Both clubs’ Boards approved the merger in May, and Graham Leibowitz will act as General Manager of the combined facilities with Vicki Schroeder managing the downtown operations. The merger is expected to be complete in December and the name of the new entity is still under discussion.
On October 4, members of The University Club of Milwaukee (Wis.) and the Tripoli Country Club, also in Milwaukee, approved the private clubs’ plan to merge. The name of the new entity is still under discussion. The merger plans were first announced in May, the Milwaukee BizTimes reported.
Both clubs’ boards had approved the merger in May. In order for the merger to move forward, two-thirds of the members of each club had to vote in favor. With the approval, the combination is expected to be completed in December, the BizTimes reported.
Dan Aiello, president of the Tripoli board of governors, will serve as board president of the combined club. There will be a nine-member board, with six members appointed by Tripoli and three members appointed by the University Club. The board makeup reflects the size of operations for the existing clubs, the BizTimes reported.
Graham Leibowitz has been named General Manager of the combined club, and Vicki Schroeder will continue to manage its downtown operations at The University Club, the BizTimes reported.
“In addition to preserving the rich history and traditions of both clubs, we aspire to elevate our members’ experiences through expanded high-quality services, amenities and locations available for both social, personal and professional usage,” Aiello said. “Together, we will offer the highest-quality experience and amenities available in the region to our combined 800 members, who are colleagues, neighbors and friends committed to both personal and professional excellence.”
“When the merger is complete, we will be the only club in the Milwaukee area to offer a full continuum of services for every member of the family,” said Julie Tolan, president of The University Club board of directors. “Not only are we expanding the existing range of services and amenities for our current and future members, but we are creating a distinct value proposition for generations to come.”
The Tripoli Country Club was founded in 1921 and has about 350 members. It offers a top-rated golf course, swimming, tennis, paddle tennis and winter activities, as well as dining and meeting and event spaces. TCC has about 150 employees, 25 of whom are full-time. The University Club was founded in 1898 and has about 450 members,. The University Club offers casual and fine dining, meeting and event facilities, enrichment and educational programming and other city amenities. University Club has 34 full-time and 24 part-time employees, the BizTimes reported.