Russell Hampton
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vocational Servies
International Service
Sergeant at Arms
Director of New Generations
Community Service
Past President
Club Administration
The Rotary Foundation
John F. Germ
President Rotary International
Our President
 Can-Do Sandhu
Lucky Sandhu
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Nov 09, 2017
Offiste Meeting at San Ramon Regional Medical Center
Nov 16, 2017
The USS Hornet - An Inside Look
Nov 23, 2017
Nov 30, 2017
Dec 07, 2017
Offisite Meeting: Rotarians serve lunch to local seniors and enjoy a festive holiday program
Dec 14, 2017
Club Assembly
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Gary Sloan
 Chief Executive Officer of San Ramon Regional Medical Center, has over thirty years of senior level management experience supported by an M.P.H. in healthcare administration.
Gary joined San Ramon Regional Medical Center as Chief Executive Officer in 2003.  Gary conceived and implemented the innovative partnership with John Muir Network in 2013, the first for-profit, not-for-profit joint venture in California which became the model for Tenet hospital affiliations across the United States. He is a veteran CEO, having served at Doctors Medical Center – San Pablo/Pinole for 11 years.  He was recruited by Tenet Health System in 1986 as the COO of Alvarado Hospital in San Diego.  Prior to joining Tenet, Gary’s professional career has included work in not-for-profit hospitals and teaching facilities. 
Gary has served his community with distinction with recognition as San Ramon’s Businessperson of the Year (2009), Rotarian of the Year (1994 and 2010), and serves on numerous community associations including Leadership San Ramon Valley, American Heart Association and San Ramon Rotary. He has been the President of Rotary Clubs in 1993-94 and again in 2015-16.  He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Gary is a ten time winner of the Circle of Excellence award, the highest organizational honor Tenet Health System bestows upon its facility executives. Gary’s personal interests range from golf, gambling, theater and travel.
Gary Sloan received his M.P.H. in Health Services Management and Hospital Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles, and B.A. Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  He is married to the love of his life, Barbara, a retired Pediatrician and current musician.  They have been married for 29 years. 
Schedule of Greeters
November 9
Sloan, Gary
November 16
Tatum, John
November 30
Thames, Fletcher
Greeter Protocol
When you are assigned the duty of being our greeter, you should remember the following:

1. You should be at the meeting by 11:45 AM in order to greet everyone as they come to the meeting.

2. You should bring a "Greeter's Gift" for the raffle. The gift should be approximately $20.00 in value.

3. You will be leading the giving the inspiration of the day, leading the salute to the flag, and introducing the visiting Rotarians. It is a good idea to watch the visiting Rotarians sign in, so that you can ask them about any complicated names or classifications.

4. If you cannot attend, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of San Ramon
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Dr.
Danville, CA  94526
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Meeting Notes for November 2, 2017
By: Dr. Bill
Despite federal investigators closing in on him, President Lucky “Can-Do” Sandhu called the meeting to order, welcomed the crowd and gave us our Riseley Salute.  He introduced our Greeter, Garth Riopelle, who urged us “to live as if we were going to die tomorrow and to learn as if we were going to live forever.” Garth told us that he had been practicing dentistry for the last 30 years; Hermann Welm wondered aloud why he didn’t stop practicing and just start being a dentist.  After the Flag Salute, Mike Thelan led us in a pretty decent rendition of “God Bless, America.”  Our visiting Rotarian was Katherine Richardson of the San Ramon Valley Club.  We had a number of guests: Dalip Miglani, retired from Xerox, a resident of Danville, was checking us out; Ameena Payne, originally from Scotland and a new U.S. citizen, she worked for the U.N. and discovered Rotary through the recent auction; Jalal Afifi, retired from Chevron now working for Morgan Stanley, he was on his third visit with us; Vera Packard is a beloved former member now working in cancer patient support through the organization Lazarex;  Sumer Singh, originally from the Punjab and friend of Lucky’s, he graduated from MIT and was an entrepreneur in high tech.  In working the room our president failed for the second time to introduce another old friend, Carolyn Degnan.  Carolyn is leaving her job on the Peninsula and may be rejoining us; we learned that she had suggested Lucky join the club originally.  Our eagled-eyed Sergeant-at-Arms, Naim Katiby, hit the president with a double recognition for his negligence.
Chris Gayler told us the Christmas tree lot would open the day after Thanksgiving and will probably run for about two-and-a half weeks.  Everyone needs to sign up for a minimum of two shifts, the first three days of operation being the busiest.  Kids and grandkids and friends are welcomed to work.
Hermann Welm officially kicked off the Safe Tree Trimming season; in November and December the “critters are out of the nest.”
Dennis Harvey announced that plans were being made for a club-wide effort to support the relief effort for fire victims; more details to follow.
Rotary Moment:
Ray Giles reminded November is Rotary Foundation month.  In the 100 years of its existence the foundation has raised 3.5 billion dollars for good works, such as eliminating polio and working for world peace.  We need to honor our commitment to support the Foundation with a contribution of at least $100.  Ray handed out Paul Harris sapphire pins to Ana Dominguez and Judy Lewis.  Congratulations!
George Gayler had a birthday, which Lucky said he would use to ambush George when he decided to attend a meeting.
Edgardo Carrillo was recognized for his work in providing relief for victims of recent hurricanes; he dedicated some of his payment in sympathy for Gary Sloan’s Dodgers loss in what everyone agrees was one of the most exciting Series in years.
Lucky introduced Dr. Jewel Johl who spoke about new techniques in cancer detection and treatment.  He paid tribute to Dr. Johl for his help in the recent medical emergency that Lucky faced when his father broke bones in his neck. It turns out that Dr. Johl was a classmate of Lucky’s back in Chandigarh, India, from kindergarten through high school. They graduated from St. John’s High School in 1989; Sumer Singh was one year ahead of them. They belong to a worldwide fraternity called St. John’s Old Boys Association. [Editor’s note: If any of these SJOBA guys ever challenges you to a game of cricket for money, don’t do it or you will find yourself facing a very sticky wicket.]   Marie Galbo also spoke of her appreciation for Dr. Johl’s Office for their help in assisting in her treatment for cancer over these last 16 years.  Dr. Johl graduated from UC Davis and Loyola University, Chicago.  He is a specialist in oncology and hematology.  He runs a cancer treatment center here in the East Bay.
Dr. Johl (or J.J. as his friends call him) shared with us about how cancer treatment is developing with drugs and protocols specifically designed for individuals to help the body’s own immune system fight the tumor.  Radiation treatment is becoming much more refined in reaching the affected area and not causing secondary damage.  Imaging has become much more advanced using MRI, PSA and CAT scans to identify problems.
Dr. Johl pointed out that for some cancers there is a significant lag time (10 – 20 years) between behavior changes and incidence of the disease: lung cancer rates for women dramatically peaked several years ago and are now declining because of anti-smoking efforts that started years ago.  Women still need to get mammograms regularly after age 40.  Cervical cancer rates are declining with regular PAP smears after age 25.  A new development for colon cancer detection is the use of DNA testing for stool.  Prostate cancer is slow-growing and, depending on the age of the patient, may simply be monitored rather than treated aggressively.  Esophageal cancer seems to be related to weight and acid reflux.  Ovarian cancer, unfortunately, does not appear to be easily diagnosed in its early stages.  Enquiring Rotarians asked thoughtful questions, such as Naim Katiby who wondered if increased sexual activity was involved in certain cancers; he seemed somewhat reassured by J.J.’s ambivalent answer.  Gary Sloan wondered about DNA testing for susceptibility to cancer; it is coming but the treatments are yet to be developed, and the implications for health insurance are serious.
Edgardo Carillo won the Greeter’s gift which he will spend on new saddle shoes.
Jeff Disch went into the bag, and to the cheers of his peers, drew blue.
Next week’s meeting is in appreciation of our distinguished Veterans and will be held San Ramon Medical Center.
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