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Boys & Girls Club names interim director

FLINT — Upon the hiring announcement of the new Executive Director for the United Way of Genesee County as Jamie Gaskin, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint’s Board of Directors has taken swift and meaningful actions to ensure the success of the local Boys & Girls Club.

The Board of Directors voted to designate Lottie Ferguson, the current Boys & Girls Club Board President, as the interim Executive Director.

Ferguson has been a Board Member for the Boys & Girls Club for more than 10 years. Ferguson brings with her much knowledge about the organization, a familiarity with the staff, and a confident leadership style to help make this a smooth transition.

“We are all very thankful for the role Jamie has played in making the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint positive, safe and fun places for Genesee County youth.

“Now, what is most important is ensuring a seamless transition between executive directors, so the children who depend on us for meaningful after school activities can continue to do so. The board and staff are all very excited about what the future holds for us,” said Ferguson.

Ferguson will be temporarily resigning her role as the Board President which will be filled by the current First Vice President, Pam Murdock.

“The Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors is sad to see Jamie leave, but we are excited for him to have this opportunity with the United Way and work toward making great change in this community. We are grateful for the dedication and tireless work he has put in to making the Boys & Girls Club one of the premier youth serving organizations in the county.

“With a fully committed Board of Directors and dedicated staff the Boys & Girls Club is in a strong position to continue doing great work for local youth during this transition period,” said Murdock.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint plans to conduct a full search process to hire a permanent Executive Director. — G.G.

Flint Area Unity Council holding AA classes

GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint Area Unity Council has 235 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings listed in its 2013 meeting book, which will be available in January. The AA Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 810-234-0815.

For meeting schedules and other information, visit the website at: — G.G.

Whaley House open for tours

FLINT — The Whaley House, 624 E. Kearsley St., is open for tours Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Visit for a full calendar of events. Details: Call 810-471-4714. — G.G.

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