Thank you to the Friends members and guests who have attended the first THREE regular business meetings and speakers presentations of 2021. We’ve had a nice turnout for these Zoom sessions. We’ve covered various topics in the first two presentations – from the scat of urban wildlife (Lauren MacLeod of the Nevada Wildlife Dept) to the contributions of black settlers and citizens of Las Vegas from 1905 to 1970 (Claytee White from UNLV), to the involvement of art in public life in Las Vegas. Presentations have been interesting and useful to those who attended. Our next presentation, on April 15, will cover Public Art in Las Vegas.
While attendance at these sessions has been good, and we appreciate every person who took the time to attend, the presentations and the speakers are worth more attendees. Only about 10% of the active membership attends these sessions (20-25 people). It would really be nice to see more people in attendance. We endeavor to bring in interesting speakers and topics, and to keep the meetings to one hour – from 6-7 pm on the third Thursday of the month.