In Brief



Cancer center to hold educational support group

FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will be April 6 at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute,302 Kensington Ave. Refreshments will be served starting at 12:30 p.m. The meeting is 1-2:30 p.m. The featured speaker: Dr. Mark Roby, Cancer Survivor. The topic: “The Gift of Hope” — A Journey of Courage & sSurvival. The event if free and open to the public. Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8313. — G.G.

St. Patrick’s Day sandwiches

FLINT — Catholic Charities announces the delicious event many have been waiting all year for. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Box Lunch Sale will be held March 17. Each lunch includes a sandwich, stacked high with corned beef and Swiss on rye, plus chips, coleslaw, a pickle and treat.

On St. Patrick’s Day, a drive-thru will be open at 901 Chippewa Street, behind St. Michael Parish in Flint on from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free delivery is offered for orders of 10 or more. Lunches are only $6 each and can be pre-ordered immediately.

“The St. Patrick Sandwich Sale has been a tradition for many years at Catholic Charities. Whether they are Irish or not, people look forward the delicious corned beef sandwiches and homemade coleslaw, as well as helping a good cause,” said Vicky Schultz, President and CEO of Catholic Charities. “The event has become so popular, that we sold out of sandwiches last year! I suggest that people order early to make sure they don’t miss out.”

Proceeds from the sandwich sale benefit Catholic Charities programming, such as the North End, Holy Angels and South Flint Soup Kitchens, as well as the Community Closet, Warming Center, Counseling and Child Welfare Services.

To order your lunch, call 810-232-9950 ext. 226/228 or, order online at www.ccsgc.org. — G.G.

ROWE Professional Services Company retiree wins award

FLINT — William J. Winiarski, a former CEO of ROWE Professional Services Company, is the 2011 recipient of the Vernon B. Spalding Leadership Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M). Winiarski was honored Feb. 26 at the ACEC Annual Engineering and Surveying Excellence Awards Program at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit.

Recipients for the award are chosen based on criteria set forth by ACEC including significant contributions to the profession through their leadership role in ACEC, professional societies, academic, and community service organizations. The nominees also must be perceived by the profession, as well as their communities, as leaders and demonstrate how the quality of life in their community has been enhanced through their civic involvement.

Winiarski joined Rowe Engineering, now ROWE Professional Services Company, in 1971 where he spent his entire career until his retirement in 2008. He spent 10 years as CEO of the firm and was instrumental in implementing a number of changes within the company that has positioned ROWE as one of the leading firms in the industry.

ROWE’s headquarters is in Flint; additional offices are located in Lapeer, Mt. Pleasant, Grayling, and the tri-cities area, and Myrtle Beach, SC.— G.G.


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