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Welcome to the Durham-Chapel Hill Torch Club

A Member of the the
International Association of Torch Clubs


Location of the Meetings for the 2019-2020 Year
Where: The Croasdaile Country Club, 3800 Farm Gate Avenue, Durham, NC 27705
When: Every Third Wednesday at 6:30, September to May
Come at 6:30 to mingle.  The dinner and meeting start at 7:00 PM. 

Torch Clubs provide a forum where people from different professions and interests can meet in a friendly and enjoyable setting. We enjoy good fellowship while eating an excellent meal followed by a paper and discussion.

The paper is the main focus of the club meeting. The presenter is usually a club member, speaking on a topic of special interest to that person, although outside speakers may be invited. Following the talk, the speaker engages in lively exchanges with members, further exploring the ideas.

To maintain a neutral forum, Torch Clubs are solely devoted to the intellectual exchange of ideas. They do not get involved with causes or fund-raising for outside projects. Torch Clubs do not promote political or social causes nor participate in civic projects. These valuable functions are left to other organizations to which Torch members belong.



Please feel free to contact any of the officers listed below for information about joining Torch and for the application form and process. 

Officers for 2019 - 2020
President Gary Childers             919-423-1333
Past President Cary Gravatt              919-493-7632
Vice President Caroline Whitson       919-245-8589
Secretary Louise Maynor         919-489-8366
Treasurer Jim Flemming
Program Co-Chair
Rob Van Dewoestine
Program Co-Chair
Jim Cox
Membership Chair
Jack Swinney

Here is the list of speakers for the 2019-2020 year.

The bylaws of the Durham/Chapel Hill Torch Club

The Membership Page (password needed)

In Memory


    2019 by The Durham Chapel Hill Torch Club