The founding of the Northrop Grumman Management Club occurred in 1946 when a number of Northrop foremen decided to form a club dedicated to promoting the spirit of good fellowship and cooperation among its members and to encourage the highest professional and ethical standards consistent with Northrop Grumman ideals. In addition, the Club was to serve as a forum for speakers on subjects related to management and aerosciences. That objective remains the same today, though in more complex and sophisticated times.
This Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the spirit of good fellowship and cooperation among its members and to encourage the highest professional and ethical standards consistent with Northrop Grumman values.
Initially called the Northrop Foreman’s Club, the very first meeting was held on Friday, March 1, 1946, at 6:00 PM, at the Brentwood Country Club located at San Vicente and Burlingame in Santa Monica. Prospective members were urged to purchase their tickets by February 26, 1946. No price was given but it certainly made the guaranteed number of dinners easy to establish.
The menu consisted of Fresh lobster Cocktail, a Chef’s Mixed Green Salad, a New York Steak, Potatoes Au Gratin, fresh Vegetables, Sherbet and Coffee.
The program consisted of a Business Meeting, and Approval of the Constitution. After dinner the following speakers were presented: Tony LeVier - Lockheed P-80 Test Pilot, Fred Trygg - Lockheed Works Manager, and James H. Quick - Aircraft Industries Inc.