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Evelyn Jacks

president of the Knowledge Bureau, has added two new distinctions this year: She was recently ranked one of Canada's Top 25 Women of Influence for the second year and she is the Manitoba Club's second female president in its 77-year history. "It's a real honour to be recognized," said Jacks, "and especially gratifying to build a national educational institute focused on the highest standards in tax-efficient family-wealth management with a brilliant team of contributors. Our passion has been to help professional advisers meet the needs of their clients in a volatile financial climate."


Patricia Lane

a managing partner with Taylor McCaffrey LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, recently received a prestigious national award for women in the legal profession. Lexpert's Zenith 2013 Awards: Celebrating Women Leaders in the Legal Profession is presented to honour female lawyers who have led their clients, firms, companies, departments, faculties, profession, colleagues and/or communities, and who have been role models for other women in the profession. Lane practises family law.


The International Association of Business Communicators

Manitoba chapter would like to congratulate Karen Viveiros, Stacey Erlendson, and Monique LaCoste on obtaining the designation Accredited Business Communicator (ABC). The ABC accreditation is the the global standard of professional achievement for organizational communication practitioners.


Steven Raber

has been appointed to the Canada Subcommittee of the Anticounterfeiting Committee of the International Trademark Association for the 2014-15 committee term. This committee focuses its attention on combating the counterfeiting of goods in Canada. Raber will continue as a member of INTA's Trademark Mediators Network.


Diane Lambert Shack

is the new director, major gifts and planned giving, at Misericordia Health Centre Foundation. She will lead the fundraising strategy for all major and planned gifts, as well as securing the final gifts of Misericordia's current capital campaign. Shack has a broad fundraising, marketing, communications and public relations background, having worked at the Lung Association of Manitoba, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, DASCH Foundation, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, and most recently at Macdonald Youth Services.

Vernelle Mirosh

is the new fund-development officer, special events at Misericordia Health Centre Foundation. She will lead the planning and execution of all fundraising events, including signature, partnership and third party events. Mirosh has many years of fundraising experience, having worked at the Children's Hospital Foundation, the Manitoba Institute of Child Health and most recently the HSC Foundation.


David St. James

was appointed to steer marketing efforts across three brands, including 1-800-GOT-JUNK, the world's largest junk-removal company. Also the vice-president of commercial sales, St. James has acquired the reins of the PR and marketing strategy in order to tackle the company's aggressive goals with a similar strategy and the same voice.



Laurie McCaffrey

received the Hilda Tottle Award at the Osteoporosis Canada-Manitoba Chapter's public forum entitled Breaking News on Broken Bones. This award, named for one of the original chapter board members, honours a volunteer who is committed to raising awareness about osteoporosis. McCaffrey is especially eager to let people know osteoporosis is not just a woman's disease. It is also a serious health issue for men. The award was presented by Hilda's granddaughter, Cindra LeClerc.



The Elmwood High School Legacy Fund

has elected the following officers and trustees: Linda Boughton, president; Ted Norrington, vice-president alumni; Terry Neplyk, vice-president fundraising; Colleen Armstrong, vice-president strategic planning; Dave Hammerback, treasurer; Elaine Friesen, secretary; and trustees Ralph Caldwell and John Scott. The Elmwood High School Legacy Fund is administered by the Winnipeg Foundation and is one of the largest high school bursary funds in the province.


The Manitoba LGBT* Chamber of Commerce

has recently appointed its board of directors: Paul Hesse, Pitblado Law, president; Dale Kostiew, RBC Royal Bank, treasurer; Mark Schollenberg, RBC Royal Bank, secretary; Patrick O'Reilly, Padraig Coaching & Consulting Inc., membership director. Members: Jonathan Niemczak, Pride Winnipeg; Jordan Lanthier, Delta Winnipeg Hotel; Cody Chomiak, Tourism Winnipeg; and Vic Hooper,


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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 7, 2013 B5

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