Membership Contact and Application Form
For regular membership or visiting information, please contact:
Lynn Bernard, Membership chair
(804) 263-0721 or
We welcome a diverse membership of intellectually curious
individuals. Eligible visitors are welcome at monthly meetings. Please
give us a try!
Persons of good moral and ethical standing
in any of the recognized professions are eligible to join. In addition, those
exceptional persons who may not fit the traditional professional categories but
who by their demeanor, education and/or unusual and exceptional extracurricular
pursuits enjoy the cultural interchange of knowledge and who perform their
disciplines in a recognized professional manner are also eligible.
In general, Torch applicants shall
satisfy the following criteria:
a. Have a
professional degree from an accredited school or are recognized by their
profession to have an acceptable equivalent in training and experience.
b. Have pursued
work that requires a mastery of some area of knowledge and skills, the exercise
of judgment and assumption of individual responsibility, as opposed to the
carrying out of essentially routine procedures.
c. Have maintained
standards of competence and integrity in their professional practice.
Finally, proposed members must be interested
in Torch objectives and be able and willing to contribute to Club programs.
Proposed members must be known to be intellectually alert, socially compatible,
and financially responsible.
Size of Richmond Torch
In order to
preserve collegiality, the Richmond Torch Club will admit no more than 100
members at any one time.
Dues and Fees
Regular annual dues
are updated periodically based on the cost of meals. For 2018-19 the dues are
$275 per person (those who join mid-season have their dues prorated). Dues
cover the sit-down dinners with wine for 9 regular meetings (September through
May), membership in Torch International, and organizational expenses. A
special June meeting is optional and billed separately.
There is also a
one-time small initiation fee to cover membership in International Torch.
Lynn Bernard (above) to receive your application form.