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Gary Sloan serves as the Chief Executive Officer for San Ramon Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Sloan has worked for Tenet Healthcare Corporation for 30 years. He is a veteran CEO, having served at Doctors Medical Center – San Pablo/Pinole for 11 years prior to joining San Ramon Regional Medical Center as Chief Executive Officer in 2003.  Mr. Sloan is responsible for the operation and development of the San Ramon Regional Medical Center campus. 
Gary Sloan is active in his community serving as the President of the San Ramon Rotary Club (2015-16) and is a former Chairman of the East Bay American Heart Association. He serves on the San Ramon Leadership Board and has also been professionally active, having served on the Boards of the California Hospital Council and United Hospital Association. Mr. Sloan is a nine-time recipient of Circle of Excellence, Tenet Health System’s highest leadership award.  He was recognized as Businessperson of the Year by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce in 2009.
Gary has been married for over 28 years to his wife Barbara who is an accomplished Pediatrician and musician. Mr. Sloan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Masters degree in Health Services Management and Hospital Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Schedule of Greeters
September 29
Sloan, Gary
October 6
Sramek, John
October 13
Tatum, John
October 20
Thames, Fletcher
October 27
Thelen, Mike
November 3
Toby, Barry
November 17
Tontz, Jay
November 10
Trembley, Walt
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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.
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Meeting Notes for September 22, 2016
By: Tom Port
Ring of the Bell: Kathy Gailey says “It’s my pleasure to welcome you”. R.I. President is John F. Germ and his motto is: “Rotary Serving Humanity”. 
Greeter: Lucky Sandhu was on duty and offered an interesting “Thought for the Day” from Rotary’s Founder, Paul Harris, which I will paraphrase as follows: “Individual effort will produce public good, but the greater good comes from the combined efforts of many toward serving mankind.” Lucky is a mortgage broker and says rates are at all time lows. So, see him if your want to refinance.
Patriotic Song: “My Country “tis of Thee I Sing…”
Table Introductions: We had Chris Jo who visited us after many years with Rotary Interact. Ron Kalich visited from Edina Minnesota club. Raybir Randhawa, is a former software engineer who has become a restaurateur.  Her kitchen serves only plant based foods that are preservative free. John Millich was back to visit. He is a long time San Ramon resident with a large family. Michelle Lee stopped by and it is always great to see her. Finally, our old friend Pam Double joined us for lunch also.
Mark & Robin’s Farewell Dinner: Thursday evening at Santorini’s. A large crowd has signed up. Check with Marie if you want to join us.
Raffle: Sponsor signs need to be distributed Saturday 9:00 to 12:00. A sign-up sheet was passed around.  Meanwhile, get your pledges in a.s.a.p.
Rotary Facebook Page: Be sure to “like” our videos!
The Hopyard San Ramon Fundraiser: The Hopyard ‰estaurant is raising funds for the three-year-old that was killed in an auto accident recently. 20% off on September 25th.
Turkeys for the Homeless. Horace’s church in Walnut Creek is going to be giving out turkey dinners for Thanksgiving. If you would like to roast a turkey to support this event contact Karen Macnamara.
Main Event: Mark Camenzind, PhD gave a talk on a disease most people are not yet aware of: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Mark got his PhD at Berkeley in theoretical chemistry and did post-doctorate work at the University of British Columbia.  Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME/CFS, is a devastating and life-altering disease that affects up to 25 million people in the U.S. alone.  Suffering from a host of symptoms that are chronic and incapacitating, patients with ME/CFS have a lower quality of life and higher rates of disability than patients with AIDS, MS, Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis.  No cure exists. The disease is invisible; it is pervasive; and it is under researched. Dr. Camenzind is  working through the HOPE Open Medicine Foundation’s “End ME/CFS Project”  to change all that.
Mark’s son is one of the hundreds in the Bay Area that have the disease. He was a computer science student at Stanford, but since developing the disease in January, 2014 he has become bed ridden, and cannot stand. He is also extremely sensitive to light and sound.
Sadly, the Center for Disease Control does not track the disease and the National Institute of Health barely funds it in comparison to AIDS funding. While AIDS mostly affects males, MF/CFS affects 75% women.
Those interested in learning more should view a video by Laura Hildebrand called “Forgotten Plague”.
Raffle: Norbert won the Greeter’s Gif and Chris Jo won a chance at the $70 Progressive prize. But no luck. It’s $80 next week!
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