Speaker Date Topic
Jin Yun, PharmD, Medical Science Liaison, GRAIL Dec 07, 2021 8:00 AM
Advancements in Early Cancer Detection
Advancements in Early Cancer Detection

When cancer is detected early, the survival rates and patient outcomes are much better. Unfortunately, 71% of cancer deaths are due to cancers that currently have no recommended screening. These cancers are usually found at a late stage, once a patient presents with physical symptoms. New technology, studied at the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Dana Farber Institute, UCSF, and elsewhere, has shown promising results in detecting many different cancers in early stages through a simple blood draw, allowing patients to screen for many cancers at once and physicians to intervene earlier when cancer is detected. 

Jin Yun is a pharmacist and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan.  Prior to his current role with Grail, he worked at various pharmaceutical and biotech companies covering hematology and oncology.  Earlier in his career he served as a clinical pharmacist in the PBM and managed care world most recently with Blue Shield of California working in the market strategy and analytics department supporting pharmacy services for employers, unions, health systems, and government organizations. 

No regular meeting - Evening Caroling Dec 14, 2021
No meeting today Dec 21, 2021 8:00 AM
no meeting today Dec 28, 2021 8:00 AM
Steve Pifer, Ambassador Jan 04, 2022 8:00 AM
What To Do About Russia
What To Do About Russia

U.S.-Russian relations have fallen to their lowest level since the end of the Cold War. Moscow has interfered in U.S. domestic politics, continued a simmering conflict against Ukraine, and cracked down on domestic protest, all the while asserting that the United States is encroaching on Russia's sphere of influence and even seeking to bring down the Kremlin regime. Can the Biden administration shape and pursue a policy that pushes back against egregious Russian misbehavior while cooperating on areas such as nuclear arms control, where U.S. and Russian interests coincide? 

Gareth Loy Jan 11, 2022 8:00 AM
Tenaya Guitar Duo: Music Recital

Gareth Loy, half of the Tenaya Guitar Duo, will play music of Bach and others, performed and recorded earlier by himself and playing partner, Jonathan Braun. He will provide commentary on the music. 

Gareth is a musician and award-winning composer. He has published widely and, during a long and successful career at the cutting edge of multimedia computing, has worked as a researcher, lecturer, programmer, software architect, and digital systems engineer. He is President of Gareth, Inc., a provider of software engineering and consulting services internationally.

no meeting today Jan 18, 2022 8:00 AM
James Kennedy, Beach Cities Solar Consulting Jan 25, 2022 8:00 AM
The Five Wins of Solar Energy
The Five Wins of Solar Energy

Fellow Rotarian James Kennedy is the Founder, President, and CEO of Beach Cities Solar Consulting LLC, with Global Corporate Headquarters based in San Juan Puerto Rico and remote offices in cities throughout the state of California.  Beach Cities Solar Consulting LLC is an education based solar solutions consulting firm that works with home owners, business owners, corporations, and other institutions to provide them with turnkey energy solutions to go green, save money, and become energy resilient.  James has consulted on hundreds of solar installations for clients including Skechers and Remax.  James cares deeply about protecting the environment for future generations and getting America off fossil fuels for good.  

Janis Couvreux Feb 01, 2022 8:00 AM
Sail Cowabunga: A Family's Ten Years at Sea

From Bordeaux, France to San Francisco, California: Janis' talk follows a Franco-American couple and their two young sons across the Atlantic Ocean and into a 10-year journey overseas. Through their adventures and misadventures, tragedies, and glories across four continents, the Couvreux Family rarely had a dull moment living on the water. Janis chronicles in vivid and lively detail how they fended off a midnight intruder, sailed to the microscopic St. Peter and St. Paul rocks on the equator, explored the jungles of French Guiana and Devil's Island, and sailed through Cuba during the turmoil of the late 80s. Their adventure was not without hardship, however, as Janis recounts battling medical emergencies that required sending her husband across the globe for treatment (twice), leaving her to single-handedly orchestrate a Panama Canal passage amid pre-war chaos. While living in the vclose quarters of their 42-foot sailboat, the Cowabunga, the Couvreux family was able to maintain sanity and a normal routine of cooking, schooling and sleeping at sea, knowing all the while that something unexpected might be waiting around the next peninsula.

Marin County TBA SG Feb 08, 2022 8:00 AM
No meeting today Feb 15, 2022 8:00 AM
Larry Bauer, President Mar 01, 2022 8:00 AM
Marin County Civil Grand Jury Assn