Thanks to Circumnavigator Gunther Winkler (Naples Chapter) for this photo.
Thanks to Circumnavigator Gunther Winkler (Naples Chapter) for this photo.

“We roamed the fields and river sides,
When we are young and gay;
We chased the bees and plucked the flowers,
In the merry, merry month of May.”
―Stephen Foster

Marvelous May has arrived

Everyone loves May with wonderful memories and anticipation for good times to come. We wish all our members, family and friends a great month. As Circumnavigators hit the road, please send us info and photos on your trips.

Reminder – join us for the Annual Meeting

annual meeting

The meeting will be held on Friday, June 3 at the Penn Club in New York City, featuring a presentation by R. Scott Stephenson, CEO & President of the Museum of the American Revolution. Link to invitation here 

Chapter News

The Circumnavigators Club may be getting a new chapter in Jacksonville, FL. Circumnavigator Fred Seely has initiated the process and more than 20 people have shown interest. Recently a Zoom meeting was organized to introduce the Club to prospective members.

UK Chapter

uk chapter
John Constable, Helen Jenkins, Nick Alexander, new member Alan Soper and Ges Roulstone.

Chapter President Helen Jenkins reports that the chapter had a lovely lunch at the Savile Club in London and welcomed new member Alan Soper. The event was supposed to be at the Oriental Club but Lord Richard Inchcape was taken ill with pneumonia so John Constable rearranged at his Club. We hope Lord Inchcape is on the mend now.

Singapore Chapter

Singapore Chapter

President of the Singapore Chapter, Ang Hao Yao and First Vice President Graham Bell hosted Stefan Krasowski and his wife Tess, members of the Pacific-Northwest Chapter, to a welcome lunch on the occasion of their visit to Singapore.


Circumnavigators David, Fred and Ken Mink gathered in Clearwater Beach, FL to reunite with an old friend, World War II veteran Cewin Johnson who lost his arm in the war when he was just 19 years old. Now 98, Cewin regaled the Mink brothers with stories of the war and, with good spirit and humor, talked about his life as a disabled war hero.

Mink brothers with Cewin Johnson

may 2022 all over the map

Circumnavigator and Governor Ann Swinford (Michigan Chapter) sends a photo from her trip to Africa which she describes, “Very pale Ann Swinford with two beautiful Himba women in Namibia.  The Himba were dismayed that Ann has no children! After they did a dance for us I tried to inspire my group to do a dance for them.  I danced the hokey pokey alone.  Everyone laughed when I ‘put my whole self in and shook it all about’!  The hokey pokey is an ice breaker all over the world!”

ann swinford in africa

Circumnavigators Norm and Susan Dailey (Washington DC Chapter) report from their ongoing Spring trip to Europe. They started in the tulip fields of Holland. Then on to visit the Aland Islands, shown here with a 92- year-old herring fisherman.Then to Andalusia, visiting Mijas, Malaga, Ronda, Seville, Granada and Cordova. Finally a visit to Northwest Spain for a wine-tasting pilgrimage.

The Last Shot

The last shot
Thanks for Circumnavigator Paul Buescher (Pacific Northwest Chapter) for this colorful shot of a Western Tanager in a flowering cherry tree. If you have a good shot for Circumbits, please send it to us.

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Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President

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