This page is the historical archive of the 6 events sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the
Circumnavigators Club in 2016.
It has copies of the invitations to the events and 56 photos taken
at the events.
Click on the thumbnails for the paper invitations. Click on underlined locations for a Google map.
Feb 28, 2016 "American Sexual Assault Crisis in a Global Context"
by Foundation Scholar Jonathon McBride
at KOI Restaurant, 624 Davis St, Evanston. Their website.
12:30pm -- Buffet Brunch
1:45pm -- Business meeting & Guest introductions. NU Students arrive.
2:00pm -- Jonathon's Presentation
3:00pm -- Complimentary coffee & cookies
April 5, 2016 "Background Talk on the Greeks Exhibit at Field Museum"
by Samuel Howes
at St. Ignatius.
6:00pm -- Cocktails in the 4th Floor, Grand Gallery
7:00pm -- Buffet Dinner in the 4th Floor, Brunswick Room
8:00pm -- Program
June 18, 2016 "Historic Riverside: Walking Tour, Lecture, and Dinner"
by Olmsted Lecturer/Guide at the Riverside Library
2:30pm Optional Car Tour of Riverside Village (starts at the train station)
4:00pm Presentation with Q&A (at the Library)
5:00pm Transfer to the Riverside Restaurant
5:15pm - 6:45 Dinner at the Riverside Restaurant
Sunday, July 31, 2016 "Annual Foundation Scholarship Fundraiser"
at Marilyn Fischel's Chicago Condominium: Apt 1601,
330 Diversey Parkway
time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Cocktails, buffet reception & open discussion
Guest introductions & scholar updates at 6:00pm
6:00pm - Optional Cash Bar
7:00pm - Family style small plates dinner & guest introductions
8:00pm - Best short travel stort contest
9:00pm - Conclude
On February 28, 2016, Jonathon McBride presented his 2015 Circumnavigation Research
results at the Koi Restaurant near the Northwestern campus in Evanston. Jonathon gave an entertaining and
educational lecture on his trip and on the programs against sexual assault on campuses in half a dozen countries. His delivery
was relaxed in spite of a stress fracture from his track training which required him to be on crutches for his talk.
This was the third time to have a joint meeting with Northwestern staff and students to share the research
& travel experiences of our Foundation Scholar. Peter Civetta NU's program director attended.
Left: Board Member Marilyn Fischel, former President Jim Arimond, Del Zunas flanked by the Winships who drove from Michigan.
Right: In the front, Jonathon's parents, Kim & Pat, and his girlfriend Liz. In the rear, R J Damisch and VP Foundation Carol Narup.
Left: Secretary Pat Smith, President Karen Schlueter & husband Ray and Treasurer Barb Franch
enjoy their Chinese meal.
Right: VP Programs Jim Franch and Publicity Director Deanna Padgett join Pat, Karen and Ray.
Left: NU's Peter Civetta with chopsticks, Ralph & Esther Segel, and Donald Blom & VP Membership Jeneane Blom.
Right: NU students join our members to hear Jonathon McBride.
Left: Jonathon passes our traditional surprise test of identifying the flags of the countries he visited.
Right: Carol, who prepared the flag gift, with Jonathon.
Left: Johnathon with his proud parents Kim & Pat McBride.
Right: Our Webmaster Don Parrish, who is also a Committee Member to select our Foundation Scholars, joins the happy group.
On April 5, 2016 at historic St. Ignatius, Samuel Howes, a veteran scholar of Classical Studies and docent
at the Field Museum, gave a presentation on ancient Greece. It
was a stand alone talk that also provided a perspective on the Greek Exhibit at the Field Museum.
Left: VP Jeneane Bloom, Ray Schlueter, and President Karen Schlueter enjoy the elegant comfort of St. Ignatius.
Right: Karen with past Presidents Jim Arimond and Dan Peterson.
Left: Jim chats with Mrs. Doolin while Ray talks to VP Jim Franch.
Right: Webmaster Don Parrish flanked by Bruce Janssen, guest of new member Charles Merkle. All 3 are
Left: Jeneane Blom presents Charles Merkle his membership certificate. Charles drove up from St. Louis to receive it
Right: Jeneane presents certificates to Jim & Mary Houston.
Left: the Meades and Jim Arimond enjoy socializing with our Speaker Samuel Howes.
Right: The book cases provide a scholarly backdrop for Samuel's talk.
On June 18, 2016, our chapter did a walking tour of historic Riverside,
perhaps the first planned
community in America. Frederick Law Olmsted planned it and Central Park in NYC.
Riverside is a jewel that few of our member knew about. We had 3 guides - Connie, Tom and Tony. After
the tour of the village by car and on foot, we met in the library for a lecture by Tony and Q&A session on Riverside.
Then to cap off a day of perfect weather we had a bohemian dinner in the local Riverside Restaurant.
One of the highlights was the Avery Coonley House. We got lucky and
were allowed to tour the grounds. This large house has all of the distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright touches. Landmark home numbers given below on the photos.
Left: Home Nr 26: Schermerborn Residence - 124 Scottswood Rd
Right: Home Nr 27 - Matilda Bryant Residence - 136 Scottswood Rd
Left: Home Nr 28: Clarence Cross Residence - 136 Scottswood Rd
Right: Home Nr 29: Trowbridge Residence - 201 Scottswood Rd
Left: Sunken Garden of Avery Coonley House (Nr 17). See Chicago Magazine's 5 minute must-see
YouTube of the interior.
Right: Lily Pond Wing of Avery Coonley House. This house is a national landmark since 1908.
Left: In foreground guide Connie explains some of the Wright details.
Right: Special tile frieze designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
On July 31, 2016, our chapter had our annual fundraiser for the
Circumnavigators Foundation. We raise money to send a
student each year on
a trip around to world. These scholars research a topic of their choosing. Carol Narup gave us an update
on each of these exceptional students who have gone on to Fulbright scholarships, PhDs and other notable accomplishments.
This year Marilyn Fischel was our host at her delightful condo overlooking Lincoln
Park and the Lakefront with its outstanding views of the skyline as well.
Left: The lake and harbor.
Right: Lincoln Park and the Skyline of Chicago.
Left: Marilyn Fischel with her massive collection of hotel keys.
Right: Marilyn's wonderful collection of Buddhas.
Left: A tasty buffet dinner with wine service heightened the overall ambience.
Right: Guest Brigitta and President Karen Schuelter listen to Dan Peterson.
Left: 2014 Scholar Liz Larsen with Carol Narup and Jim Arimond.
Right: Our Board Members. Their names & position on this page.
On September 14, 2016, our chapter had an enjoyable and educational event at one of our favorite venues, the Chicago Yacht Club.
Life just seems better when one is admiring a great view in one of the world's best cities. Our speaker Bill Helmut entertained us with
his fun stories from his travels in Central Asia. He shared some of his techniques getting invited into local weddings and getting to
experience local customs.
Left: Dan Peterson, his wife Melanie and Ray Schlueter enjoy a drink, a chat and the view.
Right: Dan in an engaging conversation with guest Marc Adams.
Left: Charles Merkel, who drove up from St. Louis, receives his membership certificate from VP Jeneane Blom.
Right: Charles chats with Board Member Marilyn Fischel as Webmaster Don Parrish stops to allow their photo.
Left: Marc Adams, speaker Bill Helmuth, President Karen Schlueter, VP Jim Franch and Publicity Director
Deanna Pagett. Right: Foundation ScholarsBen Shorofsky and Catherine Althaus.
On December 8, 2016, our chapter had our annual holiday party at Pasteur Restaurant in Chicago
to sample some authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Our hostess was Kim Nuguyen and we had a private room. This year to add a new twist to our event we invited our
members and guests to tell a short travel story. And to encourage travelers to do their best we picked a winner by clapping. Dan Peterson won!
We have 14 photos of the event. Unfortunately we did not get photos of everyone or even everyone who told a story. Story telling was very popular,
and we may do this again next year.
Left: Jim Franch, Don Parrish & Dan Peterson deserved a photo for dressing up and holding our Flag.
Right: Kim Nuguyen, our hostess, explained some food selections while Don Parrish, Jane & Marc Adams watch.
Left: Marilyn Fischel, Barbara Wanke & Ray Schlueter exude holiday cheer.
Right: Marc Adams and Jim Franch enjoy a conversation.
Left: Jeneane & Don Blom pause for the camera.
Right: Don Blom tells his story.
Left: Jim Houston, with the staff working, tells his travel experience.
Right: Here Jim listens to his wife Mary Houston.
Left: Pat Smith shows the power of a prop while her husband listens.
Right: Foundation Scholar Ben Shorofsky relates his favorite tale.
Left: Barbara Wanke used her hat to tell her animated tale.
Right: Jane Adams moved about while explaining her travel anecdote.
Left: Virgin Mullins was another eager volunteer.
Right: Dan Peterson told a humorous tale and won for best story!