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  • New Guidance for Independent Contractor Compliance

    Recorded On: 10/08/2015

    Examine how clubs can remain compliant under the new Department of Labor’s guidelines on classifications for workers, including caddies, golf and tennis pros and others, and other trends and issues with independent contractor “misclassification."

    The U.S. Department of Labor recently released new guidelines that narrow the definition of "independent contractor" in order to identify misclassified workers. The IRS estimates that 80 percent of workers classified as "independent contractors" are actually employees. Penalties for these errors can be significant. Learn how clubs can avoid these penalties and comply with the new guidelines and worker classifications, including caddies, golf and tennis pros and others, as well as other trends with independent contractor "misclassification" issues.

    Thomas Lenz

    Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

    Thomas A. Lenz is a partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, in the firm’s labor and employment law department handling all aspects of labor and employment law issues from the firm’s Cerritos and Pasadena offices. He serves on NCA’s board and ClubPAC Committee and chairs the Government Relations Committee. Lenz also is chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section for the State Bar of California. He can be reached at tlenz@aalrr.comor 562-653-3200.

    Cindy Strom Arellano

    Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

    Cindy S. Arellano is a partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo in the firm’s Business & Tax Practice Group in Cerritos, Calif., focusing on employee benefits and executive compensation, tax audits, ERISA, nonprofit organizations, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate transactional matters. She has written for NCA publications and spoken in NCA programs. She can be reached at carellano@aalrr.com or 562-653-3200.

  • WOTUS: Implementation of The Final Clean Water Rule

    Recorded On: 09/10/2015

    Gain expert insight into what changes the WOTUS Rule will mean for clubs.

    On June 29, 2015, the Federal Register published the Final Clean Water Rule: Definition of "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS). The rule will become effective on August 28, 2015. Learn what these changes will mean to your club and how the WOTUS rule will impact golf course design, construction and management in the future. The presentation will include:

    • Brief history of the rule
    • Final definition
    • What's changed
    • Implementation
    • The next six months
    • What will agencies do?
    • What should you do?
    • Jurisdictional determinations
    • Ongoing opposition
    • Litigation & legislative efforts

    Deidre Duncan

    Partner at Hunton & Williams and Legal Counsel to the Waters Advocacy Coalition

    Deidre Duncan is partner at Hunton & Williams and legal counsel to the Waters Advocacy Coalition, a group of more than 35 associations focused on educating federal and state policymakers about the broad array of issues associated with expanding federal Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction.

  • Club Liability Lawsuits: Tips for Avoiding Court

    Recorded On: 07/30/2015

    Find out why clubs wind up in court defending their private status, how courts are ruling, and what clubs are doing to jeopardize their private status, as well as the benefits of alternative dispute resolution processes such as arbitration and mediation and other tips to help keep your club out of court.

    When is a private club not a private club? According to recent court decisions, certain clubs may be 501(c)(7) for tax purposes but yet not be truly private for legal purposes. This session will review why clubs wind up in court defending their private status, how courts are ruling, and what clubs are doing to jeopardize their private status with offerings such as non-member events and non-traditional food and packaged wine sales. Understand why private status is more than just percentage of income tax, the types of offerings to avoid, and the risks associated with certain non-traditional activities. Lastly, understand the benefits of alternative dispute resolution processes such as arbitration and mediation and other tips to help keep your club out of court.

    Michelle F. Tanzer

    Chair of the Residential, Resort & Club Section and a Shareholder, GrayRobinson, P.A.

    Michelle Tanzer is chair of the Residential, Resort & Club Section, co-chair of the Hospitality industry group and a shareholder in GrayRobinson's Boca Raton office. Recognized for her extensive experience in real estate development and club and community association law, she advises developer, hotel operator, club and community association clients with projects in the U.S. as well as the Caribbean, The Bahamas, Latin America and Asia. Her primary focus is negotiating, structuring and amending the licensing, marketing and management agreements, consumer agreements and governance documents necessary for residential and resort communities, mixed-use projects, residence club and timeshare developments, and golf, marina, spa, fitness, tennis and dining clubs.

  • Change Management In Private Clubs

    Recorded On: 06/25/2015

    Review how clubs have changed since 2010 and how the future might look over the next five years.

    2015 sees the club industry at an interesting juncture in its development. The worst days of the Great Recession appear to be mostly in the rear view mirror and clubs must now be focused on the future, while not forgetting the lessons learned from the dark early days of this decade. This session will review how clubs have been dealing with the economic and social changes during the first five years of this decade. It will incorporate some of the key initiatives that we have seen clubs institute to maintain relevance from financial best practices to service offerings to facility renovations. Incorporating McGladrey research data and National Club Association predictive studies, the session will discuss how clubs have changed since 2010 and how the future might look over the next five years.

    Philip G. Newman

    Partner, Private Club Services, McGladrey LLP

    Philip G. Newman, CPA, CIA has 20 years experience in public accounting, predominantly serving the private club industry. In his role as National Director of Club Consulting with McGladrey LLP, Newman is responsible for projects throughout the United States, including internal control and governance reviews, operational consulting, benchmarking studies, strategic planning and the development and delivery of education products and tools for Club Boards, CEOs and CFOs. He has served on the Global Board of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) and is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences for HFTP, the Club Manager's Association of America (CMAA) and the National Club Association (NCA).

  • Real Estate Tax Assessment (2015)

    Recorded On: 05/14/2015

    Hear about the elements of a real estate tax assessment, process of an appeal and some of the issues relating to how a club might be properly assessed.

    This program will introduce clubs to the elements of a real estate tax assessment, process of an appeal and some of the issues relating to how a club might be properly assessed. Presenter, Larry Hirsh, President of Golf Property Analysts is a real estate consultant, appraiser and broker who has successfully assisted clubs in many club assessment appeal cases in multiple jurisdictions and can discuss the valuation methodology, different ways to pursue an appeal and the cost of doing so.

    Larry Hirsh

    President, Golf Property Analysts

    Laurence A. Hirsh, CRE, MAI, SGA, FRICS, president of Golf Property Analysts, has performed 2,500+ assignments in 45 U.S. states. He has authored many industry-related articles and manuscripts and is a frequent lecturer at seminars and conferences. Hirsh has developed a golf course and brokered more than $100 million in golf and club properties.

  • Building Effective Club Committees

    Recorded On: 04/16/2015

    Hear about the structure and practices of effective boards, enhancing leadership skills of volunteers, fostering a culture that encourages growth and creativity, and establishing clear boundaries between management and governance.

    Board committees contribute to organizations in a wide variety of ways and bring an equally wide range of backgrounds and expertise. Knowing and understanding key characteristics of volunteers can help clubs encourage visionary leadership that will enrich the quality of the facility. This program's areas of focus include: structure and practices of effective boards, enhancing leadership skills of volunteers, fostering a culture that encourages growth and creativity, and establishing clear boundaries between management and governance.

    Daniel Farrell, CCM

    Principal, GSI Executive Search

    Daniel Farrell, CCM brings more than 25 years of senior management experience as general manager/COO of several platinum level clubs. During his career, Farrell has also served as the ECS chairman (Executive Career Services) for both the Metropolitan Club Managers Association and the Connecticut Club Managers Association, assisting more than 100 clubs to fine tune their governance models and fill senior management positions.

  • Best Practices For Effective Club Governance

    Recorded On: 01/22/2015

    Better understand best practices for board size, selection and nomination, orientation, risk management and strategic planning; find out the role of the Audit and/or Finance Committee; and review club operating and management data.

    This webinar covered best practices for board size, selection and nomination, orientation, risk management and strategic planning as well as discuss the role of the Audit and/or Finance Committee and present club operating and management data.

    Daniel T. Condon

    CPA, Partner, Condon O’Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP

    Daniel T. Condon is a founding partner of Condon O'Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP. He has practiced in the area of private clubs for more than 30 years.

    James J Hankowski

    CPA, Partner, Condon O’Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP

    James J. Hankowski has more than 25 years of experience in servicing clubs and currently serves on the subcommittee for the revision of the Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Clubs.

  • Tactics for Building Better Member Engagement

    Recorded On: 11/14/2014

    Discover how to transform your club's newsletter into the number one tool for member engagement.

    Are your club members reading your e-communications? Don't get deleted. This webinar will cover proven methods for transforming your newsletter into the #1 tool for member engagement.

    Maria Stavropoulos Ready

    Vice President of Client Services, VCT

    Maria Ready has a 12-year track record in strategic communications planning, interactive publishing and client services. With a focus on helping clubs elevate member engagement with personalized communications, services and benefits, Ready has helped hundreds of clubs deepen their member relationships and deliver ongoing value for members—at every touch point.

  • Manage WITH Metrics, Not TO Metrics

    Recorded On: 10/09/2014

    Find out how to focus on the key drivers of your club's financial performance.

    Club financial statements often contain voluminous amounts of information that can bury the readers in detailed data. Frequently this leads to “paralysis by analysis,” or worse, can cause management and boards to waste time focusing on historical data that does not explain how the operation fundamentally performed or how it can be changed.

    This presentation will discuss how to focus on the key drivers of your club's financial performance. It will discuss the linkages that you must have between your financial budget and your strategic operating plan and will review a selection of the key data points that clubs must capture, report and explain if they are to succeed and deliver on their mission and vision statements.

    Participants will also receive a copy of McGladrey's recently released 2014/15 Trends In Private Clubs.

    Philip G. Newman

    Partner, Private Club Services, McGladrey LLP

    Philip G. Newman, CPA, CIA has 20 years experience in public accounting, predominantly serving the private club industry. In his role as National Director of Club Consulting with McGladrey LLP, Newman is responsible for projects throughout the United States, including internal control and governance reviews, operational consulting, benchmarking studies, strategic planning and the development and delivery of education products and tools for Club Boards, CEOs and CFOs. He has served on the Global Board of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) and is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences for HFTP, the Club Manager's Association of America (CMAA) and the National Club Association (NCA).

  • 7 Secrets to Lowering Costs and Improving Profitability

    Recorded On: 09/11/2014

    Gain tips from procurement experts to help club owners and operators reduce costs while enhancing the guest or member experience.

    Learn effective tips from procurement experts that help club owners and operators reduce costs while enhancing the guest or member experience. You will hear best practices and key concepts that you can use right away to help streamline operations, avoid price increases, take advantage of discounts and improve efficiency at your club.

    Bob Snoddy

    Field Support and Customer Relations Manager, Avendra

    Bob Snoddy is a purchasing professional with more than 25 years in the hospitality business. At Avendra his role is to help reduce costs and enhance supplier performance so that hospitality professionals can improve profitability and guest experience. Prior to joining Avendra, Snoddy worked at the University Club at Michigan State University and was the Director of Purchasing at the Ocean Reef Club for 10 years

    Chip McIntyre

    Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, Avendra

    Chip McIntyre oversees Avendra’s Strategic Contracting and Supplier Development teams, which are responsible for negotiating and maintaining more than 800 supplier contracts. Previously, McIntyre spent seven years consulting on procurement and supply chain topics with A.T. Kearney and the Boston Consulting Group. McIntyre also spent several years with Cadbury, plc., where he led procurement in North and South America. McIntyre has a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.