Gordon Welch

Governance Issues Facing Private Clubs And What You Can Do About Them!

Private clubs to be sustainable, must have boards that fully understand the club’s culture, its core values, the club’s mission and vision, and long-range strategic plan, and what that long-range plan means – a continuing commitment from the club’s board. Board members must be leaders, not interventionists, or second guessers. Knowledge is vital for decision…

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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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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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How Do Boards Avoid Mistakes and Find Solutions?

By John G. Fornaro Yes, to err is human, but repetitious mistakes are a plague. The failures and mistakes of non-profit boards have been well documented over the years…failure of fiduciary duties, little or no effective oversight of the club’s operation etc. But are these issues really ‘sacred cows’ because boards of directors are unwilling…

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