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Published Friday, April 1, 2016
Club management is difficult enough without having an understanding of where potential environmental risks and liabilities might lie throughout the business. For instance, recently a golf course in Maryland received a $15,000 regulatory fine resulting from discharges of pollutants into buffer zones, along with discharges into a small stream. The monetary more»
Published Friday, April 1, 2016
Why is it so hard for my club to find a membership director? It’s difficult to find what you’re looking for because the title does not always define the role. Prior to 2007, a membership director fulfilled the role by way of processing member applications that were judiciously anointed to only top contenders. Today, the role of the membership more»
Published Friday, April 1, 2016
What’s the biggest challenge facing clubs today? Since clubs are in the dues business, it would seem the answer to this question should always be membership retention and attraction. Clearly, without an adequate supply of dues paying members, everything else is vying for second place. But if we leave that aside for a moment and assume membership is a more»
Published Friday, April 1, 2016
Published Friday, April 1, 2016
What are the challenges and trends in liability claims that clubs and their officers and directors are facing? The challenges that the private club Industry is facing now, and into the foreseeable future, continue to escalate, particularly in the area of Director’s & Officers (D&O) and Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI). The more»
Published Friday, April 1, 2016
Private clubs are inextricably connected to the nation’s history. From the country’s founding in which patriots exercised their freedom to associate, to today’s historic golf courses and clubs that are heralded more than a century after their construction, clubs represent a significant part of the American lifestyle. Recognizing the more»
Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) released the final version of its “Persuader Rule.” This rule requires both employers and attorneys (or other advisors) hired during a union organizing campaign to file new disclosure reports with DOL. It will be fully effective on April 25. What's the Persuader Rule? DOL’s rule amends the more»
Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016
As clubs slowly rebound from the recent economic downturn—a period when even the most prestigious clubs deferred capital expenditures—it is appropriate for club leaders to fixate on upgrading the member experience. Thoughtful leaders undertake this effort with one eye on today’s members and another on tomorrow’s. Clubhouse and course more»
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