Mr. Olley hails from Southport, Merseyside, England and graduated in Food Service from Southport College of Art & Technology. He moved to London, serving at the House of Commons for 5 years, including personal waiter to the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Olley then moved to the Cayman Islands in 1990, while continuing in the restaurant business , he set up a non-profit raising $50K for local charities. He met his wife and moved to Rhode Island in 1994.
Jules Olley spent his first 10 years in the USA, working through the ranks of local restaurants, enjoying professional successes while also continuing non-profit endeavors. He has now called Rhode Island Country Club home for 8 years, of which 6 has been as Clubhouse Manager. During this time he has hosted the yearly CVS/Caremark Charity Classic, the 111th Women’s Amateur and celebrated the Club’s 100th anniversary.
Jules Olley lives in Lincoln, RI with my wife Christine, daughter Alexandra and family pooch Lily Sparkles. His reason for running for NECMA Director is that it good to serve and give back to those who give to you!
As Director, Mr. Olley will continue with NECMA members to develop and promote high standards of professionalism in private club management, and further uphold the NECMA mission statement: to provide education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character, to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management, and to advance friendly relations among its members.
The New England Club Managers Association (NECMA), the original chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, was established in 1914 and has since been a leader in the advancement of opportunities for private club managers, and foremost, students of the culinary and hospitality industries. NECMA has more than 240 members who manage more than 150 private clubs in the New England area. The purposes of the New England Chapter are to provide education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character, to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management, and to advance friendly relations among its members.
The Club Managers Association of America is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. With more than 7,000 members across all classifications, CMAA members run more than 3,000 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of its members; and to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations.