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Stay Connected to CMAA: Renew Your 2016 National Membership

By now, you should have received your first 2016 membership renewal notice in the mail. Payment is due no later than October 31, 2015 (the date on which your membership card expires). Please consider an early payment to avoid additional notices and/or any late fees that may be assessed. Renew online today.

New on CMAA University: Marketing for Club Managers

A new module was just added to the Manager in Development program on CMAA University. This module explores the factors in declining club membership and other important issues that influence club membership marketing, including the club's location and reasons frequently cited why marketing is not necessary for private clubs. You will learn the four P's of marketing, the steps to develop a membership marketing plan, and how clubs can attract and retain members. Enroll on CMAA University and start learning today.

Have You Noticed? The Business Management Institute Programs Have a New Look

Since the Business Management Institute (BMI) programs began in the mid 1980's, there have been more than 400 programs offered with more than 13,000 managers in attendance. With the main focus of the BMI programs centered on CMAA's 10 competency areas and the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation, the Education Department works diligently to make sure that the BMI course content is the most relevant and up-to-date. Read Outlook to learn more about these updates.

CEO’s Perspective: MacGyvering and How to Innovate

Every August, the association world's professional association, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) holds its annual meeting. Approximately 5,000+ members of about 20,000+ members attend. For key CMAA staff, ASAE is the equivalent of what CMAA is for you – just so you know, there about 90,000 associations, like CMAA, in the United States. This year ASAE's World Conference was in Detroit, MI. In the same manner that CMAA focuses on education and networking, so does ASAE. This was my 20th+ ASAE annual conference, but it was the first for Kim Pasquale and Jason Koenigsfeld, and the first time anyone could remember someone from CMAA attending. Read more in the CEO Blog.

Declare Your Interest to Serve on a 2016 National Committee

If you are interested in applying for 2016 committee service work, you can apply online as well as review the Committee Service Guidelines for information regarding the expectations, eligibility and appointment process for committee members. Please note that volunteering for national committee service is a separate and distinct process from running for election to the National Board of Directors. Contact Kim Pasquale with any questions.


Early Registration for the 2015 Leadership/Legislative Conference Ends August 10


Do not miss the opportunity to join fellow CMAA leaders from around the country, September 8-10, 2015, at the 2015 Leadership/Legislative Conference at the Westin Alexandria, in Alexandria, VA. This is not just a Conference; it is a highly-participatory opportunity to shape the future of your Association and ensure its offerings meet your professional needs. This year it is being offered in a new Tuesday through Thursday format. Learn more.

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