National Club Conference Programs Announced, Registration Now Open

2014 Conference Moves to San Francisco (April 27-29)

Published Thursday, January 30, 2014

(Washington, D.C., January 30, 2014) — Private club industry professionals will come together in San Francisco, April 27-29, for the National Club Association’seleventh annual National Club Conference. The National Club Association’s premier event convenes industry leaders for educational programming on topics impacting private clubs across the country.

Programming will focus on three key themes: The Club Industry Outlook and Trends for the Future; Legislative, Regulatory, and Legal Issues for Clubs; and, Strategic Issues for Private Club Governance.

2014 sessions include:

The Club Member of the Future

This program will present a look at the lifestyle trends and changing demographics that will determine who joins private clubs in the next 5-10 years and what can clubs do to prepare to meet their needs. This session is based on NCA’s comprehensive trends research study, Navigating the Future: The Outlook for Private Clubs.

The Future of Private Golf Clubs
This program presents the results of a multi-faceted National Golf Foundation study, which takes a fresh look at the state of private golf in the U.S. and the future of the sport.

Outsourcing Strategies for Club Success
Outsourcing can offer a club resources and expertise and provide budget flexibility, but what are the risks? Specialists from several fields will share how a growing number of clubs are choosing to outsource key club management areas.

The Changing Status for Private and Tax-Exempt Status: What's Important Now and How it May Change
Learn how the impact of nonmember business activities, the selectivity in evaluating prospective members and more can jeopardize a club’s private status and tax-exempt privileges. 

Private Clubs and the Legislative/Regulatory Outlook: Who's Doing What and Why
Legislative and regulatory issues of key concern such as how clubs are responding to the Affordable Care Act, recent developments with the National Labor Relations Board, and pending immigration reform will be discussed by experts.

Developing a Culture that Fosters Strategic Thinking
Strategic thinking is what enables a club to make timely and effective decisions to implement its strategic plan. This session offers suggestions on ways to leverage the impact of a plan and build a culture with board and staff leadership to maximize success.

The Board Chair - CEO Partnership: Keys to Success
This program provides background on ways to blend distinct personalities, operating styles, perspectives and preferences for a win-win situation in club governance, in addition to addressing ways to find common ground, overcome challenges and balance the roles and responsibilities of club leaders.

The National Club Conference will be held at the historic San Francisco Fairmont Hotel from April 27-29, 2014. Online registration is now available on the NCA website

Condon O’Meara McGinty Donnelly LLP is the lead sponsor for the 2014 National Club Conference. The NCA Foundation also is a sponsor for this event. Contact Sharlyn Moore at for information on becoming a sponsor.



For more than 50 years, the National Club Association (NCA), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association, has served as the primary advocate for private clubs, representing their interests on Capitol Hill, in the regulatory agencies, in the statehouses and in the courthouses. In addition, NCA serves as an invaluable resource for professional and volunteer club leaders, providing resources on industry trends, legislative and regulatory issues, governance best practices, operational issues, and ways to strengthen club leadership through its publications and educational programs. For more information on NCA, visit


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