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Published Monday, April 3, 2017
While insurance policy language may vary somewhat, most, if not all will have provisions for the club (or an insured), as a condition precedent to the obligations of the insurer, to notify the insurer in writing of a claim made against an insured as soon as practicable after the insured’s HR manager, risk manager or general counsel (or equivalent more»
Published Monday, April 3, 2017
STAFF COMPENSATION is the largest expense in any club. In fact, industry data shows that at the median, 55 percent of a club’s total revenue goes to payroll. While distribution of labor expense among the club’s departments does vary somewhat based on club type, food and beverage (F&B) consistently claims the largest share. The majority of more»
Published Monday, April 3, 2017

 New Secretary of Labor Coming Soon; H-2B Visa Bill Introduced in the Senate

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Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
I GREW UP in the city of Riviere-du-Loup on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River in the Province of Québec, Canada. I was in Washington, D.C., visiting two friends from Québec when I became quite ill and was admitted to the hospital with what appeared to be the Asiatic flu. I shared a hospital room with a woman who was suffering from more»
Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
PLEASE EXCUSE THE LIBERTY I TOOK WITH THE TITLE, but given our cover feature, I found it to be the perfect way to begin this column and issue of Club Director. As you will read, Emmy award-winner Jim Nantz is involved in many activities from sports commentating to the Nantz National Alzheimer Center and, more recently, to his highly regarded wine, The more»
Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
Beyond the duties of care, loyalty and obedience, there is a, I suggest, a fourth board duty: the duty of imagination. Alice Korngold, 2006 Board support for innovation is vital to the performance of the board itself and to the performance of the executive and the whole organization. The Board sets the tone of expectations for innovative thinking and more»
Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
After his surprising victory in November, Donald Trump began to map out his most important policy objectives. Thankfully, one of his first priorities was to fundamentally change the way the federal government issues regulations. For leaders in the private club industry, that is music to our ears. During the last eight years, the National Club Association more»
Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
“To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.” With this advice, Sir Winston Churchill described the necessity of embracing change in governing and leading. While change in private clubs is constant, succession planning is often overlooked for more pleasant sorts of change. This is because succession planning implies more»
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