Originally Posted by heavyd
Company paying, entertain clients, latter two clubs you aren't partial to. My limited research leads me to believe it is not as big of a deal as I originally thought. Funny, we have has 2 bank meetings there already.
BTW, Chicago Club looks ideal, $8,500+ to join, not my level (yet).
Chicago is funny, like an old school caste system. Very unlike NYC.
yeah, chicago club is the only one in town that will look you over very very carefully before inviting you to join. i was told that members had an informal right to veto applicants from their own firms -- CEOs and EVPs didn't want to run into their middle management munchkins over lunch. and they didn't much like such munchkins from other firms either.
the impossibly high standards for membership nearly killed the club -- they needed new blood but didn't like that prospective applicants were not senior enough to merit being voted in. i guess they now have female members but i'm not sure. and jews and blacks. they traditionally offer membership to the president of the university of chicago. when the school had a female as president about 20 years ago, she inadvertently ended up integrating the place. but it's still a pretty stuffy place.
I remember seeing a membership list a years ago. a lot of heavy hitters with very few who's-he members. as i said, if you can get in, by all means join.