Archived TCC News and Chapter Updates

This page lists recent news articles and chapter updates posted on the TCC Web site. Click any headline to view the post. Use the search blank at right to find older posts on any topic.

  • New TCC Members Welcomed at December 2023 Gathering in Seattle

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    The Pacific Northwest TCC Chapter gathered on Dec. 9 at Chapter Coordinator Cindy Shurtleff‘s home in Seattle for a holiday meeting. We had three very enthusiastic new members attend (one full  and two provisional). New full member Parmjit Sohal drove from British Columbia to join us and was welcomed to TCC with 101 regions. We…

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  • Upgrade Your Camera/Cellphone Travel Photography Skills at February 2024 Meeting in Louisville

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    Dear TCC Travelers, Our winter meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3,  at 10:30 a.m. in Louisville, Kentucky, in the multi-purpose room of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (1206 Maple Lane, Anchorage, Kentucky). Anchorage is a suburb of Louisville. We have a very exciting speaker — Mr. Dan Dry. Dan Dry, managing director of PriceWeber’s…

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  • December Canada Chapter Update & 2024 Meeting Schedule

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    Hello World Travelers, Dr. Phil Tanner, TCC Canada member and our guest speaker on Dec. 2, gave us some fascinating insights and some of the profound and stark realities associated with being a career International Aid Worker over several decades. A good representation of live/ Zoom TCC Canada members enjoyed a terrific presentation beginning when…

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  • December 2023 Southwest Florida Chapter Update

    The Southwest Florida (Naples) TCC Chapter met on Dec. 5, returning to Marker 36 (thanks to Bill and Pam Girtman) where we could again enjoy the water views. We welcomed two new members, Bonnie Becker and Teresa McAllister. We shared our latest travel adventures as well as future plans, including that a number of us…

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  • Notes From the October 2023 Mediterranean Chapter Meeting in Madrid

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    On Oct. 7, Jose Manuel Jimenez hosted the TCC Mediterranean Chapter’s first gathering in Madrid. Hoping to engage the growing number of TCC members living in Madrid, Chapter Coordinator Francesc M. Borrull introduced them to the history of the chapter. The meeting’s highlight was a presentation of the Spanish Geographical Society by general secretary Ms.…

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  • September 2023 Kansas City Chapter Update

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    The Kansas City TCC Chapter met on Sept. 23 at Trezo Mare Restaurant. New member Rudy Waldner led a discussion of the attendees’ best and worst travel experiences. St. Louis Chapter coordinator Charles Merkel correctly answered the trivia question: “Which country has the highest low elevation?” Lesotho — the lowest point in the nation is…

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  • Recap of the August 2023 Texas/Oklahoma/Louisiana Chapter Event in Dallas

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    Members gathered in August at the Perot Museum in Dallas. Dinner was arranged by TCC member and museum CEO Dr. Linda Abraham-Silver in the museum’s geode and gem hall. The program by Dr. Ron Tykoski and Dr. Dori Contreras took members on a journey back in time more than 65 million years ago. Jeffrey Scherbarth…

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  • Member Feature: Don Parrish, Downers Grove, Illinois

    By Tim Skeet Past TCC President In 1814, Thomas Jefferson wrote in an Essay on George Washington: “He was incapable of fear, meeting personal dangers with the calmest unconcern.” This is taken from one of Don Parrish’s favorite essays, and in reading this for the first time, I believe this perfectly describes Don. I initially…

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  • Destination: Fernando de Norohnha

    By Jane Berryman and Lana Skeet Jane is the long-serving coordinator for the Philadelphia TCC Chapter and Lana has played an active role at the conferences in Barcelona and Malta. Both met in 2014 onboard the TCC three-day Golden Princess cruise to Ensenada, Mexico. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, 340km (200m) off the northeast tip…

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  • Thirty-SIx-Hour Transit: Helsinki, Finland

      By Tim Skeet Share your interest in contributing to this new article by emailing timothyskeet@gmail.com. The waterfront city of Helsinki can be explored for days, but with only 36 hours, use the efficient public transit. The ABC-zone includes the airport and a two-day ticket is €16.50. It can be used on any bus, boat…

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  • From Our Newest Member: Kike Calvo, Wesley Chapel, Florida

    Often asked, my name is pronounced “Kee-Keh.” As an award-winning photographer with National Geographic and storyteller with National Geographic Expeditions, I split my time between Florida and Colombia and lead journeys through Colombia Photo Expeditions. My project, Little Explorer, Big World, formerly The Adventures of Pili, operates under The Safina Center, which is dedicated to…

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  • Crossing Paths: TCC Encounters Around the Globe

    By JoAnn Schwartz TCC Board Member and Secretary The TCC has about 1,600 members out exploring the world. This means at any point in time, chances are your travels have probably crossed paths with some of them. My travels this fall took me on tours to the five Stans, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. On all…

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  • Well Traveled: December 2023

    Our congratulations to those Club members who have reached higher levels of countries visited. Well done! Diamond Members (300 or more countries) Karin B. Sinniger Pully, Switzerland Platinum Members (250 or more countries) Chu-Chi Huang Taipei, Taiwan Jill E. Melkonian Palm Harbor, FL, USA David Santulli Boston, MA, USA Michael Zoch Leipzig, Germany Gold Members…

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  • A Hearty Welcome to New TCC Members

    The Travelers’ Century Club is pleased to welcome the following new members to the club: William Affif Mauricio Agrello Pretto Thomas Alexander Ryan Bergenthal Chris Blackburn Anthony Bolzonello Sherry Brecher Michael Calder Kike Calvo William J. Casazza Eivile Cipkute Jennifer Clayburn Bo Danielsen Corin Doregger Karen B. Dorigan Benjamin Flosi Gary Foxley Yves Gentil Patrick…

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  • New Info Files Added to the Members-Only TCC Forum

    As of 2012, members must go to the TCC Forum to access the TCC Info Files. The Forum requires a user name and password to log in. TCC will continue to mail the Info Files to those who have paid the additional $10 ($85 domestic and $95 international). Back issues of the Info Files are…

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