Annual Meeting

Our 113th Annual Meeting was held in New York City on May 29 with a group of members from many parts of the country. International President Ellen Parke wielded the historic whale’s tooth gavel to open the event. Two members were officially elected to the Board of Governors, Dan Peterson from Chicago and Barbara Hagstrom from NYC.

Past President Charles Blaisdell, just months from his 100th birthday, addressed the members with his typical wry humor. He told the group he wanted to dispel any rumors that he was one of the Club founders.

After the official meeting, our youngest member, MIT student Matt Guthmiller gave a fascinating account of this solo circumnavigation in a single-engine plane last year, when he was only 19. This accomplishment earned him the Guinness record as the youngest person to achieve this feat. Matt’s talk and photos brought home the magnitude of this 44-day journey.

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Fire Up Your Camera

The 2015 Photo Exhibit has been announced. A formal invitation to submit member photos for this annual event will be sent out soon. Proceeds from the event will go to the Circumnavigators Foundation and all photos will be shown on the web site. Deadline for photo submission will be August 15 and the winners will be announced in The Log Express. So, dig out those great photos!

The Log

The Log is coming this month. Keep your eyes out for The Log which will arrive by the end of June with great stories, photos and news.

The Last Shot

This photo of Mount Everest was taken by Ellen Parke. The Log will offer reflections on Nepal which is recovering from a devastating earthquake.

Kathmandu, by Ellen Parke

Mount Everest, by Ellen Parke

Luck to you!


David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

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