AU President Dr. Carlos Campo was elected to the 50 Club of Cleveland, a nonprofit group dedicated to furthering the understanding of pressing local, regional and national issues through dialogue and debate.
“I am very humbled and honored to be nominated and elected to this wonderful organization,” said Dr. Campo. “I am looking forward to gaining deeper insights into the challenges that are facing Northeast Ohio and the country.”
The 50 Club of Cleveland is made up of top business executives, corporate lawyers and other well-known Cleveland figures who meet to hear prominent speakers and engage in strictly off-the-record, frank discussion.
According to its constitution, the club’s purpose is to provide an informal organization through which leading citizens representing the business, professional or cultural life of Greater Cleveland can come to know one another better, understand one another’s points of view and become better informed on problems of local, national and international interest. The club’s policy is to not take any formal position on issues or projects.
The invitation-only 50 Club was formally organized with 43 charter members on June 8, 1939, at a dinner meeting at the Union Club. Membership is based primarily on personal qualification rather than on business or other institutional affiliation. Membership was increased to 55 in 1942 and to 60 in 1946. In 1947, two classes of membership were created --"Active" (membership limit 100) and "Honorary" for those members who have reached the age of 65, who no longer have Greater Cleveland as a principal residence, or who have retired as an active principal executive officer.
Regular club (dinner) meetings are typically held at The Union Club in Cleveland and are open only to members and invited guests.