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The Rotaract Club of Atlanta is a social, professional development, and community service organization for young professionals between the ages of 21 and 30 in the metro Atlanta area. The Rotaract club holds bi-weekly meetings for members and guests to which it invites a variety of speakers, and members frequently get together for community service projects and social events.

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Cressie Lewis is a licensed attorney, fundraiser and animal conservation advocate. As Zoo Atlanta’s
Individual Gift Manager, she oversees efforts to cultivate and engage donors who annually give $1,000 or  more to the organization. She is also responsible for the Zoo’s online giving and travel programs, and she leads the recruitment, development and ongoing management of its prestigious Conservation Society. In addition to a law degree, Cressie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and certificates in Database Design and Law, Science and Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. While an undergraduate at Georgia Tech, she was a President’s Scholar and Vice President of the Ramblin’ Reck Club.

Cressie loves travel, especially to destinations famous for wildlife. She has traveled to Africa, New 
Zealand, Tahiti and Easter Island to view conservation efforts in action. She discovered the importance of  zoos and their role in species survival after planning her wedding at the Nashville Zoo in 2012. She has been an avid advocate of zoos ever since. Cressie is currently an active member of the Atlanta community and lives in Ormewood Park with her husband and sweetheart from Georgia Tech, Chris. In her spare time, Cressie can usually be found in her sewing room, biking on the Beltline, or planning her next wild animal adventure.

If you are a first time guest, attending a club meeting is a great way to get to know the club and its members! As always, you are welcome to bring friends to the meeting.

Dress Code: Professional

Where: All our club meetings are held in the conference room on the 10th floor of the Terminus 2 building on the corner Peachtree and Piedmont roads. Click here for detailed directions. Free parking is available in the Rooms to Go lot across the street.

When: See above for date. The meeting will start promptly at 6.45pm and will last approximately 1 hour, followed by a drink or two in a bar or restaurant nearby.

Free parking is available in the Rooms To Go parking lot across the street. The entrance is located in between the 2 Terminus buildings (200 bldg on left). Look for a Rotaract rep in the lobby or kindly ask security to let you up to the 10th floor.

Event Time
Wednesday August 06, 2014
06:45 pm
Event Address
3333 Piedmont Road, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 

Alex is originally from the east side of Cleveland, Ohio.  He began his career in the animal world in 1988 at Sea World of Ohio.  Since then, he has spent time working at other zoos and aquariums around the nation.  He came to the Georgia Aquarium in 2004 to head up the training for the aquarium.  After a couple of years, he was asked to oversee the Volunteer Programs Department and now he also oversees the newly formed Content Management Department.  You can find him over in the Georgia Aquarium Research Center where he, the Content Team and Training Programs Departments have offices.  When given the time, Alex enjoys being outside relaxing, travelling and having a fulfilling life with friends and family.

Dress Code: Professional

Where: All our club meetings are held in the conference room on the 10th floor of the Terminus 200 building on the corners of Peachtree and Piedmont roads. Click here for detailed directions. Free parking is available in the Rooms to Go parking lot across the street.

When: See above for date. The meeting will start promptly at 6.45pm and will last approximately 1 hour, followed by a drink or two in a bar or restaurant nearby.

Free parking is available in the Rooms To Go parking lot across the street. The entrance is located in between the 2 Terminus buildings (200 bldg on left). Look for a Rotaract rep in the lobby or kindly ask security to let you up to the 10th floor.

Event Time
Wednesday August 20, 2014
06:45 pm
Event Address
3333 Piedmont Road, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 

Meet and Network with other young professionals in the Metro Atlanta Area! Get to know the Rotaract club and our members, and find out about our other activities. If you are new to this club and have been looking for the right forum to meet everyone else, this is the best opportunity to come hang out with us.

We will be meeting in the bar area of Brio Tuscan Grille in Buckhead. Free parking is available in the deck behind the restaurant.

The Rotaract Club of Atlanta s looking forward to meet you !

Find us in the general bar area on your right as you come in.

Event Time
Wednesday August 27, 2014
07:00 pm
Event Address
2964 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA  30305

Ms. Yassanye works on the Partnerships Team in the Office of the Director, Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR). In this role, she leverages technologies to enhance existing partner relationships and expand work with new, diverse partners to promote the achievements of public health preparedness; make the case for resource investment; and cultivate collaborations that strengthen and support national public health security.

PHPR has provided the opportunity for special projects and innovation through support of leadership and the Talent Development Program (TDP). TDP is a commitment to invest in, nurture and apply the talents and skills of staff.¬† The TDP is designed to provide an opportunity for motivated staff to both grow and demonstrate their talents and skills.¬† It was through this program that CDCOLOGY‚ĄĘ was incubated.

Diana spent 18 months as a trainer for the OPHPR Division of the Strategic National Stockpile, travelling the country training state and local public health officials on mass dispensing and the SNS before moving to the OD.

She came to CDC after being the Cities Readiness Initiative Coordinator for the Greater New Haven, CT region. She was responsible for the public health preparedness and response coordination of 750,000 residents in 12 Mass Dispensing Areas, 30 municipalities, and 20 full and part time health departments/districts. She has been involved in preparedness projects ranging from alternative countermeasure dispensing models to climate change and public health.

She spent ten years working on adolescent sexuality education and HIV prevention nationally and internationally prior to public health preparedness. Diana has a B.A. in Childhood Education from Cal State Northridge and a M.S. in Health Education from Columbia University Teachers College.

If you are a first time guest, attending a club meeting is a great way to get to know the club and its members! As always, you are welcome to bring friends to the meeting.

Dress Code: Professional

Where: All our club meetings are held in the conference room on the 10th floor of the Terminus 2 building on the corner Peachtree and Piedmont roads. Click here for detailed directions. Free parking is available in the Rooms to Go lot across the street.

When: See above for date. The meeting will start promptly at 6.45pm and will last approximately 1 hour, followed by a drink or two in a bar or restaurant nearby.

Free parking is available in the Rooms To Go parking lot across the street. The entrance is located in between the 2 Terminus buildings (200 bldg on left). Look for a Rotaract rep in the lobby or kindly ask security to let you up to the 10th floor.

Event Time
Wednesday September 03, 2014
06:45 pm
Event Address
3333 Piedmont Road, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 

Bill Herald worked for 37 years with his family business in healthcare until the firm was sold.  Rather than staying with the acquiring company and, inspired by his faith and time as a member of Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Bill decided that having the rest of life "off" would be immoral.

He started the first week after leaving the company on a project to bring a Cristo Rey model high school to Atlanta to serve the low income families of the city.  Next month, 125 freshmen will begin classes at the school with a new freshman class to be added every year. Bill serves as the Director of the Corporate Work Study Program for the school.

What makes the Cristo Rey model unique is that each student qualifies for free and reduced lunch.  Also, each student works 5 days a month leased to a corporation.  The fee from the arrangement covers 60% of the cost of providing a college preparatory education to students who are typically 2 years behind academically.  Last year, over 1200 seniors graduated from the 26 Cristo Rey model schools around the country.  Every one was accepted to college.

Bill has three grown children who have earned Rotary honors and lives in Sandy Springs with Kathy, his wife of 30 years.

Dress Code: Professional

Where: All our club meetings are held in the conference room on the 10th floor of the Terminus 200 building on the corners of Peachtree and Piedmont roads. Click here for detailed directions. Free parking is available in the Rooms to Go parking lot across the street.

When: See above for date. The meeting will start promptly at 6.45pm and will last approximately 1 hour, followed by a drink or two in a bar or restaurant nearby.

Free parking is available in the Rooms To Go parking lot across the street. The entrance is located in between the 2 Terminus buildings (200 bldg on left). Look for a Rotaract rep in the lobby or kindly ask security to let you up to the 10th floor.

Event Time
Wednesday September 17, 2014
06:45 pm
Event Address
3333 Piedmont Road, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 

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July 27, 2014

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July 23, 2014

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