Jul 11, 2011 5:25 AM by Kate Richards

El Paso Club votes no on allowing women to join

The historic El Paso Club in Colorado Springs has played host to presidents and literary greats. Now the 134-year-old gentlemen's club that was once the seat of power in central Colorado is debating a major change - admitting women.

Club members voted for the first time last month whether to admit female members. The Gazette reports the proposal was defeated by nearly 70 percent.

Some club members say the club needs to admit women to reinvigorate the 1877 dining and billiards club that has lost a quarter of its members in the last decade and now counts fewer than 300 members. Other members say the El Paso Club's all-male character must be maintained.


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