In brief

HSGC welcomes new executive director

BURTON — Patricia Sliter is a business development professional who brings more than 35 years of experience to the Humane Society of Genesee County (HSGC). She is former founder of VisionTech, Inc. an entrepreneurial-focused management consulting practice that has supporting B2B and B2C start-ups nationwide

Sliter’s professional advisory group has led corporate executive teams in the realignment of marketing strategies for peak performance. Her significant contributions are recognized within the environmental, transportation, health care, biosciences, public agency, and not-forprofit segments due to her critical insight and innate ability to increase market effectiveness and bolster profitability.

Sliter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University and completed post-graduate studies at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, The Fundraising School. She is an active member of the American Fundraising Professionals, the American Marketing Association, and is a Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteer for the American Red Cross. — G.G.

Meetings scheduled for 100 Women group

GRAND BLANC — 100 Women Who Care Genesee County Chapter would like to invite you to their next meeting held at the Captain’s Club of Woodfield in Grand Blanc at 6:30 p.m. Meeting dates are Feb. 5, May 6, Aug. 4 and Nov. 2 this year. Become a member or sponsor today. The goal of the 100 Women Who Care is to make an impact in the community through making a larger donation together than any one individual can alone. Previous donations have gone to many charities in the area. Details: Visit, or call 810-577-1095. — G.G.

Ennis Center hosts Valentine’s Day event

FLINT — Sleep-related infant deaths are defined in Michigan as deaths to infants less than 1 year of age that occur suddenly and expectantly, including suffocation/ positional asphyxia, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Undetermined/Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID), and other causes wherein the sleep environment was likely to have contributed to the death.

Ennis Center for Children is hosting a Valentine’s Bash with two popular local bands, the Blue Hawaiians and the Niles Block Band. The event will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. at Flushing Moose Lodge, 7044 N. Elms Road, Flushing.

The cost is only $15 per person ($12 per ticket is tax deductible). Tickets may be purchased at Ennis Center for Children.

Details: Call 810-233-4031 or 810-964- 4428, or email — G.G.

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