Pack The Park For Polio Is Thursday At AT&T Field

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Chattanooga Breakfast Club (formally the North River Rotary), in partnership with the greater Chattanooga and District Rotary Clubs, along with the Chattanooga Lookouts, is sponsoring the fourth annual “Bill Sergeant Pack the Park for Polio" at AT&T Field on Thursday. 

Bill Sergeant was a 63-year Rotarian with 53 of those years attaining perfect attendance. He began his distinguished Rotary career as the president of the Oak Ridge club. From there he was district governor from 1980-1981 and immediately became vice-president of Rotary International in 1982. He served as chairman of the international convention in 1990 as well as chair of the International Polio Plus Committee from 1994-2006. 




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