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TARO Allied Association Education Events

TARO provides the Texas club industry with an opportunity to hear from industry experts on important regulatory and legislative matters.  These events are open to all allied association members, including but not limited to: CMAA, PGA, GCSAA, NGCOA, USTA, ACF, and club board members.

Generally, there is no registration fee to attend.  Instead, we ask attendees to make a voluntary contribution to TARO PAC.

Upcoming Events:

TARO Allied Association Meeting
Dallas Country Club
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Approved by the following Allied Associations
for Continuing Education Credits

The Texas Alliance of Recreational Organizations (TARO) invites you to participate in this allied association event at Dallas Country Club.  This event is open to all club industry professionals and allied association members (CMAA, GCSAA, PGA, USPTA, TCA, etc).  We're pleased to be joined by two of the most influential legislative advocates for clubs on the State and National levels.
  Gib Lewis, TARO Lobbyist

Lewis entered politics in 1969 and began serving in the Texas House of Representatives in 1971.  Elected speaker for the first time in 1983, Lewis became the first to hold that office for five terms.  Lewis currently works as a lobbyist and legislative consultant for TARO.  Speaker Lewis will report on the most recent 86th Legislative Session and the state outlook for the Texas club industry.
  Brad Steele, Private Club Consultants

Brad Steele has been an integral part of the private club industry for nearly 15 years. He is the founder of Private Club Consultants, a Washington, DC-based firm providing in-depth legal and operational answers for club leaders on matters ranging from legislative and regulatory issues to protecting their club’s private and tax-exempt status. 

Navigating the Swamp: Your 2019 Washington Update
This session will provide a behind the scenes look at what’s happening on Capitol Hill. We’ll focus on legislation impacting clubs’ bottom lines as well as regulations like the DOL’s new Overtime Exemption Rule, Joint Employer Rule and others. With the presidential primaries almost here, we’ll also take a peek at the 2020 elections to see what they could mean for the private club industry.

Protecting Your Club's Private and Tax-Exempt Status: What Every Club Leader Needs to Know
This presentation will explain why your private and tax-exempt status are so important, how to deal with challenges to them, and how you can actually run a successful club while protecting each.

Important Meeting Information:

•  In lieu of a registration fee, attendees are asked to make a personal donation to TARO PAC
•  By law, TARO PAC can only accept personal checks from individuals.
•  Managers, Superintendents, Pros and Board Members are highly encouraged to attend

Meeting Agenda
 12:00 - 12:30 pm Arrivals
 12:30 - 1:15 pm Working Lunch with Gib Lewis
 1:15 - 2:15 pm Brad Steele - Washington Update
 2:15 - 2:30 pm Break
 2:30 - 3:30 pm  Brad Steele - Club Status
 3:30 pm Happy Hour Reception

Meeting Registration
 Registration: $35 Contribution to TARO PAC 
TARO PAC Contribution Form
Online Registration

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