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Corsaro, Baker Elected
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Gov. Designate Candace Corsaro celebrates her election with International Trustee Terry White, left, and Gov. Stephen Sirgiovanni.

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Gov.-Elect Designate John "Hank" Baker following his election. From left are Lt. Gov.-Designate Bonnie Baker, his wife; Distinguished Past Gov. Joe Aiello, Baker and Gov. Stephen Sirgiovanni.

Candace Corsaro was elected 2017-18 Governor and John "Hank" Baker was elected Governor-Elect for 2017-18 during the House of Delegates Saturday.

The votes took place during the District Convention in Lake Placid.

Corsaro was uncontested, while Baker won in a contested election.

Also during the House of Delegates, the delegates approved a bylaw amendment which made non-substantial changes to the district's bylaws that were requested by Kiwanis International. The approval came in a voice vote.

A second amendment, which would have segregated $5 in the district dues already being collected as a fund to pay for the Empire State Kiwanian was more contentious. Proposed by the North Central Kiwanis Club, it was supported by Immediate Past Gov. Forbes Irvine from that club but drew objections from many others.

An amendment was approved changing the date the proposal would be effective from Oct. 1, 2017 to Oct. 1, 2018, but then there was a motion to table the question, and that was approved in a voice vote, ending all consideration of the proposal.

There were 245 delegates voting, representing 101 clubs.
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Delegates gathered for the House of Delegates which took place in the ice rink used for the 1932 Olympic Games in Lake Placid.

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