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ABOUT BOARDROOM

EDUCATING THE PRIVATE CLUB INDUSTRY FOR 25 YEARS

 

The BoardRoom magazine is now in its 25th year of publication for the private club industry and we want to sincerely thank our readers, our advertisers and contributors for their continued support and belief in our vision of educating board members, general managers and private club staffs.

“Replace emotion with fact,” is our motto and it will continue to be as we encourage private clubs, their boards and senior management to travel down the path of collaborative governance, for the betterment of each private club.

BoardRoom magazine is the only publication of its kind that is designed to educate the board of directors, owners, general managers and department heads of private golf, city, yacht, tennis and country clubs about issues concerning all aspects of the club, golf course management and operations.

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DISTINGUISHED CLUBS

 

This recognition is the Hallmark of Excellence. Distinguished Clubs is the only merit-based award program that recognizes private clubs and their management for outstanding delivery of exceptional Member Experience. Since we began the Distinguished Clubs award program, we have conducted over 500 in-person onsite survey visits and, along the way, have personally interviewed several thousand general managers and leadership staff.

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DISTINGUISHED GOLF DESTINATIONS

 

The only merit-based award program that recognizes resorts, semi private, daily fee or public golf courses and their management for outstanding delivery of an Exceptional Golf Experience.

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BOARDROOM INSTITUTE

 

The mission of BoardRoom Institute is to help clubs operate efficiently by optimizing the relationship between the volunteers and the paid executives through collaborative governance. Certification through BoardRoom Institute shows private clubs how they can operate through collaborative governance, so they can govern in most efficient and effective manner to optimize the membership's investment. If boards of directors govern their clubs the way they should, the clubs will operate with the least investment while obtaining the highest results. The Return On the Member's Equity (ROME©) is highest when private clubs are governed through collaborative governance.

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ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE CLUB DIRECTORS (APCD)

 

APCD’s main goal is to inspire and support Excellence in Board Governance among board members, staff and leadership. APCD believes that effective board leadership and governance requires an ongoing commitment to board development and to a healthy board / staff relationship. We work to effect positive change with Club Boards and their committees. It sounds basic, but one of the fundamental challenges that far too many board members and boards have, is that they don’t have a strong understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

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BOARDROOM AWARDS

 

The BoardRoom magazine, the official publication for the Association of Private Club Directors (APCD) and the Distinguished Clubs, is proud to announce the winners of its 19th annual “Excellence in Achievement” awards.

“The BoardRoom Awards are the only awards in the private club industry that recognize private clubs’ business partners, and every year we see increasing innovation, achievement, a vision and dedication from BoardRoom Award recipients.

“And of course, private clubs are the beneficiary of outstanding work of the industry’s vendors. Clearly each and every one of them is the leader in their respective field and we’re absolutely delighted to recognize their contributions,” said John Fornaro, publisher of BoardRoom magazine.

BoardRoom magazine’s industry peers review and select these outstanding suppliers and consultants, which represent various aspects of course and club operations. Winners, each year, are selected for overall excellence in their respective fields, achievements, innovation, vision for future growth and continued impact on private club operations. The BoardRoom magazine “Excellence in Achievement” awards are the private club industry’s only awards recognizing the clubs’ business partners.

The BoardRoom magazine is the only publication of its kind that is designed to educate the board of directors, presidents, owners, general managers and department heads of private golf, city, yacht, tennis and country clubs about issues concerning all aspects of the club, golf course management and operations. The magazine is distributed through paid subscriptions to clubs, organizations and businesses throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia.


Top Private Club Presidents

 

Who is your choice as the Top Private Club President?

Many people and companies associated with the private club industry are given due recognition for their accomplishments, and BoardRoom magazine is focusing on selection and recognition of the Private Club Board Presidents. BoardRoom magazine, through a nomination and selection process, annually honors 20 board president finalists worldwide and one Distinguished Board President of the Year.

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