Photos of 2009 Events

This page is the historical archive of the 6 events sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the Circumnavigators Club in 2009.

It has copies of the invitations to the events and 40 photos taken at the events.


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

  • Invitation Feb 2009 February 13, 2009
    "As Others Read Us: American Literature's Global Circulation"
    by Harris Sockel
    at Loyola Academy. Their website.

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

  • Invitation March 2009 March 19, 2009
    "The Beauty and Conflicts in the Southwestern Balkans"
    by Dave & Katie Gotaas
    at St. Ignatius. Their website.

    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 May 2009 May 19, 2009
    "Wild Times with Crocodiles, Snakes, and Spears
    aka 25 Years with the Sepik Iwam People in Papua New Guinea"

    by Marilyn Laszlo
    at Maggiano's in Chicago. Their website.

    6:00 - 7:00 -- Cocktail reception
    7:00 - 8:00 -- Dinner
    8:00 -- Presentation

  • Invitation July 2009 July 26, 2009
    "Foundation Fundraiser"
    at the Home of Eleanor Briggs

    12:30 Luncheon begins

  • Invitation Sept 2009 September 17, 2009
    "From the Valley of the Kings to the Garden of the Gods"
    by Barb and Jim Franch
    at the Chicago Yacht Club. Their website.

    6:00 - 7:00 -- Cocktail reception (Cash Bar)
    7:00 - 8:00 -- Buffet Dinner
    8:00 -- Program

  • Invitation Sept 2009December 10, 2009
    "Holiday Party"
    at the Deerpath Inn. Their website.

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


Photos from the February 13, 2009 event on "Harris Sockel's Circumnavigation" held at Loyala Academy:

Francis Mary Jo Lynch Alice Silva Left: Mary Jo and Francis Lynch enjoy a tasty buffet dinner. Right: Bill Narup welcomes Sam McAleese, a Northwestern student we recently selected for an around the world research grant in 2009.
Harris Sockel Carol Harris Sockel Carol Left: Our speaker Harris Sockel, waits expectantly as Carol Narup makes the traditional presentation of the flags of the countries Harris visited in 2008. Right: Carol, Harris and Chicago circumnavigators.
Scholars Jean Damisch Scholars Carol Left: Jean Damisch poses with Scholars Alex Robins, Harris Sockel, Sarah Graber & Chris Ahern. Right: Carol Narup, VP-Foundation, celebrates with a record five Scholars including 2009's Sam McAleese.

Photos from March 19th event on "Kosovo" held at St. Ignatius by Dave & Kathy Gotaas:

Kathy Dave Gotaas Carol Bob Bilhorn Left, Dave Gotaas, who has been to Kosovo over a dozen times, shared his impressions with Katie Gotaas who has been 3 times. Right, Carol Narup socializes with Trudy Cassin, Bob Bilhorn and Dave Clark.
Jim Alex Eleanor Karen Deanna Nick Left, President Jim Arimond, Alex Robins and Foundation Coordinator Eleanor Briggs enjoy the ambience of St. Ignatius. Right, VP-Membership Karen Schlueter with prospects Deanna & Nick Padgett.

Photos from the May 19, 2009 event on "25 Years in Papua New Guinea" held at Maggiano's:

Marilyn Laszlo Damisches Guest Ted Left: Our incredible speaker Marilyn Laszlo flanked by VP-Programs Dave Gotaas and Chapter President Jim Arimond. Right: Dick & Jean Damisch with their guest Ted Kazmer.
Harris Sockel Carol Karen Daniel Peterson Left: VP-Foundation Carol Narup presents Harris Sockel the Foundation Scholar award for the successful completion of his 2008 circumnavigation. Right: VP-Membership Karen Schlueter presents a new member certificate to a proud Daniel Peterson.
Sam McAleese Guests Sarah Graber Lois Kahn Left: 2009 Foundation Scholar Sam McAleese with prospective members Sheri & Asgi Fazleabes. Right: 2004 Foundation Scholar Sarah Graber in a discussion with member Lois Kahn.

Photos from July 26, 2009 Circumnavigators Foundation Fundraiser at Eleanor Brigg's home:

Chris Ahern Chris Carol Ron Left: 2007 Foundation Scholar Chris Ahern took a train and bike to attend. Right: Chris with VP-Foundation Carol Narup and her Northwestern counterpart Ron Baeutigam. Our chapter and NU jointly sponsor a student for an around the world research trip each year.
Phil Jean Eleanor Redfields Heidi Left: Phil Meyers and Jean Damisch chat with our gracious hostess Eleanor Briggs. Right: Lyn & Bill Redfield, who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, compare notes with Heidi Bohn.
Richard Dotty Dubai Group Left: Richard Damisch welcomes prospective member Dotty Holmes. Right: a group photo of chapter members who visited Dubai this April. Members not shown in other photos are in the back row Bill Kasperson, Marilyn Fischel, Heidi, and Lucinda Kasperson.
Alex Robins Lilly Lampe Barb Jim Franch Left: 2006 Foundation Scholar Alex Robins, who recently won a prestigious Fulbright scholarship, and friend Lilly Lampe. Alex is headed to Ireland for a PhD in Philosophy in August.
Right: Barb & Jim Franch, the speakers for our September event.
Mary Segall Eleanor Carol Eleanor Don Left: Dr. Mary Segall with her mother, long-time Foundation benefactor, Eleanor Briggs. Mary, a prospective Circumnavigator, has spent much of her nursing career helping people in the developing world. Right: Carol Narup and Webmaster Don Parrish with Eleanor.

Photos from September 17, 2009 Presentation by the Franches at the Chicago Yacht Club:

Ray Don Dave Grubers Ray Marilyn Left: Ray Schlueter, Don Parrish and Dave Gotaas enjoy conversation with a crystal clear view in the background. Right: Frank Gruber, Ray, Marilyn Fischel and Linda Gruber pose in front of the full marina.
Jim Arimond Chris Ahern Sam McAleese Heidi Bohn Left: Chapter President Jim Arimond and 2007 Foundation Scholar Chris Ahern chat while experiencing the ambience. Right: 2009 Foundation Scholar Sam McAleese explains his trip to Heidi Bohn.
Esther Segel Sam Chris Jean Damisch Petersons Left: Along with her husband Esther Segel delights in the attention from both Foundation Scholars. Right: Jean Damisch compares notes with Dan & Melanie Peterson.
Karen Schlueter Padgetts Melanie Peterson Franches Left: Membership VP Karen Schlueter presents certificates to a happy Nick and Deanna Padgett. Right: Melanie Peterson has a question for Barb & Jim Franch after their well-received, informative slideshow.

Photos from the December 10 Holiday Party at the Deer Path Inn:

Paula Sarah Barb Carol Karen Padgetts Left: Paula O'Conner, Sarah Graber, Barb Franch and Carol Narup exude holiday cheer.
Right: Karen Schlueter, Nick & Deanne Padgett pause for a photo.
Jim Peggy Petersons Bloms Sam McAleese Heidi Bohn Left: Chapter President Jim Arimond with holiday revellers Melanie & Dan Peterson, Peggy Simonsen, and Don & Jeneane Blom.
Right: a well dressed trio: Heidi Bohn, Jane Smith and Jan Meyers.
Karen Jim New Members Greg Mary John Left: Membership VP Karen Schlueter and Jim Arimond pose with proud new members Paula O'Conner, Dotty Holmes, Greg Wojcicki, Melanie Peterson and Virginia Walsh.
Right: Greg Wojcicki, Mary & John Wright enjoy a tasty meal.