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GGCS Meetings

Fourth Monday, 7:15 PM at the Drake’s Landing Community Room (next to Jason’s Restaurant). There is a non-member fee of $5 to attend this meeting (free if you choose to join the club @$48/yr).

Mon, October 23, 2017

This Month’s Subject: 


Your Health Care Providers are using digital technology increasingly to coordinate and integrate your health care, and you, too, can use your computer and Smart Phones to keep informed and in contact with your care providers.

Lori Selleck, MD and Janet Franklin, from Kaiser Permanente, San Rafaelwill help us better understand how we and care providers now use digital technology to keep us healthier and treat health problems..

During their presentation, they will cover such topics as:

  • How physicians use technology to integrate your health care.
  • The best way to connect to your doctor digitally.
  • How Kaiser Permanente  and other providers use technology to keep you up to date with screenings and help you manage your medications.
  • Completing an Advance Health Care Directive.

Your questions about making best use of your digital devises for better health will also be addressed, and GGCS member Babette Bloch will tell you about some of the most reliable Web Sites you can access for health and medical information.

Lori Selleck, MD is Assistant Physician in Chief for Health Promotion. overseeing health education and wellness, patient-facing technologies, new member outreach and employer relations.  She is also a communications consultant for the medical group.  Dr. Selleck served as the Chief of Health Education, Chief of Physician Wellness and was president of Marin Medical Society from 2007 to 2009.  She has been an Internist with The Permanente Medical Group since 1990 and is Physician Volunteer at Rotacare in San Rafael.  ( )

Janet Franklin, MPH. is the Director of Health Promotion at Kaiser Permanente San Rafael.  She leads initiatives around health education and wellness, outreach, continuing medical education & workplace safety.  Janet holds a master’s degree in Public Health from University of California Los Angeles.

Babette Bloch, MPH, long time GGCS member, received her master’s degree in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley, was Planner/Evaluator for Marin County Mental Health Services for 11 years, and consulted with non profit health agencies as a planning and meeting facilitator.


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Weekly GGCS Announcement



Week of October 16 to October 20, 2017



  • Third Wednesday, 1:30 PM at the GGCS Classroom
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 
  • Alan Kolsky Presents
  • “Producing a Creative and Effective Slide Show”

Alan Kolsky is the founder and senior video editor of Digital Video Dimensions, a company based in Novato, CA. He has more than 35 years of experience in the fields of photography, videography, film and computer technology. His interest in visual media began in high school where he joined the yearbook club as a photographer and spent countless hours in darkrooms processing black & white photos.  During his college years at UCLA, he was introduced to 8mm and 16mm film making.  When VHS video cameras became available to the public in the mid-1980’s, Alan began shooting video, and is still active as a videographer in the medical field.

The digital revolution had an enormous impact on visual media and became the motivation for the creation of Alan’s company in 2002. His digital experience includes expert knowledge of video editing, digital archiving all forms of visual media – with a specialty in high definition film scanning. Alan has received numerous awards for his editing skills and is currently working on ”The Habits of Heroes”, a 12-part series promoting mentorship. His editing style heavily features mixed media montage. His presentation to the GGCS will be on pointers for the creation of a good slideshow.  Examples of “dos and don’ts” will be discussed and examples of creative slideshows will be shown.

Directions to Classroom:  Mission and E Streets at the rear of the First Presbyterian Church down four steps on the right.

There is a $5.00 charge for non GGCS members.



  • Third Wednesday, 7:00 PM at the GGCS Classroom
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Internet and More is where people gather to talk amongst themselves about any topic related to the Internet, which allows for a broad range of conversational topics.  This month’s Internet and More will be hosted by Karen Stagg


Tablet/Smartphone SIG

  • Third Friday, 11:00 AM at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library
  • Friday, October 20, 2017 

We continue our two-part format, focusing on Android devices during the first hour (11 a.m. to Noon) and Apple devices during the second hour (Noon to 1 p.m.).

Ivan Silva, our Android pro, will discuss text, emailing, sharing and calling with your Android, Apps, tips and Android best practices.

Nicole Engler, of Technology4Life, will be back to present an overview of the new Apple OS 11 and problem solving.

As always, time will be allowed for your personal questions and comments, and everyone is invited to attend both sessions, regardless of which devices you use.

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If you have already responded to such an email, notify Amazon, then log into your account and change your password asap. Keep an eye out on your personal banking accounts linked to Amazon for suspicious activities.

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