Photos of 2008 Events

This page is the historical archive of the 6 events sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the Circumnavigators Club in 2008.

It has copies of the invitations to the events and 36 photos taken at the events.


Click on the thumbnails for the paper invitations. Click on underlined locations for a MapQuest map.

  • Invitation Feb 2008 February 13, 2008
    "Implication for English in the Evolution of Portuguese"
    by Chris Ahern
    at Loyola Academy

    6:00 - 7:00pm -- Open Bar
    7:00 - 8:00pm -- Dinner in the Faculty Lounge
    8:00pm -- Program

  • Invitation April 2008 April 24, 2008
    "Adventures in Romania and Moldova"
    by Lois Kahan
    at St. Ignatius

    6:00 - 7:00pm -- Cocktails on the 4th Floor, Grand Gallery
    7:00 - 8:00pm -- Dinner on the 4th Floor Brunswick Room
    8:00pm -- Program

  • Invitation June 2008June 11, 2008
    "One World: Look. Imagine. Connect."
    by Dr. Michael Lewis
    at Monastero's Restaurant. Their website.

    6:00 - 7:00pm -- Cash Bar
    7:00 - 8:00pm -- Dinner
    8:00pm -- Program

  • Invitation July 2008July 25, 2008
    "Foundation Fundraiser"
    at the Home of Eleanor Briggs

    12:30 -- Start of Luncheon

  • Invitation July 2008September 11, 2008
    "Expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro"
    by Bill Munroe
    at Chicago Yacht Club

    6:00 - 7:00pm -- Cash Bar
    7:00 - 8:00pm -- Dinner
    8:00pm -- Program

  • Invitation Dec 2008December 4, 2008
    "Holiday Party"
    at the Deerpath Inn. Their website.

    6:30 - 7:30pm -- Cocktails
    7:30 - 8:30pm -- Dinner


Photos from the February 13, 2008 event on "Chris Ahern's Circumnavigation" held at Loyala Academy:

Chris Ahern Carol Narup Alice Silva On the left, Carol Narup presents Foundation Scholar Chris Ahern with the flags of countries he visited. On the right, Alice Silva, a high school exchange student from Brazil who agreed with all of Chris' points, and her US "Mom", Vera Mayer.
Dave Gotaas Don Parrish Wendy Davis David Clark On the left, Dave Gotaas, VP of Programs explains his upcoming trip to observe Kosovo's Independence Declaration to Webmaster Don Parrish. On the right, Circumnavigators Wendy Davis and David Clark.
Karen Schlueter The Bloms (left) VP of Membership Karen Schlueter enjoys a discussion with Francis Lynch, Secretary Barb Franch and former VP of Programs Jim Franch. On the right, Circumnavigators Don & Jeneane Blom.

Photos from April 24th event on "Lois Kahan's Adventure in Romania and Moldova" held at St. Ignatius:

Arimond Grubers Carol Chris Left, President Jim Arimond presents Frank & Linda Gruber with membership certificates. Right, VP Carol Narup presents the Foundation Scholar certificate to Chris Ahren for his 2007 research.
Lois Kevin Don Don Chris Harris Carol Left, Speaker Lois Kahan, former TCC President Kevin Hughes and Webmaster Don Parrish compare notes. Right, Foundation Scholars Chris Ahern and Harris Sockel are flanked by selection committee members Don and Carol.
Bob Bilhorn Lois Kahan Franchs Kings Left, former VP of Programs Bob Bilhorn and Lois Kahan enjoy delicious appetizers. Right, guests Diana & Neil King are flanked by former VP of Programs Jim Franch and Secretary Barb Franch.

Photos from June 11th event on "One World by Dr. Michael Lewis" held at Monastero's Restaurant:

Carol Dr. Lewis Bill Eleanor Left, International VP Carol Narup with our distinguished speaker Dr. Michael Lewis. Right, Bill Narup enjoys a conversation with our Foundation Coordinator Eleanor Briggs.
Carole Heidi Jane Gidoomals Left, a candid photo of our well dressed members Carole Nolan, Heidi Bohn and Jane Smith. Right, visitors from Miami Hashu and Ligita Gidoomal with our Secretary Barb Franch. In back, a glimpse of 2008 Foundation Scholar Harris Sockel.

Photos from the July 25th fund raiser for the Circumnavigators Foundation at the home of Eleanor Briggs:

Carol Eleanor Jim Carol Ron Jim Left, Eleanor Briggs receives a special award for her many years of outstanding work for Foundation Scholars. Right, VP Carol Narup, Northwestern's Ron Baeutigam, and President Jim Arimond show our teamwork for Foundation Scholars.
Schlueters Dick Phil Left, Karen & Ray Schlueter enjoy lunch al fresco while other do likewise on the Patio. Right, Dick Kasperson and Phil Meyers celebrate another successful fund raiser with a glass of wine.
Karen Ray Jeanie Latka Left, Karen & Ray Schlueter delight in a conversation with Virginia Bransfield inside Eleanor's beautiful home. Right, an animated Jeanie Latka is flanked by Bill Narup and Dick Damish.

Photos from the September 11, 2008 event on "A Climb of Kilimanjaro" held at Chicago Yacht Club:

Virginia Jim Bransfield The Bloms (Left) Virginia & Jim Bransfield enjoys pre-dinner cocktails with John Damisch. (Right) Guests Dave & Pat Makeever pose with Heidi Bohn, Jane Smith & Adella Zunas at the lovely Chicago Yacht Club.
Bill Munro Bill Lyn Redfield (Left) Our speaker big Bill Munro is flanked by his sister Elayne Kuehn and wife Opie while Dick & Jean Damish look on. Right, Dick and Jean pose with new members Bill & Lyn Redfield who are guests of VP - Programs Marilyn Fischel.
Patt yMcHenry Bil lHough Alice Silva (Left) President Jim Arimond flanked by Ray Schlueter and guests Patty McHenry and Bill Hough. (Right) New members Whitney & Arthur Watson with Karen & Ray Schlueter.
Dave Gotaas Don Parrish Gotaas Family (Left) Dave Gotaas, VP of Programs talks to Webmaster Don Parrish about their Kosovo trip. (Right) Dave and family: daughter Kathryn, wife Sally, daughter Anne Cudney, and sister-in-law Susan Larson.

Photos from the December 4th Holiday Party at the historic Deerpath Inn:

Eleanor Bob Merczaks Alex Robins Sarah Graber Left, Eleanor Briggs, Bob Bilhorn & the Merczaks enjoy some pre-dinner cocktails in the historic Deerpath Inn. Right, Foundation Scholars, Alex Robins & Sarah Graber, pose with the gingerbread house.
Damisches Kaspersons Left, Jean & Dick Damisch enjoy a delicious dinner in the festive atmosphere of the Holiday party. Right, Lucinda & Dick Kasperson seem to agree the Deerpath Inn was a good choice.
Robins Graber Gotaas Deck New Members Left, Alex & Sarah pose with Katie Gotaas and her guest Jonathan Deck. Right, a record cohort of new members: Bill & Marilyn Redfield, Genevieve Adsit, Katie Gotaas, and Whitney & Arthur Watson.