1946-1947

President Max Kelch

Max Kelch followed Shurtliff, and it was during his term in 1946-47 that the Las Vegas Rotary hosted the second conference to be held in Las Vegas.  Twelve-hundred registrants flooded the town, and considering the fact there were only three large hotels in the community at the time, housing became quite a problem.  However, the problem was solved when the people of the entire town opened their homes to the delegates and welcomed them like members of the family.  Part of this conference took place on top of Hoover Dam, and the governors of Nevada and Arizona were in attendance.  Dr. Lloyd C. Douglas, author of “The Robe,” gave the opening address.

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