The club formed in 1987 as the Blue Chip Women Stock Club. A stock club requires a lot of preptime to prepare reports for stocks we were holding. After 20 years our children were raised and each of us started traveling more. Since it was difficult to hold a meeting with many members absent, we decided to officially disband as a stock club but wanted to keep on meeting since wehad become such good friends over the years.
We wanted a purpose so we tried out different formats and within a year morphed into a book club. A book club is less stressful to prepare for and we find it stimulating to share ideas on books. Some of us, who had been busy raising children and holding down jobs, had neglected reading for pleasure.
Now we have time to read and time to get together with old friends to discuss the current book and catch up on personal news. We take turns hosting the meeting in our home. Everyone is welcome to attend whether or not they have read the book. We usually average six people present out of a roster of a dozen members.