HUNDRED CLUBS CONCEPT

The concept of the “Hundred Clubs” was born in Detroit in 1952. Following the fatal shooting of a young Detroit officer, a gentleman by the name of William M. Packer, the largest Pontiac Dealer in the nation, who was a friend of the Police Commissioner, wrote to 100 of his friends encouraging them to donate to a fund for the fallen officer. The response was 100%. Packer and the Commissioner met with the expectant widow, reviewed her finances and arranged to pay off the mortgage on their home recently purchased in 1952, all the bills, set up an education account for the yet unborn child and deposited $7,000 in the widows checking account. Bill Packer and his one hundred friends then incorporated the The One Hundred Club of Detroit.

In late 2000, Brooks Stillwell, Harry Haslam and Tak Argentinis met to discuss the possibility of forming an organization similar to the Hundred Club of Detroit, the Hundred Club of Massachusetts and the Three Hundred Club of Atlanta.

J. Curtis Lewis, Jr. and the History of “The Hundred Club of Chatham County, Georgia, Inc.”

 

 

“Words can’t even express how touched we were to receive the gift of money for Thanksgiving. The tears would not stop flowing!! This has been a difficult year and we were so blessed to receive this. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For all you do for my son and family. I look forward to the day that my son can personally thank you for all you have done for him! ! I know that when he is old enough to understand everything that has taken place that he would want to meet you all.”

LISA COURSEN