100 Years of Club History With Keith Chase and Steve Lawson


Calling all members of the Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles! For over 100 years, our Club has been a gathering place for those who leave the beaten path in search of adventure. On May 30, all members are invited to join us to celebrate our rich heritage.

Keith Chase, #664 and Steve Lawson, #1032 will share their incredible experience and insights on how the club has evolved over the decades, from our original founders to our current vibrant community. They will talk about notable members, the many quarters our club has enjoyed over the years, and discuss the origins of the traditions that bind us together.

This event is for members only, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with your fellow adventurers and honor our shared legacy.

We are also thrilled to announce the debut of our highly anticipated centennial book at this event. This meticulously crafted volume commemorates 100 years of adventure, camaraderie, and exploration off the beaten path.

The book includes a full roster of all 1249 members, a description of our expedition flags, club quarters, memorable programs, and families. Be among the first to secure your copy by pre-ordering now.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional evening of celebration and connection. Join us on May 30th to honor our shared legacy and embrace the spirit of adventure that defines the Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles!

Keith Chase, #664 was inducted into the Adventurers’ Club in 1960. At present, Keith is the oldest living member. He has served the Club on a number of Board of Director positions over the years and was elected President in 1994. He is a sailor, scuba instructor, underwater photographer and a student of marine sciences. He and his wife met at the Adventurers’ Club and have since traveled the world together. While diving was the primary focus of many of their journeys, they undertook other trips with the intention of exploring and understanding diverse cultures and customs.

Steve Lawson, # 1032 of the Adventurers’ Club since 1993, is a passionate shipwreck diver. He joined the California Wreck Divers at 17 and has dived sites worldwide. He’s a technical diver and boat owner, discovering new wrecks and working with explorers. His photos and articles have been published, and he’s appeared on TV shows including an episode of Drain the Oceans and dived with Josh Gates for an episode of Expedition Unknown. He’s the former president of the California Wreck Divers and current secretary of the Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles.  


This program was organized by Phoebe Piper #1244.