Photos of 2011 Events

This page is the historical archive of the 6 events sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the Circumnavigators Club in 2011.

It has copies of the invitations to the events and 42 photos taken at the events.


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

  • Invitation Feb 2011 February 17, 2011
    "The Transformative Power of Schools and Communities"
    by Meixi Ng
    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 April 2011 April 5, 2011
    "Hiking the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain"
    by Lindsay Cook
    at St. Ignatius. Their website.

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

  • Invitation July 2011 May 19, 2011
    "Off the Map: Bootstrapping Adventure in South America"
    by Dave Gifford
    at the Adventurer' Club in Chicago

    6:00 - 7:00pm -- Cocktails (Cash Bar)
    7:00 - 8:00pm -- Dinner
    8:00pm -- Program

  • Invitation July 2011 July 16, 2011
    Circumnavigator Club Foundation Luncheon
    at the home of Dan and Melanie Peterson in Glenview

    1:00 -- Event Begins. Click on thumbnail for details

  • Invitation Feb 2010 September 14, 2011 (changed from Sep 15th)
    "Running a Marathon in Antarctica"
    by Robert Gienko, Jr.
    at Chicago Yacht Club. Their website.

    6:00 - 7:00pm -- Cocktails (Cash Bar)
    7:00 - 8:00pm -- Dinner
    8:00pm -- Program

  • Invitation Feb 2010December 14, 2011
    Holiday Dinner Party
    at Michigan Shores Club. Their website.

    6:30 - 7:30pm -- Reception (Cash Bar)
    7:30 - 8:30pm -- Gourmet Dinner


Photos for February 17, 2011 event at Loyola Academy when Meixi Ng reported on her circumnavigation:

Jim Don Kent Dick Ben Jim Left: Jim Franch, Webmaster Don Parrish and Kent Damisch interrupt a conversation for this photo.
Right: Ben Shorofsky, our Foundation Scholar for 2011, is flanked by former Board Members, Dick Damisch and Jim Franch.
Petersons Jim Lyn Virginia Left: Chapter President Jim Arimond has a fun chat with former student Dan Peterson and his wife Melanie Peterson.
Right: Lyn Redfield and Virginia Mullin enjoy the food and a conversation.
Harriet Karen Carol Meixi Left: Membership VP Karen Schlueter presents a new membership certificate to a delighted Harriet Hahn.
Right: VP Carol Narup presents the traditional gift of flags of the circumnavigated countries visited to Meixi Ng after her great talk.

April 5, 2011 event at St. Ignatius where Lindsay Cook spoke on Hiking the Camino de Santiago:

April2011Photo1 April2011Photo2 Left: Ralph Segel, Chapter President Jim Arimond and Chapter Secretary Pat Smith pause for a photo by a large painting.
Right: Programs VP Katie Gotaas, with her date Blake Hanson in the wonderful St. Ignatius library.
April2011Photo3 April2011Photo4 Left: Virginia Walsh and Membership VP Karen Schlueter enjoy a conversation with hand carved wood in the background.
Right: Karen socializes with Don Blom and Jeneane Blom in the elegant ambiance of St. Ignatius.
April2011Photo5 April2011Photo6 Left: Foundation Scholars VP Carol Narup enjoys dinner with her date Pete Petersen.
Right: Carol and Pete with this year's Foundation Scholar Ben Shorofsky and the 2004 Scholar Sarah Graber.
April2011Photo7 April2011Photo8 Left: VP Katie Gotaas next to speaker Lindsay Cook with Blake Hanson and another guest.
Right: VP Lindsay Cook with her fascinating PowerPoint on the history of this famous pilgrimage and her experiences.

May 19, 2011 event at the Adventurer's Club. Dave Gifford spoke on the theme of Off the Map Adventures:

May2011Photo1 May2011Photo2 Left: VP of Membership Karen Schlueter, with husband Ray Schlueter and guest Bob Gienko pause for a photo among the animal trophies. Right: 2011 Foundation Scholar Ben Shorofsky, Dave Gotaas and Melanie Peterson interrupt a conversation and capture the moment.
May2011Photo3 May2011Photo4 Left: Dan Peterson examines one of the many intriguing items at the Adventures Club . . .
Right: . . . while his wife Melanie Peterson tries on and looks impressive in a hat. Say that's a nice tie, Dan.
May2011Photo5 May2011Photo6 Left: Our Speaker Dave Gifford and Circumnavigator guest Bob Gienko check out the new Adventurers Club posters.
Right: Opening slide of Dave Gifford's entertaining and educational PowerPoint presentation.

July 16, 2011 Foundation Fundraiser at the home of our gracious hosts, Dan and Melanie Peterson:

July2011Photo1 July2011Photo2 Left: Home of Dan and Melanie Peterson, the site of our celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Club Foundation. Right: Club members socialize in the backyard before lunch.
July2011Photo3 July2011Photo4 Left: Jim Franch comments on Xian warrior to Virginia Walsh while Virginia Mullin talks to Foundation Scholar Sam McAleese.
Right: Jim Arimond, Carol Narup and Jane Smith enjoy conversation and lunch al fresco. Note Melanie's lovely floral bouquet.
July2011Photo5 July2011Photo6 Left: Don Parrish talks to Dick Damisch who brought photos of long-time Foundation supporter Eleanor Briggs who live in Colorado.
Right: Dave Gotaas & Marilyn Fischel enjoy the view from the terrace.
July2011Photo7 July2011Photo8 Left: 2004 Foundation Scholar Sarah Graber explains the latest fashion, a feather braided into her hair.
Right: Sam and Sarah compare notes. They spoke at this Foundation fundraiser while Jim Arimond and Carol Narup read emails from all 8 of our other scholars.
July2011Photo9 July2011Photo10 Left: Peter Civetta of NU explained that the impact of our program was not only a life-changing event for the selected scholars, but it created positive impacts on dozens of students who apply each year.
Right: Our spearkers line up for a group photo marred by the sun.

September 14, 2011 event at the Chicago Yacht's Club. Bob Gienko recounted his marathon in Antarctica:

Sept2011Photo1 Sept2011Photo2 Left: Bernice Pink, Speaker Bob Gienko, Dave Gotaas and VP-Programs Marilyn Fischel pause for a photo.
Right: Ray Schlueter and Lois Kahan compare notes.
Sept2011Photo3 Sept2011Photo4sm Left: Lucinda Kasperson, Marilyn Fischel and Bernice Pink enjoy the magnificent view. Right: Secretary Pat Smith, Virginia Walsh, and VP-Membership Karen Schlueter relax over cocktails.
Sept2011Photo5 Sept2011Photo6 Left: Virginia Bransfield and President Jim Arimond smile for the camera. Right: Ralph Siegel, Bill & Lyn Redfield, and Del Zunas are socializing in our wonderful Chicago Yacht Club private room.

December 14, 2011 Holiday Party at the Michigan Shores Country Club:

Dec2011Photo1 Dec2011Photo2 Left: Bob Bilhorn and Marilyn Fischel enjoy the party.
Right: Lyn Redfield and Heidi Bohn celebrate.
Dec2011Photo3 Dec2011Photo4 Left: Jane Smith, Bob Bilhorn, Lois Holyoak and Bob Holyoak.
Right: Carol Narup, Karen Schlueter, Peg Leonard, Barb Wilcox and Sarah Graber celebrate the wonderful party.
Dec2011Photo5 Dec2011Photo6 Left: Karen Schlueter and proud new member Ronald Cullum.
Right: Don Parrish missed a great party because that day he was at the South Pole on the 100th anniversary of its discovery.