Features

Brexit UK: Will it Impact the Club Industry in Europe?

By Jerry Kilby The decision by the UK public in their recent referendum has caused shock waves not just throughout the European continent, but also all over the world. Very few commentators really believed that the UK public would vote for leaving, but that only demonstrates how out of touch they were with public opinion.…

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Brexit UK: The Transition Begins

By Eddie Bullock Leaving the European Union will, I feel sure, dominate the news for some weeks to come? But what impact will this have on the club industry throughout Europe? Many clubs have come through the turmoil and challenges of the recession, changing the way they think, improving their risk and safety policies, establishing…

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Union League of Philadelphia and Jonathan Club: Shining Examples of the City Club Rebirth

By Dave White Bastions of privacy, city clubs stand as an elegant transition point between business and pleasure, offering members the best opportunities in both work and play…entertaining friends, keeping fit, and forging new business connections. The history of many city clubs throughout the world is compelling…years old gathering spots that today remain a focal…

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Dealing with Your Club’s Membership Transfer List!

By John G. Fornaro In recent years, private clubs have faced many issues – depressing economic conditions, stagnating golf statistics, members’ time and money constraints and competition from daily fee golf courses and nearby first rate restaurants – while seeking to retain their members and searching out prospective members. Dues-paying members are a private club’s…

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The Message is Clear: Adapt to Today’s Reality

By Dave White Sometimes we can view the words ‘resurgence’ and ‘sustainability’ as synonymous…especially with what’s happening in the private club industry these days. Resurgence is an active word for some of the world’s most outstanding city clubs, like the Union League of Philadelphia and Jonathan Club of Los Angeles, both BoardRoom Distinguished Emerald Clubs…

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Club Trends

Media Usage In order to communicate effectively and timely with your member it’s important to understand how they engage with media, and which specific medium they prefer to use. The joining age of a private club member is between 36 – 45. The Nielsen Comparable Metrics Report, an in-depth that look at users and usage,…

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Why Are Private Clubs Late Adopters?

The private club world is evolving…and with it so are the leaders of tomorrow’s industry. However, change – technological change and otherwise – in the private club industry often lags behind other industries. Certainly some clubs are at the forefront as early adopters, and even better, the industry does benefit from innovators, as change continues…

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It’s Jill Philmon’s time

Jill Philmon stands out as one of the most recognizable personalities in the private club industry and we can expect it to be even more so during 2016, and her time as the Club Managers Association of America President. And Jill, as Rick Coyne explains in our cover story this issue, is fulfilling a challenge…

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BoardRoom magazine 2015 Excellence in Achievement Award Winners

Here’s a tip of the hat to the BoardRoom Magazine’s 2015 “Excellence in Achievement Award” recipients. As we know, supplier and consultants are the backbone of the private clubs industry, because without their products and services, private clubs would find it extremely difficult to meet the needs and wants of their club members…in fact, everything…

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Jill Philmon – A ‘One in a Million You’

By Rick Coyne At about the same time Jill started dating her unfiltered and hilariously fun husband Tony in 1981, the ballad “One in a Million You”, was hitting the top 10 charts. There’s little doubt, all these years later, that Tony knew immediately that Jill was his one in a million girl and that…

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