Photos of 2012 Events

This page is the historical archive of the 6 events sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the Circumnavigators Club in 2012.

It has copies of the invitations to the events and 44 photos taken at the events.


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

  • Invitation Feb 2012 February 7, 2012
    "Defining Sustainable Development"
    by Ben Shorofsky
    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 2012 April 17, 2012
    "100 Circumnavigations on the 100th Anniversary of the South Pole"
    by Don Parrish
    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 June 2012 June 13, 2012
    "Botswana & South Africa"
    by Chuck Doherty
    at McCormick & Schmick's in Skokie. Their website.

    6:00 - 7:00 -- Cash Bar
    7:00 - 8:00 -- Dinner
    8:00 -- Presentation

  • Invitation July 2012 July 14, 2012
    Circumnavigator Club Foundation Luncheon
    at the Home of Lucinda & Dick Kasperson in Northbrook

    1:00 -- Event Begins.

  • Invitation Sept 2012 September 11, 2012
    "Circumnavigating Japan, India and Italy"
    by Dr. Prabha Sinha
    at Chicago Yacht Club. Their website.

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

  • Invitation Dec 2012December 4, 2012
    Holiday Dinner Party
    at Greek Islands in Chicago. Their website.

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

On February 7, 2012 at Loyola Academy, Ben Shorofsky spoke on his Circumnavigation Research Trip:

Feb2012Photo1 Feb2012Photo2 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.
Feb2012Photo3 Feb2012Photo4 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.
Feb2012Photo5 Feb2012Photo6 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.
Feb2012Photo7 Feb2012Photo8 Left: Don Parrish and Lois Kahan marveled at Ben's presentation including a surprise video of thanks from all past Foundation Scholars.
Right: Ralph & Esther Segel also enjoyed the presentation.

On April 17, 2012 at St. Ignatius, Don Parrish spoke on his trip to the South Pole on its 100th Anniversary:

April2012Photo1 April2012Photo2 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.
April2012Photo3 April2012Photo4 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.
April2012Photo5 April2012Photo6 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.
April2012Photo7 April2012Photo8 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:

June2012Photo1 June2012Photo2 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.
June2012Photo3 June2012Photo4 Left: VPs Karen Schluter and Carol Narup presents new member certificate to foundation scholar Ben 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:

July2012Photo1 July2012Photo2 Left: Our Hostest Lucinda Kasperson with Phil & Jan Meyers.
Right: Our Host Dick Kasperson flanked by Jeanna & Michael Helmcke and VP Dan Peterson.
July2012Photo3 July2012Photo4 Left: Don Parrish, Melanie Peterson and Dave Gotaas enjoy conservation at the fundraiser.
Right: VP Karen Schlueter with John & Judy Meade.
July2012Photo5 July2012Photo6 Left: Foundation Scholar Sam McAleese received his new member certificate at the party.
Right: Carol Narup and son Scott Narup enjoy the ambience.
July2012Photo7 July2012Photo8 Left: Michael Helmke and Judy Meade enjoy a chat with Foundation Scholar Sarah 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:

Sep2012Photo1 Sep2012Photo2 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.
Sep2012Photo3 Sep2012Photo4 Left: Carol Narup explains our Club to Maureen and Ben.
Right: VP Karen Schlueter presents new membership certificates to Barb Wilcox and Peg Leonard.
Sep2012Photo5 Sep2012Photo6 Left: Carol and President Jim Arimond listen to Foundation Scholar Ben Shorofsky's future plans.
Right: Foundation Scholars Kevin Small, Ben Shorofsky and Sarah Graber discuss Kevin's recent circumnavigation.
Sep2012Photo7 Sep2012Photo8 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

Dec2012Photo1 Dec2012Photo2 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.
Dec2012Photo3 Dec2012Photo4 L: Dick Damisch and Genevieve Adsit enjoy the holiday party.
R: Renee Betzelos and Webmaster Don Parrish compare notes on many topics before dinner.
Dec2012Photo5 Dec2012Photo6 L: VP Karen Schlueter and President Jim Arimond present a membership certificate to Bob Holyoak.
R: Lois Holyoak congratulates her proud husband.
Dec2012Photo7 Dec2012Photo8 L: Ray & Karen Schlueter enjoy a laugh with Jane Smith.
R: Jane chats with Sally & Dave Gotaas as a successful party ends.