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Welcome Dr. Carlos Vargas

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lunch begins at noon - Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.

Meet Dr. Carlos Vargas
Dr. Vargas trained in Radiation Oncology at William Beaumont Hospital, in the Detroit metropolitan area. Upon completion of training, Dr. Vargas relocated to Jacksonville, Florida as faculty at the University of Florida Shands Hospital in Jacksonville.  At the Shands Proton Center in Jacksonville, Dr. Vargas developed and ran their proton beam program for prostate cancer for many years. 

Dr. Vargas is an internationally recognized expert on the use of proton beam radiation for prostate cancer and other diseases.  He has over 40 publications regarding the treatment of prostate cancer, having made important contributions to the advancement of proton beam radiation, brachytherapy, seed implants, external radiation, IMRT, and image guided prostate cancer treatment (IGRT).  Dr. Vargas has additional expertise in the use image guidance and stereotactic treatments for brain and lung cancers.  He also helped in the development of a sophisticated intensity modulated image guided adaptive process for head and neck patients.

Dr Vargas is the principal investigator for several prostate cancer research studies.  His research includes the uses of different forms of radiation and image guidance, as well as combined treatment with systemic agents.  He is frequently invited to speak at both national and international meetings about using radiation to cure prostate cancer.  He has multiple publications and presentations that can found in peer review journals.

Welcome Back
Rick Hartley is a returning South Jacksonville Rotarian and is a manager at Hartley Press.  The Hartley family is currently celebrating their 50th year in the printing business.  Rick and his wife Mary are both Jacksonville natives.  They have two grown children, Mary Catherine who is an FSU graduate and Andrew, who is a Georgia Tech graduate, now married and living in Atlanta.  Rick is a retired Master Chief in the Naval Reserve and a graduate of Jones College.  Having always been involved in the local political scene, Rick was re-elected last August to a second 4-year term as the Republican State Committeeman representing Duval County on the State Republican Party’s Executive Committee.  He is also a former Scout Master, member of the NE Florida Diabetes Association, member of the Jacksonville Waterways Commission and a Ten-gallon blood donor.    Rick and Mary are active parishioners at Assumption Catholic Church.  Besides politics, Rick enjoys "coaching" the Jaguars every Sunday though he refuses all accolades for their recent performance. 

Thank You From ECS for the Alhambra Event

     Just wanted to share this with you from one of our staff who won the "raffle"
for donated tickets for her and her husband.  We raffled off all "donated"
tickets by Rotary members and our board members to staff.  We had a couple of
teachers and other staff from Middleburg and Green Cove win the tickets.  They
all have thanked us profusely and had a wonderful evening!  Thanks again for
honoring ECS at the event!
Connie Stophel

Good Morning Connie,
      It was a pleasure to meet you & your husband last night at the Alhambra, even
though we only sat together for a short time. My husband and I had such an
enjoyable evening at the Alhambra.
      I just wanted you to know how appreciative I am, as an ESC employee, to have the
Rotary Club of South Jacksonville sponsor the event last night to benefit ECS. I
was unaware of how service oriented the Rotary Club is and last night opened my
eyes to what they do to help their community. 

     Could you please convey my thanks to the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville for
not only holding the benefit for ECS but also for providing the opportunity for
some of the ECS employee’s to enjoy the event. It was very kind of them and I
just wanted to make sure they know that their kindness was appreciated.
Have a great day ☺
Victoria Zaenglein
Program Assistant

Alhambra Event Pictures-We had a Great Time!