CEO Blog

Turning that (Calendar) Page

Published Sunday, January 1, 2017
by Henry Wallmeyer

I trust that you and your families, and your club’s employees and members all had a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year, and I invite you to view the NCA holiday video if you haven’t seen it as fitting bookend to this amazing season.

For those of us getting older—I guess technically that is everyone—or more apropos, for those of us “older folks” for whom time flies, it is hard to believe that it is already 2017. However, after having lived through this past election season, some of us never thought this time would come.

2017 will bring us new things and some of the same (e.g., Alabama vs. Clemson in the College Football Playoff Championship and, hopefully, a repeat for Villanova as Basketball National Champions), but it is the new things that are most exciting for the National Club Association and the private club industry.

Obviously this starts with the new administration. In two weeks, President-elect Trump will be sworn into office and immediately affect change that directly benefits our industry. We are very excited about this and about the fact that nearly all the candidates NCA supported through ClubPAC won re-election and will be able to work with the new administration to deliver pro-growth, pro-business, pro-club initiatives. Look to the winter 2017 issue of Club Director where we delve more deeply into the next administration and congressional makeup and what it means for the industry.

Besides what appears to be a promising economy in 2017 according to economist Chad Moutray, things to look forward to in 2017 from NCA include new corporate partnerships that benefit the industry and NCA members; new and expanded education offerings, products and programs focused on club governance; an even more substantial National Club Conference that provides insight on the issues important to successful club operations; more media opportunities for NCA like NPR’s “All Things Considered”  and “Through the Noise”; and continued growth in membership, the NCA Foundation and ClubPAC.

I hope you and your club have a prosperous and successful 2017 and please let us know how we can help you and your club. And good luck with those 2017 resolutions—but if you are like me, some have already been broken.

Warm Regards,

Henry Wallmeyer
NCA CEO & President

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