Timeline of Camillian Disaster Service
1995 – The General Chapter of the Order of St. Camillus votes to establish the Camillian Task Force (CTF), teams of lay people, priests and religious that will serve the medical and pastoral needs of those affected by man-made and natural disasters.
1999 – MSF (Medécins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders) wins the Nobel Peace Prize. The successful activities of MSF and the increasing number of man-made and natural disasters give greater impetus to the development of the CTF. It can be “A Catholic Doctors Without Borders”.
2001 – The General Chapter of the Order of St. Camillus reconfirms its intention to establish the CTF
2001 – Father Angelo Brusco, the Superior General of the Order of St. Camillus, forms the Central Commission of the CTF. It includes Fr. Antonio Menegon (chairman); Frs. Pietro Magliozzi, MD (secretary); Fr. Sergio Palumbo (treasurer); Fr. Scott Binet, MD; Deacon Massimo Miraglio; Mr. Renato Bicego .
2001-2002 – The Central Commission under the leadership of Father Antonio Menegon meets numerous times concerning the structure, mission and funding of the CTF. Frs. Pietro Magliozzi and Scott Binet publish many articles about the CTF in Camilliani/Camillians, the official publication of the Order of St. Camillus.
2002 – A CTF bank account is established in Rome and provincials of the Order of St. Camillus donate to the CTF.
2002 – Fr. Scott Binet, MD, OSCam is nominated by the Central Commission to be the animator and coordinator of the CTF.
2003 – An organizational secretariat for the CTF is established in Turin, Italy. A CTF website is designed.
2003 – Fr. Scott begins preparation for his January-July, 2004 mission as the animator and coordinator of the Camillian Task Force.
2004 – November, Fr. Scott Binet is given official mandate as coordinator of the CTF by the Father General of the Order of St. Camillus.
2004-2014 – CTF continues its good work throughout the world with partner offices in Thailand, India, The Philippines, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Australia, Taiwan and the United States.
2015 – The Consulta of the Order of St. Camillus has approved the motion to establish a Foundation that will hold responsibility and promote initiatives related to post-disaster response, which is known as the Camillian Disaster Service International (CADIS). Now, the Camillian Task Force (CTF) is known as the Camillian Disaster Service International (CADIS) Foundation.