(Did you mean a Cleveland club?)
The first club in fandom's history, was either the Science Correspondence Club, often dismissed as having been, at least nominally, about science rather than sf, or the Scienceers, a New York City local group, while the Scienceers' clubzine, The Comet, is considered by most fanhistorians to have been the first real fanzine.
Fancyclopedia 1 used the term club, which Fancy 2, oddly, changed to fan club. Fan club (or fanclub) is rarely used now -- fans just say club or sf club. This is perhaps because of the prevalence of the mundane definition of fan club -- a sycophantic group devoted to one particular film, TV show, actor, or, less commonly, writer.
|From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959|
|The best fan club is about two feet long, made of hickory or ash, with a ring of sharp steel spikes at the end. It is useful for clearing an escape-route from a smokefilled room and in various other ways which will suggest themselves to the reader. But the organization which we designate by this term is a group of persons who meet face-to-face every so often; the word is often misused. Fan groups actually called clubs include ISFCC, JVPC, Impossible Story Club, and an indefinite number of local groups; quite aside from the colloquial designation of any organized fan group as a "club".|
|From Fancyclopedia 1 ca 1944|
|An organization of persons who meet in person every so often; the word is often misused. Fan groups with this name include the Impossible Story Club, ICSC, JVPC, WGCC, Outsider's Club, SFCC, Stranger Club, Solaroid Club, and Cosmos Club.|
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