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Program - Cris Braun, Exec. Director & Peter MacFarlane, NEXT
                      The Role of NEXT in Our Community and SMC Interface

July 22, 2016

Cris Braun has been the Executive Director of Next of two years.


Recently BASCC changed it's name to Next, allowed the long-time organization to reintroduce itself to the community.  Next has made efforts to implement high quality, diverse programming, expanded the transportation program, as well as it’s hours of operation, going from 35 hours a week to over 60. 


For the past 30 years, Cris and her husband Tom, have been proud to call Birmingham home. They have three children, one a current senior and  two that have graduated from Seaholm High School. 

Peter Macfarlane is the Communications Manager of Next – Your Place to Stay Active and Connected.


Peter has been at Next for nearly three years and was part of the team responsible for the successful rebranding to Next from BASCC, The Birmingham Area Seniors Coordinating Council. Among his other duties, Peter is in charge of booking speakers for Next’s Speaker Series.


Peter grew up in Troy, Michigan and was educated in the Birmingham School System, graduating from Seaholm in the late 80s. Peter is a published author, avid birder and proud father of a son currently studying pre-med.

Discussion - Brian Berryman of the United Shore Baseball League
                            New and Exciting Local Baseball

Brian Berryman is the Executive Director of Baseball Operations for the new United Shore Professional Baseball League.  His numerous responsibilities include everything from hiring coaching staff and overseeing player procurement to enforcing the player code of conduct and umpire assignments.    


The speaker's roots in baseball are deep.  He played baseball in high school (All State) and in college (his Michigan team won the Big Ten baseball championship), as well as for the San Diego Padres.  His father is a member of the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.

See you September 9, 2016



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