Fellow members and friends:
Well the third quarter is in the books, the summer is over, and it is time for another installment of the President’s Corner. I would like start right off by, as is my standard procedure, inviting you, your family members, and friends to come on down to the Association Building and Museum for a visit. We have some new display cases, new memorabilia, and something of interest for all who come in. This is the best kept secret in Reno. The kids love it when the bell is rung (Have them plug their ears, the bell is loud!)
I really have to bring everyone’s attention, again as always, to the life blood of our association. Membership, membership, and yes membership!!!!! When I took this position I had one goal on my mind. You guessed it. Well I guess I am not focused on the right procedure or people to make this important thing happen. Let me try again and see if I can connect.
In each of the past two newsletters I have asked for new members. People read the newsletter, set in down, and that is that. The bottom line is that is my fault and I take full blame for this. Let us try something different and see what happens. Let us all share the newsletter with other alumni (friends, sisters and brothers, kids, grandkids, co-workers-you get the idea) and encourage them to join us in support of the Association and Museum.
Again I would like to emphasize the unique place we occupy being the only association that has its own building and museum independent of the High School on campus. If you know of another I would certainly like to hear about it and visit it!
On another note, I would certainly like to take this opportunity to give a very HEART-FELT THANK YOU to Mr. Mel Allard for his very generous monetary gift to the Association and Museum. His name will soon be on the wall as a silver level sponsor. Again-THANK YOU VERY MUCH on behalf of the Association and Museum.
We now have a Facebook page being primarily managed by our newest board member, Pat Thomas. If you are on Facebook, please like and share our page.
At the present time we are looking for a few new trustees for the board. As a trustee, you would attend a board meeting once a month on the fourth Wednesday with some real fine volunteers. Once you are trained, you would host an open house at the museum once a month either 2pm to 5pm on a Friday or 10 am to 2 pm on a Saturday. You choose the day that works best for you. We are open every week to the public. We also accept museum donations-both monetary and physical. If being a trustee doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, how about helping us around the building? We are also looking for a few folks to help organize and display our donated items. These folks meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. If you are looking for something to volunteer for, come join us, meet some fellow Huskies and have some fun.
Contact the Association at (775) 825-2586 and just leave a message. We will get right back to you.
In closing I would just like to mention Dr. Bruce Pendleton and how much he is missed. I wish to thank his family for sharing him with us. Bruce served many years with us on the board for which we are very thankful. This notice is belated due to the timing of the newsletter but none the less this feeling is sincerely expressed by all the board members.