While it’s not required reading, it’s well worth a read for both members and prospective members alike. This club is rich in history, and the handbook is a great reflection of the club both past and present.
An excerpt about the club’s history:
Imagine if you will a small introverted city of 100,000, unusual for its number of corporate headquarters and its facilities for the construction and major repair of railroad cars, ships, and textile machinery, so stable that the “Great Depression” barely touched it. This was Wilmington in the 1930s.
During that period, corporate administrative and research functions were consolidated in the Wilmington area, causing an influx of newcomers, many with cultivated tastes in the arts as well as outdoor activities. By and large, the self-sufficient native Wilmingtonians made them feel like displaced persons. Minimal recreational activities left the streets barren after dusk. “Blue Laws” curtailed what little recreation the city offered, and even made Sunday eating a choice between bankruptcy and indigestion. Many were driven to traveling back home to Cleveland, New York, Baltimore, and elsewhere for weekend survival.
Read on, about how the club served a vital role in people’s daily lives, and how it continues to help members find fun & enjoyment everyday, in the Wilmington Trail Club’s .