How’s Your Security?

Club Trends - Security Issue

One of the most important topics affecting our lives today is the issue of security both in our everyday world and in the cyber realm.

Clubs must continually increase their focus on ensuring their members and staff are safe while on the property, as well as maintaining secure data about members and club information on computer networks. The latest edition of Club Trends is all about providing a safe and secure environment in clubs. In this report, “Security Challenges for Private Clubs,” we provide a lot of in-depth research about what is happening in society and what clubs can do to provide the safe and secure environment their members expect.

In addition, we recap the Pulse Survey we conducted on this subject earlier this year and look at general security issues happening all around us, and not just in clubs. From this information, we reached out to some industry professionals who have experience in security to learn what they see in the private club world and what clubs can do to protect themselves. In addition to a manager’s guide to security, we feature case studies about progressive clubs who are using modern technologies to ensure their members and staff are safe.
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This report is available today to order and can be purchased two ways:

  1. Annual Subscription: This is the best value. You get four editions (starting with “Security Challenges for Private Clubs”) throughout the year with extra copies for your Board for a total cost of $650.
  2. Individual Edition: You can purchase just this report for $195 and you will still get extra copies for your Board.

All National Club Association (NCA) members, remember you receive two copies of every edition as part of your membership. If you need more, please contact NCA to get extra copies. For non-NCA members, please contact Martha Acker at to place an order or visit to subscribe online.

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About Bill McMahon

Vice President

Bill is a private club planner providing strategic planning, member research analysis and facility planning services for private clubs across North America. Bill joined McMahon Group in 1999 and has worked with over 200 clubs helping to solve their strategic and facility needs.

Bill is Co-Editor of Club Trends, a quarterly report published with the National Club Association (NCA). He has written for many private club publications like The BoardRoom Magazine, Club Director and more, and has been a featured speaker at national conferences, local chapters and other associations serving the private club industry. He is also on the NCA’s Communications Committee.

Bill has been instrumental in developing and enhancing the McMahon Group online presence. He created and runs Clubtopia® ( – an online business directory of firms and companies serving the club industry.

Bill’s club memberships have included Bellerive Country Club (St. Louis), Glen Echo Country Club (St. Louis) and the Missouri Athletic Club (St. Louis). He proudly serves on the Board of Cinema St. Louis ( and is Second Vice President on the Board of the Tennessee Society of St. Louis.


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