Dec Circumbits 2022
Christmas Market
Thanks to Circumnavigator Pam Girtman for this photo of a Swiss village. Pam made a presentation to the Naples Chapter about European Christmas markets.


7th Continent

Circumnavigators, it’s cold outside, unless you happen to be one of our many members in Florida, Southwest California or Singapore. This writer is penning Circumbits from Antarctica where it is definitely cold. Hitting my seventh continent, I want to remind Club members to let us know if you have touched all the continents so you can be listed on this site and receive a special certificate. Happy Holidays to all our members, family and friends!

lois khan

Honorary President and Distinguished Circumnavigator Lois Kahan passed away early this week. Lois was an extremely active member of the Club since she joined in 1994 and was recognized by being named Honorary President. We will miss this great lady. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

all over the map dec 2022

First VP Dan Peterson (Chicago Chapter) visited Europe where after a long and winding road, he joined the Beatles in Liverpool, England.

dan Peterson England

Past President Howard Matson (New York Metro) traveled to Tunisia with his wife Amy and daughter Leslie. In this photo they are at the Jem Romana amphitheater. 


You never know where you will find globe trotting Circumnavigator Suzanne Frye (New York Metro). Lately she was in searching for the Saltwater Hippos of Guinea-Bissau. 

suzanne frey dec 2022

Circumnavigator Jason Chang (President, Washington DC Chapter) traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece to visit friends and harvest olives.

Circumnavigators Paul & Pat Buescher (Pacific Northwest) explored the Northwest Passage, boarding at Nuuk, Greenland and traveling to Vancouver. Along the way, the ship broke through the ice where they saw these playful polar bears.

nw passage buescher

Circumnavigators Paula & Roger Weatherburn Baker (Naples Chapter) visited Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.  Below, they’re pictured in the tropical bird sanctuary in the rainforest near Iguazu Falls, Brazil and sitting behind Eva’s Peron’s desk in the presidential palace in Buenos Aires.

bakers in argentina

Circumnavigator Larry Glick (At Large, Texas) visited Qatar for the World Cup soccer tournament. Larry is known for his amazing photographs of birds, but here he shows us photos of colorful fans.

Larry click World Cup
Brazilian, American, & Dutch fans at the World Cup


Six Circumnavigators in the Mink-Koontz family—David, Dottie, Ken & Fred Mink and Kristen & Katie Koontz—visited Scranton, PA for the wedding of Fred’s son, Drew. We know that Scranton isn’t on anyone’s bucket list, but the city has a number of interesting sites, including Steamtown National Historic site with its vintage railroad cars, a coal mine museum and, interestingly, the Harry Houdini Museum, a tribute to our early member of the Circumnavigators Club.

minks in scranton

Signs, Signs, Signs


We asked and we received—dozens of interesting and humorous signs from around the world. We will feature a sampling in the next issue of The LOG, but we decided it would be fun to include one sign in each posting of Circumbits. The one here is from Roger Weatherburn Baker, found in Mumbai, India. Please keep sending us signs! Send to Tracy at or David Mink at

The Palm Beach Chapter held a successful event at the Irish Brigade in Fort Worth, FL. Circumnavigators Brad and Susan Gary made a fascinating presentation on their trip to the Arctic, Russia and the “Top of the World”. Additionally, Circumnavigator Tom Van Horn reported on his visit to watch the NASA Artemis launch. Tom realized that he had to get it right since distinguished Astronaut and Circumnavigator Robert Crippen was in the audience.

palm beach chapter
Chapter officers Paulette and Paul Noble with Susan and Brad Gary
Tom Van Horn
Tom Van Horn reported on the recent space launch

The Last Shot

last shot dec 2022
Thanks to Circumnavigator Ann Swinford for this shot from Monument Valley, Utah.

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Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President

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