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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 2022 events and photos in the archive. Also view all events and photos from 1986 to 2022.
The entire history of the Chicago Chapter can be found grouped by year in the Photos and Events archive.

Below is a listing of our first 2023 event. As soon as other event dates are determined they will be added to this page.

Click on the thumbnails for the paper invitation in pdf format.

  • Invitation Jan 2023 Saturday, January 21th, 2023
    "Meet Vivica Lewis, 2022 Scholar"
    at the Union League Club of Chicago (website) 65 West Jackson Boulevard (map) starting at 12:00pm.

    Cash bar -- 12:00 - 12:30 Gather and Cocktails
    Lunch ---- 12:30
    Program -- follows lunch

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

  • Invitation Mar 2023 Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
    "Meet Mackenzie Gentz, 2022 Scholar"
    int the Community Room at 505 N. Lake Shore Drive (map) starting at 6:00pm.

    6:00 -- Gather & Light Supper
    7:00 -- Presentation by MacKenzie Gentz

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

On January 21, 2023 we visited visited the Union League Club of Chicago. This is a famous historic location.

Our speaker was Vivica Lewis, who made her circumnavigation in the summer of 2022. Clicking on her name will give you more information about her and her research topic: "Birth Control Bans to Contraceptive Care".

To learn more about our other 21 scholars our Chapter has sponsored over the past 2 decades: Click here.

Dave Waring, Pat Smith, Tim Foufas,
      Dan Dozier, Emma Harmon,
         Jackie Winship & Mary Houston,
enjoy a libation and conversation before the formal event.
Jan2023Photo2 Jan2023Photo3 Deanna Padgett, VP - Foundation, presents Vivica Lewis
the 5 flags of the countries she visited on her circumnavigation.
The fuzzy photos capture the emotions of the moment.
This presentatiion of the flags is a long-standing Chapter tradition
which always delights.