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Private Club Governance: A Handbook of Principles and Best Practices

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On Sept. 25, NCA and CMAA hosted a half-day, online symposium diving into the associations’ newly published “Private Club Governance: A Handbook of Principles and Best Practices.” This symposium features the authors of this new, definitive guide to the governance of private clubs, chapter by chapter, with time for questions and answers. Watch it for free here.

The National Club Association (NCA) and Club Management Association of America (CMAA) today released “Private Club Governance: A Handbook of Principles and Best Practices.” Written by a joint committee of experts from the associations, the new publication is a definitive guide to governance of private clubs, designed to be a framework of best practices for clubs at any place on the spectrum of effective governance.

“Governance is among the most discussed issue at any private club,” said joint Governance Committee Chair Tim Muessle, CCM, CCE, Chief Operating Officer, The Olympic Club, San Francisco. “This new publication was written to clearly define the standard of effective governance, offering best practices for club boards, committees and general managers/CEOs.”

The handbook is a comprehensive guide on establishing and maintaining good governance, and covers everything from bylaws and articles of incorporation to board policies, committee structure and roles to evaluations and improvement. It also includes a chapter of sample documents every club board should have.

Table of Contents

  • Framework for Club Governance
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Good Governance Principles and Board Policies
  • Committees
  • Documents on the Reference Website