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Algonquin Club

So the other day in the post about the Norton-Palmer Hotel, the subject of the Algonquin Club came up. I did a little checking, and I tracked down a little infromation to post here from the current members of the club executive.

Founded in 1934, the Algonquin Club is still going strong:

The Algonquin Club is an educational, international, not-for-profit organization for the study of Great Lakes region history. Staffed entirely by volunteers, it is the only known transnational local history club. Membership is open to all people with an interest in the heritage of Detroit, Windsor and the Great Lakes. Currently, the total membership in Canada and the United States is over 130 people.

The Algonquian newsletter is published monthly, at least nine times annually, in both electronic and printed formats, and is distributed to all current members of the Algonquin Club. Members in good standing also receive an annual Roster of the entire membership. Other publications are undertaken periodically. The Algonquin Club is a founding and continuing sponsor of the annual Local History Conference at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Regular meetings of the Algonquin Club are held monthly from September through May with the venue alternating between the two border cities. An evening dinner is followed by a keynote address. Guests are welcome, but reservations are required.

Executive & Contact Information, 2007-2008
President Bob Lynch
Past President John F. Bluth
American Vice-President Jim Conway
Canadian Vice-President John Tomlinson
Treasurer Bill McElhone
Secretary Jean Dodenhoff
Editor Paul Fleet

Please contact one of the executive committee at the following coordinates or write to either of the Detroit or Windsor addresses listed below.
Bob Lynch (Kingsville, ON) (519)733-5586
Jim Conway (Grosse Pointe Farms, MI) (313)297-8373 or (313)885-5630
Bill McElhone (Birmingham, MI) (248)642-2817

Algonquin Club – Detroit
556 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009

Algonquin Club – Windsor
113 Kingswood Drive, Kingsville, ON N9Y3N2

If anyone is interested in more information, or is interested in membership, etc… The Canadian Contact is:

President Bob Lynch – e-mail:

The club was also kind enough to forward the current copy of the newsletter as well. Click the banner below to download a .pdf copy of the Algonquin.

It is great to see that this part of our local history, from both sides of the river is still active and going strong.

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