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Welcome to Spring in Lakewood!

2020 LWC Scholarship Winner - Mariana Stockman
Congratulations to Mariana Stockman who won a $2000 scholarship from the Lakewood Women's Club. Mariana is graduating from Lakewood High School and will be staying in Ohio to attend Ohio University. She is very pleased to be receiving the student scholarship from the Lakewood Women’s Club.  Mariana appreciates the diversity of the City of Lakewood, which she contributes to by being an open-minded person.  

As a younger student, Mariana struggled with dyslexia. She met the challenges by working very hard, which has given her a sense of accomplishment and inspiration. She now knows that she can tackle whatever new challenges cross her path. Her two older brothers have also been a positive influence by encouraging her to advocate for herself.  

“I was a part of the student council for two years and loved being able to plan dances, pep rallies, fundraising and other student events. In my senior year on the Lakewood girls cross country team, I was a captain. It was fun for me to motivate the incoming freshman and younger runners to become enthusiastic about running,” said Mariana.

Mariana will be majoring in music production and recording at OU.  Since she was four years old, Mariana has been playing and composing music. She’s been interested in music for most of her life, but it wasn’t until high school that possible careers emerged for her as a music therapist or film scorer. The enjoyment she found in the challenges of managing projects and people led her to decide on business management in the music industry. Billie Eilish is a role model for Mariana because they are close in age, and Billie has become a very successful musician by focusing on her authentic self and her music and not an image. She hopes to be as strong and successful as Billie Eilish one day. 

Mariana looks forward to attending college, and she knows it might be a difficult. She looks forward to the opportunity to grow, and wants to show others that she is strong. 

The Lakewood Women’s Club wishes Mariana a bright future at Ohio University and in her future career!
Though we have canceled our 2020 Women Honoring Women event due to Covid-19, we want to honor those who were nominated for this year's award. Their contributions to our community have helped shaped the lives we live in Lakewood today. We'll be featuring their biographies in upcoming issues. 

2020 Community Leader Nominees:

Emily Christescu—Secretary of the Lakewood Animal Safety and Welfare Advisory Board, nominated for multiple contributions to Lakewood

Laura Webb—Founder of VeloFemme, women’s cycling race team

Lizz Maxwell—Site Coordinator, GiGi’s Playhouse Cleveland

Sara Kass—Owner, Cyrano’s Place Fencing Club

Sarah Kepple—Co-founder of Action Together Lakewood Area (ATLA) and Lakewood City Council member

Sarah Rintamaki—Founder, Connecting for Kids

Mary Ann Crampton—Longtime Lakewood Community Leader and Activist nominated for multiple contributions

2020 Business Leader Nominees:
Casey Lewis—Owner, Willow Room Salon

Tina Dolatowski—Co-owner, Lion & Blue

Julie Warren—Co-owner, Erie Design and Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Member

Nicole Durzko—Owner, Revival Body Care

Maureen Koopman—Owner, CoLab Lakewood 

Congratulations to all our nominees, and thank you for all you do. Though we cannot celebrate your achievements in person as we had planned, we will honor you in future issues of our newsletter and other social media communications.

LWC Hosts Virtual Social

Join us for our first virtual social event May 20 at 7 p.m. using Zoom. Members, look for details in your inbox. If you are not a member, but interested in learning more, please send a note to

Financial Update

The state of the LWC finances are in a strong position as we wrap up the 2019-20 fiscal year. Even more so considering we were unable to hold our Women Honoring Women fundraiser in this fiscal year. We were able to keep expenses in check throughout the year, and had a successful ways and means fundraiser that allowed us offset the slight reduction in membership numbers.

We have sufficient funds available to fulfill our mission of supporting both a scholarship, and our grant recipient. The membership voted to approve a scholarship in the amount of $2000, which was awarded to Mariana Stockman, and a distribution of $500 to CLE Diaper Drive, our 2019-21 grant recipient.

The cash on hand will allow us to start the 2020-21 year in a good place. Of note, members agreed to allow 2019-20 dues to roll over and cover 2020-21, which will impact the operating budget to a certain extent.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the fiscal operations of your club.

Respectfully submitted,
Margaret Wetzler, treasurer
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