The Ecce Quam Bonum Club, or EQB Club, was founded in 1870, at Sewanee’s Rebel’s Rest. The name Ecce Quam Bonum means “Behold how good” and is taken from Psalm 133, “Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Historically, faculty met regularly in members’ homes to hear presentations—preferably on subjects outside the speaker’s academic field of study.
Now EQB meets most Wednesdays of the school year at St. Mary’s Sewanee and welcomes new members from the community. We gather for wine at 11:30 a.m. and serve a delicious lunch at noon. Frequently there is a speaker, called a “lead,” at 12:30 p.m. This semester’s topics range from the CCC and the South Cumberland Plateau to opera singing and an artist’s life; from student outreach to WWII’s first Christmas; from the Sewanee choir to “modern” symphonic music.
Lunch for members costs $15 and reservations are required by the previous Sunday afternoon with Anne Lorenz at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. We welcome old and new members to make a reservation by Sunday, Aug. 18 for our first meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at noon at St. Mary’s Sewanee.