In 1910, the founders of today’s Bachelor-Benedict Club organized a fellowship to promote an atmosphere of social awareness among the black citizens of the Washington, D.C. area by bringing distinguished and accomplished men from different backgrounds into brotherhood.
The Bachelor-Benedict Club’s Centennial Committee was formed in 2008 in preparation to celebrate the Club’s 100th anniversary. One of the highlights of those activities was the publication of The Centennial Journal. One Hundred Years of Brotherhood, which relates in detail the Club’s history from 1910 – 2010.
Each fiscal year the Bachelor-Benedict Club sponsors six major events, including an Annual Meeting. Historically, the Club has been quite innovative in planning and producing quality activities for its members and their guests. The President appoints the chairmen of the various events and members of the committee from the roster. These committees are responsible for organizing and ensuring that the events are memorable and fun-filled.
Club functions through the years have included "smokers," "stag affairs," excursions to the country, Christmas parties and special dances and programs.