1981-1982President Donald L. Aikin
Donald L. Aikin served the Rotary Club of Las Vegas as its president during the year 1981-82. Prior to his term as president, he had served four years as the club Treasurer, and one year as Vice President. During Don’s year, most of his efforts were directed toward The Rotary Foundation, a carryover from previous year. Attention in this area had been neglected with few Paul Harris Fellows to our credit. Don accepted the challenge and began to create interest and enthusiasm in the Paul Harris Fellowship. During his year alone, $14,300 was raised for The Rotary Foundation.
Also during Don’s term, eight members of the 25 Club erected the barbecue pit with the help of some City of Las Vegas employees. An award was won for the club through their efforts during the district conference. Another innovation occurring during the year was the changing of the format of the weekly publication, The Wheel. For this effort, the club was again awarded a trophy for excellence in its presentation. A highlight of the year was when Marion Earl was awarded the Outstanding Rotarian of the Year, an award richly deserved by an Outstanding Man!