Our club is meeting by Zoom this week.  We will be sending you a browser link via email Thursday morning.  We will open our meeting at 11:30 and meeting will start at Noon. Breakout rooms will be available at 11:30.  If you have an announcement you would like to make, please contact Andy Bakkum. You are welcome to bring a guest, just forward your link to them.
 
THIS WEEK AT ROTARY
February 25, 2021
Andrea Finnegan, US Secretary of State's Office
Global Health Security and Disease Prevention

Andrea (Drea) Finnegan is a Foreign Service Officer who currently works in the State Department Office of International Health and Biodiversity.  She has been posted to Bangkok, Thailand; Chengdu, China; Muscat, Oman; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Djibouti, Djibouti.  Prior to joining the State Department, she had several careers as diverse as working as a strategy consultant at IBM; maintaining websites about concrete; and working on a factory production line.  She earned a BA from Haverford and an MBA from Cornell.  But before all that, she started her adult life of international living as Rotary high school exchange student in Herning, Denmark - for which she is eternally grateful to Rotary.

Andrea Finnegan will represent the U. S. Secretary of State to discuss global health security and disease prevention.  Andrea is with the Office of International Health and Bio Defense who is responsible for policy addressing both communicable and non-communicable diseases (including polio).  She will address U.S. foreign policy efforts to strengthen global health security and disease prevention.  There are wonderful links in this topic with polio, COVID-19 and perhaps efforts of our own Humanitarian Committee.

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