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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:

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See our 2020 events and photos in the archive. Also view all events and photos from 1986 to 2020.
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 2021 events. Please reserve these dates on your calendar. Updated information is posted on this page, as it becomes available, from Mary Houston (contact via e-mail), our Vice President of Programs.

Early in the year detailed information is available for near term events and partial information for events later in the year. Please mark your personal calendars to reserve the dates.

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

  • Invitation Feb 2021 Friday, February 12th, 2021
    "Chinese New Year - Tales of Travel to China"
    via a ZOOM Meeting from 5:30 to 7:00.

    Join fellow Circumnavigators for a virtual cocktail hour and mini presentations by our members of their trips.
    There will be time for discussion and questions.

    The meeting is free, but preregistration for this event is required. Instructions are on the Invitation on how to register and get a Zoom link. Click on the thumbnail to get a pdf copy of the Invitation.


  • Invitation Feb 2021 Friday, March 12th, 2021
    "Haitian Life and Religion"
    By Professsor Karen Richman-Kruger, PhD, Notre Dame University
    via a ZOOM Meeting from 5:30 to 7:00.

    Join fellow Circumnavigators for a virtual cocktail hour and presentation.
    There will be time for discussion and questions.

    The meeting is free, but preregistration for this event is required. Instructions are on the Invitation on how to register and get a Zoom link. Click on the thumbnail to get a pdf copy of the Invitation.


  • Friday, April 16th, 2021
    "Ethiopia, a Land of Hidden Treasures"
    By Jim French and Virginia Mullins
    via a ZOOM Meeting from 5:30 to 7:00.

    Join fellow Circumnavigators for a virtual cocktail hour and presentation.
    There will be time for discussion and questions.

    The meeting is free, but registration for this event is required. The invitation will be posted when available.


  • Friday, May ?, 2021
    "Russian Music"
    By Lidiya Yankovskaya, Chicago Opera Theatre Staley Music Director

  • Friday, August 13, 2021
    In Person Outdoor Event

  • Saturday, December 4th, 2021
    "Holiday Party"

    at Gibsons Steakhouse (Oak Brook).

    from 12:30pm to 3:30pm