Service above self in the Scenic City.


October 23rd Meeting: Steve Wassilak, MD, CDC

Steve is a medical epidemiologist trained in Pediatrics and working with vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases since 1980, when he joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service at CDC. After working in the domestic immunization program of CDC on the epidemiology and control of measles, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, and on vaccine safety, he went to work on a pertussis vaccine field trial in Italy in 1992 as a project officer for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, detailed to the Istituto Superior di Sanita' in Rome. He joined the Polio Eradication Initiative in 1996, assigned on detail from the Global Immunization Division (GID) to the WHO European Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, with an emphasis on strengthening surveillance. The Region was certified polio-free in 2002. After he returned to Atlanta in 2004 until early 2007, he spent considerable field time in Nigeria working through the WHO country office, and subsequently was the polio focal point (subject matter expert) in the Disease Eradication and Elimination Branch of GID. He currently is the team lead for Science, Innovation and Research for the Polio Response in the Emergency Operations Center.

October 16th Meeting: Dr. Catherine Colby

Dr. Catherine Colby is a Community Development Consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean. She received her Ph.D in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University and currently works as Vice President of Business Development for Utiliflex, a Chattanooga based company that specializes in smart metering for developing countries. Catherine is highly regarded for her work in the Dominican Republic, first as EGE Haina's director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Los Cocos Windpark and now as a strategic planning consultant for two Dominican non-profit foundations. The Chattanooga Downtown Rotary Club is fortunate to have Dr. Colby serve as the volunteer project manager for our work to install potable water systems at schools in the Dominican Republic.

It's Official...John Germ is Rotary International president-nominee!

RI President Gary C.K. Huang officially declared John F. Germ Rotary International's president-nominee on 1 October. Germ will be formally elected at the 2015 Rotary Convention in São Paulo, Brazil, and will become president on 1 July 2016.

Steve Wassilak- CDC
10-23-2014 12:00 pm
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Kevin Speigel- CEO, Erlanger
10-30-2014 12:00 pm
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Jeff Lorberbaum- CEO & Chairman, Mohawk
11-06-2014 12:00 pm
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Chickamauga & Chattanooga Battlefield Superintendent
11-13-2014 12:00 pm
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No Rotary! Holiday
11-27-2014 12:00 am
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Chief Fletcher
12-04-2014 12:00 pm
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