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The Circumnavigators Club is an organization for people who have made a trip around the world. Learn more about the Club on the international website. The Chicago chapter sponsors 4 educational events a year plus a December Holiday party.

To raise funds to support the Circumnavigators Foundation, we have a fundraiser each year. One of the main activities of the Foundation is to send carefully selected students (Scholars) on an around the world trip to pursue research. Our creed is:


See our 2017 events and photos in the archive. Also view all events and photos from 1986 to 2017.

Below are our 2018 events. Please reserve these dates. Updated information is posted on this page, as it becomes available, from Mary Houston (contact via e-mail), our Vice President of Programs.

Click on the thumbnails for the paper invitations. Click on underlined locations for a Google map.

  • Invitation April 2018 Sunday, April 15th, 2018
    "Fostering Urban Food Security through Local Food Systems"
    by Foundation Scholar Margot Zuckerman
    at Uncommon Ground Restaurant, 1401 West Devon Ave., Chicago.

    12:30pm -- 1:30 Buffet Brunch (cash bar is available)
    1:30pm -- 2:00 Business meeting & guest introductions during desert
    2:00pm -- 3:00 Margot Zuckerman presentation
    (NU students are invited free to the lecture)

    Circumnavigators can sign up for this event using their credit card at eventbrite.com.

  • Invitation June 2018 Saturday June 16, 2018
    "Tour of Harold Washington Library"
    Location: 400 S. State Street, corner of Van Buren and State Street.
    Time: 10:30am meet in Library Lobby for Tour.
    Lunch will follow tour about 12:30 at Gino's East - South Loop
    at 521 S. Dearborn, an easy walk from the library

    10:30am -- Meet in Library Lobby for tour
    12:30pm -- Meet at Gino's East for lunch

  • Invitation June 2018 Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
    "Annual Circumnavigators Scholarship Fundraiser"
    of Fireworks Over Navy Pier
    at 505 N. Lake Shore Drive, Unit 1309, Home of Mary & Jim Houston

    7:00pm -- Light supper and wine
    8:00pm -- Report on 2018 Scholar (possible NU Speaker)
    9:00pm -- Fireworks

  • September 2018
    Speaker from Atlas Obscura.
    Location - TBD

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    "Annual Holiday Party"
    at Location - TBD
    6:00pm -- 10:00