On February 7, 2012 at Loyola Academy, Ben Shorofsky spoke on his Circumnavigation Research Trip:
Left: Jay Harran and Jim Brandsfield enjoy conversation and a drink before dinner.
Right: Jane Smith and Lois Holyoak and pending member Bob Holyoak do the same.
Left: Peter Civetta and Jana Measells who work with Foundation Scholars at Northwestern
bask in Ben's success.
Right: Ben Shorofsky with proud parents Steve & Cheryl.
Left: Kevin Short Foundation Scholar for 2012 with Virginia Mullins and Ben Shorofsky
who will advise Kevin on tips for success.
Right: The chapter tradition continues: Carol Narup presented Ben with the flags of countries he visited, and he
identified them all correctly.
On April 17, 2012 at St. Ignatius, Don Parrish spoke on his trip to the South Pole on its 100th Anniversary:
Left: Bernice Pink, Ralph Segel and Del Zunas enjoy a conversation.
Right: Barb Wilcox, Don Blom and Peg Leonard enjoy a glass of wine, conversation and
the historic surroundings.
Left: Bob Bilhorn and tonight's speaker Don Parrish enjoy conversation and the ambience of St. Ignatius, as do -
Right: Nick & Deanna Padgett and Frank & Linda Gruber.
Left: Dick Damisch with Dan & Melanie Peterson are all in great spirits looking
forward to another memorable event.
Right: The chapter tradition continues: Jaclyn Winship receives her membership certificate from VP Karen Schlueter.
Left: the South Pole where Don Parrish made 100 circumnavigations to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of
Roald Amundsen's achievement.
Right: Don holds Amunden's watch. Read Don's trip report.
On June 13, 2012 at McCormick & Schmick's, Chuck Doherty spoke on his trip to Botswana & South Africa:
Left: Greg Wojcicki pauses for a photo with Jaclyn & Kent Winship.
Right: Ray Schlueter, Peg Leonard, Barb Wilcox and Karen Schlueter enjoy beverages
and conversation before dinner.
Left: VPs Karen Schluter and Carol Narup presents new member certificate to
foundation scholarBen Shorofsky.
Right: VPs Dan Peterson, Carol Narup and Sally & Dave Gotaas enjoy at chat in
ambience of McCormick & Schmick's.
Circumnavigators Foundation Fundraiser at the home of Dick and Lucinda Kasperson on July 14, 2012:
Left: Our Hostest Lucinda Kasperson with Phil & Jan Meyers.
Right: Our Host Dick Kasperson flanked by Jeanna & Michael Helmcke and VP Dan Peterson.
Left: Don Parrish, Melanie Peterson and Dave Gotaas enjoy conservation at the fundraiser.
Right: VP Karen Schlueter with John & Judy Meade.
Left: Foundation ScholarSam McAleese received his
new member certificate at the party.
Right: Carol Narup and son Scott Narup enjoy the ambience.
Left: Michael Helmke and Judy Meade enjoy a chat with
Foundation ScholarSarah Graber.
Right: Del Zunas & VP Marilyn Fischel learn about Sam's plans.
On September 11, 2012 at the Chicago Yacht Club, Dr. Prabha Sinha spoke about Traveling with Friends:
Left: Officers Carol Narup, Dan Peterson, Pat Smith and Marilyn Fischel
enjoy pre-dinner beverages and conversation.
Right: Visitors Ben & Maureen Ivory watch Don Parrish explain his artic map held by Jim Franch.
Left: Carol Narup explains our Club to Maureen and Ben.
Right: VP Karen Schlueter presents new membership certificates to Barb Wilcox and Peg Leonard.
Left: Carol and President Jim Arimond listen to Foundation Scholar Ben Shorofsky's future plans.
Right: Foundation ScholarsKevin Small, Ben Shorofsky and Sarah Graber
discuss Kevin's recent circumnavigation.
Left: Our speaker Dr. Prabha Sinha gave a delightful talk about the unique travel "club" he
has with his friends.
Right: Dan Peterson with his marketing mentor Prabha Sinha.
On December 4, 2012, we had our annual Holiday Party at the Greek Islands restaurant in Chicago
L: Don & Jeneane Blom, Foundation Scholar Sarah Graber, and Publicity Director Deanna Padgett
enjoy our private room.
R: VP Dan Peterson & Virginia Mullin discuss her trip to Viet Nam.
L: Dick Damisch and Genevieve Adsit enjoy the holiday party.
R: Renee Betzelos and Webmaster Don Parrish compare notes on many topics before dinner.
L: VP Karen Schlueter and President Jim Arimond present
a membership certificate to Bob Holyoak.
R: Lois Holyoak congratulates her proud husband.
L: Ray & Karen Schlueter enjoy a laugh with Jane Smith.
R: Jane chats with Sally & Dave Gotaas as a successful party ends.