Features

Another Look at the State of the Industry

By Dave White It’s all about creating value…membership value! And how do private clubs build that value…create a legacy? As we take our annual look at the ‘State of the Industry’ in the final issue for 2015, these are the questions we must ask. One of our feature contributors, Henry DeLozier, profoundly raises the questions:…

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Beacons Are Here!

By Dave White “What gets measured, gets improved!” That’s a long-standing message of Peter Drucker, the Austrian-born, but long time American management guru. And that’s the foundation for BoardRoom’s Distinguished Clubs latest innovation. The need to better establish member usage patterns by location or amenity, the need for a more efficient member name recognition system…

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How Do Private Clubs Build A Luxury Lifestyle Brand?

By John G. Fornaro We don’t have to look very far to see and find luxury brands…brands that stand the test of time, that retain their value and while not totally immune to the vagaries of the world economies, continue to be ‘wanted’ and remain successful. They are brands that command loyalty…a very desirable attribute.…

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Technology: Change Remains Constant

by Dave White What a difference a year makes…or for that matter, five years…10 years! Technology, as it is in BoardRoom’s September/October issue, speaks to how things have changed over the last 10 years. The introduction of the iPhone, Blackberry and other smartphones really began to have an effect on private clubs, which then faced…

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PGA’s Long Term Strategy Is Key CEO Pete Bevacqua Leads the Charge

By Dave White The PGA’s vision and mission hasn’t really changed in recent years since Pete Bevacqua took over as the chief executive officer several years ago. But the 28,000 member Professional Golfers’ Association certainly has refined how it wants to do business. In past, critics have suggested the PGA’s direction has changed every couple…

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2015 Distinguished Ideas Summit Enhances Member Experience Exchange

By John G. Fornaro “By the end of the 2015 BoardRoom Distinguished Ideas Summit I had more than 50 items and ideas I wanted to implement at the St. Francis Yacht Club.” And that, in a nutshell, describes Ron Banaszak’s experience at the second annual BoardRoom Distinguished Ideas Summit we hosted recently in Napa Valley…

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Pete Bevacqua, Distinguished Ideas And Other Relevant Thoughts!

By Dave White Pete Bevacqua now has several years under his belt as the Professional Golfers’ Association chief executive officer…and although some things have changed, one significant point hasn’t. “Overall our mandate is to serve the members and grow the game,” Bevacqua reminds. With that in mind, the PGA is certainly going down a path…

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Sarasota Yacht Club Celebrates As A Distinguished Emerald Club – Kujawski also Honored as A BoardRoom Top President

By Dave White Color Sarasota Yacht Club green…emerald green with envy, that is! Emerald Green, because Sarasota Yacht Club is being recognized as a BoardRoom magazine Distinguished Emerald Club. “Winning this distinction confirms that our efforts to enhance the membership experience have not been in vain,” enthused Commodore Bobby Overall. “ And the fact that…

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The Education of a Board Member

By Gregg Patterson Governance In any culture, whether it’s in a private club or a South American nation, governance is “job one.” Want to create a new culture? Governance is key. Want to sustain a given culture? Governance is key. Want to change a given culture? Governance is key. But what is governance? It’s about…

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Educating Board Members Makes A Difference

By John G. Fornaro Often private club boards are viewed as a necessary evil – can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. But the fact is boards can be healthy and functional. Board members however, must know what’s expected of them, as should committee members, and perhaps the best way is to let them…

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