Features

South Africa’s Arthur Coy, Country Club of Johannesburg, Honored As BoardRoom magazine’s Distinguished Club President 2011

By Dave White Reinvigorating: ‘To give new life or energy to…or put vitality or vigor back into (something or someone).” For the 106 year-old Country Club of Johannesburg, “reinvigorating” is much more than a dictionary meaning, and there’s a breath of fresh air sweeping through the club, which historically has been adverse to change. Any…

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Mission Viejo’s Bruce Carson and John Rydell Honored As BoardRoom’s Distinguished Club Presidents – 2010

By Dave White This is the story of a country club that’s pulled itself up by its bootstraps, thanks to the visionaries and enlightened leadership who helped get it there! For many years locals viewed Mission Viejo Country Club as a “low brow, low self-esteem” club suffering with an outdated clubhouse, a Trent Jones Sr.-designed…

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Richard A. Brodie, Detroit Athletic Club, Distinguished President of the Year 2009

By Dave White In a time when many private clubs throughout the world have had their survival…their very existence threatened, in some cases after decades of servicing their members, it’s a good news story to realize that many, because of their leaders, are emerging from the economic storm as strong, thriving clubs, with eyes focused…

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Fernando Leal, Addison Reserve Country Club, Distinguished President of the Year 2008

By Dave White What do you do with a private club mired down with committees involved in every detail of the daily operation; daylong board meetings, no strategic plan and very little board structure? Find a board president who practices what he preaches, like Fernando Leal, president of Addison Reserve Country Club in Delray Beach,…

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