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February 10, 2019 Luncheon
The Naples Chapter held its monthly speaker luncheon on February 10, 2019, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Michael Balian gave a very interesting presentation of his trip to the Sun Doong Caves in Vietnam. With a group of 10 explorers they had to overcome many hardships and challenges to do the three mile long journey, through the spectacular caves, only recently discovered; 135 guests and members attended.
January 13, 2019 Luncheon
The Naples Chapter of the Circumnavigators Club met January 13, 2019, for their monthly speaker luncheon at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Ninety-six members and guests attended.
We were given a presentation by our member Roger Baker, of the historic Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. We heard of the past glory and present charm, of this 16th century Spanish colonial town, making it the number one tourist destination in Mexico and in the World. The town was nominated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008.
December 9, 2018 Holiday Party
The Annual Christmas Party of the Naples Chapter took place Sunday, December 9th, 2018, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. It was a very formal and festive event. We enjoyed the very special Christmas Dinner, and the music entertainment.
November 11, 2018 Luncheon
The Naples Chapter had its first speaker luncheon of the new season on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. We were all treated to a most interesting presentation given by Maria Winkler, who traveled with her husband last year to East Africa. The pictures of animals and tribal people of Kenya and Tanzania, were taken by Günther Winkler. They were outstanding, and much appreciated by the 125 members, who were in attendance. All were excited about the special events announced for the upcoming season.
September 8, 2018 Italian Party
On September 8, 2018 the Naples Chapter of the Circumnavigators Club, organized a social dinner party for its members. The Italian Dinner Party was held at the residence of Pat Classen. Thirty-eight members attended. They enjoyed each other’s company, as well as the delicious meal served by a Naples caterer.
June 23, 2018 Lobster Party
The Naples Cicumnavigators Club had their Annual Lobster Summer Party. A great time was had by all.
April 8, 2018 Luncheon
The last luncheon of the Naples Chapter took place on April 8, 2018, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Eighty-three members met to enjoy the interesting presentation given by our member Walter Slack. Walter spoke of the relaxing barge trip which he and his wife took last summer in France. They enjoyed the beauty of the French country side, and the many gourmet meals served by their own Cordon Bleu Chef, on the luxury barge “Apres Tout”.
March 4, 2018 Luncheon
Our monthly luncheon took place on Sunday, March 4, 2018. It was attended by 85 members, who heard our main speaker Lyle Bultman giving us a detailed account of the present situation in both, South Korea and North Korea. A very timely and interesting subject.
We also heard from our guest Jim Foster, who is making plans for a lengthy journey next year, which would retrace the first ever circumnavigation, achieved by Ferdinand Magellan in 1519-1523. Next year will be the 500th anniversary of this enormous accomplishment.
February 11, 2018 Luncheon
The Naples Chapter met on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club for the monthly luncheon and speaker presentation.
Our member Thomas Gregory gave a fascinating showing of a region little known to most tourists. We followed Tom on his adventure filled journey by boat, along the “Turquoise Coast” of Turkey. Tom fascinated us with his many pictures of ancient Greek and Roman Ruins, and his narratives of Greek mythology and legends. It was a most fascinating afternoon enjoyed by the 100 members who attended.
January 14, 2018 Luncheon
The first meeting of the New Year, for the Naples Chapter, was held on January 14, 2018, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. One hundred sixteen members and guests attended to hear the interesting presentation of our speaker, and member Erik Meyer, who has completed more than seventy circumnavigations. Erik fascinated us with his many photos and accounts of his travels, which included the most amazing places on earth.
December 2017 Holiday Party
The Annual Christmas Party of the Naples Chapter took place Sunday, December 17th, 2017, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. It was a very formal and festive event, which was attended by eighty members and guests. They enjoyed the very special Christmas Dinner, and the entertainment provided by the Billy Dean and Dawn Ensemble.
November 12, 2017 Luncheon
Ninety members of the Naples Chapter met at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club for the first luncheon of the season. It was with sadness that we all said “Thank You and Goodbye” to the officers who led the chapter so capably during the past four years, but we welcomed with joy the new board, who will continue leading us into the future. Some new members received their certificates, and several visiting guests applied for membership. After a delicious lunch, we all enjoyed the presentation given by our member Donna Suddeth. Her family came to America from Ukraine. Donna has traveled the country of her ancestors, bringing back many colorful pictures for us to see. We enjoyed listening to her interesting commentary about the history and culture of Ukraine. It was a delightful afternoon, and all were happy to start another exciting season with the Circumnavigators Club in Naples.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Summer Lobster Party
Members and guests of the Naples Chapter met on October 21, 2017, at the grand Quail West Country Club, for a delicious lobster dinner with all the trimmings. Good food and good fellowship made for a very enjoyable evening in beautiful Naples. There were 45 members who attended.
July 9, 2017 Summer Party
The Naples Chapter had its first summer party Saturday, July 9, 2017, at the beautiful pool side party room of Pat Classen’s condominium. Forty-five members and guests attended and enjoyed the piano music provided by two fine pianists. There was a tasty Paella dinner, accompanied by lots of singing, dancing, and merrymaking, and of course, the usual glorious Naples sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.