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NCA Monthly: November

NCA Monthly – Dec. 1

The National Club Association (NCA) had an exciting November monitoring and updating members on what’s happening on Capitol Hill, providing regular and timely webcasts and our first Championship Club Conference to members and much more. Below is our November showcase highlighting the information clubs need most.

NCA this month filed comments with the Department of Labor (DOL) about proposed changes to overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and, along with trade associations from multiple industries, signed onto a Waters Advocacy Coalition letter offering concerns about proposed changes to the Ordinary High Water Mark standards of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which could affect clubs. And NCA signed onto a coalition letter encouraging the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security to extend H-2B visa interview waiver authorities currently set to expire on Dec. 31. 

The association happily announced the promotion of Katina Cavagnaro to vice president of membership and sales. Katina joined NCA in 2020—congratulations!

NCA issued a Member Alert when the Department of Homeland Security released 64,716 supplemental H-2B visas this month. We’re also continuing to monitor other Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation issues, federal overtime rulesOSHA’s proposed walk around inspection rule and other issues affecting private clubs. Details were sent to members in the Washington Weekly Update: Nov. 6Nov. 14; and Nov. 27

Leaders of clubs that host championship golf tournaments (PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, USGA, Korn Ferry, Epson, and others) along with clubs that hope to host them in the future gathered for a day of networking and information exchange during NCA’s inaugural Championship Club Conference at Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. Presenters from Augusta National Golf Club, Congressional Country Club, Winged Foot Golf Club and the USGA offered unique, first-person insight into what it takes to attract and successfully host major tournaments, and attendees enjoyed getting to know each other over breakfast, lunch and during a closing cocktail reception. Look for a wrap-up of the event in the winter issue of Club Director magazine in early 2024 and details on next year’s Conference in the near future.

NCA’s robust schedule of webcasts continued in October; members can access full recordings at or on the NCA app, available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store:

Register now for next month’s online events; they’re always free to members and $99 for nonmembers:

NCA President & CEO Joe Trauger presented and answered questions about NCA and government relations issues for the California State Club Association’s Board of Directors virtual meeting. Joe also offered insight on Private Club Radio in early November, and the podcast returned to NCA for the Championship Club Conference later in the month.

Colin Burns, former GM Winged Foot, speaks at NCA’s Championship Club Conference.

Attendees listen in at NCA’s Championship Club Conference.

Joe Trauger attended the celebration for NCA’s immediate past chair Nick Sidorakis, CCM as he retires from his role as general manager/chief operating officer at Southern Hills Country Club. Read about it here.

NCA welcomed new members this month:

•   Old Providence Racquet Club, Charlotte N.C.

•   Bear Lakes Country Club, West Palm Beach, Fla.

•   Private Club Radio, Scranton, Pa.

Read All About It

A new issue of Club Director hit mailboxes at clubs across the country (members can also read it online):

The fall issue of Club Director hit mailboxes at clubs across the country, with insight into planning winter activities, leadership and club trends. 

Want to be in a future issue? Submit your club’s news and article proposals to Kim Fernandez.

Club Insider Brief brought readers all the news from around the private club industry, with publications on Nov. 1Nov. 15; and Nov. 29.

Save the Date

NCA’s National Club Conference, the industry’s premier networking and educational event, will take place April 28-30 at the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, Frisco, Texas, with select events at the adjacent PGA Headquarters. Mark your calendar now for speakers you’ll only hear at #NCC24, unbeatable networking, the Excellence in Club Management Awards Gala, special events and a few surprises. Registration opens in December.

Join the Conversation

NCA shared news and information on LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter), along with leading conversation in the NCA LinkedIn Group. Join us there!