Brief History & Background

Balasore Club was established in 1999 as a family entertainment club with a small membership of about 25 members in a rented house. It is one of the most reputed clubs of the city. The club can be compared with the similar clubs like Bhubaneswar Club, Cuttack Club in this region.

Since than the club has come a long way and has truly become a family club. The membership is growing year after year with the people of elite class and cross sections of the society, such as Industrialists Individual & Corporate, Businessmen, Professionals like Doctors, Chartered Accountants, Advocates, Architects, Engineers, Govt. Officials, Bankers etc. Corporate houses like Birla Tyres, Ispat Alloys, Emami Papers, etc are the members of the club. Similarly, prominent people of the town are the members of the club. In spite of the membership being selective, it has grown exponentially to 141 members and the growth is continuing.

 

The club provides various facilities to its members and their family members. Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Badminton, Pool & billiard are some of them. It has its own gymnasium, dining and kitchen facilities. Regular entertainment programs are held besides mega events like New Year and Puja programs. All its programs are family based and active participation is taken by them. Many more facilities could have been provided, but due to space constraint, it is becoming difficult.

 

The club is affiliated with about 40 clubs all over the country on reciprocal basis. The members of our club can enjoy the facilities in different cities in the country including, Calcutta, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai etc. It is expected that the number of affiliation will grow to 80 within a year, thereby stretching the horizon. The benefit of such affiliations are cheaper & propriety accommodation & food, entertainment in the leisure after the day’s work in a city away from home.

The club is operated through an Executive Committee, consisting of 9 members including The Collector as the Ex-Officio President and The Superintendent of Police as the Ex-Officio Vice President. The club is managed by well trained team of staff headed by a Manager, who are working under the instruction of the Hon. Secretary.

With the view to grow, it has purchased its own land about 1.92 Ac. Land in the village Tamulia, just at the outskirts of the city. It has planned to construct building of about 15,000 square ft., swimming pool, outdoor games like tennis courts, gymnasium, indoor badminton court etc. In the main building, besides Four guest rooms, the plans are to add various facilities such as large restaurant room, banquet hall for parties, library, billiard room, card room, parlors etc. This will make the club one of the most prestigious not only in this city, but also in the region. It can be compared with any of the best clubs in the eastern regions, including Calcutta. These facilities are not available in our town, which our people are deprived.

The club has already completed ground floor of its building and it getting finished with the investment of about Rs. 40.00 lacs. Immediately, the club plans to complete the ground floor building with furnishing and its facilities, construct swimming pool and landscaping around it.

The entire funding has been done from the member’s contribution as their entrance fees. The club is charging Rs. 50,000/- as the entrance fee for individual and Rs. 1,00,000/- for the Corporate. These fees are scheduled to be enhanced shortly.

The club is planning to shift to its’ own premises, within next three months with facilities as mentioned above. The swimming pool will be the biggest attraction of the people. As soon as the club is shifted, it will derive following benefits;

  • Growth in membership faster than the present including the membership from nearby cities like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Calcutta etc
  • Membership entrance fee will become double, thus increase in revenue.
  • Increased revenue from sales of food, beverage and other club programs & facilities