May 2023 Circumbits
Sandy Hazlip and Ellie Hamby

Dynamic Duo Joins Circumnavigators

Circumnavigators may have read about these amazing ladies who recently were featured in several  national news stories. Sandy Hazlip and Ellie Hamby are 81-year-old best friends who circled the globe in 80 days. The Board of Governors voted to offer them honorary memberships and they are delighted to join our ranks. The Texans hope to interact with Circumnavigators with presentations about their travels—Stay tuned!
Here is a link to their article.

7 continents

Have you visited all seven continents?

Members are reminded to contact headquarters if they have visited all seven continents to be listed on this site and receive a certificate to acknowledge their accomplishment.

The LOG is on the way

theme for The Log: Antartica
Antarctic adventures are a major theme in the upcoming LOG.

Members will be receiving the new issue of our venerable publication this month. The LOG will also be posted on this site for members to review. For future issues, please let us know about your travels and contact us if you have a collection to be featured in Collectors Corner. The LOG will not accept unsolicited stories, so if you have a possible feature story please review with us to work out the final feature.

Annual Meeting

annual meeting 2023

Our 121st Annual Meeting will be opened with a tap of our historic Whale Tooth Gavel on May 19 at the Penn Club in New York. We hope to see you at this event which features travel icon Azman Mokhtar, who will describe his epic venture of circumnavigating the globe on 77 trains over 77 consecutive days. 

Chapter Highlights

Washington DC Chapter event…if you happen to be in the DC area in June, join the DC Chapter and Explorer’s Club for a World Cup Polo event in Leesburg, Virginia on June 24th. An invite will be sent via email.

UK Chapter…The Chapter reported a “wonderful lunch at the Savile Club London with “fabulous food, friendship and laughter.”

Iain Grist, Rob Wilkinson, Jane Lewis, Peter Lord Inchcape, Helen Jenkins, John Constable, Alan Soper, Ges Roulstone, Nick Alexander.
Iain Grist, Rob Wilkinson, Jane Lewis, Peter Lord Inchcape, Helen Jenkins, John Constable, Alan Soper, Ges Roulstone, Nick Alexander.

Five Circumnavigators from the Naples Chapter traveled to Cuba to help a senior center in Havana. Circumnavigators in the Ann, Morrie and Michelle Doyle, Barb Roy, and Rick Jennewine (Naples Chapter) spent a  wonderful week in Havana sightseeing and doing humanitarian work. They found the Cubans to be “warm, welcoming, respectful and so appreciative for the help received.”

Doyle Family
Havana Senior Center
From left to right: Ann Doyle, Michelle Doyle, Barb Roy, Morrie Doyle, and Rick Jennewine.

Circumnavigators in the Mink-Koontz family enjoyed a family vacation in Belize which was postponed since 2020. Dottie & David Mink (Naples Chapter) and Kristen & Katie Koontz (New York Metro) experienced a variety of activities including zip lining, cave tubing and snorkeling.

Mink Koontz Family

Victory Lap…Circumnavigator Michael Lawler (Pacific Southwest Chapter) and his wife Barbara celebrated their epic circumnavigation at an event in New York. Their journey took them to all continents and 113 countries in four months. Their “Victory Lap” was a celebration of Michael’s successful battle over lung cancer. In this photo, they have donned formal wear from Bhutan.

Michael and Barbara Lawler

Dr. Alan Weiss and Maria Weiss, from East Greenwich, RI, visited the Shangri-La in Paris.

Beautiful view of the Eiffel tower from their terrace.

The Last Shot

last shot Larry Glick
Circumnavigator Larry Glick (At Large Texas) captured this beautiful shot of the Glaucous Gull in soaring flight over a Scoresbysund glacier.  Scoresbysund is the longest Fjord in the world and located in East Greenland.

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Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President

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