The McMahon Report® - Volume 14 | Issue 1

FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT As much of North America waits for the eventual warm sun of spring and summer, many clubs are organizing their leadership groups to start planning for their future. We are thankful to the BoardRoomMagazine for awarding us the Membership Survey Firm of the Year and Strategic Planning Firm of the Year! These tools are instrumental in assisting clubs in charting a course for the future. I wanted to let everyone know that McMahon Group is adjusting our marketing program for 2019. The McMahon Report ® , will be sent out on a monthly schedule. We will also be providing more direct mailings to maintain connections. Our electronic communications will continue as is. If you are not receiving our emails, please let us know. Regarding this edition of The McMahon Report ® , it is packed full of interesting articles on a variety of subjects from how essential strategic planning is to the leadership/management dynamic to how bad members can force good members from clubs. The highlight of this report is the recognition of the great managers who have won the Excellence in Club Management ® Award. These winners will be honored in Nashville at our annual awards dinner. Congratulations to Patrick, Christopher, John, Kristen and Mark! Your awards are well-deserved. As co-editor of Club Trends , I wanted to let you know that we are hard at work on the annual Outlook issue which will be available later this month. For more information, visit If we can be of any assistance or answer a simple question, please do not hesitate to reach out to Frank, Richard, Bill Sr, myself or our newest team member Denzil Palmer. We welcome Denzil to the McMahon team as he will be assisting with our Canadian clubs. Welcome Denzil. Hope to see you in Nashville. We will be at the trade show at booth #923. Please stop by and say hello. Bill McMahon, Jr., Vice President ABOUT MCMAHON GROUP Our Mission “To be the premier, full service, club consulting firm dedicated to private club excellence by providing clubs and their managements with the best possible facility and strategic planning expertise to promote each clubs well being, to enhance the profession of club management and to assist presidents and boards in their delivery of effective governance.” Family and management owned since 1983 with a professional staff of planners, architects, funding specialists, survey/ marketing specialists, graphic designers, PhD marketing/consumer researchers and past club managers. We have served clubs throughout the world in all aspects of their facility, strategic planning, clubhouse, golf, membership, financial and dining needs. 36 YEARS I N B U S I N E S S OVER 2000 CLUBS S E R V E D WHATWE OFFER • Strategic Planning and Implementation • Facility Planning and Funding • Membership Surveys and Research • Dining Enhancement Consulting • Club Financial Reviews McMahon Group, Inc. 670 Mason Ridge Center Drive, Suite 220 St. Louis, Missouri 63141 • 314.744.5040 2.5 BILLION R A I S E D 2 The McMahon Report®