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Millennials: What now? What next?

MILLENNIALS ARE INDIVIDUALS born between 1981 and 1996; there are approximately 83.5 million people in this group, according to the U.S. Census. Much attention has been given to this emerging market for today’s private clubs. In fact, millennials are the future of most private clubs.

Chartering Board Committees: Setting the Groundwork for Good Committee Work

EFFECTIVE COMMITTEES are made of compendious charters. Chartering board committees requires clarity of thought and mission. Clarity arises from specificity within the committee charter. When chartering committees there are two touchstones to reference. First, the club bylaws dictate certain mandatory committees that support effective governance. Second,

How can clubs make change advantageous?

Change has engulfed and will define us. Change usually arrives suddenly and without warning. Change often seems threatening until one develops an understanding that change is a certainty that can be made highly advantageous. Ginni Rometty, executive chair of IBM, told Fortune magazine editor Alan Murray, “There

What does our board need to know about cybersecurity?

CYBERSECURITY is a threat to your club. The club manager in a Nebraska club faced the unhappy task of calling his members to tell them that their personal information has been hacked from the club’s records. The members’ reactions were predictably along the lines of “How

How Can Clubs Protect Their Data and Information Systems?

PHILIP NEWMAN of RSM, the tax, audit and consulting firm known in clubs for perspicacity, expresses concern that many clubs are unprepared concerning data security. “Overall I don’t think most clubs do enough in this area—particularly in the area of employee training. Something we do as

Chartering Board Committees: A Vital Strategic Governance Best Practice

EFFECTIVE COMMITTEES are made of compendious charters. Chartering board committees requires clarity of thought and mission. Clarity arises from specificity within the committee charter. When chartering committees there are two touchstones to reference. First, the club bylaws dictate certain mandatory committees that support effective governance. Second,

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