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The Legislative Report blog provides timely information on federal and state legislation and regulations and state trends as well as the myriad issues affecting the private club industry. A companion to CMAA's Legislative website, this resource should be your first stop for any information regarding legal, tax or legislative club-specific issues.

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Expanding the Advocacy Resources

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Key State LegislationClubindustryvotes.org, CMAA’s Grassroots Advocacy website, has relaunched with expanded information and abilities. The new site adds dynamic state-level information with tracked legislation and legislators.

Through the website, all CMAA members will be able to easily access:

  • Currently Tracked Federal Bills and Regulations
  • Key State Bills (New!!!)
  • Directory of Federal and State Legislators (New!!!)
  • Action Alerts on CMAA-Tracked Issues
  • Non-Partisan Election and Voter Registration Information

As well, Chapters, through their Managing Directors and Legislative Chairmen, will have the opportunity to collaborate with CMAA on state-related Action Alerts (contact forms) and more.

This resource, coupled with the Legislative Report and webinar series providing timely compliance information on the regulations impacting clubs, will now comprise CMAA’s robust advocacy initiative. Get started now to make your voice heard.

Industry Converges for Eighth Annual National Golf Day

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4_17_15_2On Wednesday, April 15, representatives of the We Are Golf coalition, including the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and the National Club Association (NCA) converged on Capitol Hill for the eighth annual National Golf Day to share the industry’s economic, environmental, health and charitable benefits as well as to lobby on issues of chief importance to our industry. Read more...


Seventh Annual National Golf Day Extends Beyond Capitol Hill

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2014 NGD

On Wednesday, May 21, representatives of the We Are Golf coalition, including the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, the National Golf Course Owners Association and The PGA of America, converged on Capitol Hill for the seventh annual National Golf Day to share the industry’s economic, environmental, health and charitable benefits. The events of the day kicked off with an appearance from golf icon, Jack Nicklaus.

CMAA was represented by Vice President Tony D’Errico, CCM, CCE, and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Singerling, CCM. More than 75 individuals participated in Washington, DC, in approximately 85 Congressional visits and meetings. As well, representatives met with The White House and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Outside of the Beltway, thousands of other individuals nationwide supported the event through social media, specifically using the #NGD14 hashtag. Participants and supporters shared great messages about this industry and our contributions including:

  • Economic: Golf is a $68.8 billion US industry, supporting nearly two million jobs with an annual wage income of $55.6 billion.
  • Fitness: Golfers exceed 10K steps and burn up to 2,000 calories during a round of golf.
  • Charitable: Golf raises more for charity than the MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA. 
  • Sustainability: Golf courses account for more than 2 million acres of green space in the US and fewer than 15 percent of golf facilities utilize municipal water supplies.

In an interview, CEO Jim Singerling, CCM, shared the economic story of golf and the ripple effect on the community. View the entire interview.

Learn more about the 2014 National Golf Day and view photos from the event on CMAA’s Facebook page.  

What Will 2013 Bring? Annual Legislative & Regulatory Forecast

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Pile of Papers - 175wForecasting is not an exact science. Take the weather for example. How many times does the TV weatherman get it right? But none the less, here are some issues clubs should pay attention to this coming year. Some of this might sound repetitive from 2012. Being a Presidential election year, 2012 was a year of inaction for both Congress and the regulatory agencies. The most significant events in 2012 for clubs were the Supreme Court’s action in upholding the Affordable Care Act and the deferrals of the H-2B Wage Rule and the swimming pool and spa provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. more... 

 

Summer Hiring Info Needed

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Yacht - 175wThrough our efforts in WE ARE GOLF, CMAA support the SummerJobs+ initiative. The goal of which is to provide summer jobs for more than 100,000 youth across the country. Earlier this year, CMAA and WE ARE GOLF partnered with the United States Department of Labor to bring greater attention and commitment to creating summer jobs for America's youth. At that time, we collected data on summer hiring plans.

Now that we are ending the summer season, CMAA needs data on the actual hiring numbers to share with the DOL. In addition, CMAA would love to hear your success stories on summer hires this year (we hired this young man or woman, or had him or her as an intern, and now they’re a key full-time employee... or something like that). Please share your actual numbers and success stories via e-mail to melissa.low@cmaa.org.

Thank you for helping us advocate for the industry!

WE ARE GOLF Goes to the White House

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WE ARE GOLF Goes to White House to Announce 2012 Summer Jobs Commitment for America’s Youth

WAG at the White House Jan 12 - 283wWashington, DC – WE ARE GOLF today helped spearhead the White House’s announcement of Summer Jobs+, a new call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government to work together to provide pathways to employment for America’s youth in the summer of 2012.

Top executives from the PGA of America, the Club Managers Association of America, the National Golf Course Owners Association, and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America joined Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and other senior Administration officials in a commitment to do all they can to strengthen the economy and make sure America’s young people have the opportunity to earn the skills and a work ethic that come with a job. 

We Are Golf logo - 500 wideIn addition to making commitments for the summer of 2012, WE ARE GOLF was honored by the Department of Labor for its strong participation in the Administration’s 2011 summer jobs initiative.

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