The Engineers Club of Dayton

The Engineers Club of Dayton

Over 100 Years of History & Tradition

The Engineers’ Club of Dayton was founded in 1914 by Charles F. Kettering and Colonel Edward A. Deeds as an association for the area’s leading engineers and technicians. The sharing of ideas and camaraderie certainly helped Dayton to become one of the country’s most important hubs for technology and development – as it remains to this very day.

We are a private, non-profit, professional association — overseen by a Board of Governors and operated by a Club Manager and staff.

Engineers Club Foundation

The Engineers Club Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support education in engineering and business professions; and the restoration and preservation of the historic Engineers Club of Dayton. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.

Visit an educational film Ropewalk, sponsored by the ECD…
The Dayton Innovation Legacy features Dayton inventors…
Donate to the Engineers Club Foundation…

Charles F. Kettering
Co-Founder, Charles F. Kettering
Dayton Innovation Legacy
Dayton Innovation Legacy Site
Ropewalk Documentary Site

Our Mission

The mission of the Engineers Club of Dayton is to foster the advancement of business, education, engineering and science, and to promote the professional development of it's members.

Members of the Engineers Club Include:
Business Owners
Healthcare Professionals
Financial Planners
Patent Holders
WPAFB Employees
Military Officers
Active Military
University Faculty & Students
Property Managers

Education & Community Outreach

Over the years the Foundation has supported such programs as:


  • education community outreachLocal science fairs
  • TechFest for primary grade students
  • The Teachers Science Seminar
  • The Kettering Fund for outstanding senior engineering student
  • Awards for technical papers by undergrad and graduate students
  • Rube Goldberg Contest
  • The Science Enrichment for minorities program
  • Teacher support programs
  • Mathematics Collaborative
  • The Odyssey of the Mind
  • Women in Engineering – a weeklong experience for high school women
  • STEM Initiatives
  • The Ropewalk Documentary Film

The Ropewalk Film is among the most successful education projects sponsored by the Foundation, having won state and national awards and online distribution through Netflix. Over 500 free copies were sent to schools, museums, libraries, historical societies and sail training tall ships. Today the film is viewed and downloaded at the Internet Archive.

The Dayton Innovation Legacy project tells the stories of Dayton’s unsung inventors and innovators in their own words through a multimedia web site.

Club Membership

Member Benefits

We are always looking for fresh faces to add to our distinguished members. Find out the many perks of becoming a Club Member.


We have both Personal and Corporate opportunities for applicants to consider.

Event Hosting

Members even can use the facility for weddings, banquets or special events.

Cyber Safari Pub
Private bar and entertainment area, perfect for meetings, watching sports and meeting with friends.
Click Here
Host Weddings, Banquets & Events
A perfect venue for special occasions — available to members and their families.
Click Here
Previous slide
Next slide

For more information about the Engineers Club of Dayton, please contact us by e-mail or phone, using the links below:

Send us an e-mail | Call (937) 228-2148