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NCA Monthly: January

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It’s been a busy January at the National Club Association. President & CEO Joe Trauger and Vice President, Sales Katina Cavagnaro traveled to Orlando, Fla.,for the PGA Show. Trauger visited several NCA member clubs in the area over the following days including Windsor Club, Loblolly, Jonathan’s Landing, RedStick, Country Club at Mirasol and St. Andrew’s Country Club.

Joe Trauger and Katina Cavagnaro join the Club Car team, Fred Palmer, Mark Rickell and
Marc Valentino for a group photo.
After the PGA Show, Joe Trauger spent time visiting clubs in Florida. Here’s a look from his visit at Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club and GM/COO Joe DiPasquantonio, CCM.

Toward the end of the month, Trauger attended the New York City CMAA Chapter’s City Club Summit at the New York Athletic Club.

NCA issued its 2023 Annual Report detailing the association’s activities during the year, and was pleased to announce the renewal of its Strategic Alliance Corporate Partnership with Club Benchmarking for the eighth year.

NCA issued a Member Alert on the U.S. Department of Labor’s final Independent Contractor Rule, which makes it more difficult to classify workers as contractors instead of employees. It goes into effect March 11.

We shared club-specific regulatory and legislative news in the Washington Weekly Update: Jan. 8; Jan. 22; and Jan. 29.

Two new speakers were announced for the 2024 National Club Conference!

  • Joel White, president of the Council for Affordable Healthcare Coverage (CAHC) will lead a session on Health Care Costs: Why Are They Going Up and What Can Be Done?, where will provide conference attendees the background they need to understand what’s happening and discuss what Congress and the administration are doing and the policies we need to reduce the cost of coverage.
  • Jim Butler, CEO of Club Benchmarking, will present The Economics of Private Clubs in the U.S.: the findings of a new economic impact study jointly commissioned by Club Benchmarking, the National Club Association and the Club Management Association of America.

NCA’s 20th Conference, April 28-30 at the new Omni PGA Frisco Resort, Texas, will bring a host of top-notch speakers, opportunities to meet and get to know others in the club community (including two topic-specific networking roundtable lunches), the half-day, closed-door Governance Symposium for club presidents and board members, and the optional and social activities NCC is known for—including several at the newly-opened PGA Headquarters—including this year’s golf tournament at the newly-renovated Queen’s Course at Gleneagles Country Club, and a session at the amazing Middleby Innovation Kitchens. Register here.

NCA’s robust schedule of webcasts kicks off with Club Trends: 2024 Outlook, Feb. 13.

NCA hosts several webcasts every month—visit for a full schedule and to save your seat. All NCA webcasts are free for members.

NCA welcomed new members this month:

  • Corrall de Tierra Country Club, Salinas, Calif.
  • Desert Forest Club, Carefree, Ariz.
  • Island Country Club, Marco Island, Fla.
  • Riverbend Country Club, Sugar Land, Texas
  • Rock Creek Cattle Company, Deer Lodge, Mont.
  • The St. Andrews Golf Club, Hastings on Hudson, N.Y.
  • The Country Club at Mirasol, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 
  • Vicmead Hunt Club, Wilmington, Del.
  • Concierge Physical Therapists, Washington, D.C.
  • Stone Group Architects, Sioux Falls, S.D
Read All About It

Club Insider Brief brought readers all the news from around the private club industry, with publications on Jan. 3; Jan. 17; and Jan. 31.

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