In brief

Red Cross names new disaster services manager

GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross has announced Annette (Annie) Swain is the new Disaster Services Program Manager for the Genesee-Lapeer jurisdiction.

Swain has been with the Red Cross as a volunteer for the past 13 years.

For the last several years she was the volunteer coordinator for The Genesee-Lapeer Chapter. This involved coordinating and scheduling disaster teams, planning quarterly volunteer meetings, developing local procedures, mentoring volunteers, overseeing disaster services for the area and many other activities.

Also, Pamela McHenry has been appointed as the Regional Direct Services Support Lead Specialist. This position is new to the Central and Northern Michigan Region and will be responsible for Mass Care, Logistics and Recovery to prepare all parts of the region to support all three phases of the Disaster Cycle: Preparedness, Response and Recovery.

McHenry has a wealth of knowledge and experience. She has been with the Red Cross as a volunteer for 15 years and has been on countless deployments during her time as a volunteer and most recently was a National Reservist serving on many national disasters as the Mass Care Chief. — G.G.

Yoga Path offers classes

DAVISON TWP. — Yoga Path, 1086 N. Irish Rd., will offer YIN YOGA and CRADLE YOGA with Carolyn Lyons on Jan. 10 at 5:45 p.m. Specialty class price $15 if pre registered, $20 at the door. Text 810-919-YOGA (9642).

Normally on the First Friday of the month, YIN Yoga and Cradle yoga will be held on Jan. 10 due to the Holidays, power outage and recent bad weather. Lyons will skillfully combine restorative YIN yoga poses with exciting Cradle Yoga for a fabulously fun Friday. Details: Call 810-919-9642. — G.G.

CTI Fosters Technology adoption with K-12 Schools

BURTON — Communications Technologies Incorporated, a leading provider of unified communications, announced today that the company will be launching a program designed specifically for the education market.

Today’s teachers are utilizing outdated technology which is not only robbing them of much needed functionality but is also incurring unnecessary expenses during tough economic times, said CTI officials.

Communications Technologies Incorporated is actively spreading awareness about several of today’s technology advancements which increase a school’s capacity to collaborate, establish continuous communication channels and most importantly, improve overall campus security. These developments are affecting the lives of students, teachers, faculty, administrators and parents alike.

One of the growing concerns of schools across the nation is security. With the unfortunate growth of domestic terrorism, this issue of campus safety has come to the forefront of discussion. Recent advancements in technology have given Communications Technologies Incorporated the ability to increase overall campus security like never before. — G.G.

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