Circumbits May 2024
the log is delayed


Did you get your new issue of the LOG? Thanks to the postal service, deliveries have been extraordinarily slow. The LOG was mailed on March 26 but by the end of April many were not delivered. Amazingly, Circumnavigators in the UK and Canada received copies before Executive Director Tracy Sancilio, who lives a mile from the post office where it was mailed. When you get your copy, we always appreciate feedback.

annual meeting

Our 122nd annual meeting is slated for Friday, May 17 at the Penn Club in New York City. There is still time to make a reservation by contacting headquarters. New board members and officers will be elected. Following the meeting and lunch, outgoing President David Mink will reflect on his years as President.

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Chapter Highlights

Naples chapter may 2024

Naples Chapter finished up an active season with a nearly 90 members and guests being treated to a travel adventure by Circumnavigator Jeff Carrier. Jeff highlighted his recent trip to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Chapter also welcomed six new members, including the youngest Circumnavigator, 19-year-old Elena Walters.

ny metro highlight

New York Metro members and guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Evergreen restaurant in Manhattan on April 25th. They shared travel stories and scuttlebutt.

uk chapter highlight
UK members got to enjoy the LOG before American members.

UK Chapter enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Savile Club in London.

palm beach highlight

Palm Beach Chapter has been busy. Thirty-two members and guests attended a “Meet & Greet Lunch” at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach. Chapter President Tom Van Horn noted: “it was thrilling to meet some chapter members who have been members of the Club for more than 30 years and hearing the history and stories of days gone by.”

all over the map may 2024
Stephen Carmichael

Circumnavigator Stephen Carmichael (At Large – Minnesota) and his wife Susan stopped in Zadar, Croatia during a cruise of the Dalmatian Coast.


Circumnavigator Michelle Doyle (Naples Chapter) is currently on an extensive circumnavigation which included a stop in Singapore where she was greeted by Singapore Chapter officer Graham Bell. On her adventure, Michelle especially enjoyed her visit to the Taj Mahal and experiencing Holi in India.

barnetts india

Circumnavigator Steve Barnett (At Large, Panama) and his wife Karen enjoyed Nepal, after their fabulous train trip on the Deccan Odyssey from New Delhi to Mumbai.  Steve will soon be returning to India to continue his motorbike trip.


Circumnavigator Bradford Gary (At Large, Florida) and his wife Susan are on a two-month tour of New Guinea where they have taken some fantastic photos of native life.


Circumnavigator Mark Pross (Washington DC Chapter) unfurled the Circumnavigators Club flag at the historical Equator monument in Ecuador. Mark visited El Salvador, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands, and Colombia on a trip that featured sailing on a 11-day expedition tracing the travels of Charles Darwin.

bakers in Japan

Circumnavigators Paula & Roger Baker (Naples Chapter) are currently circumnavigating Japan. Accomplished photographer Roger is, as usual, recording wonderful images of the adventure.


Circumnavigator Helen Jenkins (President UK Chapter) visited England’s New Forest National Park with her sister Annette Hayward. She loved the the beautiful English bluebell carpet in the ancient woodland and also a visit to the Fleur-De-Lys pub which dates back to 1096.

Circumnavigator Bill Ashley (Washington DC Chapter) visited Pakistan and Afghanistan on a recent worldwide trip. Photos show Bill at the Badshadi Mosque in the Old Fort of Lahore, Pakistan and in his Afghanistan regalia in front of the large multi-blue-domed Rawza Sakhi Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Bill’s trip is adding to his goal of visiting every country.


judy van horn

Circumnavigator Judy Van Horn (Palm Beach Chapter) is one of the featured artists in the Culture Council of Palm Beach County “Beyond Blossoms: The Power of Pollinators” art exhibition. Judy’s featured piece, “All A Flutter” will be on display until June 22.


Many Circumnavigators enjoyed the recent solar eclipse. Left: Circumnavigator Ann Swinford (Michigan Chapter) is shown here with one of her photos. Right: Circumnavigator Maria Winkler (Naples Chapter) watched aloft as her husband Circumnavigator Gunther Winkler got this dramatic shot.

The Last Shot

David Mink International President
Gratitude…This will be the final Circumbits by yours truly. After six years as International President, I will be passing the torch to my successor after the Annual Meeting. I want to thank all Circumnavigators for giving me the privilege to lead our historic club. It has been a great honor. Of course, I’ll still be around and my club involvement will continue.

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Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President

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