The Accountants Club of America has a very long and illustrious history commencing with the leaders and founders of the profession. Here is an excerpt from the full history.
Before long, more spacious meeting rooms were desired. In the then new Hotel Montclair at Lexington Avenue and 49th street, a duplex apartment was rented and attractive furnishings were installed. Dining rooms, social rooms, an outdoor sundeck and, on the upper floor of the penthouse, an exercising area. Attendants were employed for dining-room and other services.Each month the Board of Governors met for dinner and for the administration of the affairs of the Club. Among the unwritten rules of the Board was the agreement that one of the Governors was to be on duty in attendance at the Club every evening to welcome newcomers not familiar with the club, and especially to greet non-resident members.The vision of Elijah Watt Sells and his co-founders – of the need for a group of friendly professional men and women working together in both state and national societies for high standards of integrity and competency in the important area of financial accountancy – is as valid today as it was when Mr. Sells was living. The Accountants Club of America will continue to do its part in promoting that spirit of friendly comradeship among members of the profession.”