One of our longtime members is gone. Mike Conforti has been a member of our club for years. Some of our members can’t remember a time when Mike wasn’t there. His spirit and presence will be missed.
Mike was born in the Bronx, New York in July of 1942. He was a successful roofer in New York before retiring in Las Vegas.
When Mike joined the Cadillac & LaSalle Club he was in the Manhattan, New York club Cadillac and LaSalle club for years. Upon moving to Las Vegas, he joined our club. Mike told the story that he had asked our club President at the time, Colin Christie, “What are we doing about parades?” Colin said, “How about you take that and run with it.” He did. He became our parade master. He lined it up, set it up and just made it work.
Mike was also the head of our Annual May picnic for years. This event always went off without a hitch. Mike thought of everything. For his years of service, the Board of Directors awarded a plaque detailing his service and note that he had obtained the Board Member Emeritus status within the club. It was presented to him by his long-term Board Member and Founder of the Club, Hal Sheaks in November of 2017. Hal and Mike were best of friends and Mike played a huge role in the Cadillac & LaSalle Club Chapter – Drop Tops.
Mike and his wife Joan supported the Cancer Foundation.
He will always be missed . . . rest in peace Mike.