1972-1973President Angelo Manzi
It was Angelo Manzi’s privilege to serve as president during the Golden Anniversary of Rotary in Las Vegas, which occurred in 1973. Most of Ange’s efforts were directed toward making the event a memorable one, and he succeeded very well. The Golden Anniversary celebration itself was held on Thursday, April 25, at the Sahara Space Center. Florence Jones Cahlan, Rotary spouse of John F. Cahlan, was the principal speaker and gave a very interesting resume of what life was like in Las Vegas when the Rotary Club was founded. While the Golden Anniversary was only one segment of the very successful career of Angelo as president, everyone felt it was the outstanding one. Angelo also assumed office about the time ground was being broken for the “world’s largest resort hotel”, the MGM. This only served to show the world that Las Vegas was still growing.