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 who has been working with McMahon Group since 1999. Bill is Co-Editor of the quarterly trends report, Club Trends, published with the National Club Association (NCA). Bill studied architecture at Arizona State University and graduated from Webster University in St. Louis with a degree in Media Communications.

Bill’s club memberships have included Bellerive Country Club and the Missouri Athletic Club. Bill is also on the NCA’s Communications Committee. In addition, Bill serves on the Board of Cinema St. Louis and is Second Vice President on the Board of The Tennessee Society of St. Louis.

Bill also created and runs the Clubtopia® business directory for the club world located at

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