-- The Chaplaincy has named Robert Heck the first director of planned giving. Heck will focus on developing a program to encourage donors to consider the Chaplaincy in their estate plans. Heck has served on the organization's endowment committee for two years.
-- The Tri-Cities National Association of Professional Mortgage Women has elected its 2012-13 officers. They are Sue Abken, CME of Arboretum Mortgage, president; Judi A. Clark, Chicago Title, corresponding and recording secretary; Katheryn M. Farrell, retired, treasurer. Directors are Rusann Brooks and Jeannine Stanke, both of Banner Bank. Farrell of Richland also received a lifetime achievement award from the association at a recent educational conference in Atlanta. She managed Chicago Title for 30 years.
-- Diane Call has been elected director of Washington State PTA Region 12. She is responsible for organizing leadership workshops and providing support for councils and local PTAs in the region that includes Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Grant and Walla Walla counties. She also will serve on the WSPTA board of directors.
-- BNSF Railway honored Pasco employees Ward Angelos, Robert Ankney, Rodney Bailey, Barry Gellner, James Labberton, Roy Smith, Terry Stephens, Karl Swinford and Matt Wegner as its 2011 Employees of the Year.
-- Lois M. Kauer, the employee relations team lead for Hanford's Washington River Protection Solutions, has earned certification as a senior professional in human resources. The certification awarded by the HR Certification Institute signifies that Kauer possesses the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resource management necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the field.
-- Lynda Mong has received the certified aging-in-place specialist designation from the National Association of Home Builders. She is the founder of Architemp, a design and architectural consulting firm in Kennewick. The designation is given to architects will the skills necessary to design or modify a home for the elderly or disabled.
-- Employees from Texas Roadhouse of Kennewick volunteered for Habitat for Humanity building a new home for a family in the Garden Court subdivision in Kennewick on May 22. Texas Roadhouse catered lunch for volunteers.
-- The staff of About Hair, About Face salon and spa in Kennewick have been trained and certified in the Brazilian blowout technique. The salon is open Monday by appointment only, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The salon is at 9 S. Rainier St., Kennewick. To schedule an appointment, call 585-9685. For more information, go to abouthairaboutface.com.
-- North American Engineering's Richland office is relocating. The new office is at 214 Torbett St., Suite C, Richland. All phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. For more information, go to na-eng.com.
-- Kiwanis Club of the Horse Heaven Hills meets at noon Monday in the fourth-floor conference room at Clover Island Inn, Kennewick.
w Richland Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesday at the Richland Red Lion Hotel. Information: Justin Raffa at justraffa@ aol.com.
-- Kiwanis Club of Kennewick meets at noon Tuesday at Leo's Catering in downtown Kennewick. Information: Pat Johnstone at 531-6493.
-- Soroptimist Pasco-Kennewick meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for a luncheon buffet at the Clover Island Inn in Kennewick. Information: Amber Martin at 586-0541.
-- The Kennewick chapter of the Lions Clubs International meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Tony Roma's Restaurant, 8551 W. Gage Blvd. in Kennewick. Information: Lila Meglio at 209-483-8615.
-- Kiwanis Club of the Columbia meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Granny's Buffet on Canal Drive in Kennewick. Information: Marjorie Worden at 547-4861.
-- The American Association of University Women meets at 7:15 a.m., the second Wednesday of each month in the Island Room on the fourth floor of Clover Island Inn, Kennewick. Information: 547-5028.
-- Kiwanis Club of Richland meets at noon Wednesday at the Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St., Richland. Information: Leona Hassing at 492-4111.
-- The Pasco-Kennewick Rotary Club meets at noon on Wednesday at Leo's Catering in downtown Kennewick. Information: Floyd Ivey at 735-6622 or email@example.com.
-- BNI "Gunners," a business networking group, meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Thursdays, at the Tri-City Country Club, 314 N. Underwood St., Kennewick. Information: Jeff Jacobs, 737-8762.
-- Tri-Cities Business Builders meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Red Lion in Kennewick.
-- Pasco Kiwanis Club meets at noon Thursday at the Pasco Red Lion. Lunch costs $13. Information: Dave Davis at 545-4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Richland Desert Wind Toastmasters Club No. 7308 meets at noon Thursday in conference Room 104 of the Richland Planning and Development Center, 840 Northgate, Richland. Information: Edward Schwier, email@example.com or 521-4112.
-- The Sunrise Rotary Cub of Tri-Cities meets at 7 a.m. Friday at the Pasco Red Lion.
-- Kiwanis Club of Tri-City Industry meets at noon Friday at the Red Lion Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way, Richland. Information: Duane Davidson, 509-366-3646.