Guest Speakers for Illinois
Speaker Location Topics Covered
James Miller Barrington, IL

Cruising catamarans. Extensive travel experience, winters in FL, summers in Barrington IL. Area: anywhere in US, fee only if cannot combine with business or not local.

Jim Bechtel Chicago, IL

Boating safety, required boating equipment, navigation and navigation history, maritime history - Lake Michigan - Chicago.

Officer, U.S. Coast Guard, navigation course instructor, member of Chicago Maritime Society. May need reimbursement.

Allan LeClair Chicago, IL

Marine Surveyor, preparing yourself and your boat for a survey

Bert Vescolani Chicago, IL

Supervisor of Youth Programs, aquatic topics/life/history/environments: marine mammals of the world, Florida to Bahamas, sea turtles, manatees, for example.

Gregory Davis Lisle, IL

Marine surveying, loss prevention, boating-technical to include hull construction, repair, and machinery damage/repair. Davis & Co. Ltd, www.DavisCoLtd.com

Thomas Weaver Mt. Prospect, IL

Sea Scouts of America: History and Future Multihulls, History of Power Trimarans, boat building, sailing down the Mississippi and back, salmon fishing on Lake Michigan.

Director of Boys No More - vocational/educational organization for teens at risk. Mentoring teens. Can customize talk to your group’s needs.

William Koellner Rock Island, IL

Mississippi River Operation, Mississippi River Hydrology, climatology, floods, flood control, droughts, long range preventing (climate and water), river impacts from changes.

Capt. James E. Getz Winthrop Harbor, IL

Safety, marine law enforcement.