1948-1949

President Lorin Ronnow

In 1948, under Lorin Ronnow, a drive for the establishment of a library for Las Vegas was started.  The Rotary Club joined in wholeheartedly, and the final outcome of the drive found the Rotary contribution at $8,300 or more than $100 per member.  The Rotary Park, now Doolittle Park on Charleston Boulevard, was established through contributions by the club.

It was during the terms of Ciliax and Lorin Ronnow that the Army Gunnery School was deactivated, in 1947, and reactivated in 1948.  It was thought for a while that the base was lost forever, but due to the efforts of  Senator Pat McCarran, it was saved and has grown to be one of the largest Federal activities in Nevada.

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