The merger of the two historic Milwaukee clubs would combine city dining and event amenities, and suburban recreational activities with a single club membership. The boards of each private organization have approved the non-binding letter of intent, and a member vote is expected for this fall.
The University Club of Milwaukee (Wis.) and Tripoli Country Club, also in Milwaukee, have agreed to a tentative merger of the two clubs, the Milwaukee (Wis.) Business Journal reported.
The boards of each organization voted unanimously to approve a non-binding letter of intent for a merger of the two historic private clubs. A merger would combine city dining and event amenities and suburban recreational activities with a single club membership, the Business Journal reported.
The merged club would mark another city-country club organization following the Wisconsin Club’s takeover of the former Brynwood Country Club in 2009, the Business Journal reported.
The University Club of Milwaukee was established in 1898 and is in a landmark, historic building on Milwaukee’s lakefront that offers views, casual and fine dining, meeting and event facilities. The club also provides enrichment and educational programming and other city amenities such as a dedicated club car and behind-the-scenes access to major artistic productions, among other benefits, the Business Journal reported.
Tripoli Country Club was established in 1921. It runs a top-rated course that through its history has hosted several PGA tournaments and state professional and amateur championships. The club also offers swimming, tennis, paddle tennis and a multitude of winter activities including cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing, the Business Journal reported.
“Not only will this provide our existing members even greater experiences and amenities, it will also serve as a compelling value proposition for future generations of leaders,” said Julie Tolan, president of the University Club’s board of directors. “Tripoli offers a great opportunity for our current and future members to enjoy great golf, pool and other recreational activities.”
Each club has established working committees that will begin immediately assessing the remaining operational aspects of the proposed merged organization, with a member vote of both clubs to approve the merger expected this fall, the Business Journal reported.