It's disappointing to hear, but when I first read about the ticker, I expected this would be a problem. Virtually all active items that require saved data, reset or temporarily go blank when the club owner isn't present. The customizable chairs from Game Mechanics, for example. I found it unlikely this one would be any different.
It seems to be a problem with the coding of clubhouses in general, and therefore the ticker developer (nDreams in this case?) would have little control over it. Maybe they can find a work-around, but I'm not optimistic about it. Maybe Joey will chime in and surprise me, though?