Good News for February 2016

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SHOEBOXPRESS OUTREACH PROJECT
The Greater Lansing Area Club of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. (GLAC-NANBPWC) continues to demonstrate their purpose, “Women on a Journey to Impact the Community,” through its ShoeboXpress Outreach Project.

ShoeboXpress is modeled after a concept that was used during the civil rights movement. When families would travel to the south or other parts of the states, they would package food in a shoebox because often times they were not permitted to eat in restaurants during their travels.

Today, the concept has been used as a tool for those who are homeless and stand on street corners or other areas seeking monetary or food assistance. Ready-to-eat products such as Vienna sausages, sardines, raisins, mixed-fruit cups, potted meat, tuna and chicken snacks on the run, fruit drinks, etc. are placed in a shoebox with a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss and a list of area resources.

Over the Christmas holiday, members of GLAC assembled 24 ShoeboXpress packages for distribution. ShoeboXpress is a year-round project and their hope is to double the number of packages for distribution during the Easter season.

If you are interested in contributing to GLAC’s ShoeboXpress outreach project, please contact Renee Morgan Freeman at (313) 550-0183 or email GLAC at glacnbpwc@gmail.com. Checks may be made payable to GLAC and mailed to P.O. Box 14035, Lansing, MI 48901.

OKEMOS HAIR SALON REBRANDS, UNVEILS NEW LOGO AND WEBSITE
The former pedi-CURE Private Salon Studios is now Laurel Salon with a new website, mobile app and expanded services to offer its clients. The new website, laurelsalon.com, created by Cyber City Cats, reflects new branding, along with an easy-to-use mobile app to
book appointments.

Laurel Salon is owned and operated by Janae Fredline and Stephanie Fredline. Janae Fredline has more than a decade of experience in nail services and is a certified and registered reflexologist. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint and an MBA from Regis University in Denver.

Stephanie Fredline has more than 20 years of experience in the salon industry and is a certified Organic Colour Systems colorist. She attended Douglas J Aveda Institute.

The salon started with nail and reflexology services and has now expanded to include hair, massage and wax services. The rebrand reflects the expansion in services and the commitment to classic, timeless style as Laurel, Janae Fredline’s grandmother, has always represented.

The salon is located at 4750 Okemos Road in Okemos. For more information, visit laurelsalon.com.

NOMINATIONS SOLICITED FOR THE MICHIGAN WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 class of the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. The Hall commemorates women in Michigan who have distinguished themselves in one or more fields of endeavor, including, but not limited to: abolition, agriculture, architecture, art, athletics, aviation, business, chemistry, children’s rights, civil rights, community service, conflict resolution/peace movement, dietetics, economics, education, entertainment, environment, folk life, government, history, human resources, journalism, labor, law, law enforcement, medicine/healthcare, military, music, Native American rights, philanthropy, politics, religion, science, social work/mission work, suffrage, television/radio, women’s rights and writing.

All nominations must be submitted by mail or email on approved nomination forms which can be found online at http://michiganwomen.org/nomination_form1.aspx. Printed versions may be obtained by calling the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame at (517) 484-1880, ext. 203 or by emailing info@michiganwomen.org. The deadline for submissions is March 21, 2016.

The induction ceremony for the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame will take place in October 2016.


COLDWELL BANKER SALES ASSOCIATE HONORED BY THE WOMEN’S
COUNCIL OF REALTORS

Terry Lasky, Sales Associate of Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood’s Okemos office has received a Certificate of Recognition from the Women’s Council of Realtors, Lansing Chapter.

The Recognition was for her special contributions made to the Women’s Council of Realtors through the generous use of her time, efforts, and talents to support the Council’s goals in 2015.


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