9th December, 2022
We have come towards the close of another calendar year, eventful in all respects, particularly after the reopening of your Club post pandemic. In the last few months we have hosted a number of events and the upcoming events this month are the Library Talk by Dr. Amit Chaudhuri which took place on 6th Dec’22, a book launch by Dr. A. S. Ganguly who will in conversation with Anirudhha Lahiri on 13th December, a Family Christmas Party on 15th December, the Christmas Eve Night with a live band Blue Mist on 24th December, the traditional Christmas Lunch on 25th December and finally we will ring in the new year with the New Year’s Eve Night with a live band ‘Urban Monkz’ on 31st December.
In November, we had some outstanding events – ‘Typist’ – A Bengali play which was a tribute to Soumitra Chatterjee, a documentary film on ‘Endangered Wildlife Species’, the talk by Ms. Tara Gandhi on Salim Ali’s ‘Words for Birds’, Sri Gopal Krishna Gandhi’s talk on ‘Rajaji in Raj Bhawan, Calcutta 1947-48’ and the ‘Jiverz’ Rock Concert with a barbeque evening.
The Entertainment Sub Committee, the Library Sub Committee and The Book Club have been outstanding along with the F&B Sub Committee with their hand-picked curated menus which has helped ensure larger footfalls adding to the revenue of the Club.
Am also happy to inform you that all the venues in the Club are totally sold out since mid-November this year till February 2023 next year with party bookings primarily for marriages & receptions of Members’ children which will increase the revenues from F&B to a great level.
The Communication & IT Sub Committee have tied up with five more premiere league clubs across the globe which have been added to the list of affiliations which I had shared in my last message on 24th September. They are currently working on few more. The Procurement Sub Committee is working on setting SOPs to streamline processes.
Nothing is complete without the efforts of the Finance & Accounts Sub Committee converting performance into financial figures and defining the roadmap. Their efforts have provided the Club with a 5-year projection plan which can be tracked year on year. While on the subject am happy to inform you that the revenues this year so far April to October, 2022 has exceeded that from the same period last year as well as exceeded the revenues during the same period pre pandemic time.
A list of various repair works has been prepared by a Consultant Architect under the guidance of Mr. P. R. Das, our Committee Member as well as a part of West Bengal Heritage Commission and these would be taken up in stages as and when the funds permit to increase the life, health & glow of our heritage asset.
Nothing can match the overwhelming response from all of you by attending the events and increasing footfalls at the Bar and at the various Food Outlets. Our different Sub Committees are working on various events commencing January 2023 and we will soon share the Calendar of Events on the same.
Also like to thank our CEO, Senior Manager, Managers, Executives and all Staff Members on the ground for their untiring support to run the Club to make the events & the parties successful.
We have also circulated a Member’s Feedback Survey Form recently and I look forward to your comments and feedback to help us improve further and work as a team to the best of our ability to do better. Please do visit the Club which I assume is your second home and enjoy the facilities and the events that have been lined up especially for you.
Here’s wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year. May the next year bring more Peace, Happiness & Prosperity to all of us and may our Club continue to glow in its glory.
With best regards,