July 2023 circumbits
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.  

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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. 

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

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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.


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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David A. Mink
International President

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