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The 2014 Finance and Operations Report Is Now Available

The 2014 Finance and Operations Report, powered by Club Benchmarking and produced with Bronze Alliance Partner McGladrey, is now available. Survey participants, Club Benchmarking subscribers and PCS subscribers all receive a complimentary copy. The report may also be purchased online through Club Benchmarking.

Olympic CEO and Club Manager John Furlong to Headline 2014 LLC

John Furlong has been described as a sports hero, nation builder and the ultimate crisis manager. Known for his masterful storytelling and innovative leadership style, he continues to inspire, regaling audiences with the many remarkable and fascinating stories behind the 2010 Winter Olympic Games held in Vancouver. In his career, Furlong has a varied background, including as a club management professional. Furlong will open day two of LLC on Sunday, September 7, as the Leadership Address. Registration is now open at

EPA’s New Waters of the US Rule Comment Deadline Extended

After receiving public comment regarding the complexity of the proposed rule, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to amend the public comment deadline for Defining the Waters of the United States Under the Clean Water Act to October 20. CMAA is participating in a task force with cross-profession representatives to submit industry comments regarding the rule. Learn how you can submit comments in the Legislative Report blog.


The Florida Chapter’s Seminole Region hit the greens for their annual charity golf tournament to raise money for children’s charities in June. The event had two components – Marathon Golf, now in its fourth year, followed by the 24th Annual Best Ball Tournament. For Marathon Golf, the managers’ membership, their recruits and other entrants tee off at several area courses with pledges made for every hole of golf played. Gary Collins, CCM, CCE, and Mitch Stump (pictured above) played 145 and 108 holes respectively.


More than $140,000 has been raised to date and benefits five charities including Toys for Tots, The Special Olympics, SOS Children’s Villages, The George Snow Scholarship Fund, The Unicorn Children’s Foundation, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers and The First Tee of the Palm Beaches.

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