It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I am writing this letter tonight; Our club has lost a great person and friend, Michael Spinetti, who recently passed on.
Michael was an avid member of the club and always focused on how he could contribute to the greater good of the community. Gaming and collectables were Michael’s passion and that truly shined through during our monthly meetings which Mike attended regularly. Michael and his wife Anne were even gracious enough to host a monthly meeting for the Southern Nevada Casino Collectibles Club at their home in Las Vegas.
Ever since I became President and was introduced to Michael I realized what a special person he was. I feel honored and privileged to have known Michael the last 9 years. I never had met anyone so willing to contribute their time and money to see our club succeed. He was a humble person who made you feel extremely comfortable and accommodating. Whenever I asked him for a contribution for recruiting he was always generous. His demeanor was always positive, and he was extremely easy to talk to.
In the many conversations that I had with him, he always offered ideas and insights on how to increase membership and awareness of the club. He had a huge desire to see that the MoGH would carry on with our projects. A Life member of the Casino Collectibles Association, he also became a Museum of Gaming History Life Member and a member of the Southern Nevada Casino Collectibles Club, attending our monthly meetings regularly.
The world is a sadder place today without him, but he left an amazing legacy. He was a great human being.
My heart goes out to his family. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Michael.
Jerry Vergatos LM-8093-241
Casino Collectibles Association