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Loving February 

February isn’t so short this leap year but it is still sweet and full of surprises. Spring is on its way as Circumnavigators continue to travel and enjoy the world. Best wishes for a joyful month to our members, family and friends.


Chapter Highlights

Palm Beach Chapter Highlight Feb 2024

Palm Beach Chapter held a festive event featuring speaker Richard Rene Silvin’s talk on the SS Normandie and other classic ocean liners. The presentation was enjoyed by members and guests from as far away as England and Ireland. Mr. Silvin in a historian, author and lecturer. The Chapter also introduced new members Tareq Salahi and Lisa Spoden who have ties to the international world of polo.

Naples Chapter Highlight February 2024

Naples Chapter enjoyed an interesting presentation given by the former President of the Travelers Century Club – Timothy Skeet, who spoke of his various adventurous circumnavigations.  Members of several different Travel Century Clubs were also in attendance. Three new members were introduced at the meeting.


February 2024 All Over the Map
Puldy, BC

Circumnavigator Michael Puldy (At Large, Los Angeles) spent a week heli-skiing in Crescent Spur, British Columbia, Canada. Michael reports it is a beautiful place in the middle of nowhere, and the skiing is intense.

Sherri Donovan Yemen

Circumnavigator Sherri Donovan (New York Metro)visited mainland Yemen, including the UNESCO awe-inspiring town of Hadramout, the Manhattan of Arabia Shibam with its ancient mud skyscrapers soaring out of the desert landscape. Among her adventures, she also visited the shrine and burial place of Prophet Hood, believed to be a direct descendant of Noah, Sufi shrines and the tallest mosque minaret in Yemen. 

Sue Murphy Suzanne Frye Egypt Feb 2024

Circumnavigators Sue Murphy Suzanne Frye continued their excursion in Egypt which they described as calm and welcoming. They reported: “We had a Coptic Christian guide in Cairo who said some people are promoting a boycott of American things like KFC, McDonalds, Coke, and Pepsi, but it is not really being followed.  We had a Muslim guide named Mohammed in Luxor who has three sons in the American school here, and he hopes to go to NYC sometime to see the Egyptian section of the Metropolitan Museum. In Aswan, we had a wonderful modern Muslim woman guide who is hopeful that her son will go to college in the USA so she can visit him. Whenever a taxi driver, shopkeeper, hotel worker, etc., knows we are from the USA, we get a thumbs up sign, a reply like ‘America- great country,’ or they tell us they have friends or relatives in America.”


Scuttlebutt

Tom & Judy Van Horn, David Mink, February 2024

Circumnavigators Tom Judy Van Horn (Palm Beach Chapter) traveled to Naples to hear Club President David Mink’s lecture to the International Men’s Club of America. Also, Tom has been named to the Board of Directors for Rajant Health Inc. Tom’s membership in the Circumnavigators Club was listed in the press release.


The Last Shot

Suzanne Frye Egypt last shot
Thanks to Circumnavigator Suzanne Frye for the shot of sunrise over the Red Sea in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

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International President
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January 2024 Circumbits

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New Year’s Eve in Egypt by Suzanne Frye

Happy New Year! 

Our historic club has now entered its 122nd year and there is much ahead. It is important to remember that we are a sharing club, giving members advice and strategy on travel. Most important is our mission: Through Friendship, To Leave This World A Little Better Than We Found It. Our mission isn’t limited to international events. Closer to home is equally relevant. So, Chapters and members, please let us know what we are doing to make the world a better place. Of course, our best wishes go to members, family and friends for a wonderful 2024.


Annual Meeting 2024 May 17

Our Annual Meeting will be held in New York City on Friday, May 17. Yours truly will make the presentation at the end of six years of presidency. President David Mink will “Wrap it Up” with photos and Circum stories.


Chapter Highlights

uk chapter highlights - House of Lords

UK Chapter held its annual dinner at the House of Lords, sponsored by Circumnavigator Lord Richard Faulkner. Thanks go to Chapter President Helen Jenkins for coordinating another wonderful sold-out event. About a dozen Americans made the journey to London to join the UK members and guests. Featured was speaker Per Besson with his program “Lessons from a Polyglot’s Travels through 193 UN counties.”

Michigan Chapter highlight

Michigan Chapter celebrated its annual Holiday Party with a luncheon at Plum Hollow Golf and Country Club, hosted by Circumnavigator Mary Lou Butcher, with a plated meal and a round-table discussion. Each attendee shared with the group where they’d been over the past year and where they were headed next year. The stories were amazing!

Chicago chapter highlight

Chicago Chapter held an event in the wine cellar at Francesca’s in Chicago. Steven Cory Solomon talked about his experiences as a Rotary Scholar in Durban, South Africa.  He shared how Dr. Jane Goodall and Archbishop Desmond Tutu changed his life through global opportunities beyond his wildest imagination. 

During the event, the Chapter held its biannual election of officers.  A signed photo of “Earth Rise,” which had been presented to the chapter in 1990 by astronaut Jim Lovell, was passed from outgoing President Jeneane Blom to incoming President Jim Franch. 

Naples Chapter Highlight

Naples Chapter had a festive holiday event during which Circumnavigator Elaine Christian gave a fascinating presentation on her recent trip to the Himalayan Mountain countries of Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet.

pacific southwest chapter highlights

Pacific Southwest Chapter held a holiday event at the home of President Virginia Foster and husband Arthur in La Jolla where members recounted travel stories and enjoyed a festive dinner.

Pacific Northwest chapter highlights

Pacific Northwest Chapter held a memorable holiday party at the home of Circumnavigator Will Mason and his wife Maria. Chapter members enjoyed sharing stories and a marvelous buffet.


jan 2024 all over the map
Steve barnett

Circumnavigator Steve Barnett (At Large, Panama) is stepping off the Board of Governors as he embarks on a six-month solo motorcycle adventure in India. He says, “My plan for India is…. well, pretty much no plan! I’ll buy a motorcycle in either Bangalore or Goa (depending on what’s available) then ride to the southern tip of India and gradually work my way north for about five months.  This is how I’ve traveled through most parts of the world— just winging it”.  His wife Karen will join him for a little while in India in April and they are planning on going on the Deccan Odyssey train from Mumbai through Rajasthan to New Delhi.  “I hope to get to the north to see Kashmir and Srinagar.  Of particular interest are the houseboats on Lake Dal.  I lived on a houseboat in Sausalito California for eight years and have always wanted to see what they are like on the other side of the world”.

Helen Jenkins

Circumnavigator Helen Jenkins (President, UK Chapter) visited the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakesh, Morocco.  International garden expert Monty Don ranks it as one of the best gardens in the world. 

Katie koontz

Circumnavigator Katie Koontz (At Large, California) was recently transferred to Los Angeles. Katie works for CNBC and she returned home to New York for a holiday libation at the Yale Club.

Jim Franch

Circumnavigator Club treasurer Jim Franch (Chicago Chapter) was in Madagascar where he had this close encounter with a lemur. He explained that lemurs always live in small groups with defined territories and are run by a single alpha female.  All females have a red-brown fur and all males like this one are black. They have no predators on this island so they are not afraid of humans.

the Coles

Circumnavigator Sally Cole (Palm Beach Chapter) on the road again as she and husband Larry traveled to Cyprus to embark on a cruise through the Suez Canal with stops in Egypt and Jordan.

Ed Hotchkiss

Circumnavigator Ed Hotchkiss (New York Metro) and his wife Khadija just returned from a three-month trip to 13 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. One highlight was spending five days in the little-known, three-island country of Comoros, located in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique and north of Madagascar. While it has miles of beautiful beaches, a thick forest, and even a live volcano, few tourists go there. He says, “I was fortunate to go to a local wedding, where I took a photo with these lovely women. The lady on the left has applied masonjoany to her face, a decorative cosmetic paste and sunscreen made of ground wood.”

Circumnavigators Suzanne Frye and Sue Murphy (New York Metro) spent New Year’s Eve at the historic pyramids in Giza, Egypt. As usual, photographer Suzanne caught some colorful shots there.


The Last Shot

This is why I moved to Florida

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International President
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December 2023 Circumbits

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December: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

Best wishes to all for a joyful holiday season

Circumnavigators, wherever in the world you live, enjoy December with its beauty, hope and friendship. 


Coming Soon

The UK Chapter is just a couple of weeks away from holding its annual dinner event at the House of Lords, hosted by Circumnavigator Lord Richard Faulkner. Sold out again this year, more than 40 Circumnavigators and guests will attend this festive event.

House of Lords

Chapter Highlights

Naples Chapter
New President Pam Girtman with Tina Nicholson, and Tim Gunderman and Roger Baker

Naples Chapter held its first meeting of the season at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club.  Eighty-eight members, and guests attended to hear an excellent program on Malta given by Circumnavigator Roger Baker.  In attendance was the Chapter’s own Knight of Malta – Tim Gunderman, who added some comments regarding the honorable Organization of the Knights of Malta. The event also saw a changing of the guard with President Tina Nicholson passing the gavel to new President Pam Girtman. Tina served in her role with distinguished service for six years.

Washington DC Chapter

DC Chapter held its annual joint meeting with the Explorers Club’s Washington team at the Cosmos Club. Chapter President Jason Chang reports, “It was a wonderful meeting sharing travel stories and learning about the important issue of space debris in orbit from Dr. Mark Skinner. We look forward to our continued collaboration and will plan shared events such as the polo match in 2024.” 


Circumnavigator Sally Cole (Palm Beach Chapter) and husband Larry circumnavigated Mallorca on the annual CCA (Cruising Club of America) Rendezvous. There were about 100 people on 15 boats on the 12-day voyage around the island. Overnight stops included Sa Rapito, Alcudia Bay, Sant Vincenc, Soller, Port Antratx, and Palma. They were guests of CCA Commodore Chris Otorowski and wife Shawn onboard their gorgeous Swan 68’ Aphrodite.

The Coles

Circumnavigator Steve Fuller (At Large) is a legendary marathoner. He has run numerous marathons on all seven continents. Now he has completed a four-country marathon event in Asia—Kyrgyzstan,Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. He says the one-week event was fascinating. He was joined by his wife, Circumnavigator Henna.

The Fullers

Circumnavigators Lion & Donna Curran (New York Metro) stopped for a coconut on Princess Margaret Beach on Bequia Island in the Grenadines.

The Currans

Circumnavigators Norm & Susan Dailey (Washington DC Chapter) stopped in Coron, Philippines. It was one stop on a Windstar cruise from Hong Kong to Cairns, Australia. They have “collected” four new countries on their 6th circumnavigation.

The Daileys

Circumnavigator Michael Lawler (Pacific Southwest Chapter) and his wife Barbara are off on an eight-month cruise on their 47 ft. sailboat “Traveler,” cruising now on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, including Baja, and the Sea of Cortez and as far south as Acapulco. They are returning in mid-June. Stay tuned for more info on this adventure.

The Lawlers

Circumnavigator Mark Pross (Washington, DC Chapter) braved gale-force winds while visiting the Neolithic-era Callanish Stones (erected between 2900-2600 BC), which were a focus for ritual activity during the Bronze Age. The standing stones are located on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides Islands of Scotland. After an Arctic polar expedition, Mark and his wife Marty visited the Orkney Islands and Outer Hebrides Islands of Scotland, Ireland, the British Crown Dependency of the Isle of Man, England, Latvia, and Norway.

Mark Pross

Circumnavigators Geoff & Marilyn McGrath (At Large, Virginia) took one of the world’s longest flights, 18 hours from Newark NJ to Singapore. It began their recent trip to Singapore and Dubai. They loved relaxing in Singapore which including feasting on spicy shrimp and red chili crab cakes. Then on to Dubai where they visited the new Museum of the Future and shopped on iconic Al See, a waterfront promenade.

The McGraths

Scuttlebutt

Circumnavigator Paulette Cooper Noble, former president of the Palm Beach Chapter, is an extraordinary person. Aside from her extensive world travels, she survived the holocaust, wrote numerous books and received death threats from Scientologists, a group who she exposed in a book. Now she has written her memoirs—a fascinating account of her life.

The Perils of Paulette

Circumnavigator Bill Ashley (Washington DC Chapter) enjoyed a festive Halloween at the White House where President and Mrs. Biden handed out books and candy to children.

Bill Ashley

The Last Shot

Our favorite holiday cover from a vintage 1929 issue of ‘The LOG’

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Luck to you!

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International President
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October 2023 Circumbits

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scarecrows
Visit Woodstown, NJ to see dozens of Halloween scarecrows. Photos by Dottie Mink.

Welcome to October

“I am so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.”L.M. Montgomery

Best wishes to all our members, family and friends for a wonderful start to autumn. Please make sure to send us info on your travels!


Thank you, photographers

Our photo contest raised funds to benefit the Circumnavigators Club Foundation. Following are the top photos in each category as judged by our team of professional photographers. You can find all of the photos by clicking on the photo tab on this site or link to: https://circumnavigators.org/2023-photo-contest/

Architecture

Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor, Egypt by Judy Swanson (Naples Chapter)

Landscape

Central Park by Judy Joseph (New York Metro)

Flora & Fauna

Mighty Lion in South Africa by David Mink (New York Metro)

Human Interest

Searching for Dao Bapa Kami in Jerusalem by Jennifer Teague (Washington DC Chapter)

Celebration of Life

Several Circumnavigators were among a crowd in New York that honored the late Circumnavigator Albert Podell, author and adventurer who recently passed away. Given that Albert had no heirs, treasures from his trips to every country were offered to guests as keepsakes. It was a great tribute to an amazing person.

Circumnavigator Brad Vogel with Albert’s “stuff”

Chapter Highlights

Pacific Southwest Chapter members had a very special time at the home of Kathleen and George Beebe complete with dancing girls, flight attendants, and a video presentation of the Beebe’s’ 15th circumnavigation with tips on how to travel using miles from credit cards.

Chicago Chapter members  gathered at Cliff Dwellers Club for a lovely September evening event with a presentation by Dr. Nina Kraus of the Brainvolts laboratory at Northwestern University on the topic of “The Sounds of Languages”, following cocktails on the terrace and dinner overlooking Michigan Avenue.  


Circumnavigator Cynthia Bassett (At Large Ohio) and her niece Lisa Kaeser had a sensational safari to Zambia where they enjoyed the scenery and photographing the wildlife. Lisa went fishing on the Zambezi River where she caught (and released) a 71-pound Vundu catfish.

Cynthia Bassett (At Large Ohio) and her niece Lisa Kaeser

Circumnavigator Bill Ashley (Washington DC Chapter) completed his 7th circumnavigation on a solo trip. Among other things, he visited two new nations—Nauru and Timor-Leste. He has now been to 178 countries. On the trip, he enjoyed catching up with friends around the world.

Circumnavigator Mark Pross (Washington DC Chapter) visited the Porta d’Europa (Gateway to Europe) on the Italian Island of Lampedusa. The monument, located at the southern-most point of Europe, is a memorial to all the mostly Sub-Saharan migrants who died while making the perilous boat journey from Libya and Tunisia.

Mark Pross

Circumnavigator Suzanne Frye (New York Metro) celebrated her birthday with a camel ride in Mongolia.

Suzanne Frye

Circumnavigators Lion & Donna Curran (New York Metro) enjoyed a trip to Kauai which was spared the terrible fires that devastated its Hawaiian neighbor Maui. Lion says Kauai is the wettest place on earth.

the Currans

Circumnavigator Jason Chang (President, Washington DC Chapter) is touring around the region of Marseille, France and taking in the local flavors.

Jason chang

Circumnavigators Norm & Susan Dailey (Washington DC Chapter) are on the move again. After a visit to Lebanon, they headed off on the next leg of a 30-day trip that would encompass the five Stan’s (2 T’s, 2 K’s and a U). They visited the burning crater of Darwaza  and ancient city Merv in Turkmenistan. Then the Shah-i-Zinda complex of mausoleums in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. On to the Iskander Kul in Tajikistan, the Altyn-Emil National Park in Kazakhstan and finally feed the birds in the Ala Archa National Park in Kyrgyzstan. More about this ambitious trip will recounted in the next issue of The LOG.

the daileys

Circumnavigators Tareq Salahi & Lisa Spoden (Palm Beach Chapter) made their first trip to the Arctic Circle. The couple are new members from Florida. Tareq is captain of the American Polo team and board chair for Hotels@Sea.

Tareq Salahi & Lisa Spoden

Circumnavigator Ed Hotchkiss (New York Metro) and his wife Khadija Musa are exploring the “Stans”, shown here with a group of school children in Samarkand. Ed is a new member of the Circumnavigators Club.

Ed Hotchkiss (New York Metro) and his wife Khadija

The Last Shot

Thanks to Circumnavigator Bryan Koontz (At Large with the US Army) for this brilliant nighttime shot of the famed ghats in Varanasi, India.

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International President
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August 2023 Circumbits

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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 club@circumnavigators.org.


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 club@circumnavigators.org. 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: https://circumnavigators.org/product/2023-photo-contest/or 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)


Scuttlebutt

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.

postcards

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.

aurthur as he

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 club@circumnavigators.org.

Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President
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July 2023 Circumbits

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Sousa
Historic Circumnavigator John Philip Sousa epitomizes freedom. The band-leader’s last march was dedicated to the Circumnavigators Club.

Freedom Rings

July brings home the great gift of Freedom—-Freedom of speech, religion and importantly for Circumnavigators, the freedom to travel the world. Best wishes to members, family and friends for a wonderful July.


Save the Date

Magellan Award October 6

Our biggest event of the year will be the Magellan Award presentation to Travel Experts Tony & Maureen Wheeler from Australia. The Wheelers are internationally known for their books and guidebooks the Lonely Planet which have sold millions of copies. They have been honored as Officers of the Order of Australia for “distinguished service to business and commerce as publishers of travel guides, and as benefactors to a range of Australian arts and aid organizations.” The Circumnavigators Order of Magellan black-tie event will be held on October 6, 2023 at the Union League Club in New York City. Headquarters can make arrangements for overnight reservations at the Union League or the Yale Club. Formal invitations will be on the way to members.


Ellie Hamby and Sandy Hazlip

Meet the Dynamic Duo

Circumnavigators Ellie Hamby and Sandy Hazlip 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 will be sent our shortly.


Photo contest 2023

Attention Photographers…Please submit your best photos from places you’ve traveled for the Circumnavigators Club Photo Contest.
Deadline: August 31, 2023
Categories:    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. 
Rules: Photos are to be submitted via email as an attachment to club@circumnavigators.org. 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: https://circumnavigators.org/product/2023-photo-contest/or 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.        


Collectors’ Corner

Do you have a travel collection that can be featured in the next issue of The LOG? Please contact headquarters with information.  


Chapter Highlights

Washington DC

Washington DC Chapter…Circumnavigators joined with members of the Explorer’s Club to attend the World Cup Polo Event in Leesburg, Virginia. Team USA beat the Moroccan team 16-10. The USA team captain, Tareq Salahi, submitted his application to join the Circumnavigators Club, along with his wife Lisa Sponden. The Chapter looks forward to making this an annual event.

The Chapter held a recent meeting at The Royal India Restaurant where a beautiful Indian buffet was offered. The speaker was an executive from Silver Seas Cruise Line who explained various expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic. The new president of the Palm Beach Chapter, Tom Van Horn, his wife and Elizabeth Rogers joined the festivities. The Chapter looks forward to many exciting meetings in the fall and increasing its membership. 

pacific southwest
Janelle McCullough, Diane Louise Cole, Arthur Hammonds, Virginia Foster, Kathleen Beebe, George Beebe, Lynn Payette, Larry Branton

A Garden Party was held at the home of Virginia Foster & Arthur Hammonds where Circumnavigators enjoyed a festive feast and played a travel game which tested everyone’s knowledge of the 330 world countries and territories.  The game involved drawing pictures to give clues to the secret country the other team represented.  

pac nw

Pacific Northwest Chapter…Circumnavigators gathered for their first hybrid Zoom meeting, allowing members to enjoy the company in person or on screen. The event was enjoyed by all.


all over the map July 23

Circumnavigators Susan Norm Dailey (Washington DC Chapter), inspired by Circumnavigator Suzanne Frye’s article in The LOG, went to Algeria. Here they are at the Roman ruins of Tipaza in front of the Basilica, circa 4th Century AD. Inspired by the God of wine Bacchus, they are moving on to the wine regions of France, Chateau Neuf-du-Pape, Burgundy, and Champagne. 

daily July 23

Circumnavigators Maria & Gunther Winkler (Naples Chapter) are traveling in Sicily. Here they stand in the historic town of Regusa.

winklers 2023

Scuttlebutt

The Travelers Century Club and the Circumnavigators Club have a lot in common. Both historic clubs have members who love to explore the world. At our Annual Meeting, we got this photo of members of both clubs who attended the meeting. Also, photographed is Circumnavigator Steve Fuller who happens to be president of the TCC. Steve is a marathoner with amazing credentials. He has run more than 250 marathons, including one on all seven continents.

fuller

Circumnavigator Henri Van Bentum, who passed over the horizon last year, was honored with the Deployment of a Living Reef Memorial in Spring Bay, the Salish Sea, Victoria, B.C. The Canadian Henri was an avid Circumnavigator for decades.  The reef is composed of Henri’s cremated ashes, crushed oyster shells, sand and a bit of low-alkaline cement. Very soon it will be inhabited by many ocean creatures. Like his life, Henri’s memory is vivid and strong.

Henri Van Bentum

The Last Shot

This photo by Circumnavigator Steven Barnett was a winner in our last photo contest. Please consider participating in the upcoming photo event.

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

Luck to you!

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International President
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