Speaker Date Topic
Drew Ungvarsky, CEO & Exec. Creative Dir., GROW Dec 11, 2018
Unexpected Citizens: How we discovered our role in driving community change.
Unexpected Citizens: How we discovered our role in driving community change.

Drew Ungvarsky is the CEO and executive creative director of Grow, one of the top digital agencies in the world.  Under Drew’s leadership, Grow has created innovative digital marketing campaigns for leading brands like Google, adidas, Spotify, NBC, and EA Games.  Drew and his company’s work have been recognized by The New York Times, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Adweek among many others.  They’ve also been celebrated by the industry’s top award shows, including having won eleven Cannes Lions.

A 2002 graduate of Old Dominion University, Drew is an active community advocate and civic leader in Norfolk.  He serves on the board of the Downtown Norfolk Council, where he’s helped create the successful Vibrant Spaces program and the Selden Market.  He’s also a founding board member of organizations including the Friends of the Elizabeth River Trail foundation, Re:Vision Norfolk, StartWheel, and RISE.

Next meeting: Tuesday, 08 January 2019

HOLIDAY SOCIAL THIS EVENING!  Location TBD.  Next luncheon meeting: Tuesday, 08 January 2019.

Next meeting: Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Merry Christmas!  Next luncheon meeting: Tuesday, 08 January 2019.

Next meeting January 8, 2019
Next meeting January 8, 2019
Rianne Hekking Jan 08, 2019
Brainspotting therapy
Brainspotting therapy
Rianne studied child psychology at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. She also did a post-master in clinical psychology, also in the Netherlands.  She worked for 25 years in several non-profit organizations where she conducted diagnostic assessments and was responsible for the treatment of children, adults, and multi-problem families.  Rianne has also been a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Nijmegen.
For the last 3 years Rianne has been in private practice. At this moment she works mainly with Dutch clients via online video communication.  Some of her specializations are working with people on the spectrum of autism, trauma-therapy and coaching people who want to enhance their (professional) performances. During the last five years she got trained and certified in several new and powerful therapeutic modalities. Brainspotting therapy is one of them.  
As a Dutch family Rianne moved to Hampton Roads in 2017 with their three children because of her husband's (Jos Hekking) work for NATO. It is not the first time living abroad as a family since they also lived in the UK (London) for more then 4 years.
Marty Miller, Athletics Director, NSU Jan 15, 2019
The Role of Intercollegiate Athletics at Norfolk State University
The Role of Intercollegiate Athletics at Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University Athletics Director Marty L. Miller has been called one of his alma mater's greatest ambassadors.  A star athlete while at Norfolk State, Marty is an Army veteran, a former Minnesota Twins professional baseball player, and winner of five consecutive Louisville Slugger Awards for coaching excellence.  He also has been named to multiple collegiate athletics Halls of Fame, and recently was honored by joint resolutions from the Commonwealth of Virginia Senate and House of Delegates.  A native of Danville, Virginia, Marty and his wife Liz have one son, Marty Eric, a former NSU outfielder; a daughter-in-law, Zoe; and a granddaughter, Madison.

The Honorable Tommy E. Miller Jan 22, 2019
A Look Back at The Walker Spy Ring
A Look Back at The Walker Spy Ring

Raised in Norfolk, Miller graduated from the University of Virginia in 1970 with a degree in political science, then got a law degree from the College of William and Mary in 1973. 

He later landed a job as a legal adviser for the Norfolk Police Department, then spent six years prosecuting criminal cases with the Norfolk commonwealth's attorney's office. He rose to the federal level in 1980, becoming part of what was then a five-man team of federal prosecutors in Hampton Roads.

He took several cases to trial at the old Newport News federal courthouse, then above the U.S. Post Office on West Avenue, including one case involving drug smuggling up the Chickahominy River.

In 1985, one of Miller's cases made national headlines — the espionage trial against Arthur J. Walker, a retired Navy officer and defense contractor who sold classified secrets to the Soviet Union between 1968 and 1985.

Next Meeting February 5, 2019
Rotary Club of Norfolk Feb 05, 2019
Business Meeting
Stephan J. Lipskis Feb 12, 2019
How Did I Get Here?
How Did I Get Here?

Mr. Lipskis is an Estate and Elder Law attorney in Poole Brooke Plumlee’s Trust & Estates Department.  He is licensed to practice in all Virginia Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs.  His practice includes all facets of trusts, estate planning, estate administration, and elder law.  Whether it be helping a young couple take appropriate steps for their children or protecting family wealth from potential creditors and taxation, Mr. Lipskis enjoys assisting families in understanding their planning needs.  He also enjoys working collaboratively with financial advisors to make sure their estate plans match up with each client’s personal financial goals.  Where charitable planned giving is involved, Mr. Lipskis advises clients on the most effective and efficient way to coordinate their gifts to their chosen charities.

In addition to helping families plan and administer their estates, Mr. Lipskis helps in the midst of unexpected death or incapacity by assisting clients with long-term care planning, guardianships, estate administration, and estate litigation.  

Mr. Lipskis enjoys using his creativity, experience, and compassion to assist families in planning for and managing life’s difficult times. 

Robert W. Cross, Executive Director Virginia Arts Feb 19, 2019
What's happening at the Virginia Arts Festival

Robert W. Cross founded the Virginia Arts Festival in 1997 and has served as its only Executive Director and Artistic Director. During his tenure, the festival has blossomed into one of the major Arts events on the East Coast, transforming the cultural life of Virginia’s Hampton Roads region and making the area a cultural destination for travelers from around the world. The combination of stellar performances and easy access to some of America's finest historical sites and beaches has proved irresistible. The Washington Post has called the Virginia Arts Festival the “Tidewater Tanglewood.” From a two-week festival in its first year, the festival has tripled in size and attendance. In 2016, it presented 72 ticketed performances throughout the region from mid-April through June, with patrons traveling from 49 states and 13 countries.

Michael B. Watson Mar 05, 2019
Explore Offshore
Bob Heely Mar 12, 2019
Career Visitation Day