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THE BOOK – The Distinguished Club Experience

John Fornaro and Molly Cox – co-authors of the Distinguished Club Experience By Dave White, editor So, why a book on private clubs? Good question. John Fornaro, publisher of BoardRoom magazine and CEO of BoardRoom’s Distinguished Clubs, researched and found there had never been a mainstream book published, based on the private club industry. What?…

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Running a Member-Owned Private Club What Are the Challenges?

By John G. Fornaro The art of governing, or leadership, is as old as society itself. It’s the exercise of authority by an individual or group of individuals or organizations in what it does, and how and why decisions are made. Still private clubs are a quite separate segment of both the service and hospitality…

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A Springtime Potpourri

By Dave White Private club success – both for board members and the club’s paid management – mainly derives from how well these two groups mesh when considering the club’s planning, daily operations and the breadth and depth of the club’s member experience. It’s known as collaborative governance. Still there are many challenges facing boards…

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The Buffalo Club – General Manager Position

Job Description The Buffalo Club is a (Historic) 150-year-old city club located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, New York. The club holds the distinct honor of being one of only several clubs listed as a Platinum Club of America, a Top 25 City Club and a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World member. This…

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What Are the Trends for Private Club Memberships? What Should Clubs Be Offering?

By John G. Fornaro What’s the right mix for memberships in a private club? And what kind of memberships should private clubs be offering today? Are they different from five, 10, 20 years ago? And if so, why?  Fact is, what’s being offered at private clubs today varies. Is there a one-fits all membership, or…

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The Private Club Industry and Affiliated Associations Where Are We Now? What Does the Future Hold? Who Benefits?

By Dave White, editor The private club industry, for better or worse, is in a world of change. And how the industry and associations who play a major role in the life of private clubs deal with evolutionary change will have a significant impact on the future of the industry. The challenges for private clubs…

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Distinguished President Leads A Distinguished Career

Fred Arbuckle, one of BoardRoom’s Distinguished Private Club Presidents for 2016, also can be recognized for his distinguished career, especially in the country’s real estate development industry. Matt Kellogg, president of the Colorado Golf Club, also selected as a Distinguished Club President of 2016, and will be featured in the July/August issue of BoardRoom. Arbuckle…

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Fred Arbuckle – BoardRoom magazine’s Distinguished Club President for 2016

By Dave White, editor Private Club Presidents of the Year major supporters Kopplin Kuebler & Wallace | The Association of Private Club Directors As a volunteer, serving as president of a private club is a large enough task. Serving as president of a second private club is an even larger commitment. Leading a private club…

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Do Boards Make Legal Mistakes? If So, What Are They, and What Do They Do About It?

By John G. Fornaro To err is human, so how does that relate to boards of equity, non-profit, private clubs. Well, mistakes that private club boards make are often considered ‘sacred cows’…the less said about them the better. But it’s important to understand the legal implications and impact mistakes can have upon the successful operation…

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BoardRoom magazine Announces its 2016 Distinguished Club Presidents of the Year and Top Private Club Presidents

The BoardRoom magazine, the official publication for the Association of Private Club Directors (APCD) and The Distinguished Clubs, is proud to announce the winners of its 9th annual Top Private Club President Awards and Distinguished Club President of the Year. BoardRoom magazine annually recognizes the world’s top private club presidents, captains and chairs as Private…

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