Naples Chapter Luncheon

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Feb 182020

February 9, 2020

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Pacific Northwest Chapter Circumnavigators Club Open House

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February 2020 Circumbits

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Feb 032020

The LOG is in the Mail

An exciting new issue of The LOG is on the way with a collection of great stories and photographs as well as Club news. This issue shows that Circumnavigators don’t shy away from some of the world’s most forbidding locales. We have stories from Syria, Iraq, Somalia along with our cover story about a journey to the former Soviet republics known as the “Stans”. Please give us your feedback after you read The LOG


Save the Date

Come join us at our next New York event on March 12th where Circumnavigator Edwin Galkin (New York Metro) will share his experience of his third around-the-world flight, raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease, in his single-engine airplane in 2018. He is now planning a fourth circumnavigation in his Cessna 210, departing New Jersey in late March and returning in May. Don’t miss this special event. Details are coming soon.


Tribute to Kobe Bryant

Circumnavigator Neil Mandt (Los Angeles) had the experience of meeting the NBA Super Star on several occasions. Kobe along with eight others died tragically last week in a helicopter crash. Neil, a film maker and director, recalls that Kobe was a classy guy and a true gentleman. He will be missed.


The Last Shot

Circumnavigators Geoff and Marilyn McGrath (Pacific-Northwest Chapter) recently completed their second circumnavigation. Their journey took them to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Hanoi and Singapore. Some of the highlights included Qasr Al Watan Presidential Palace and the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, the Bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand, and Halong Bay in Vietnam. One of their special experiences in Bangkok was the opportunity to visit a small community of artisans who hand make alms bowls for Buddhist monks. The Last Shot shows the magnificent Grand Palace in Bangkok.

Do you have a good photo for The Last Shot? Please send to club@circumnavigators.org.

Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President
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Desert Chapter Happy Hour

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Jan 272020

The Desert Chapter gathered on January 17 for happy hour at the Royal Palms Resort.

John Weed and wife Cynthia arrive at Desert Chapter Happy Hour get together at Royal Palms Resort with photos in hand of their summertime hiking trip to England
John Weed and wife Cynthia arrive at Desert Chapter Happy Hour get together at Royal Palms Resort with photos in hand of their summertime hiking trip to England
Co-President Steve Pincus and Treasurer Steve Smith greeted guests at the door

January 2020 Circumbits

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Happy New Year!

The Board of Governors sends best wishes to all Circumnavigators, family and friends for a wonderful 2020. In the new decade, it will be important for all of us to embrace our mission of making the world a better place through friendship and understanding. The world needs our help! Safe and happy travels to all. And, it definitely wintertime, as shown by Circumnavigator Lisa Brighton (Michigan Chapter) at the Eben Ice Caves on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Circumnavigator Lisa Brighton (Michigan Chapter) at the Eben Ice Caves on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Singapore Chapter On the Air

The Singapore Chapter was accorded an enormous honor recently when it was invited to “sound the gong” to open the market on December 24 at the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX).

This the same as ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange but given the Singapore culture, they bang a Chinese gong. The event was televised live on CNBC.

Chapter President Michael Palmer presided over the event and made a speech explaining the Circumnavigators Club, its inception, history and principles and the essence of our Singapore Chapter.

Invited on stage to join him were Graham Bell (Vice President) and Mr. Ang Hao Yao who is a stalwart of the Chapter and has served in many different positions on the Chapter Board and is currently in charge of International Relations.  They were hosted in the gong banging by Mr. Tan Boon Gin, CEO SGX RegCo. Eighteen Chapter members were in attendance to witness the event.

Congratulations to the Singapore Chapter!

Click here to watch the video of the ceremony.


International President David Mink Appoints Nominating Committee

2020 Nominating Committee

Brad Vogel –  Nominating Committee Chair, Second Vice President

Dan Peterson – First Vice President

Bill Holm – Past President 

Peter Mosse –Past President

Tina Nicholson – Board of Governors

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.


The Last Shot

Circumnavigator Bradford Gary (Palm Beach Chapter) took this shot of Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean near the Russian Coast. His story about this adventure will be featured in the upcoming issue of The LOG, due to be published at the end of this month.

Do you have a good photo for The Last Shot? Please send to club@circumnavigators.org.

Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President
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December 2019 Circumbits

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Dec 022019

Ken Burns Legendary Filmmaker to Receive Order of Magellan

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The Circumnavigators Club is delighted to announce that the world’s premier documentary filmmaker will receive our highest honor, The Order of Magellan. Ken Burns will join a distinguished list of honorees, including Walter Cronkite, John Glenn, Edmund Hillary, and Sandra Day O’Connor, who have been honored since the award was established in 1961.

The Order of Magellan will be awarded to Mr. Burns on November 12, 2020 in New York City. Since this event is nearly a year away, details and an invitation will be sent to members sometime in 2020.

Mr. Burns has been making documentary films for over 40 years. Since the Academy Award nominated Brooklyn Bridgein 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, including The Civil War; Baseball; Jazz; The Statue of Liberty; Huey Long; Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery; Frank Lloyd Wright; Mark Twain; Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson; The War; The National Parks: America’s Best Idea; The Roosevelts:  An Intimate HistoryJackie Robinson; Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War; The Vietnam War; and, most recently, Country Music.

A December 2002 poll conducted by Real Screen Magazine listed The Civil War as second only to Robert Flaherty’s Nanook of the North as the “most influential documentary of all time,” and named Ken Burns and Robert Flaherty as the “most influential documentary makers” of all time. In March 2009, David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun said, “… Burns is not only the greatest documentarian of the day, but also the most influential filmmaker period.”

Mr. Burns’ films have been honored with dozens of major awards, including sixteen Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards and two Oscar nominations; and in September of 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, he was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award.


Last Call for The LOG

The next issue of The LOG will be published in January. We have all the features stories and photos that we need. However, it is not too late for members to submit a photo and a line or two about recent travel for the column All Over the Map. Please submit these no later than December 15 by email attachment to davidamink@me.com.


Bougainville, Anyone?

Circumnavigator Albert Podell wants to go to this island nation to keep his designation of having visited every country on earth. Bougainville has now become the newest nation with its independence from Papua New Guinea, and it isn’t easy to get to. Albert, author and adventurer, says, “ I can’t quite figure out how to get there and wonder if any Circumnavigator has any recent experience in visiting there.

“Both the Bougainville airports have been closed for over a year for safety reasons, ranging from stray animals on the runways to the locals using them as a drag strips.. There used to be a passenger ferry, the Rabaul Queen, that went from Port Moresby to Bougainville, but it sank with 173 lives in 2011, as many of these Micronesian ferries have an inclination to do.” He adds, “Maybe members from Naples or Palm Beach could give me a lift on their yacht.”  Luck to you, Albert! You will need it!


The Last Shot

Looks like cell phones are just about everywhere. These Uzbek “tourists” are visiting the palace of Kiva, and one is taking time to use her phone. Photo is by Gunther Winkler, Naples Chapter, who will recount the visit to the “Stans” with his wife Maria in the upcoming issue of The LOG.

Do you have a good photo for The Last Shot? Please send to club@circumnavigators.org.

Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President
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