Frederick Torch Members

The Frederick Torch Club in MD is an engaged diverse  group of men and women in our community with a variety of life and work-related experiences, and personal interests. This interesting mixture of people offers lively dinner conversations, open exchanges of ideas, and captivating presentations during each of our well-attended monthly meetings.

Members pay annual dues and receive "The Torch", a journal of outstanding papers presented at club meetings. 

The "Torch" is published three times a year by the IATC.


Torch Club meetings:

September through May, on the 4th Monday of each month, typically. A June picnic marks the end of the Torch year.

6:00pm - 6:44pm        Happy Hours

6:45pm: -7:45pm        Gourmet buffet dinner  

7:45pm - 8:30pm         Presentation

8:30pm - 8-45pm         Questions & Answers

9:00pm                       Adjourns

To join, please go to the Membership Application Page.  

​​​​​​​About Us 


William Bullock, who founded the Torch Club on June 18, 1924, had the vision of forming an association of clubs across the country, the purpose of which would be to broaden the intellectual and cultural horizons of its members.

All local Torch Clubs are affiliated with the International Association of Torch Clubs, Inc. (IATC). The IATC is a nonprofit organization with a  neutral forum: Torch Clubs are devoted solely to the intellectual exchange of ideas. They neither get involved with causes or fund-raising, nor promote any political ideology, social causes, or civic projects. 

There are seventy clubs in the U.S. and Canada. The IATC provides services to local clubs, sponsors an annual convention, and publishes "The Torch", a journal of selected exemplary papers presented by its members.