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This document covers information on: The Notice Of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students, Privacy Policy, Terms Of Service, and Statement Of Purpose.

It also covers: Your CEO Club Associate Membership Benefits, Luncheon Speakers, What Is A Pac?, CEO Club Rules And Regulations, CEO Club Corporate Membership, Special Programs And Events, Social Events, Luncheon Speakers, Associate Memberships, Biographical Directory, Management Course For CEOs, How The Round Table Discussions Work, Round-Table Topics , and CEO Club Member Introductions.

 


 

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

 

The CEO CLUBS accepts members of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and CEO CLUB administered programs.

 


 

PRIVACY POLICY

 

[1] By submitting requested information as part of an application to join the Chief Executive Officers' Club, Inc. (CEO Clubs, Inc.) and/or as part of the registration process for a CEO Clubs, Inc. sponsored event, activity, function or offer, whether such data is submitted to CEO Clubs Inc. through its websites (CEOClubs.org) or by any other means, the submitter authorizes CEO Clubs, Inc. to store, process, display and otherwise utilize such information by any means CEO Clubs, Inc. deems necessary to facilitate the administrative, analytical and/or marketing functions associated with such applications and registrations and for any other purpose(s) authorized by CEO Clubs, Inc.

[2] The CEOClubs.org website may place certain identifying information (commonly known as a ‘cookie’) on a User's hard drive when a User views the website. Such cookies are not designed to harm the User’s computing system in any way and help CEO Clubs, Inc. provide and improve its services to the User. Additional information about cookies can be found in most internet browser software instructions or through browser ‘Help’ screens.

[3] The CEOClubs.org websites may provide hyperlinks to external websites and other internet-based data sources. The use of and the data encountered within any such external websites and data sources is not governed by this Privacy Policy and CEO Clubs, Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability for the data encountered within or the results of any User visit to or interaction with any such hyperlinked external website or internet-based data source.

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TERMS OF SERVICE

 

This website is maintained by the Chief Executive Officers' Club (CEO Clubs, Inc.) through Rogue Scholars Press, and independent, third-party commercial entity.

The following terms and conditions govern your use of this website, and by using this website, you have agreed to adhere to not just the written policy, but also to implied policy and usage governed by United States law. If you do not agree to these terms please leave the website immediately.

Information On This Site

The information on this website is provided free of charge. Some articles and information are subject to the specific author's copyright (if this is the case it will be stated). If a specific author is not mentioned then it should be assumed that all copyright is owned by the Chief Executive Officers' Club. Unless indicated on the website that the material in question has been provided specifically for free use by the public and/or other commercial entities, should you wish to reproduce the information in any form, print or electronic, you should apply by sending a request to: CEO Clubs - 333 West 86th Street - #1207 - New York, NY 10024. Phone requests: 212.925.7911. Email requests: JMancuso At CEOClubs.org. Because of its general nature the information cannot be taken as comprehensive and should never be used as a substitute for legal or professional advice. We cannot guarantee that the information applies to the individual circumstances of your business. Despite our best efforts it is possible that some information may be out of date.

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For any updated material concerning our Terms Of Service after September 1st, 2009, please contact the Chief Executive Officers' Club.

 


 

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

 

The Chief Executive Officers Club Inc is a nonprofit organization which creates a nurturing environment for CEOs dedicated to improving the quality and profitability of their enterprises through shared experience and personal growth.

With headquarters directly across the street from the iconic Broad Street faηade of the New York Stock Exchange, The CEO Club is a thirty three-year-old, not-for-profit Association dedicated to improving the quality and profitability of our members' enterprises through shared experience and personal growth. Composed of several thousand CEOs and entrepreneurs of every description, The CEO Club provides a unique, diverse and expansive forum for its international membership.

Put another way, The CEO Club is about making money, having fun and learning the whole time! From our perspective: "It's OK to be independent but there's no reason to go it alone."

CEO Club Full Members run businesses with an average of $20 million in annual sales and are committed to growing those businesses through an exchange of ideas with like-minded peers. Two other categories of membership - Entrepreneurial Members and Associate Members - have progressive levels of access to Full Members, Full Member events and a vast library of CEO Club business tools and reference materials. Both our Entrepreneurial and Associate Members are viewed as Full Members in progress.

Besides our Headquarters Chapter (at 333 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024) there are a total of 21 CEO Club Chapters; 4 in the United States, (Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles and Dallas)10 in China, 4 in India, and 1 each in The Philippines, Dubai and Greece. Member excursions to key Chapters and other international business sites are scheduled throughout the year.

Each Chapter sponsors at least eight meetings annually, bringing Members together for a variety of different events. All Chapters provide a more intense business experience through participation in a Presidential Advisory Council ('Wolf PAC') comprised of a dozen Full Members offering high level advice to one another. These Wolf PACs are further combined into several 'Super PACs' whose Members meet three times annually at resort locations.

Full Members are entitled to attend all events in all Chapters, free of charge.  Entrepreneurial Members can attend one PAC and one regional event annually free of charge. Associate Members receive e-mail notifications and invitations to all events and receive favorable discounts on a special package of member benefits.

 


 

LUNCHEON SPEAKERS

 

Over the past three decades, the CEO Club have attracted many national figures such as: Ted Turner, Herb Kelleher, Peter Grace, T. Boone Pickens, Wally Amos, Zig Ziglar, Fred Smith, Richard DeVos, Royal Little, Edson De Castro, Steve Forbes, Victor Kiam, David Neeleman, Pat McGovern, Michael Bloomberg, and Donald Trump...just to name a few who have addressed the Clubs. All of these past luncheon talks are free to download in our TALKS section. Be sure to listen to the talks by Frank "The Con-man" Abagnale and Bill "the unknown Billionaire" Bartmann. We also count among our lifetime members the founders of America Online, Jim Kimsey and Steve Case.

Each chapter also holds social sessions where we visit the American/New York and NASDAQ exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank, Universal Studios and the Getty Museum, or enjoy dinner parties or boat cruises. We frequently arrange business trips between our members in different countries, especially China.

Membership is by invitation and prospective members are encouraged to attend a CEO Club meeting as a guest.

 


 

WHAT IS A PAC?

 

A PAC (Presidential Advisory Council) is a group of about a dozen CEO members who serve as a board of advisors for one another - A "mastermind" group. About 150 CEO Club members participate in a PAC. PAC members must be members of the CEO Club. PAC members must sign mutual confidentiality agreements, agree to share detailed financial information, and agree not to miss more than two consecutive meetings. They also must be in control of their company and need to have a minimum of 25 employees with at least $2 million in annual sales.

Sounding out issues or decisions with a knowledgeable, yet not directly involved, peer group can significantly improve the odds of success.

The group focuses on the host company's biggest problem or opportunities. The council then offers solutions and advice. A mastermind occurs at the end of each session as each member shares their ideas to aid the host. This is audio-taped for the host to utilize as a reference. Confidentiality agreements are signed due to the sharing of financial information. Meetings include recaps and current developments by the council members present.

A PAC meets eight times annually, at each member's business. Each meeting usually goes from 10am to 5pm.

The Super PAC is for larger companies and operates on an international basis. Minimum company size is $10 million in annual sales. Super PACs meet for three-day weekends three times a year. Annual fees are $10,000 for two people. All Super PAC members receive all the benefits of a full CEO Club member.

Each PAC Member must:

• Be a CEO Club member.
• Sign a mutual confidentiality agreement.
• Agree to share detailed financial information.
• Not miss more than two meetings sequentially.

Under the guidance of a paid facilitator, who is always also a CEO, a subset of about a dozen members agree to serve as a mutual board of advisors/directors for one another. Each PAC meets eight times annually at a different council member's business location. The sessions include recaps and current developments by the council members present and then focus on the host's single biggest problem/opportunity.

The session's host always sends an agenda and literature 30 days prior to the meeting they're hosting. The PAC then devotes its energy to the topics on the host's agenda for the conclusion of the meeting. These sessions often continue through dinner well into the evening.

 


 

THE MASTERMIND

 

While a PAC is similar to a board of directors, it's not identical. The PAC focuses on the host business's biggest opportunity/problem. The last two hours of advice are taped and an original audio cassette is given to the host at the conclusion of the day. Hosts have kept these recordings for years and have listened to them numerous times. This segment is called the mastermind.

If you'd like more information on the power of a mastermind, see Napoleon Hill's classic book "Think and Grow Rich". Almost a century ago, in chapter ten of that book, entrepreneurs began using masterminds with astonishing results.

For an Entrepreneurial Membership brochure and application, see our Entrepreneurial Application section on the website.

 


 

CEO CLUB RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

[01] The initial requirements for full membership in the CEO Club are:
Candidates must be the Chief Executive Officer of a business with annual sales above $2 million.
Exception to these requirements have occasionally been allowed in the case of founding members. Each chapter is allowed to vary this rule for up to 15 percent of its membership.
[02] In order to be accepted for membership, a candidate must present both a letter of recommendation and a seconding letter from two CEO Club members in his or her home chapter.
[03] All regular sessions begin promptly at 10:00 am., and will run until approximately 3:00 p.m.
[04] A member who is unable to attend a meeting is encouraged to send a Designated Alternate in his or her place. Members who are unable to attend and who do not send a Designated Alternate will automatically be sent a complete audio tape of the meeting.
[05] A CEO Club member in good standing from one chapter is a welcome guest at any regular meeting in any Chapter, at no additional charge.
[06] Membership in the Chief Executive Officers Club will begin on the first day of the month following the acceptance of the member's joining at any time during the month of January will be considered a Club Member beginning on February 1st.
[07] The Annual Dues, exclusive of the onetime $750 Initiation Fee, are listed below:

Individual/Corporate

One Year Full Membership
$1,500
 
Two Year Full Membership
$2,350
 
Three Year Full Membership
$3,000
 
Lifetime Full Membership
$8,500

*Special restrictions apply to Lifetime Memberships

Fifty percent of a Member's dues, prorated over the term of Membership, are refundable, should that be necessary.

[08] Of the eight meetings held annually by each Chapter of the CEO Club, about half will offer luncheon speakers. Guests will be invited to the luncheons, providing a larger audience for the luncheon speaker and allowing the CEO clubs an opportunity to screen prospective Members.
[09] Special events throughout the year include "Banker's Day" "Family Business Evening", and an annual Boat Cruise (spouses invited) or similar social event.
There is no additional charge to CEO club members for these special programs.
[10] All members must complete and return a detailed confidential questionnaire.
[11] Names and addresses of CEO club members are considered confidential and will be shared only among club members and prospective members.
[12] The CEO club strongly discourages members and organizations from using its listing of members for solicitations of any kind.

Individual:

[13] Partnerships and multiple-owner companies must designate a single person as the CEO club member. A designated alternate may be named, but only one person can be considered the member. An alternate and/or partner(s) may attend CEO club meetings, including morning sessions, with the member, at one half of the standard guest rate.

Corporate:

[14] A Corporate membership is available for three people from the same organization. While only the CEO is considered the member, the other two individuals are eligible for the member prices at all CEO club events, and able to attend all CEO club chapter sessions at no cost.
 
 

 

CEO CLUB CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

 

This form of CEO Club membership is offered on a very limited basis as a service to members with multiple owners/partners or multiple plant locations. It cannot be used to diminish the club's main purpose of the exchange of ideas among CEOs.

Because the dues for a corporate member are only a few hundred dollars above an individual member dues, the CEO club reserves the right to allow corporate membership only at its discretion. This allows multiple owner/partners and companies with multiple locations to eliminate billing and paperwork to attend CEO club functions.

 


 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

 

Banker's Day

Banker's Day is held annually in each chapter. The purpose of the meeting is to improve communications between CEOs and their bankers. Each Banker's Day meeting features a panel of high-level bankers; and CEO club members are encouraged to bring their individual bankers for the entire session. Meetings begin at 10:00 am., and continue through lunch. Each banker is asked to offer a concrete and easy-to implement tip on How To Become Your Bank's Best Customer. There are no additional fees for this meeting. Bankers attend as guests of the CEO club. Occasionally this meeting also features a speaker.

Family Privileges

CEO Club members are welcome to bring family members to sit in on any CEO Club meeting, including the morning session, in any CEO Club chapter. The fee for family members is half the guest fee for the luncheon. At functions with an adequate number of family members in attendance, a special roundtable will be set up for them.

 


 

SOCIAL EVENTS

 

Each year, the CEO club holds a number of social events-- picnic, barbecue, boat cruises--around the country for CEO club members. Schedules for social events vary, depending on the event. Members are invited to attend any and all of the social events, with spouses, at no charge.

 


 

LUNCHEON SPEAKERS

 

Roughly half of the meetings at each Chapter of the CEO club feature a luncheon speaker. Speakers are selected based on their strong accomplishments and their ability to make innovative contributions to the CEO club. Luncheons are open to guest and prospective members of the club. Members will join guests for cocktails and lunch after the private morning sessions. CEO club members are encouraged to help assess the suitability of potential members.

Past luncheon speakers include Frank Abagnale, Author of "Catch Me If You Can"; Ichak Adizes, of the Adizes Institute; Wally "Famous" Amos of Chocolate Chip Cookie Fame; Tough Minded Management's Joe Batten; Bob Brennan, of First Jersey Securities; Donald Boroian, founder of Data Terminal Systems; General Bill Creech, U.S. Tactical Air Command; artist/entrepreneur Christo; Leon Danco, of the Center for Family Business; Ed DeCastro, Data General Corporation Richard DeVos, cofounder of Amway;Robert Fildes, of Cetus Corp; Brent Filson, author of Executive Speeches; millionaire David Franklin; Doug  Germann of Buying A Business For Very Little Cash; Bernard Goldhirsh, publisher of Inc. Magazine; Bernie Gordon, of Analogic; Peter Grace, CEO of W.R. Grace; Walter Hailey, Power Persuasion; Lore Harp, of Aplex Corporation; "AGGIE" Jordan DeLaurenti, of JDL, Inc.; Fred Joseph, CEO of Drexel Burnham Lambert; Herbert Kelleher, CEO of Southwest Airlines; Victor Kiam, of Remington Products; Jim Kimsey, of America Online; Eugene Lang, entrepreneur/philanthropist, founder of the I Have A Dream Foundation; Jules Lederer, founder of Budget Rent a Car; Johh F. Lehman, former Secretary Of The Navy; Donald Lennox, of Navistar; Robert Linton, Chairman of Drexel Burnham Lambert; Royal Little, founder of Textron; Arthur Lipper III, publisher of Venture magazine; Ed Lowe, CEO of Kitty Litter; Mike McCaskey, of the Chicago Bears; Mark McCormack, of the International Management Group; Big Jim Miller, Miller Business Systems; Jay Mitton, Attorney on Protecting Assets; Ronald Myers, Principles of Professional Management; Gerard I. Nierenberg, of the Negotiation Institute; Dennis O'Connor, Attorney on Raising Capital; Adam Osborne, founder of Osborne Computer and Paperback Software International; T. Boone Pickens, of Mesa Petroleum; venture capitalist Richard Rordan; Richard M. Rodnick, chaiman of the Geneva Companies; Nat Schulman, on Family Business; Mo Siegel, founder of Celestial Seasonings Tea; A. David Silver, author/venture capitalist; Senator Paul Simon, of Illinois; Frederick Smith, founder of Federal Express; all-time insurance great W. Clement Stone; Joe Sugarman, of the JS&A Group; Billy Sullivan, owner of the New England Patriots; Ted Turner, of Turner Broadcasting Systems; Governor Mark White, of Texas; Chuck Whitlock, Entrepreneur Extraordinaire; and Zig Ziglar, author of See You At The Top.

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

From time to time, the CEO club conducts special events for the benefit of its members. These events vary as to purpose and place. Past examples include Joe Batten's one-day seminar on "Tough-Minded Team Building" and Joe Sugarman's four-day Marketing Workshop.

 


 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIPS

 

CEOs who are outside of the geographical areas covered by CEO club chapters (including outside of the U.S.A.) may elect to join the CEO club as associate members. Because no chapter meetings are held in their immediate area, they will not necessarily be expected to attend in a single city on a regular basis. However, as with regular memberships, they are invited to attend any meetings in any of the CEO club cities at no charge.

Associate members are asked to select one Chapter as their "Home Chapter." They will receive audio tapes of the Home chapter meetings they are unable to attend.

Associate members may attend the Management Course for CEOs and/or the negotiating course for CEOs at the member fee. The same holds true for the Spouses' Courses. The dues and initiation fee for an associate membership are 50 percent of the regular membership Dues and initiation fee.

 


 

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY

 

Member biographies and contact data are available in Members Biographies Section of the website.

 


 

MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR CEOs

 

A special intensive three-day Management Course for CEOs is held twice annually at resort locations. Tuition is $1,250 for CEO club members; $1,600 for nonmembers. This course is limited to CEOs only, and its content focuses on the role of the CEO in a growing company. A two-day "Spouses' Course" is also offered as a part of each Management Course.

This unique aspect of the Management Course is the attention given to the two fundamentally different management styles: entrepreneurial and professional. Through a series of examples and discussions, attendees are able to meld the most effective elements of each style into their own personal style of leadership. Faculty for the course includes specialists in management training, past CEO club luncheon speakers and selected graduates from past CEO club Management Courses. A list of Management Course Graduates is available to interested parties.

 


 

HOW THE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS WORK

 

The morning sessions of CEO club meetings usually begin with a roundtable discussion. Selected CEO club members will lead discussions on a wide range of topics. Members may sit in on a single discussion of their choice (there will usually be three per session), or move from one discussion to another. So that all members will receive the maximum benefit for the session, one person from each group will give an informal summary of the discussion at his or her roundtable.

While these discussions tend to raise more questions than they answer, it is always instructive to hear how your peers from similar and/or from very different business's deal with the same issues and problems that you have to face.

For each discussion, there will be a Group Leader and a Resource Person.

The group leader is the moderator and it will be his or her job to keep the discussion on the topic and to solicit the opinions of all who are involved.

The Resource Person, working in coordination with the Group Leader, will provide pertinent information on the topic of discussion (i.e. books, articles, and or other resource material) and will referee any disagreements within the group.

Discussion leaders for the roundtables will be chosen before each meeting. If a member has a particular interest in leading a discussion topic, he should contact our office in advance.

 


 

ROUND-TABLE TOPICS

 

• Advertising & Public Relations
• Cash Flow Strategies
• Compensating Key Executives
• Compensating Plans
• Consultants: How to find the good ones
• Controlling Internal Costs
• Corporate & Personal Investing
• Crisis Management
• Developing & Marketing New Products
• Employee Benefits
• Family & Business: Maximizing the advantages
• Hiring & Firing
• Hiring & Motivating Key Employees
• Import/Export
• Initial Public Offerings
• Insurance Strategies
• Long-Term Planning
• Marketing & Sales Management
• Negotiating with Customers & Suppliers
• Open Agenda
• Outplacement
• Planning In Your Business
• Political Issues For Small Business
• Real-Estate Investing
• The Role Of The Board Of Directors
• Using Outside Professionals
• Targeting New Customers
• Time Management
• Tracking The Competition
• Working Together
• Writing Business Plans

 


 

CEO CLUB MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS

 

Here are some suggested guidelines for new members preparing their ten-minute introductory talks:

Your Background

[1] Where did you grow up?
[2] Where did you go to school?
[3] What were your major jobs prior to launching your business?
[4] What other businesses have you launched?

Your Business

[1] What is your current business?
[2] How many employees do you have?
[3] What is your annual sales volume?
[4] What is your company's single largest problem?
[5] What is the strongest aspect of your business?
[6] What do you think will be happening in your business over the next year?

About Yourself

[1] Why did you join the CEO club?
[2] What other organizations do you belong to?
[3] What are your hobbies?
[4] Relate an interesting fact about yourself.
[5] Describe your most important professional accomplishments.

Your Board Of Directors

[1] Do you have a board of directors?
[2] Are you on boards of any other businesses?

 


 

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