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CEO Henry Wallmeyer shares his thoughts on the latest from the Association and private club industry as well as his work here at NCA.

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For some, summer might be a time for slowing down and taking things a little easier, (according to my 9- and 11-year-old children, it is the time for sleeping later and lounging) but for the majority of the private club industry, summer is when we are at our busiest, and that is the same for the National Club Association.

Coming off the successful 2017 National Club Conference, we have continued our outreach to the industry and beyond and have great opportunities to do even more. If you have not done so, I encourage you to check out the images and recap from the Conference and well as listen to the two-part podcast from Private Club Radio. Gabe Aluisy did a wonderful job of intervie

wing the Conference speakers and NCA leaders to get their insight on where the industry and association are heading.

NCA has been busy taking our message out and increasing our presence. I had the pleasure of keynoting the Florida Chapter of CMAA’s Summer Conference Series at Ocean Reef Club last week. It was great to visit a truly amazing property and be able to speak on the current legislative and regulatory issues affecting our industry and give an update on private status following the recent decision in Massachusetts: Robert Lobel v. Woodland Golf Club of Auburndale. There will be an in-depth article in the upcoming issue of Club Director regarding this case.

Brad Steele, NCA’s VP of Government Relations and General Counsel has also been out and about. Last week he spoke to the PGA South Florida Section in Naples for the Annual Meeting of the Membership, the City Athletic Club Managers Conference 2017 in Atlanta and the HFTP HITECH Conference in Toronto. And we are not just going out to people, people are coming to us. Last week we had the great pleasure of welcoming NCA Board Member Tom Lenz and his daughter Hannah to our office. If you are in DC for work or pleasure, please let us know and we would love to have you stop by the office.

We have seen tremendous interest in our membership getting more involved in NCA by the response to our call for volunteers to serve on our committees. A true sign of an association’s impact and strength is its volunteers. We are grateful for a committed membership and look forward to having new individuals involved as well as benefiting from their ideas and experience. It is great to see in action what President Theodore Roosevelt said nearly 100 years ago, “Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.”

Have a great summer and please let NCA know what we can do to help you and your club.

Warm Regards,

Henry Wallmeyer
NCA CEO & President

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