CEO Blog: "Tempus Fugit"

"Tempus Fugit"

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
by Henry Wallmeyer

It is hard to believe that it has already been two years since I had the privilege to take the reins as President and CEO of the National Club Association in October 2015. As the saying goes, "time flies" (tempus fugit) when you are having fun.

What has made it go by so quickly for me? It has been the rekindling and creating of relationships; NCA’s successes to better defend, protect and advance the interests and well-being of private, social and recreational clubs; and the sage direction provided by the Association’s leadership.

At the just-concluded NCA fall board of directors meeting, we reflected on the association’s accomplishments and looked forward to how else we can assist you, your board and your club. NCA’s board of directors is an exceptional collection of talented, smart and passionate individuals from various segments of the private club industry. As a member club, you are fortunate to have them leading NCA, and as a staff, we are fortunate to have them directing us.  

Through their leadership, as it is said here in D.C., the state of our association is strong. Our finances are stronger than they have been, and this includes making new investments in staff and initiatives. We have added nearly 100 new members during the last two years and our publications and communications continue to set the standard for the industry.  And most importantly for a lobbing entity like NCA, we have been able to grow our political action committee from $6,200 to nearly $45,000 while contributing more than $15,000 to support candidates that support us and our issues.

And thanks to all of you who have opened your club to me, and sometimes my family, during the last two years through your invitations or because I invited myself to stop by. The private club industry is truly a relationship industry and the more that I can get to know you and your clubs, the better we will be as an association.    

Look for more on our strategic direction in the months to come and please let the NCA board of directors or me know how we can assist you as we continue to build on our accomplishments. Also, as I look to continue my visits to clubs, please feel free to invite me to stop by and see your club and listen to your thoughts on NCA and the industry. Because if you don’t invite me, chances are I will just invite myself.  

Warm Regards,

Henry Wallmeyer


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