The first steps towards forming what afterwards
became the Capital District were taken on August 29,1918. At that time,
there were only two clubs in the territory which now comprises the District,
namely Washington, D C., completed on August 11, 1917, and Baltimore,
MD, completed March 5, 1918, and chartered June, 1918.
On August 29, 1918 a joint meeting of these two
clubs was held at the Hotel Emerson, Baltimore at which there were present
56 members of the Baltimore Club and thirty-three members of the Washington
Club. After lunch at the hotel, the party motored to the Maryland Country
Club. The minutes of the Baltimore Club say that some played golf and
some poker and so on.
After dinner served at the club, a business meeting
was held and addresses were made by President Alfred G. Goodrich of the
Baltimore Club, President Eugene G. Adams of the Washington Club, and
Roe Fulkerson, International Trustee.
It was decided to form a district organization
from the two clubs and President Goodrich was elected Regional Director,
a title which he seems never to have used as his correspondence was signed
as Governor. No other officers seem to have been elected. No doubt with
only two clubs, a Governor could handle all the work without the assistance
of secretary or treasurer.