The Thames Club was formed in 1869 as a private social club to provide a suitable location and opportunity for members to come together for collegial social events and to enjoy the camaraderie of others. Throughout the Club's many years of existence, we have prospered because of the people who make up this club. It is the long lasting friendships and close personal relationships that have been the hallmark of our club. We admit members without regard for ethnic backgrounds, race, religion or gender. There have been approximately 100 to 150 members at any one time.
To join the Thames Club, one must be nominated by a member and seconded by two other members. The Admissions Committee reviews and approves all new members. If you are interested in joining but do not know a club member personally, please feel free to contact the Chairman of the Membership Committee or the Club Manager.
Annual club dues are billed to each member three times a year, although other payment options are available. There is also a one-time induction fee of $550.00. Once a member, you and your spouse or partner equally enjoy the full privileges of membership including use of the club house, invitation to all club events, and opportunities to serve on club committees. The Annual Meeting is the sole exception as this meeting is reserved for designated members.
Resident Members are those who live within a 50 mile distance of the club in order to make the best use of the club house facilities. There are also membership categories for young members just starting out in life as well as individuals who maintain a temporary or part time residence in the New London area or who live outside the 50 mile distance with reduced club dues.
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining the Thames Club or if you have any questions regarding the admissions process or benefits of club membership.