Westlake Historical Society honors those who make a difference

Julie Wang Warren and Jim Wang present a Westlake Historical Society volunteer award named in honor of their late mother, Gretchen Wang.

During the Westlake Historical Society's annual Old Fashioned Ice cream social on June 28, President Lysa Stanton proudly announced two new awards. Dr. James Anderson was awarded the Gretchen Wang Volunteer Spirit award for his many years of volunteerism. The late Gretchen Wang was a founding member of the historical society. As a volunteer-driven organization, the Westlake Historical Society depends on the work of its volunteers in order to succeed. Without volunteers, the Society could not do all that we do. Our members include students from junior high school through those who are well into their 90s.

As stated by Stanton, "It is so important that we recognize and value the contributions made by our outstanding volunteers and those organizations, groups and businesses that help the society succeed.”

Also new this year was the presentation of the Vincent Cooley President's award. This award was proudly given to the Westlake Service Department for all the outstanding assistance they have provided to our society throughout the years. Vincent Cooley, also a founding member, was instrumental in the formation of the Westlake Historical Society.

We salute these award winners for all they have done to assist us to meet our goals and objectives.  We thank them for helping us to share Westlake's rich history, and for helping to preserve it for generations to come.

Dave Pfister

Westlake Historical Society

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Volume 5, Issue 14, Posted 9:45 AM, 07.09.2013