Next Meeting: Monday, February 2, 2015
Lunch NOON | Meeting 12:30 pm | Omni Hotel Jacksonville
Local Impact of Medical and Healthcare Center
Yank D. Coble, Jr., M.D., MACP, MACE
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
Former president of the American Medical Association and long time member of our club Dr. Yank Coble reports to us on the economic and humanitarian impact of our local medical and healthcare center of excellence.
Yank is Distinguished Professor and Emeritus Director of the Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy, University of North Florida, and Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Florida. He is former Chair of the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, and Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine, University of Florida.
Week 30. Rotary Minute for week beginning January 26
What can you expect at our combined District Conference and Assembly? The basics you already know. It’s May 8 -10 at the Flagler College Campus in St. Augustine. Here’s what you may not know.
Friday May 8th. Arrive early to a light continental breakfast, registration and set-up for the House of Friendship. Next, get fired up at various morning sessions. Following the morning sessions, bask in the glorious and historic Ponce de Leon Hall for our awards luncheon featuring two outstanding guest speakers:
Dr. Ben Bahr, Ph.D.is the William C. Friday Chair and Professor at the Biotechnology Research and Training Center – University of North Carolina-Pembroke. He is an internationally recognized expert on age-related, neuro-degenerative disorders and received the James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service from the UNC Board of Governors. Today, as many as 5.4 million Americans live with Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia. Experts predict that by 2050, without an effective treatment, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's will double, and related health care costs could soar to $1 trillion a year. Dr. Bahr’s topic will be a good one for Rotarians to consider after we end Polio and look to our next global challenge.
- Devin Thorpeis an author, advisor and writes articles for Forbes magazine on social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Devin focuses on helping those doing good in the world – a self-proclaimed "champion of social good." His books on personal finance and crowdfunding draw on his entrepreneurial finance experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer, and mortgage broker. He helps people use financial resources to do good. He previously worked on the U.S. Senate Banking committee staff and earned an MBA at Cornell. Doing good and finding the funds to do that good is a perfect topic for Rotarians!
After lunch we’ll hear more from our two guest presenters, as well as other sessions of interest to all Rotarians. Then, plan on a delightful fellowship reception in the Flagler Courtyard with tasty treats and libations. From there, head out into the evening for dinner with your Rotary friends at one of the many outstanding restaurants in St. Augustine.