The Haddonfield 65 Club is a social club for male Haddonfield residents, regardless of age, who are retired from their regular vocation.
In 1954, Haddonfield resident Wallace J. Ross proposed that a Borough-owned polling place at 110 Rhoads Avenue could be used year-round as the headquarters for a retired men's club. On January 18, 1955, the commissioners adopted a resolution permitting such a use. The Haddonfield 65 Club, Inc. was incorporated on March 11, 1955, with 38 charter members.
The object of the 65 Club is "to broaden acquaintanceship among retired men, to renew old acquaintances, to plan and take part in such civic, social, and other activities which will give the members a sense of well being."
Membership is open to male Haddonfield residents, regardless of age, who are retired from their regular vocation, and to retired former residents who meet certain criteria.
To inquire about membership, email [email protected].
The club meets each Thursday at 1:30pm. A business meeting is held on the second Thursday of each month; guest speakers provide programs on the other Thursdays.
- Monday at 10:00am – Duplicate Bridge
- Wednesday morning (April to October) – Golf
- Wednesday at 11:30am – Pot-luck lunch, followed by pinochle
- Thursday afternoon – Card, Wii, dart games
- Friday at 9:30am – Bowling
- Occasional – Bus trips
- Spring – Ladies' Luncheon
- July 4 – Independence Day Parade
- September – Lions Club Flea Market
- October – Stag Luncheon
- December – Holiday Luncheon
Over the years, the Club has provided financial support to a variety of worthy causes.
Members volunteer their time and talents to help other community organizations, including Indian King Tavern Museum, Interfaith Caregivers, American Heart Association (marshals for annual 5K Run), Battleship New Jersey (BB-62), and American Legion Post 38.
The Club provides an annual award to a Haddonfield Memorial High School graduate who demonstrates perseverance in overcoming hardship or handicap in the pursuit of his/her educational goals.
PROFILES OF MEMBERS
Written by Saul Resnick, published by the Haddonfield Sun.
- Walt Baker (August 8, 2017)
- Neil Wise (April 14, 2017)
- Bernie Schaming (March 28, 2017)
- Tom Mervine Jr (March 24, 2017)
- Lou Dunkle (February 2, 2017)
- Bob Parsons (January 6, 2017)
- Bill Brown (December 30, 2016)
- Email: [email protected]
- Newsletter: http://haddon65clubnewsletters.blogspot.com/
- Website: http://haddon65club.blogspot.com/
- Haddonfield Sun, May 14, 2015 – Haddonfield’s 65 Club asks for gentlemen residents to get involved
- Courier-Post, November 14, 2014 – Thorn in Haddonfield's side smells like rose
- Patch.com, August 14, 2012 – Haddonfield 65 Club: No Women Need Apply