Kiwanian honored for service to Westlake

Russ Milan receives the Hixson Award from Bob Clancy. Photo by Victor Rutkoski

The Westlake Kiwanis presented Russ Milan with the George F. Hixson Award, named for Kiwanis' first president. The award is given to members as a way of recognizing those who have contributed significantly to Kiwanis' history of service and generosity. Russ has been a member of the Westlake Kiwanis since April 3, 1991. Among his many accomplishments are being Westlake Kiwanis president twice and also serving as treasurer.

Russ started the Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club in 2004 and has served as the Division 14 Aktion Club advisor. Russ started the Westlake Kiwanis Special Olympics and has served as its chairman since its inception seven years ago. In addition, Russ is instrumental in running the Westlake Kiwanis Memorial Day Parade and Service.

Russ is also involved in many other Westlake organizations, including Knights of Columbus, Demons Club and Westlake Music Boosters. Russ and his wife, Linda, were Mr. and Mrs. Westlake. Russ is what Kiwanis is all about and it is fitting that he received a Hixson Award, which is given to Kiwanians that most display the Kiwanis ideals.

Victor Rutkoski

I am a member of the Westlake Kiwanis and and advisor for the Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 9:32 AM, 06.21.2016