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Kiwanis elect officers, give awards

Mercer Island Kiwanis held its annual awards and installation banquet on Wednesday evening, Sept. 26. The event was officiated by Kiwanis Lt. Governor Paul Tredway, of Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis.

Former Mercer Island attorney Rick Sessions and former Mercer Island banker Jim Baker continue as president and treasurer, respectively. Resident Harry Dingwall continues as club secretary. Continuing as vice president is Jack Robinson, Mercer Island realtor. Island residents continuing on the board of directors are Mike Tye, Aida Kouyoumjian and Clare Hruska, with former Mercer Islander Sue Miller. Leigh Jacobson, of the Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club, replaces former Island resident Ken Vannice, who was recognized for his years of service as treasurer and assisting the treasurer.

Hruska received a distinguished service award, as did Tye, Baker and former Island resident Cor Segers. Jacobson was awarded ‘Rookie of the Year,’ and Miller was named ‘Kiwanian of the Year’ by Sessions.

Mercer Island Kiwanis meets on Thursday afternoons at Aljoya. Visitors interested in considering membership are welcome and may contact Aida Kouyoumjian at (206) 402-6752.

 

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