wonderful way to relive all of his travels. Do any Circumnavigators have a collection of old postcards? Might make for a good feature in The LOG’s Collectors Corner.


A bit of whimsey…Circumnavigators Geoff & Marilyn McGrath (At Large – Virginia) shared this humorous photo from Washington DC.

One of the Best…This writer has written plenty about some of our historic members. Watching Wimbledon last month, I recalled that tennis great Arthur Ashe was a member, having joined in 1978. Here is a copy of his application.

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The Last Shot

Last shot
Thanks to Circumnavigator Judy Swanson (Naples Chapter) for this stunning shot in Canada.

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

Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President

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