Photos of 2013 Events

This page is the historical archive of the 6 events sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the Circumnavigators Club in 2013.

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 2012 February 20, 2013
    "Digital Citizen"
    by Kevin Short
    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 9, 2013
    "Solomon Islands on a Dive Boat"
    by Beth & Bill Coulson
    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 2013 June 13, 2013
    "Where the Wild Things Are: Mountain Gorillas, Grey Whales and Polar Bears" by Amy Marta & Ruey Tu
    at Lao You Ju in Chinatown. Their website.

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

  • Invitation July 2013 July 20, 2013
    Circumnavigator Club Foundation Luncheon
    At the Home of Clarke & Pat Smith in Historic Fort Sheridan, Highland Park.

    12:00 (noon) -- Event Begins.
    2:30 pm -- Event concludes

  • Invitation July 2013 September 18, 2013
    "45 Hundred Years of Iran in 45 minutes"
    by Dr. JoAnn Scurlock and Dr. Richard Beal
    at Chicago Yacht Club. Their website.

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

  • Invitation December 2013 December 17, 2013
    Holiday Dinner Party
    at Galleria Marchetti. Their website.

    6:30 - Social Hour
    7:30 - Dinner

On February 20, 2013 at Loyola Academy, Kevin Short spoke on his Circumnavigation Research Trip:

Feb2013Photo1 Feb2013Photo2 Left: 2012 Foundation Scholar Kevin Short and his proud father during pre-dinner socializing.
Right: Karen Schlueter and Lois Holyoak during their discussion.
Feb2013Photo3 Feb2013Photo4 Left: NU's Jana Measells flanked by Kevin and Catherine Althaus.
Right: Scholars from 3 years in a row: Catherine (2013), Kevin (2012) and Ben Shorofsky (2011).
Feb2013Photo5 Feb2013Photo6 Left: Kevin produced his thought-provoking talk on how smart phones & the Internet are empowering citizens in a new technology Prezi.
Right: Kevin may hold the record of having his Circumnavigators flag photographed in 6 continents as he made friends around the world.

On April 9, 2013 at St. Ignatius, Beth & Bill Coulson spoke on their Solomon Islands Trip on a Dive Boat:

April2013Photo1 April2013Photo2 Left: President Jim Arimond flanked by the Schluters and the Winships.
Right: Esther Segel and Don Blom pause their discussion for a photo.
April2013Photo3 April2013Photo4 Left: The Brandfields and Dick Damish in his classic world map jacket.
Right: New Member Alice Letzen, Jeneane Blom and her guest.
April2013Photo5 April2013Photo6 Left: Linda Gruber, Marilyn Fischel, New Member John Meade and his wife Judy. Right: VP Karen Schlueter, Jacklyn Winship's husband and Peg Leonard enjoy a pre-dinner conversation.
April2013Photo7 April2013Photo8 Left: Speakers Bill & Beth Coulson, Executive VP Dan Peterson and Treasurer Barb Franch. Right: Speaker Beth Coulson enjoys a lively conservation with former VP Bob Bilhorn.

On June 13, 2013 at the Lao You Ju Restaurant, Amy Marta & Ruey Tu spoke on their Adventure Trips:

June2013Photo1 June2013Photo2 In lieu of photos from the event, here are some memory joggers:
Kevin Short proudly displays the flags of the 9 countries he visited on his circumnavigation. A gorilla demonstrates the meaning of a real adventure by observing our speakers Ruey Tu and Amy Marta.

On July 20, 2013 our Annual Foundation Fundraiser was held at the home of Clarke and Pat Smith :

July2013Photo1 July2013Photo2 Left: Our gracious hosts Pat & Clarke Smith at their home in Historic Fort Sheridan. Right: Virgin Mullin, Executive VP Dan Peterson and Virginia Bransfield pause for a picture.
July2013Photo3 July2013Photo4 Left: Barbara Wanke, VP Carol Narup, Pete Peterson and VP Marilyn Fischel lined up for the camera.
Right: As did Lyn & Bill Redfield and Heidi Bohn.
July2013Photo5 July2013Photo6 (L) Carol Narup flanked by Foundation Scholars and Fulbright Winners Ben Shorofsky & Sarah Graber. (In the right background), President Jim Arimond then recognized the producers of the History of our Chapter's First 25 Years: Karen Schlueter and Jim & Barb Franch.
July2013Photo7 July2013Photo8 Left: Lucinda & Dick Kasperson enjoy their conversation while (right) their guest from Serbia student Djordie Petrovic talks to prospective member CJ Ford.
July2013Photo9 July2013Photo10 Left: Dan Peterson and Bob Bilhorn have a chat while enjoying the party. Right: Jim Franch and Virginia Mullin pose for a photo.

On September 18, 2013 at the Chicago Yacht Club, Dr. JoAnn Scurlock and Dr. Richard Beal spoke on Iran:

Sep2013Photo1 Sep2013Photo2 Left: Virginia Bransfield chats with Katie Malone and Virginia Walsh. Right: All smiles for the camera: Treasurer Barb Franch stands behind Jane Smith who has guests on both sides of her.
Sep2013Photo3 Sep2013Photo4 Enjoying the magnificent Lake Michigan view (L)
Dick Damisch, Genevieve Adsit, Lucinda & Dick Kasperson
and (R) Bernice Pink with Ray & Karen Schlueter.
Sep2013Photo5 Sep2013Photo6 Posing for the camera (L) Alice Lentzen, Genevieve Adsit, Marilyn Fischel & guest Joe Pirazzi
Right: Deanna Padgett and Jim Franch converse by a harbor photo.
Sep2013Photo7 Sep2013Photo8 Left: Kent & Jaclyn Winship with our outstanding speakers, Dr. Richard Beal & Dr. JoAnn Scurlock who showed hundreds of photos.
Right: Jim Arimond, Marilyn Fischel and Dick Kasperson.
Sep2013Photo9 Sep2013Photo10 Left: Carol Narup & 2013 Foundation Scholar Catherine Althaus.
Right: Webmaster Don Parrish pauses for a final photo with Executive VP Dan Peterson as they leave the spacious downstairs lobby.

On December 17, 2013 at the atmospheric Galleria Marchetti in Chicago we enjoyed our annual Holiday Party

Dec2013Photo1 Dec2013Photo2 Outgoing President Jim Arimond & New President Dan Peterson. Right: Dick & Lucinda Kasperson with guest Djordie Petrovic.
Dec2013Photo3 Dec2013Photo4 Left: Virginia Bransfield and Webmaster Don Parrish.
Right: Virginia Walsh and Esther Segal.
Dec2013Photo5 Dec2013Photo6 Left: Interrupting a discussion for a photo Ray & VP Karen Schlueter with Marilyn Fischel and Treasurer Barb Franch.
Right: Showing holiday cheer Santa CJ Ford and Virginia Mullin.
Dec2013Photo7 Dec2013Photo8 Left: President Dan Peterson flanked by Jeneane & Don Blom.
Right: Melanie Peterson and their guest Renee Betzelos.
Dec2013Photo9 Dec2013Photo10 Left: Bob Bilhorn and Jane Smith enjoy dinner.
Right: Dick Damisch and Genevieve Adsit pose for the camera in front of the large wall painting.