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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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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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Gordon Welch Named President Of The Association Of Private Club Directors (APCD)

By Dave White “My goal is to help private clubs by creating a better board that is well informed, well educated and represented.” That’s the objective of Gordon Welch who is taking over the reins as president of the Association of Private Club Directors, the parent association of BoardRoom magazine. “Through information, education and representation…

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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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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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2015 Top 22 Private Club Presidents of the Year

Private club board presidents play a huge role in the professional operations of their club as volunteers working diligently with their board of directors and general managers, striving for well informed, but not emotional decisions. BoardRoom magazine’s outstanding private club presidents for 2015 exemplify the focus on the leadership responsibilities, the accountability and the management…

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David Mackesey and Hank Salvo – BoardRoom’s 2015 Distinguished Club Presidents

By Dave White “Sometimes,” the old adage goes, “necessity is the mother of invention.” That’s been the story for Diablo Country Club, a unique private club nestled at the foot of Mt. Diablo, just outside Danville in the East Bay region of San Francisco, CA. And the achievements of the Diablo Country Club in the past…

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Search Firms – What Can They Do For Your Club

By Dave White “The best managers need to be recruited. They will not apply.” And the fact is, private club search committees “cannot manage (a search) confidently. Only a top search firm can. Good candidates know this, desperate candidates don’t care.” So says Dan Denehy of Denehy – Club Thinking Partners, who stresses that the…

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