Photos for 2002 Events

In Chicago, the local chapter usually sponsors 3 educational events a year plus a Holiday party in December. We also sponsor a party in July to raise funds to support the Circumnavigators Foundation. One of the main activities of the Foundation is to send carefully selected students ("scholars") on an around the world trip to pursue research.

Typical scheduling at a Chicago event is to have cocktails from 6:00 to 7:00 with dinner served at 7:00. The presentation follows dinner. Time is reserved for some questions and answers. Speakers may be members talking about their trips or outside experts invited to share their adventures. Members are encouraged to invite guests to attend attend our events.

Here was the schedule of club activities in 2002. Clicking on the location, links you to the MapQuest web site for details on how to reach that location.

Photos from the April 4, 2002 event at the landmark St. Ignatius College Prep:

Photo of Brad and Carol Photo of Jim and Dan Click to enlarge thumbnails. On the left Brad Piper receives a plaque for outstanding service from Carol Narup for his contributions as VP of programs on the occasion of his departure from the chapter as he and his wife Jean retire to Arizona. Dan Hoyle, our Foundation Scholar for 2002, outlined his itinerary and research plans. Jim Arimond gave a delightful talk on the wonders of a do it yourself boat trip on a 17th century canal in France.

Photos from the June 6, 2002 event at the scenic Chicago Yacht Club:

Photo of Bob Bilhorn Photo of Carol and Bill Narup Click to enlarge thumbnails. On the left Bob Bilhorn thrills the audience with stories from his 5 year around the world trip on his personal yacht -- a trip of more than 55,000 miles at an average speed of 5 knots. Club President Carol Narup and Circumnavigator husband Bill enjoy the meal, the splendid view and Bob's talk while posing for a 50th wedding anniversary photo.

Photo from the September 29, 2002 event at the Skokie Country Club:

Photo of 50th Anniversary couples Click to enlarge thumbnail. What an amazing photo of 4 couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in 2002: Harriet & John Damisch, Jean & Dick Damisch, Carol & Bill Narup and Robert & June Fischer. (Robert is between Carol and Bill). Miriam Greenblatt presented an interesting slide show on her trip to the less traveled parts of India.

Photos from the 100th celebration of the Circumnavigator Club in New York on December 6, 2002:

Photo of Chicago Group in NYC Chicago was one of the best representated clubs at the gala celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Circumnavigators Club on December 6, 2002 at the Union League Club in New York City. Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of Charles Lindbergh, gave one of the main talks.

Photo of Chicago Group in NYC Chicago Circumnavigators say goodbye to outgoing International President Jeff Kelly. Jeff is flanked by his former teacher Chicago VP-Foundation Jim Arimond and former Chicago President Dick Damisch. Chicago Treasurer Don Parrish displays the famous whaletooth gavel presented to the club by William Jennings Bryan almost 100 years ago.

Photos from the December 15, 2002 holiday party at the Chicago Union League Club:

Photo of Vavra Group Photo of Curtis Group Mae & Tim Vavra socialize with Alison & Olin Sethness and Frank Magee. On the right, Walter & Joyce Curtis chat with Jim & Julie Moore. Dan Hoyle gave a fantastic presentation on his 5 month circumnagivation.

2001 Events

Here were the events for 2001: