Luncheon talk will aid Samaritan Counseling

A luncheon talk May 1 will benefit the The Silent Samaritan Program of The Samaritan Counseling Center of the Mohawk Valley, Inc.

Tickets are $30, including a lunch buffet, with reservations due by April 23, by calling Samaritan Counseling at 724-5173.

Jill Tietjen is speaking on "You Can Do It: Passion, Determination, and Persistence" Tuesday, May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Fort Schuyler Club, 254 Genesee St., Utica.

Tietjen, electrical engineer, author and "national authority on trailblazing American women" said the objectives of the program are to motivate women in the Mohawk Valley to overcome perceived obstacles to success and leadership and to raise funds for women in need of mental health counseling through the Samaritan Counseling Center.