The Club hosts a number of quality events each year with an emphasis on providing noteworthy speakers, programs of educational interest, and good fellowship gatherings.
The tradition of having outstanding leaders address the Bond Club began close after its founding in 1917. That year, a group of young bond traders assembled to help the U.S. Treasury promote the sale of Liberty Bonds. The relationships they forged in the effort evolved into The Bond Club of New York, Inc.
In the 1920s and 1930s, speakers of unequaled historical stature addressed our membership, which by then had expanded to include investment banking, securities and banking professionals. Pershing, Byrd, Roosevelt, Churchill, LaGuardia, Willkie, Kettering, and Harriman are some of these early stellar speakers.
In the later years, other notable personalities graced our meetings: Halsey, Dulles, Eisenhower, Goldwater, Nelson Rockefeller, Bush, Lindsay, and Rohatyn. Most recently orators include Jack Kemp, Robert Dole, David Rockefeller, Dan Rostenkowski, Walter Cronkite, Colin Powell, and Jack Welch.
The Officers and Board of Governors sincerely hope you’ll join us to each of our events. We promise you thought-providing discourse in our finest tradition. And, of course, don’t miss our Annual Field Day at Sleepy Hollow Country Club.
The 2000’s List of Speakers at Bond Club Luncheons & Dinners
Former Governor of the State of Florida
2012 A. GARY SHILLING
Publisher of INSIGHT
2011 CHRIS CHRISTIE
Governor of New Jersey
2010 ART CASHIN
Director of Floor Operations for UBS CNBC Market Commentator
2010 DENNIS GARTMAN
Dean of Commodity Traders
2009 PETER KING
2008 LARRY KUDLOW
The Kudlow Report, TV Personality & Host
2007 THE HONORABLE RUDOLPH
The 107th Mayor of New York
2006 THE HONORABLE MITT ROMNEY
R (Former Massachusetts Governor)
2005 THE HONORABLE BILL FRIST, M.D.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader
THE HONORABLE CAROLYN B. MALONEY
D (New York’s Fourteenth District)
THE HONORABLE CHRISTOPHER SHAYS
R (Connecticut’s Fourth District)
2002 DR. LAWRENCE B. LINDSEY
Assistant to the President for Economic Policy &
Director of the National Economic Council
2001 THE HONORABLE RUDOLPH
The 107th Mayor of New York
2000 JOHN F. WELCH, JR
Chairman & CEO — General Electric Company
Managing Editor — Fortune Magazine
The Late 1900’s List of Speakers at Bond Club Luncheons & Dinners
1999 GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOUS
Political Analyst — ABC News
1998 STEVEN SWARTZ
Editor-in-Chief, Smart Money
The New York Times
Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News
1997 ALFRED R. BERKELEY
1996 GENERAL COLIN POWELL
Former Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
1995 NEWT GINGRICH
Speaker, House of Representatives
1994 THE HONORABLE RUDOLPH
Mayor, The City of New York
MR. SANFORD I. WEILL
Chairman, The Travelers, Inc.
1993 THE HONORABLE ROBERT J. DOLE
Senator, State of Kansas
1992 MR. WILLIAM H. DONALDSON
Chairman – The New York Stock Exchange
1991 LIEUT. GEN. DAVID R. PALMER
Superintendent, West Point
1990 THE HONORABLE
J. DANFORTH QUAYLE
Vice President of the United States of America
HON. MARTIN VOGEL
Assistant Treasurer of the United States
CHARLES E. MITCHELL
President, National City Company
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
ARTHUR M. ANDERSEN
Director of Distribution, U.S. Liberty Loan
GEORGE T. WILSON
Vice President, Equitable Life Assurance Society
President, Delaware & Hudson R.R.
Chairman, Chic., R.I., & Pac. Rwy. Co.
Alderman, City of Antwerp, Belgium
LINDLEY M. GARRISON
Receiver of the B.R.T
TRAVIS H. WHITNEY
Acting Chairman, Public Service Commission
JACOB H. SCHIFF
Kuhn, Loeb & Co.
Vice President, Guaranty Trust Company
LIEUTENANT COLONEL W.P. STARR
Assistant Chief of Staff, 27th Division