August 2023 Circumbits

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August 2023
Photo Contest
This photo by C. Pat Hammers (At Large – Hawaii) was a winner in the last Photo Contest. Photos are encouraged to send in shots for the upcoming event.

Welcome to August!

Summer is flying by and Circumnavigators are exploring the world. Best wishes to members, family and friends for a wonderful month.

July Spectacular

July Spectacular

Circumnavigators Suzanne Frye and Sue Murphy (both New York Metro) shared with us the amazing fireworks display on Independence Day in New York.


Circumnavigators Ellie Hamby and Sandy Hazelip

Meet the Dynamic Duo

Circumnavigators Ellie Hamby and Sandy Hazelip 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 have been sent via email. Contact headquarters to confirm your reservation club@circumnavigators.org.


Naples Chapter Ladies

The group gathered for their third summer meeting where C. Michelle Doyle gave an outstanding presentation on her trip to Turkey. 

Naples Chapter Ladies Lunch
Photo left to right: Mary McNamara, Mary Elizabeth Beadle, Sophie Classen, Janice Abrams, Ann Doyle, Ellen Stephens, Natasha Lidlaw Seated: Anne Granata and Michelle Doyle

photo contest 2023

Shots Around the World…Send us your best photos for the annual photo event which helps support the Foundation. Just one photo will be appreciated. Let’s try to set a record for submissions. The deadline has been extended to September 15. 

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. 
Categories: Human Interest, Flora & Fauna, Landscape, Architecture
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.        


Chapter Highlights

Singapore Chapter…Singapore Chapter President, Mr. Ang Hao Yao hosted the annual mid-year, dinner event at the magnificent Sheraton Towers hotel. 

Members enjoyed the outstanding food supplied by the hotel’s renowned Cantonese restaurant Li Bai, great wines and wonderful musical entertainment. Mr. Ang Hao Yao presented the membership certificate to new member Mr. Elvin Too on that special evening.


Welcome to all New Members

pan am museum foundation

Fourteen new members were approved at the Board of Governors Meeting recently. The Club is seeing its numbership grow. Among the new members are three leaders of the Pan Am Museum Foundation, further solidifying our long, unofficial relationship with that storied airline. The Pan-Amers are Linda Freire (Foundation Chair), Patricia Iassogna and Wendy Knecht. Circumnavigators should let them know if planning to attend the dynamic museum on Long Island.

Other new members are:

James Bamford  (Washington DC Chapter)
Warner Blow  (Naples Chapter)
Tiffany Jungco  (At Large Philippines)
Lydia Kerr  (Naples Chapter)
Luis & Ronilynn Ramos  (Naples Chapter)
Mary Nice  (Naples Chapter)
Tareq Salahi  (Palm Beach Chapter)
Ron & Staci Schnell  (Miami Chapter)
Lisa Spoden  (Palm Beach Chapter)


Scuttlebutt

Postcard memories…C. Tom Van Horn (President, Palm Beach Chapter) received a pleasant surprise from his 94-year-old Aunt Doris. She sent him all the postcards he had mailed to her from his trips – 147 postcards from 2003-2015. It was wonderful way to relive all of his travels. Do any Circumnavigators have a collection of old postcards? Might make for a good feature in The LOG’s Collectors Corner.

postcards

A bit of whimsey…Circumnavigators Geoff & Marilyn McGrath (At Large – Virginia) shared this humorous photo from Washington DC.

One of the Best…This writer has written plenty about some of our historic members. Watching Wimbledon last month, I recalled that tennis great Arthur Ashe was a member, having joined in 1978. Here is a copy of his application.

aurthur as he

The Last Shot

Last shot
Thanks to Circumnavigator Judy Swanson (Naples Chapter) for this stunning shot in Canada.

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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July 2023 Circumbits

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Sousa
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.  

pac nw

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. 

daily July 23

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

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Scuttlebutt

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.

fuller

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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Naples Chapter Ladies’ lunch at Seasons 52 on June 10th

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From left to right: Mary-Elizabeth Beadle, Marge Weaver, Michelle Doyle, Kathleen Gunderman, Sophie Classen, Teresa McAlister, Marilyn Varcoe, Anne Granata, Yvonne Locker, Kay Krone, Christine Sadry, Pat Garvy, Cheryl Glorch

June 2023 Circumbits

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June 2023
New officers
Officers and Governors at Annual Meeting. Jeffery Peterson, Michael Bell, Kristen Koontz, Greg Rider, David Mink, Howard Matson, Jim Franch, Michael Puldy.

Historic Gavel Taps in Annual Meeting

The Circumnavigators Club completed its 121st Annual Meeting last month at the Penn Club in New York. Members attended from far and wide including Oregon, California and Peru. Committee reports and Club finances were reviewed with the state of affairs in good order. The Circumnavigators Foundation also reported good standing. After the meeting, members and guests enjoyed a fascinating presentation by Malaysian Azman Mokhtar who discussed his epic circumnavigation of 77 days on 77 trains.

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David Mink Tracy Sancillo gavel

About the Gavel

As a bit of history, the gavel was given to the Club by celebrity member William Jennings Bryan in 1908. Mr. Bryan, having run unsuccessfully for president three times, has been described as the most famous American in the period. Here is a little update from this writer—-for last year’s meeting, president David Mink was given possession of the gavel because Executive Director Tracy Sancilio could not attend. David reports he has never been more nervous about any possession. How would it feel to by the president who lost the gavel! It spent a year in a safe deposit box at the Jersey shore and was delightfully handed back to Tracy for the meeting.


Did you get your copy of The LOG?

The Log June 2023

Our venerable Club publication has finally been published. Members should have received it in the mail. We invite you to give us feedback and comments about the issue. Also, if you don’t save your copy, please don’t throw it away. Pass it on to friends or neighbors, or give it back to your Chapter president for future use in welcoming new members. Finally, please note: No unsolicited stories will be accepted for upcoming issues. If you have a good story, please review it with the LOG staff. 


Chapter Highlights

New Members Singapore Chapter June 2023

Singapore Chapter…Singapore Chapter President Mr Ang Hao Yao presenting membership certificates to new members Mr Peter Ho and Mr Allan Lim.


All over the map June 2023

Bill Ashley (Washington DC Chapter) recently returned from a wonderful trip to Iraqui, Kurdistan. Not only did he see many sites that date back thousands of years, he saw sites that showed Saddam Hussein’s lifestyle and the torture he as convicted of through his gassings in several villages.  

Bill Ashley
Left: Bill Ashley at the pilgrimage site of Yezidi people in Lalish; Right: Bottle Tree in Socotra, Yemen.

In February, Bill visited the island of Socotra, the island owned by Yemen. Even though it is most known for its endemic Blood Trees, there are also Bottle Trees (see above) which are also endemic to the island.  When in bloom as he saw elsewhere on the island, they have beautiful pink blossoms. 


The Last Shot

Daniel Mink Belize
Thanks to Daniel Mink for this stunning night shot on the beach in Belize. Summer is Beach time!

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
club@circumnavigators.org

May 2023 Circumbits

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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.

Weiss
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.

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
club@circumnavigators.org

April 2023 Circumbits

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Welcome to this beautiful time of the year. Circumnavigators are traveling extensively, and Chapters are getting together for social interaction. Make sure to send us info and photos about your trips.


Naples Chapter Monthly Meeting

The Naples Chapter held its monthly meeting on March 12th at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Seventy members attended to hear David Mink, Circumnavigators Club International President, tell us stories, dramatic and humorous about our historic Club, which was founded in New York City in 1902.  He also shared information on our worldwide chapters.  Executive Director, Tracy Sancilio, joined us from New York and presented information on the Circumnavigators Club Foundation. A very interesting presentation, and a delicious lunch was enjoyed by all. See more pictures here


Foundation Scholar Presentations

The Chicago Chapter hosted two events featuring Northwestern University’s most recent scholars.

Vivica Lewis
Vivica’s family, along with former Scholars Amanda Davis (Northwestern) and Daniel Dozier (Georgetown) joined us for the event. 

Vivica Lewis presented her research project “Birth Control Bans to Contraceptive Care” at the Union League Club in Chicago.  She captivated the audience with her discoveries, the implications of her research, and her passion for the field, to which she will continue to contribute. Vivica’s family, along with former Scholars Amanda Davis (Northwestern) and Daniel Dozier (Georgetown) attended the event.

Mackenzie Gentz
Deanna Padgett and MacKenzie Gentz; Vice President of Membership, Jim Franch presented her with her official membership certificate, as well as a Chicago Circumnavigators travel journal.

Mackenzie Gentz presented her research project “Linguistic Baggage: A Global Examination of Adult Accent Training in English as a Second Language (ESL) Classrooms” at Lake Point Tower in Chicago.  She provided a detailed look at the variables, and their implications, of ESL education at her 6 destinations. Vice President of Membership, Jim Franch presented her with her official membership certificate, as well as a Chicago Circumnavigators travel journal.


Pacific Southwest Event

Arthur Hammons, George Beebe, Larry Branton, Ken Mink, JJ Mink, JaNell McCullough, Virginia Foster, Kathleen Beebe, Lynn Payette and Caroline Parrish

Members and guests gathered for a delicious brunch on March 24. George Beebe presented “Round the World Trip #14 with a quick look at Singapore, Bangkok, and Jeddah.” 


Communications

Michael Puldy, our Communications Committee Chair, has asked us to post the following info:

Join our LinkedIn Group. LinkedIn users can search for “Circumnavigators Club” or send a LinkedIn message to either Michael Puldy or Josh Datko for an invitation to join our group. Our LinkedIn group is a great place to share stories, photographs, or ask questions about an upcoming destination. Our members have literally been everywhere.

Instagram users can follow our club here… DM your photos with a brief caption or use the hashtag #circumnavigatorsclub in your post. You can also email pictures and stories directly to Michael at mpuldy@gmail.com. Please include “Circumnavigators Club” in the subject line.


April All Over the Map

Circumnavigator Suzanne Frye (New York Metro) enjoyed the sights and tastes of Dubai.  She sampled the tasting menu at Tresind Studio, one of the hottest restaurants in Dubai.

suzanne Dubai

Circumnavigators Bill & Connie Kleinfelter are half way through their six-month circumnavigationThey made it to the West Coast of Australia.

Trip to Antarctica…Jeneane and Donald Blom, from the Chicago Chapter, went on a month-long trip to Antarctica in February (Auckland New Zealand to Ushuaia Argentina) on the National Geographic Endurance.

the Bloms Antartica

The Last Shot

Thanks to Circumnavigator Brian Baum (Pacific NW Chapter) for this recent, stunning sunset in Suva, Fiji.

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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