Guest Luncheon Speakers

February 7, 2017

Wheaton Lions Steve Maney introduced our speaker David C. Iglesias, J.D. who is the Director of the Wheaton College Center for Faith, politics and Economics. He is also Associate Professor of Politics & Law.
Professor Iglesias teaches national security, criminal procedure, and leadership classes at Wheaton. He is married with 4 daughters

David was born in Panama and his parents were trilingual. He grew up in New Mexico. He graduated from Wheaton College in 1980 and earned his law degree from the University of New Mexico in 1984. The Bush administration appointed him U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico

Since 1998, Iglesias has taught foreign military, intelligence personnel, and law enforcement personnel in South America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia about border security, law enforcement, counter-terrorism and rule of law issues with the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, the Joint Special Operations University and the Justice Department.

He served in the active Navy and Navy reserve for 30 years. He retired with the rank of Captain.

As an state attorney, he handled about 100 cases involving the police. He spoke to us about Factors to Determine Reasonableness. Did the suspect actively resist arrest? Did the suspect evade arrest by flight. Did the suspect pose an immediate threat to the public and or the police? Was the suspect caught in an act of crime? David also pointed out that in most cases involving arrest, the police have just a few seconds to try and sort things out and determine reasonableness for the arrest.

For more information David’s email is

February 14, 2017

Wheaton Lion President George Bryson introduced Robert T. Saar who spoke to us about his years with the DuPage County Election Commission. Bob has worked with the Commission since 1981 and is its Executive Director. Bob was proud to announce that the Commission has cut its budget this year over last years budget.

The DuPage Commission is the only county wide election commission in Illinois. Their board consists of 3 people plus Bob.  Bob supervises a staff of 20 people.

Bob pointed out that not much changed in voting procedures between 1980 and 2000 but since then a number of changes have occurred. These include the recently enacted right for any citizen in Illinois to vote by mail, the right for citizens to solicit people to vote by mail, early voting locations and of course the improved electronic voting machines.

Early voting has not increased voter turnout in Illinois or across the country. Voting by mail has increased the number of voters and along with that has come some fraud problems. If the Commission suspects or identifies fraud they turn it over to the FBI for investigation.

Something new in DuPage this election will be that all voting areas in DuPage will be bi-lingual. To learn more about the Commission log on to

February 28, 2017

Lion Jeff Schuler, District #200 School Board Superintendent, sponsored Mr. Dan Korntheuer who discussed the Business Incubator offered at Wheaton North and Wheaton/Warrenville South High Schools which is a voluntary program for students with the correct pre-qualifications to learn entrepreneurial skills with the development of marketable products. Recent products developed by the students have been things such as Iphone/Android applications.


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