New Jersey Regional Conference 2014

Date: February 25, 2014
Time: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

The National Club Association hosted a Regional Conference on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Brooklake Country Club.

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The Changing Outlook for Private and Tax-Exempt Status: What’s Important Today and How It Might Change
Speakers - Meyer Reichman, Director of Tax Services, Condon O’Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP
James J. Reilly, Partner, Condon O’Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP
Brad Steele, Vice President of Government Relations & General Counsel, National Club Associations

A private club that loses its private status not only could forego Constitutional protections and exemptions from many federal laws, but its tax-exempt status could also be jeopardized. Legal cases, societal change, and growing economic pressures have made this a challenging issue for many clubs. This program explains the differences between private and tax-exempt status and where they may overlap. It also examines why you would want to keep your club truly private and what it takes to do that, as well as considerations that could affect your tax exempt status. Specific areas covered include the impact of nonmember business activities, guest policies and reciprocal arrangements, the importance of selectivity in evaluating prospective members and bylaw provisions to protect private status. 

Leadership Development for Private Clubs: Ways to Achieve Exceptional Board Practices
Moderator - Daniel Denehy, President, DENEHY Club Thinking Partners
Successful leaders often share several key traits: they provide direction and meaning; they generate and sustain trust; they show a willingness to take action; and they encourage others to work toward achieving a common goal. These attributes often involve recognizing and pursuing best practices -- for the good of the whole. This program highlights key content from NCA's Board Leadership Institute, which is supported by the NCA Foundation. It addresses leadership traits that encourage sound and effective club governance, topics to address in board orientations, and the importance of strategic planning and risk management. The program also highlights the ways in which effective board leaders can significantly impact the level of a club’s achievements.

The 2014 Outlook for Health Insurance Benefits: How Clubs are Dealing with the Affordable Care Act
Speaker - Brad Steele, Vice President of Government Relations & General Counsel, National Club Associations 
The complexities and challenges of dealing with the employer requirements imposed by the Affordable Care Act are daunting for many private clubs.  Despite a desire to maintain high quality benefits for their employees and to minimize the cost of those benefits, many clubs are finding that the process of determining the best options for the club and its employees is not an easy task. This program provides an overview of the options clubs are considering as the implementation of the employer mandate approaches. Also examined are the factors that are likely to affect their decisions about what to offer and the financial impact of potential changes in their health benefit programs.



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