Event Information

2020 January 8th Chapter Dinner Meeting


January 08, 2020 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center | 4535 Commerce Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Presentation: Mindfulness Coach Jon Macaskill will discuss the Benefits of Meditation

Through practical tools of meditation and mindfulness, Jon will discuss the importance of meditation and its importance on our daily lives. Jon will lead us through: 

• the benefits of meditation
• the science and physiology of meditation 
• how to meditate
• A guided meditation 

Presenter BIO

Jon Macaskill (muh-KAS-kill) is a Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He’s a Naval Academy graduate and has his masters in Operations Re-search from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Jon has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, off the coast of Soma-lia, and in Panama. He now runs his own consulting com-pany, Macaskill Consulting, LLC, bringing mindfulness and meditation to high performing teams to aid in dealing with stress, anxiety and depression all while increasing focus, creativity, and productivity. He also serves as the Deputy Executive Director for Veteran’s PATH, a nonprofit organization that works to introduce medita-tion and mindfulness to veterans to bring them a sense of Peace, Acceptance, Transformation and Honor.

Jon’s wife also served in the Navy and is now a civilian Orthopedic Physician Assistant in Virginia Beach. They are the proud parents of two small children and currently live as a family in Ches-apeake, VA.

During our January meeting we will recognize our 2019 Chapter Volunteers for their contribution,  as well as present our 2019 Ranzy Gammal Memorial Scholarship winner. We look forward to seeing you there!


Use the parking garage off Market Street; use decks 3 and above to avoid a fee.  Take the elevator to The Westin lobby on the ground floor.


Join us for an evening of learning, networking and socializing on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.  Register before January 3rd at 5:00 PM to avoid a $10 late registration fee.

Event check-in and the cash bar opens at 5:30 PM with time to network with colleagues and learn about one another in our regional professional organization.

Dinner Service

A plated dinner will begin between 6:15 and 6:30 PM with some brief chapter business and introductions. Menu: entree, starch and vegetable, salad, bread and dessert.  Coffee, tea and water.

Please Note: Vegetarian and special meals due to dietary restrictions will be available upon request by noting your preference in the Special Instructions and Comments block when registering.  These special meals cannot be guaranteed if member or guest does not register at least one week prior to the meeting.

Registration & Refunds

Registration will close January 6th.  Late registration begins after 5:00 p.m., the Friday before the event.  

*** Due to contracts with hotels and conference centers and the requirement to provide advanced notice on the number of attendees so they can order the correct amount of food, once you have registered, there will be no refunds. ***

PDUs & Reporting 

Members can self-report via http://ccrs.pmi.org.  Please use PDU Claim Code: C124NQ5THB to record your attendance.




$30.00 Member Registration
$40.00 after 5:00 pm January 3

$40.00 Non-Member Registration
$50.00 after 5:00 pm January 3