" Good Company and Good Discourse
are the very Sinews of Virtue... "
The Saturn Club was founded in 1885 by thirteen enthusiastic young men who felt the need to congregate in a less formal setting than their 'father's club', founded in 1867. They first congregated on Saturdays (thus the name) to socialize and play cards. Dues were $10 a month, and the initiation fee was a chair. With a nod to the many "University Clubs" of the time, Saturn's founders whimsically patterned their board of directors after that of a small college (a Faculty, with a Dean, Registrar, Bursar, etc.).
Just as our members of an earlier time paraded up Delaware Avenue in 1922 carrying embers from our old club house to our new club house, today’s members continue to fan the embers of the collegiality and traditions of Saturn among their fellow members.
That new club house, designed by Buffalo Architect and Saturn Member Duane Lyman, is now a designated historic landmark site of great architectural value.
We are a private social club first, also offering fine dining, recreation, fitness programs, squash, paddle tennis, banquet and meeting facilities, and overnight rooms. We've come a long way since 1885, and we look forward to continually striving to meet our members’ needs.
Posted On 2/24/2014
It is with sadness that the Saturn Club
announces the passing of
Charles J. Hahn
Past Dean 1997
Member since 1949
September 24th, 1927 ~ February 24th, 2014
James R. How
Member since 1979
March 1st, 1926 - February 28th, 2014
They will be missed.
Posted On 1/15/2014
Remember that the Initiation Certificate mailed to members in January is only good for proposals received by March 31st. Please Contact Kelly Russo, Membership Coordinator with any questions or assistance in proposing your prospective member.