Features

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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Should Your Board Meetings Be Open to Members?

By John G. Fornaro For most private clubs in this country, board meetings are closed-door affairs. The question is: Why are they closed? Should they remain closed? Are there any reasons why a club should handle board meetings any differently? For example, if board meetings are open to board members, committee chairs and senior paid…

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2016 Distinguished Ideas Summit: Best of the Best

By Dave White Photography by: Philip Gabriel Photography and Laura Ladendorf “Thanks for pulling off the Summit. It was one of the best conferences I’ve been to in my 35-plus years in the business! Union League made it extra special.” And that comment from Stephen Roper, general manager of the Meridian Hills Country Club in…

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The BoardRoom magazine Announces the Winners of its 2016 “Excellence in Achievement” Awards

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 18th annual “Excellence in Achievement” awards. “The BoardRoom Awards are the only awards in the private club industry that recognize private clubs’ business partners, and every year we see…

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Isn’t It Time We Quit Taking the Maalox?

By John G. Fornaro Private club boards of directors pose a fleeting presence. In fact, in most cases, the board goes through a 100 percent change within three years, with usually a third of the board being replaced each year. This can be a ‘sticky wicket’, because it’s often more difficult for a club to…

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What’s New in Technology This Year?

By Dave White The churn continues…as technology for the private club industry marches on! Our annual Technology issue (September/ October) focuses on our contributors and vendors, as they give us their opinions of what and where and the why of today’s club technologies, including some by way of case studies. They’re telling us where we’re…

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