February 2021 Circumbits

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Feb 012021

Welcome to February!

Even though the pandemic days can be challenging, time sure flies by. Seems like we just kicked off the new year with January Circumbits putting 2020 in the rear view mirror. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and that those eligible are getting their vaccines. We feel better days are ahead.

Zoom Events

Circumnavigators are getting together via Zoom events with some interesting programs in the past month. All Zoom events are open to the general membership even when sponsored by a particular Chapter. We had 53 members join the New York Metro event recently with a great program on the remote areas of Russia by journalist Alec Luhn. Zoom events are posted on our site under upcoming events on the right side.


Scuttlebutt

Circumnavigators Have a New Book

PJ Heyliger (Desert Chapter) and Canadian Henri van Bentum have collaborated on their fifth Children’s book Three Mermaids’ Escapades, shown here. Henri wrote the story and PJ did the illustrations. The book is available on Amazon. Congratulations PJ and Henri.


Back on the Road

Circumnavigators are beginning to slowly return to international travel. Melody and Jon Dill (Naples Chapter) have just visited Egypt where they found the popular sites were almost empty, giving them great access to the wonders of the world. They report: “There could not be a better time for us. Weather is perfect, in the 60s and 70s. We’re guessing there were only 25 or 30 people on the 777 from JFK to London. Absolutely no one in line with us going through security at Heathrow. In Egypt, all hotels and ships are restricted to 50% capacity. At the Ritz Carlton, they were 12% capacity. On the sanctuary sun boat IV, there are 38 of us when normally there would be 80. Photos show the emptiness.
And, of course, the price is right. Abercrombie & Kent was 50% discount. We arrived a couple days early and had a Nile view room on club level for $180. Normally $400, $600?


The Last Shot

Norman and Susan Dailey (Washington DC Chapter) spent a romantic Valentine’s day last year in Bali. It was their last trip before the pandemic. The dinner was at the Swept Away Restaurant in Ubud, Bali in Indonesia. They were on their fourth circumnavigation.

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

Luck to you!

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Chicago Chapter Event on March 8th

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Mar 182020

Dr. Daniel Immerwahr, historian and professor at Northwestern University gave an illuminating presentation on “How to Hide an Empire”, which is the title of his book.Members and guests found it fascinating to look at the past and present territories of the U.S.

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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Feb 182020

The Pacific Northwest Chapter Circumnavigators Club held an Open House on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the home of Geoff and Marilyn McGrath.  The buffet which was served highlighted cuisine and wines of California’s Central Coast region.

 

 

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

Pacific-Southwest Chapter Meeting

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Sep 202019

The Pacific-Southwest Chapter held their meeting on September 19th and welcomed International President David Mink and his wife Dottie. Also welcomed was new member Cris Fuhrer, wife of current member Henry Fuhrer.

Caption: C’s. Henry Fuhrer, Cris Fuhrer, International President David Mink, Dottie Mink, Ken Mink, George and Kathleen Beebe, Chapter President Virginia Foster, Arthur Hammons, Lynn Payette and Sheila Purdy. 


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