The Original Bohemian Club ... (of San Francisco) ... was formed in 1872 by and for Journalists who wished to promote an appreciation of the arts. It was founded in accordance with a Bohemian Ideal.
Bohemians ... (historically) ... lived an unconventional lifestyle, in the company of like-minded people with few permanent ties. Their interests were musical, artistic, literary and spiritual. Bohemians may or may not have been wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds.
The Bohemian Club of Southeastern Connecticut is similar in many ways ... the primary difference being that it is not a "fraternal" organization ... that it is open to both women and men ... (and) ... that it is open to more vigorous pursuits ... not that it doesn’t have a strong intellectual focus ... but it is not limited to intellectual and artistic pursuits.
A complete life, after all, necessitates intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical development. Indeed, all human activities have intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical components.
And that is the purpose of The Bohemian Club of Southeastern Connecticut ... to bring the intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical all together as one.
In short ... to reduce it to a single word ... it is holistic ...