In brief

McDonald named AAF president

GRAND BLANC — On June 3 at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) National Conference called ADMERICA!, in Austin, Texas, the membership of the AAF District 6 gathered to elect into office a new board of directors for the coming year. Terms of office for the newly elected board and officers begin July 1.

Chris McDonald, Principal/Creative Director of Designworks Advertising (Grand Blanc), was elected as the new AAF District 6 Governor.

District 6, which includes nearly 1,200 members of the ad industry in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois is one of 15 multistate districts under the umbrella of the AAF national office in Washington DC. The role of the district governor is to represent the interests and concerns of local ad club members on a national level.

McDonald has been involved with the AAF for 12 years. First at the local level serving as the AAF Greater Flint ad club president from 2006-2009, and ADDY Chair from 2003-2006. At the district level he has served as a director, Lt. Governor, and National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) Chair. In his new role as District 6 Governor he is taking on important leadership roles nationally with the AAF.

Designworks Advertising is a full-service advertising agency, providing advertising and marketing, branding and design, media planning and buying, public relations and consulting, print and broadcast production, and web online solutions. For more information on the agency, please visit or call 810-606-8065. — G.G.

Annie’s Got Her Gun … now what?

DAVISON TWP. — Camo and Lace invites area women to “Annie’s Got Her Gun….Now What?” to be held on July 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at William’s Gunsight and Outfitters, 7389 Lapeer Rd.

Linda Scheidler, Camo and Lace member, and DNR Conservation Officer, will discuss basic instruction on basic firearms. She will also cover how to choose a firearm that is right for you, and demonstrate the various actions of firearms (how the next bullet is loaded after firing the first).

Attendees may bring their own firearm for questions, disassembling and cleaning assistance but they must be unloaded and have the firearm locked for entry into the building. No ammunition is allowed into the building. Class cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers. Registration is required by July 9.

Details: Call 810-223-1540 or visit or Camo and Lace on Facebook. — G.G.

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