Originally designed for a membership of 20 men, Charter has grown to a membership of 180 women and men. That evolution has enriched the Charter experience immeasurably, but it also brings practical challenges.
- Insufficient dining space takes away from the member experience.
- No women’s bathrooms on the first floor and basement creates a major inconvenience for members.
- No ADA access into the clubhouse or its bathrooms makes Charter inaccessible for certain members and alumni.
- A hand-powered dumbwaiter and lack of an elevator makes serving and operations inefficient.
Upgrading a century-old club to meet these challenges and maintaining Charter’s high standards is a difficult and costly endeavor. But our clubhouse means something special to each of us. There is nothing like Prospect Avenue. And on The Street there is nothing like Charter Club. It is irreplaceable.
Project 79 is being undertaken to keep Charter strong into the future. It will be the biggest improvement to our clubhouse in its 110-year history. And will require the support of all Charter alumni to make it happen – just as past members did for us.