Jan 31, 2013 17:08 Club News for Jan. 25, 2013 Club News for Jan. 25, 2013 Photo provided by MONICA BISHARA -- Encore Club -- Dr. Cris Mandry, left, a colonel in Army special forces, and a New Orleans police officer, spoke to the Encore Club of Baton Rouge Newcomers on Jan. 10 at Mockler Beverage. Mandry spoke about the deployments with his current unit, which include three year-long tours in Afghanistan. With him is Encore President Marci Freeman. Advocate story Jan. 31, 2013 Comments BSP chapter learns best-buy months Sandy Linder and Marilyn Mayeux spoke about the best buys for each month of the year when Laureate Alpha Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met on Jan. 8 at Mug Shots Restaurant. They said that January is the best time to buy sporting goods, furniture, linens and bedding; February is best for air conditioners and luggage, and December is best for cars, small appliances, toys and tools. Vice President Verlyne LeBlanc welcomed guest Rufina Uneomeozulu. Mayeux, the Service Committee chairwoman, said 19 hand-made fleece blankets were delivered to the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center’s children’s ward for Christmas. Chapter Sweetheart Ruth Mannen was honored at a Jan. 12 luncheon at Mansurs on the Boulevard. Hannah named CEO of Cancer Services Cancer Services has announced the appointment of Brian Hannah as the agency’s new CEO as of Jan. 2. Hannah replaced Executive Director Mimi Riché, who retired after serving for the past seven years. “Since 1959, Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge has worked diligently to improve life for those living with cancer,” Hannah said. “As incoming CEO, I follow a long lineage of wonderfully compassionate leaders, who have each left their indelible mark on this organization and the community it serves. I am honored to have this opportunity.” Prior to Cancer Services, Hannah worked 23 years with North Oaks Health System in Hammond. In 2011, he founded Hannah & Co., a management and consulting services company. He has a bachelor of arts in business administration from Southeastern Louisiana University and a master of science in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. Hannah will be welcomed at an open house event at Cancer Services from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31. For more information about the event or to RSVP, contact Connie Boudreaux, (225) 927-2273. The “Club News” column runs every Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday as needed, in The Advocate. Club items and photographs should be submitted to “Club News,” Advocate People section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Events should be submitted in a timely fashion. Photos will be returned if stamped, self-addressed envelopes are provided. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.