KODAIKANAL BOAT & ROWING CLUB
In the year 1940, the Boat Club was electrified. During world war II the Club boats were given free of charge to men of the Allied forces in uniform. The club offered facilities to them in organising a Regatta every fortnight.
Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the Club was planned to be celebrated in the midst of one of the Founder member Rajkumar B. R. Dorai Raja of Pudukkottai. The then Chief Minister of Madras State and 1st Governor General of India Hon'ble Shri. Rajagopalachariar agreed to preside over the function.
Centenary of the Lake was celebrate in May 1963. Hon'ble Thiru M. Bhakatavatchalam Minister of Tamil Nadu was the Chief Guest. The Platinum Jubilee was Celebrated in May, 1965.
Raja Vijayaraghunatha Thondaiman held the office of President for the Longest Period, sixteen years plus till his demise on 24thJuly, 1984. The Tourist lounge was named "Raja Vijayaraghunatha Thondaiman Tourist Lounge" in 1984 in honour of his selfless service to the Boat Club and the public of Kodaikanal.
The Boat Club Centenary Celebration was held on May 21st, 1990 Dr. M. Karunanidhi then Chief Minister was the Chief guest.
As on 31-03-1995 the Club has about 900 permanent members and life members. Life member category was introduced from June 1994. As on the date the Club has 65 Single, Double Row Boats, 10 Punts and 18, two seater and 4 seater pedal boats made of fiber glass.
The Club has started a Medical Centre through which free treatment and medicine is given to more than 1000 poor peoples of Kodaikanal town and other villages in Kodaikanal.