Lex Anteinternet: Sign of the times? Casper Petroleum Club to close...: Founded in 1949 with the purpose to “aid the industrial and productive interests of the State of Wyoming" the Casper Petroleum Club, a...At that time the Club was going to try to stay open until December, but readers of the Tribune learned today that Saturday is going to be its last day. It just doesn't have the resources to carry on.
The Club president, amongst other causes, noted the decline in private clubs nationwide, which no doubt has played a role. Once a club just for oilmen and then businessmen, it long ago opened to all for membership, but its membership was declining. Having weathered prior oilfield recessions, a declining base just wasn't sufficient this time.