Thank you for your interest in Torch.

The International Association of Torch Clubs is an organization of professional and academic men and women who meet eight or nine times a year for dinner, social time and a paper presentation by a member followed by discussion. Torch Clubs operate in 63 locations in the United States and Canada, each drawing its membership from the local professional community. If you are a professional person who enjoys talking, listening, are a little curious and like associating with others in good fellowship, you will enjoy a Torch Club.

One thing which makes Torch unique is The Torch Magazine, published now for 94 years. The magazine carefully documents intellectual history over that time. By joining Torch, you will be joining an organization with a vital interest the continuation of the nation’s knowledge base. Current issues are online at and are available in EBSCO. The online version is in both HTML for mobile devices and PDF for the copy of the printed version all members receive.

Member Types:

  • Regular Membership (through a local club)
  • Young Professional Membership
  • Student Membership/Professional in Training Membership
  • Household Membership

You may join through your local Torch Club: Find a Torch Club (listed by state). We’d love for you to be part of our community.


Call our headquarters between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday at (757) 609-3671.

After hours you may contact Tim Spaeder, Region 10 Director, at (814) 434-1155 or