Joining the Circumnavigators Club requires that you have made a trip around the world.
Prospective members are asked to trace on an application how they circumnavigated the globe.
The route must cross all the meridians of longitude in one direction, but does not have to be completed in a single trip.
They must be sponsored and seconded by any two members of the Circumnavigators Club, who submit written letters of recommendation
to the Board of Governors, which makes the final approval.
It's easy to get started. Contact Jeneane Blom, our Vice President of Membership,
on the phone at 708-447-7201 or via e-mail at
She will suggest that
you attend one or more of our events -- listed on our
Home Page --
so you can meet some local members. She will
also answer your questions on how to complete the application.
You can download the two page application by clicking
and printing it on your home computer. Jeneanne can mail you an application if you prefer.
After a member is approved, they receive a framed membership certificate. Typically the VP of Membership presents their certificate
during one of the 5 or 6 annual events. The event might be dinner meeting with an outside
lecturer, or might be during a lecture by one of our Foundation Scholars that our chapter sponsors each year,
or it could be at the annual holiday party.
Here are some examples of members receiving their certificate.