Hixson award presented to Westlake Kiwanian

Ray Budoi and his wife, Judy, seated in front of their grandson Alex Barnes, daughter Susan Barnes and grandson Bradley Budoi.

The Westlake Kiwanis presented Ray Budoi with the George F. Hixson Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to individuals who have contributed significantly to Kiwanis' rich history of generosity. Ray is one of only seven Westlake Kiwanians to receive this award since it was established in 1983.

Ray and his wife, Judy, moved to Westlake in 1988 and Ray joined Kiwanis almost immediately. He served as president and also treasurer for many years. He will always be especially remembered for all the thousands of coins he cleaned and counted from the Crocker Park fountain.

Kiwanis means a lot to Ray and he has always been a loyal and supportive member.

Ray is what Kiwanis is all about and it is fitting that he received a Hixson Fellowship, 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 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:21 AM, 05.21.2019