Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club General Manager Robert Tench Signs CEO Pledge; Paves Way for Employee Health and Wellness

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By signing the CEO Pledge, Tench continues commitment to most important resource — Orchid Island's staff.

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“If there is one thing I’ve learned in all my years in the club industry, it’s that the member experience depends on a happy and healthy staff,” said Tench.

With such high regard for its employees, it only seems fitting that General Manager Robert Tench sign the CEO Pledge on behalf of his staff of over 100 full-time employees. The CEO Pledge is part of a national campaign promoted by the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) and Prevo Health Solutions that encourages CEO’s to recognize physical activity as an important driver of employee health and business performance.    

For a company that values ‘leaders who lead by example’ Tench’s decision to sign the CEO Pledge speaks volumes. But to him, it’s part and parcel with what you do when you are committed to excellence at every level.

“If there is one thing I’ve learned in all my years in the club industry, it’s that the member experience depends on a happy and healthy staff,” said Tench. “The dedicated employees of Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club spend a lot of time here, and deserve a positive, healthy work environment. We have already made great efforts as a club to become health, nutrition, and wellness - focused, so signing a pledge that would influence physical activity and promote a culture of wellness was a natural fit for us.”

For Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club the commitment to mentoring the staff and leading the team begins with a strong commitment to the community. For 11 years the club has awarded scholarships to children of first responders and to Orchid Island employees and their families who reside in Indian River County. Just recently, Orchid Outreach partnered with Indian River State College (IRSC) and established an endowed scholarship fund through the Indian River State College Foundation.

Rick Ladendorf, President of Prevo Health Solutions and facilitator of the CEO Pledge in the private club industry said, “by taking the CEO Pledge, Mr. Tench and his executive staff is sending a message that they are committed to employee health and well-being by emphasizing physical fitness and proper nutrition as key drivers in health.” Tench doesn’t take this leadership responsibility lightly, and his employees know they are valued. With a solid plan to motivate employees to be more physically active and healthy, he looks forward to further instilling a culture of wellness that reaches and affects the health of each and every one of his employees.

Studies of employee wellness programs consistently find that executive leadership is critical to employee engagement. If employees believe that creating a culture of physical activity is an executive priority, employees are more likely to be physically active, eat healthier, are more productive and happier.

The wellness efforts seem to be paying off as the club has recently received industry recognition from the BoardRoom Magazine as a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World, and as one of America’s Healthiest Clubs from Prevo Health Solutions. These industry accolades recognize the club’s board of governors, its department heads, and entire staff for their efforts in providing an excellent member experience with most of the credit going to the dedicated staff.

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a private, gated residential community of gracious waterfront and golf course homes, featuring miles of unspoiled beaches, an award-winning Arnold Palmer golf course and an intimate Beach Club perfectly suited for leisurely gatherings, club activities and exceptional dining. For more information, visit http://www.orchidislandgolfandbeachclub.com or contact Shirley Reul at (772) 581-1019 or by email at sreul(at)orchidislandclub(dot)com.[http://www.orchidislandgolfandbeachclub.com __title__ Orchid Island]

About Prevo Health Solutions
Prevo Health Solutions, Inc. is the club industry’s premier wellness experts with expertise in workplace wellness and member retention. Or mission is to improve the overall health of the Private Club Industry through education and sharing of best practices. Our team consists of health professionals, certified nutrition & fitness experts, workplace wellness gurus and engagement specialists. Prevo Health Solutions works with employers of all sizes to develop and execute custom wellness strategies which maximize engagement and participation. For more information call 888-321-1804 or visit http://www.prevohealth.com.

About the NCPPA
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) is the leading coalition in the country for promoting physical activity and fitness initiatives through national policy. It consists of a diverse blend of health organizations, associations, and private corporations, advocating for policies that inspire and empower all Americans to lead more physically active lifestyles. We maintain a strong and necessary voice for physical activity in Washington, DC through NCPPA staff and members working together to actively encourage federal legislators to make policy changes that promote regular activity in all facets of life. We speak directly to lawmakers and support national programs that meet our objectives, as well as host congressional briefings for members and their staff on a variety of physical activity topics including most recently, the economic benefits of physical activity. http://www.ncppa.org

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