Speaker Date Topic
Drew Irvin, Village Administrator, Lake Bluff Aug 16, 2017
Village of Lake Bluff Branding Initiative Update
Village of Lake Bluff Branding Initiative Update

The benefits of an integrated brand are far-reaching, affecting the economic stability of the residential and business communities. Proactive communities, such as Lake Bluff, brand themselves to be distinctive and to be destinations of choice for businesses, industry, visitors, residents, families and others. Village Administrator Drew Irvin will provide an update regarding the Village's branding efforts.

Host: Jack Meierhoff

Tinamarie Hernandez, Executive Director, Diveheart Aug 23, 2017
Introduction to Diveheart
Introduction to Diveheart

This program is an introduction to Diveheart, a non-profit organization that provides and supports educational SCUBA diving, surface supplies gas (SSG), snorkeling and related experience programs which are open to any child, adult and veteran with a disability. Diveheart works to provide both physical and psychological therapeutic value to each person we serve, while building confidence, independence and self-esteem … enriching quality of life and the human spirit.

Diveheart, a non-profit 510 (c) 3 organization, was founded in 2001.  The vision was to build confidence, independence and self esteem in children, adults and veterans with disabilities through scuba diving.

Thanks to the wonder of the water column, the oceans and lakes of the world become the forgiving weightless environment of inner space. This offers perfect buoyancy and balance to any individual who might struggle on land in the hope of providing physical and psychological therapeutic value. It is a can-do spirit that Diveheart seeks to instill in our participants.  Since its inception Diveheart has trained thousands of volunteers in order to be able to carry on our mission throughout the world. 

Diveheart has worked with individuals across the U.S. and in Mexico, Israel, Australia, China, the Caribbean and more.  Diveheart’s dream is to have a site where we can serve children, adults and veterans with disabilities through scuba therapy, and where we can address research, rehabilitation, education, and vocational training.  Furthermore, we envision that our facility will allow us to train individuals from around the world to scuba dive with individuals with disabilities.  These divers can in turn, return to their homes and train even more people.  The potential impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities around the world is enormous.

Diveheart was founded by Jim Elliott, who left a successful media career to found Diveheart in 2001. As president, he does not draw a salary and as an instructor trainer he has helped facilitate adaptive scuba programs around the world. He is co-author of the Diveheart Adaptive Scuba Training program and is a leader on forwarding Scuba Therapy research around the world. As a Rotarian, he lives by the motto of “Service Above Self” and works with Rotarians and other service organizations worldwide to grow adaptive scuba programs that serve children, adults and veterans with disabilities in the communities where they live.

Tinamarie Hernandez, Executive Director of Diveheart, began her assignment as Diveheart executive director in February of 2013. She is deeply committed to Diveheart’s mission and vision and has already implemented many changes that have allowed Diveheart to grow. She is specifically skilled in working to build alliances and partnerships with mission and results driven outcomes. When asked what drew her to Diveheart, Tinamarie responded: “I grew up with a cousin who lived his life with both physical and conative challenges. Joey didn’t let much hold him back and I just know he would have loved scuba, had he known about Diveheart. I work to make sure others with disabilities will not miss out on the wonderful experience and benefits that scuba and Diveheart can bring them.” Before joining Diveheart, Tinamarie worked for Accenture for 18 years. Her specialty was in continuous improvement and project/program management. Tinamarie earned BAs in English and Political Science from Northern Illinois University and completed MA course work in International Relations, Diplomacy at the University of Denver.

Host: Marc Munder

Robin Nusslock, Assoc Prof, Dept of Physcology, NU Aug 30, 2017

More info to follow.

Host: Cary Nusslock

TBA Sep 06, 2017
Host: TBA
Brian McCaskey, VP, Chicago Bears Sep 13, 2017
Chicago Bears – Business Strategy and Family Tradition
Chicago Bears – Business Strategy and Family Tradition

Brian McCaskey is the Vice President of the Chicago Bears. Recently diagnosed with hearing loss himself, McCaskey proudly wears his hearing devices and is passionate about using his role as a member of HearStrong's Executive Advisory Board to educate others about how being able to hear better has impacted his life.

McCaskey was named Vice President of the Chicago Bears in 2016. He earned his degree in athletic training and teaching from North Park College in 1982. He founded McCaskey Sports Medicine Clinic in Mt. Prospect and is a frequent speaker on sports medicine and athletic training. His knowledge of local businesses has been influential in developing the career internship program for the Bears. He is also a member of the Bears' Board of Directors.

McCaskey resides in Lake Bluff with his wife Barb, son Keegan, and daughter Kelly.

Host: Ron Salski

TBA Sep 20, 2017
Host: Dave Schafer
TBA Sep 27, 2017
Host: Bill Summers
Club Assembly Oct 04, 2017
Host: Carl Marcyan, Rotary Club President
TBA Oct 11, 2017
Host: Ann Trandai
TBA Oct 18, 2017
Host: Chris Webb
TBA Oct 25, 2017
Host: Ellen Young
TBA Nov 01, 2017
Host: Tong Zhang
TBA Nov 08, 2017
Host: Brad Andersen
TBA Nov 15, 2017
Host: Matt Barba
Thanksgiving Nov 22, 2017
No Meeting This Week
TBA Nov 29, 2017
Host: David Barkhausen
Lake Forest High School Madrigal Singers Dec 06, 2017
TBA Dec 13, 2017
Host: John Barth
Evening Holiday Party Dec 20, 2017
No Morning Meeting
Christmas Dec 27, 2017
No Meeting This Week
Club Assembly Jan 03, 2018
Host: Carl Marcyan, Rotary Club President
TBA Jan 10, 2018
Host: David Belmonte
TBA Jan 17, 2018
Host: Rich Brandel
TBA Jan 24, 2018
Host: Carol Buss
TBA Jan 31, 2018
Host: Art Chantler
TBA Feb 07, 2018
Host: Russ Clark