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NCA Monthly: June

NCA Monthly

Summer is in full swing at the National Club Association. 

President & CEO Joe Trauger met with NCA Treasurer Joel Livingood at Interlachen Country Club in early June. Later in the month, he enjoyed lunch with Congressman Kevin Kiley (R-Calif.) to talk about H-2Bs, labor issues and immigration. Toward the end of the month, Trauger was happy to present Steven Freund, executive director of The Landings Club, Savannah, Ga., with his 2024 Excellence in Club Management® award, sponsored by McMahon Group and NCA.

Joe Trauger meets with NCA Treasurer Joel Livingood at Interlachen Country Club in early June.
Joe Trauger presents Steven Freund, executive director of The Landings Club in Savannah, Ga., 
with his 2024 Excellence in Club Management® Award.

NCA issued a member alert inviting members to participate in the Department of Labor’s series of online seminars on the agency’s updated overtime rule, which took effect Monday, July 1. As things changed with OSHA’s proposed rulemaking on a federal heat standard, NCA updated its related issue backgrounder; backgrounders on a number of club-facing issues are available to members on the Association’s website. 

The Washington Weekly Update, which keeps members up to date on all legislative and regulatory moves that may affect private clubs, was sent to members on June 3June 10June 17 and June 24

NCA’s robust schedule of webcasts continues to grow with many events on relevant topics on the calendar for this summer; members can access full recordings by visiting the event calendar at

Don’t miss NCA’s upcoming webcasts: 

  • Thurs., July 11 | 2 pm ET. Club Culture: How to Define It and Why You Need to Understand It. Register Here.
  • Thurs., July 18 | 2 pm ET. Understanding and Managing Your Club’s Real Estate Tax Assessment. Register Here.
  • Thurs., July 25 | 2 pm ET. H-2B Visas 2025: Trends, Updates and Opportunities. Register Here.
  • Thurs., Aug. 8 | 2 pm ET. State of the Restaurant Industry. Register Here.
  • Thurs., Sept. 12 | 2 pm ET. Unlock the Potential of Your Back-office Staff: Using AI to Transform the Finance Function. Register Here.

As always, live and recorded webcasts are included in your NCA membership. Visit for the latest schedule.  

NCA welcomed new members in June:

  • Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst, N.C. 
  • JacksonLewis, White Plains, N.Y. 
  • San Juan Country Club, Farmington, N. Mex. 

Read All About It

Club Insider Brief brought readers all the news from around the private club industry, with publications on  June 5 and June 19

The spring issue of Club Director shone a light on what successful clubs to do recruit and retain stellar staffs—some of whom stay for years, decades and entire careers. Also in this issue: 

  • The State of the NCA, a must-read from President & CEO Joe Trauger. 
  • Strategies to engage the next generation in club life. 
  • An interview with Rep. Jimmy Panetta (R-Calif.). 
  • Using architectural and interior brand guidelines at your club community. 

Members can read the digital issue here—sign in with your email address (no password required). 

Listen Up

NCA President & CEO Joe Trauger recently went on Private Club Radio to update clubs on the latest legal and regulatory developments impacting our community and shared a surprising connection to punk rock and Green Day! 

Shop NCA’s Pro Shop

Get your summer golf gear here! We’re excited to offer NCA-branded gear for you, your club staff and your friends and family at the lowest price at NCA’s Pro Shop. With clothing, golf wear, jackets, accessories and hats—there’s something for everyone. 

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!