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.
These were our events for 2004. Note we provide a link to the MapQuest website for
details on how to reach each event location.
March 17th - "Drive around the World" by Jim Rogers
6:00pm to 6:45pm - Cocktails (cash bar), Main Dining Room, 8th floor
6:45pm to 8:00pm - Dinner, Main Dining Room, 8th floor
8:00pm - Jim Rodgers talk, Lake Shore room, 8th floor
Photos from the December 9, 2004 holiday party at the home of Jim and Virginia Bransfield:
On the left: Bill and Carol Narup exchange flags with Sarah Graber, our 2004 Foundation Scholar.
Sarah researched the way theater is used as a communication tool in communities world wide
to create social change. Her 11-week journey took her to England, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius, Australia,
New Zealand and Argentina.
On the right, new member Ralph Velasco talks with President Jim Arimond.
On the left: Sarah enjoys a tasty meal with Wendy and Scott Davis before her PowerPoint presentation
on her circumnavigation.
Scott is now our VP of Membership. On the right: Jane Armstong
and Del Zunas have a pleasant conversation.
On the left: Joyce and Walt Curtis pose for the camera with Carol Narup and Frank Magee.
On the right: Eleanor Briggs
is flanked by Karen and Ray Schlueter. Karen is on the International Board of Governors of the Circumnavigator Club.
Photos from the August 26, 2004 event at the Forty One North restaurant taken by Bill Narup:
Ginger Segel Kubiniec, daughter of member Esther Segel, spoke about her adventurous 14 month solo backpack across Africa
when she was 27 years old. She explored 17 countries and
used many modes of travel including DC3s and camels. Here are two photos from her talk.
On the left: Esther & Ralph Segel with their daughter Ginger, her daughter Sophie and husband Bob Kubiniec.
On the right, members Scott & Wendy Davis interrupt their conversation with prospective member Bob Rain, and his wife Mary Lou for a photo.
On the left,
members Donna Mueller, John & Mary Ellen Wright and Jane Smith enjoy a conversation.
On the right, former speaker Francis Lynch, chapter photographer Bill Narup and
chapter President Jim Arimond strike a "one for all, and all for one" pose.
Photos taken by Bill Narup at the July 16, 2004 Foundation Fundraiser at the home of Eleanor Briggs:
On the left: Jim Arimond & Carol Narup chat with the Northwestern Foundation team - Stephen Fisher, Margaret Sinclair & William Anthony.
On the right, Joan Sholty poses with Tracy Lay, hostess Eleanor Briggs and Barb Franch.
On the left,
Marilyn Fischel talks to Life Member Walt Curtis, VP Jim Franch and Treasurer & Webmaster
Don Parrish. On the right, Ester Segel, Jane Anderson and
Jane Smith admire the new hat of Adella Zunas.
Photos from the March 17, 2004 event at the Chicago Athletic Club taken by Bill Narup:
On the left: Treasurer and Webmaster Don Parrish chats with our fantastic speaker, Jim Rogers.
On the right, Frank Magee, Secretary Jan McCall, Photographer Bill Narup and Foundation Coordinator
Eleanor Briggs enjoy the stately and impressive Chicago Athletic Association.
On the left, Outgoing VP Jean Damisch receives an award from President Jim Arimond and VP - Foundation
Carol Narup. On the right, Carol introduces new Foundation Scholar Sarah Graber to former Georgetown Foundation
Scholar Matt Reilein and Elizabeth Whitehorn
Thumbnails of 5 of John Goldman's 110 Mediterranean slides presented at the May 20, 2004 event:
Photos from the May 20, 2004 event at historic St. Ignatius taken by Bill Narup:
On the left: Speaker John Goldman chats with Walt & Joyce Curtis.
On the right, former President Dick Damisch, former Christmas party host Jim Bransfield, and
President Jim Arimond enjoy pre-dinner conversation.
On the left, Bill & Carol Narup, pose for the camera with Barb & Jim Franch. Carol is
the VP - Foundation and Jim is the VP - Programs.
On the right, Jean Damisch substitutes for Lucinda Kasperson, VP - Membership
to present the certificate to new member Sue Cross.