LWVP 2020 Annual Meeting and Guest Speaker

LWVP 2020 Annual Meeting and Guest Speaker


Online via Zoom
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 3:15pm to 4:45pm

Please join LWVP online to hear the latest on COVID-19 from internationally renowned epidemiologist and Piedmont resident, Dr. George Rutherford. He has been in academic medicine and public health since 1995. His interests have largely focused the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases of public health importance, now including COVID-19.

This online event will open at 3:15pm to allow time for attendees to address technical issues. Our Annual Membership Meeting will begin promptly at 3:30pm. The meeting will be followed by guest speaker at 4pm. You may join us for just the speaker event. Simply enter the online meeting prior to 4pm and listen as we complete the business portion of our meeting.

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: LWVP Annual Meeting
Time: May 6, 2020 03:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting Here (If you do not already have the Zoom app, you will be prompted to download it.)

Meeting ID: 852 7353 0996

Our most important meeting of the year!

This is our most important meeting of the year where members vote to elect the new board of directors, approve the 2020-2021 budget, and affirm our local league’s positions and programs. It is imperative that we have a quorum in order to conduct business, so your attendance is important!
Here's what our by-laws have to say about the Annual Meeting:

"An annual meeting of members shall be held on or before June 30, the exact date to be determined by the board of directors. At the annual meeting the members shall:

a. Adopt a local program for the ensuing year
b. Elect officers and directors, the chair and one member of the nominating committee
c. Adopt a budget, and
d. Transact such other business as may properly come before it; however if less than one third of the membership is present, action may be taken only on business contained in the annual meeting kit."

If you're interested in reading our by-laws in full, you can find them here.

Download our Annual Meeting Kit and Proposed 2020-2021 Budget.

More on our guest speaker, Dr. Rutherford:

Dr. Rutherford is the Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor of Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics and History; Head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Global Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and Professor of Epidemiology and Health Administration in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Rutherford leads the Global Strategic Information group within UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences and is Principal Investigator of a series of CDC cooperative agreements that support PEPFAR in the Caribbean Region, Botswana, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia. He teaches HIV surveillance and research methods at UCSF and through the WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Strategic Information at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Educated at Stanford University and Duke University School of Medicine, he is board certified in pediatrics and in general preventive medicine and public health. He has worked extensively in public health, with an emphasis on the epidemiology and control of communicable diseases, both domestically and internationally and has held a number of positions in public health agencies, including having served as State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist for California, Director of the AIDS Office for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Director of Immunizations for the New York City Department of Health and an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC.

In addition to his CDC projects, he serves as an advisor to the World Health Organization, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He is a past chair the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Epidemiology and was the first Chair of the Department of Veterans Affairs Research Advisory Council. He has also served on the National Academy of Medicine’s Board on the Health of Select Populations and multiple National Academy of Medicine committees and panels dealing with HIV, tropical diseases and injuries and disease in military and veteran populations.