1988-1989President Keith Bassett
Keith Bassett was the president during the 1988-89 Rotary year. The meetings were enjoyable, with good programs and much humor coming from Rob Moore and Dan Russell, both of whom served as Sergeants-At-Arms. One of Keith’s primary goals was to get the Board of Directors totally involved in the operation of the club. He began with an all-day session prior to the beginning of his term. All directors were assigned their responsibilities and given the authority to carry them out. With their total involvement, all functions of the club were carried out in a superb manner.
Under the direction and excellent efforts of Irwin Kishner, Chairman of Community Projects, the club became involved with the City of Las Vegas and contributed $18,000 for equipment in the children’s area of Gowan Park. This area of the park has been named “Las Vegas Rotary Club Kid’s World” and is actually a park within a large park.
The District Conference was held in Las Vegas in April at Bally’s Hotel. Our club, along with the other Southern Nevadan clubs, hosted home hospitality on Thursday evening as well as the closing Sunday Brunch. This district conference was considered one of the most successful conferences in years.
One of the key programs implemented during Keith’s year was a review of membership and classification areas of the club to ensure quality membership in the future.
The PolioPlus campaign concluded with our club finally raising over $223,000. In addition to completing the PolioPlus pledges, the club contributed over $22,900 to The Rotary Foundation. This again, was one of the largest contributions of any club in District 5300.