Westlake Kiwanis install Nan Baker as new president

Nan Baker, with her husband Craig, accepts the gavel from Tim Cornelius, Past Ohio District Kiwanis Governor. Photo by Victor Rutkoski

Oct. 1 brings in the new Kiwanis year and Westlake Kiwanis installed Nan Baker as their president for 2023-2024 year. Doing the installation was Tim Cornelius, former Ohio District Kiwanis Governor. Nan takes over for outgoing President Robert Clancy. Tim Cornelius also installed Vice President Jennifer Weinberg, Secretary Victor Rutkoski, Recording Secretary Norm Resko and Treasurer Maria Thomas.

Anne Cornelius, Past Kiwanis Division Governor installed other officers and board members and trustees of the Westlake Kiwanis: 2023-2024 Board of Directors Rick Grane, Hal Paul, Norm Resko, Bob Root and Alan Hendricks; 2024-2025 Board of Directors Ray Budoi, John Lehlbach and Bruce Zyrkowski. Youth Foundation trustees are Craig Baker, Joe Anthony and Norm Resko.

Past President Robert Clancy thanked the officers, directors, trustees and club members for all their work during his term.

President Nan Baker thanked all the incoming officers, directors and trustees for their dedication and looks forward to working with them in the coming year, starting with the upcoming Westlake Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Westlake High School cafeteria. Nan is also looking to grow the Kiwanis membership to be able to continue and expand Kiwanis projects in Westlake.

Victor Rutkoski

I am a member of the Westlake Kiwanis and and advisor for the Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club. The Aktion Club is sponsored by the Kiwanis the same as a Key, Builders and Circle K Clubs. Aktion Club is for adults with disabilities 18 years of age and up. The new President of the Westlake Kiwanis asked me handle publicity for the Kiwanis and Aktion Clubs.I am a retired Manager of Expenditures for the CSX Corp. I moved to Cleveland's exteme Westside 10 years ago from Freeport, PA a town about 30 miles northeast east of Pittsburgh where I had lived all my life. Work related issues brought my family to Cleveland.

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