Photos of 2003 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.

2003 Events

These were our events for 2003. Note we provide a link to the MapQuest website for details on how to reach each event location.

  • April 10th - "100th Anniversary Circumnavigation" by the Franches - St. Ignatius Prep
    Details: Cocktails from 6-7 pm in the Grand Gallery on the 4th floor. Dinner is at 7 pm in the Brunswick Room also on the 4th floor followed by Jim and Barbara's slide show.
  • June 26th - "I sailed my boat around the world II" by Bob Bilhorn - Chicago Yacht Club
  • July 25th - "Foundation Fund Raiser" - Home of Eleanor Briggs
  • September 18th - "Antartcic Adventure" by Francis Lynch - Harrington Hall
    See other wonderful photos that Francis has put up on his website.
  • December 4th - "Holiday Party" - Home of Lucinda & Richard Kasperson

Photos from the December 4, 2003 event at the home of Dick and Lucinda Kasperson taken by Bill Narup:

Board for 2003 Bartels and Narups On the left club officers: Don Parrish, Jim Franch, Jean Damisch, Jan McCall, Scott Davis, Carol Narup and Eleanor Briggs. On the right, visiting Michigan Chapter President Lee Bartel, his wife Floy, outgoing Chicago Chapter President Carol Narup with husband Bill.

Jill Meyer and Jean Damisch Barb Franch and Don Parrish On the left, Jill Meyer receives her membership certificate from outgoing VP Jean Damisch. On the right, Barb Franch plays Christmas carols while chapter Treasurer Don Parrish admires her skill.

Everyone was entertained and educated by the lively and informative PowerPoint presentation that Lucinda Kasperson, our new VP of Membership, gave on her year-long business experience in Bosnia.

Photos from the September 18, 2003 event at Harringon Hall taken by Bill Narup:

Francis Lynch and Carol Narup Jim Moore and Bill Narup Click to enlarge thumbnails. On the left, speaker Francis Lynch poses with Chapter President Carol Narup. Francis set a club record by receiving his membership certificate from Vice President of Membership Jean Damisch on the same night he was the event speaker. He spoke about his visit to remote islands near Antarctica, his boyhood dream. On the right, Jim Moore talks with his father-in-law and Chapter Photographer Bill Narup.

Segal Armstrong June Pinsof with Kaspersons On the left, Ester Segel chats with Jane Anderson and her guest. Everyone enjoyed the excellent cornbeef dinner served family style. While on the right, new member June Pinsof finishes desert and coffee flanked by our hosts for the December holiday party Dick & Lucinda Kasperson.

Photos from the July 25, 2003 fund raiser at the home of Eleanor Briggs taken by Bill Narup:

Dan Hoyle and Carol Narup Dorothy and Bill Meyers Click to enlarge thumbnails. On the left, Foundation Scholar Dan Hoyle receives his membership certificate from Chapter President Carol Narup. On the right, Dorothy and Bill Meyers enjoy the sunlight in the back yard of our hostess, Eleanor Briggs, that abuts the golf course.

Adella Zunas and Virginia Bransfield Don Parrish with Karl and Dorothy Baughman On the left, club members Adella Zunas and Virginia Bransfield enjoy listening to the piano music while posing for the camera. While on the right, old friends Chapter Treasurer Don Parrish and Karl & Dorothy Baughman interrupt their animated conversation to pose for Bill Narup.

Photos from the June 26, 2003 event at the Chicago Yacht Club taken by Bill Narup:

Photo of Carol Narup and Bob Bilhorn Photo of Rolf and Merian Gunnar Click to enlarge thumbnails. On the left, Chapter President Carol Narup and our speaker, Bob Bilhorn are posing on Bob yacht, Tally Ho 2, on which Bob voyaged 50,000 miles on his 5 year journey around the world. On the right, Rolf and Merian Gunnar are seen in front of the Tally Ho 2.

Photo of Carol Narup and Al Morasso JayFriedman and DavidGotaas On the left, Carol Narup, who is also the First International Vice President, hosts our International President Al Morasso who flew in from New York to attend this event with his wife and daughter. While on the right, Jay Friedman and David Gotaas enjoy the magnificient view of the harbor from our venue on the second floor of the Chicago Yacht Club.

Photos from the April 10, 2003 event at the landmark St. Ignatius College Prep taken by Dan Hoyle:

Photo of Barb and Jim Photo of Dinner Click to enlarge thumbnails. On the left, Barb and Jim Franch are enjoying themselves while presenting their slide show on the memorable 100th anniversary circumnavigation. On the right is an overview snapshot of our catered dinner in the historic St. Ignaius with its hand carved woodwork.

Photo of Ray and Karen Photo of Wendy, Jane and Carole On the left, Ray and Karen Schlueter take a minute from their conversation for the camera. While on the right, Wendy Davis, Jane Smith and our Publicity Director Carole Nolan enjoy their conversation in the charming venue with its fine appointments.


2003 Trip to Cuba

Photo in Havana Here are some Chicago Circumnavigators at the historic National Hotel in Havana in January 2003. Left to right: Bob McCarthy, Eileen Duncan, Tom Latka, Eleanor Briggs, Karen and Ray Schleuter, Carol Narup, Lou Gierke. President Carol Narup published an article in The Log on her 2002 visit. Treasurer Don Parrish has a report on his website on his 2001 visit.