50th Anniversary Committee: first row: John Dinkel, Julie Mercer, Don Hutchinson, PJ Mitchell, Raphael Langford, Shirley Bigley-LaMotte, Marc Broady, Howard Miller back row: John Hennessey, Mark Deering, Bonnie Stein, John Denick not pictured: Anna Custer-Singh, Kirstie Durr, Joan McGill, Laura Perry, Paul Wolman
The Club would like to acknowledge and thank our 50th Anniversary Committee who worked tirelessly to make our Anniversary year remarkable and memorable. A special thanks to PJ Mitchell and Don Hutchinson, co-chairs of the 50th Anniversary Committee for their leadership and Julie Mercer and Raphael Langford, co-chairs of the Gold Gala, for their diligent planning and execution.
A Spirit of Change: Honoring 50 Years of The Center Club
As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations, we commissioned Joan Jacobson, formerly of the Baltimore Sun, to research and write a detailed account of the Club’s deeply rooted history. A huge thanks goes to 50th Anniversary Committee member Laura Perry for all of her hard work as editor of this special piece.
We were very pleased with the finished product and hope you were too. If you did not receive your copy at the Gala or in the mail, please contact Kiersten Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional copies are also available for purchase at the Club for $15.
The Celebration isn't Over Just Yet...
While Hurricane Sandy forced us to postpone our Founders Lunch and Gold Cocktail Party, we’re thankful that our members and staff stayed safe during the storm. Positively, it also allows us to continue the celebration into 2012, 50 years after serving our first meal. Please save the date:
Wednesday, May 8 / 11:30 AM / $50++
Celebrate the way we were originally founded - as a luncheon club. Join us for a 3-course lunch with a short program including remarks by a number of our Charter Members and special guests with reflections on the changes Baltimore has seen in the last 50 years and how The Center Club has played a major part in it.
Gold Cocktail Party
Friday, May 10 / 7:30 PM / $85++
Meet us on the newly redecorated 16th floor for a spectacular soiree featuring gourmet hors d'oeuvres including raw bar and carving station, cocktails including the signature Champagne Cocktail, Ketel One Ice Luge and dancing to Baltimore's own DJ Kopec. Non-members are invited to attend this event.
Center Club in the News
March 1, 2012 - Interview with WJZ
Monique Griego of WJZ sat down with Center Club President Howard Miller and Clubhouse Manager Andreas Doulamatis to discuss how the Club's founding was different than other clubs of the time and how it's maintained its relevancy over the last 50 years.
March 11, 2012 - Interview with the Baltimore Sun
Howard Miller was featured in the Baltimore Sun's The Interview.
September 2012 - "A Common Ground"
Joan Jacobson's article for Baltimore Magazine sheds light on the founding of the Club.
October 28, 2012 - "Center Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary"
Featured in the Scene section of the Baltimore Sun.