Outlook June 15 2018

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June 15, 2018

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Certification FAQ: How Do I Submit a Certification Petition?
Members interested in sitting for the Certified Club Manager (CCM) exam must submit a Certification Petition to the National Office staff for review. Prior to submitting the Certification Petition, it’s important for each member to review their credit history to monitor their eligibility status. You should use the eligibility status from the credit history to determine when you are ready to submit your Certification Petition. When you feel you’ve met all of the CCM eligibility requirements, follow the steps below to submit your Certification Petition.

  1. Complete and submit a Certification Petition form, along with the non-refundable petition fee of $75. A Certification Petition can be found here. (Petition will not be reviewed without verification and signature of a Notary Public.)
  2. Once received by the staff at CMAA National, the Certification Petition will be reviewed to ensure the form has been completed. The applicant’s credit history will be reviewed to show evidence that the eligibility requirements have been met.
  3. The applicant will be notified via email if he or she has met the eligibility requirements to sit for the CCM exam. If approved, the applicant will be notified via email with information on how to proceed with purchasing and scheduling the exam. If the applicant is not approved to sit for the exam, he or she will be notified via email with information on which requirements have not been met at this time.

Adventure and Club Management at BMI International
What do you get when you cross adventure with club management? Co-presented by CMAA and the Golf Manager’s Association of New Zealand, BMI International offers an immersive cultural experience, October 4-9, 2018, and will feature educational presentations interspersed with unparalleled interactive adventure experiences including the Kawarau Bungy Center, Amisfield Vineyard, and Moonlight Country.

Queenstown is New Zealand’s leading major center for adventure tourism. Plan to explore it all! Review the complete schedule and guest program.

It is not too late to register. Register now.

CMAA University logo - 100wA Strategic Approach to Recruiting Hourly Employees Webinar Archive Now Available
Watch the hour-long webinar by the author of the recently released CMAA whitepaper addressing the strategic approach to recruiting and retaining hourly employees, Jodie J. Cunningham, SPHR, SHRM-SCP. The archive of the entire webinar is now available on CMAA University under the Resource Library carousel, CMAA Research and Survey Reports category, and Recruiting Hourly Employees Industry Survey. Club Resource Center subscribers may also download the accompanying white paper in the same spot. Both the webinar and white paper build off the results of CMAA’s 2017 Industry Study on Recruiting Hourly Employees.

Accounting and Financial Management Certificate Price Increases Soon
In partnership with RSM, CMAA has completed its first online certificate program on Accounting and Financial Management. After June 20, the price will rise from $500 to $995. Thank you to all current program participants for their feedback during development.

Purchase now on CMAA University before the price increases, under the CMAA Member Education carousel, Certificate Programs. If you do not remember your login credentials or have not accessed CMAA University in the past six months, email cmaauniversity@cmaa.org to reactivate your account.

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Jeff Morgan 2018CEO’s Perspective: A New Name, AMS, and More
Hello CMAA members! This month I have several newsworthy notes, including our official name change, our Association Management System transition, and more. Read more from CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE.

Call for Board of Directors Applications Due June 30
CMAA is looking for solid candidates to bring their passion, energy, talents, and vision to its National Board. As chapter and national leaders, please take a moment to consider nominating a peer, a fellow chapter member, or yourself as a candidate for the 2019 National Board of Directors.

The Nominating Committee is currently receiving applications for National Board service. You may nominate a current CMAA Professional member personally or direct them to the form for self-nomination.

In addition to the nomination form, candidates for the National Board will need to prepare a personal data form. Both the nomination form and the personal data form are due by June 30, 2018.

For your information, here are the members of the 2018 Nominating Committee:

2018 Nominating Committee 

    Robert C. James, CCM, CCE, CHE, Chairman        Christopher Graham, CCM
  Joseph F. Basso, MCM, CCE     Elizabeth Howard, CCM
  Christopher A. Boettcher, CCM, CCE   Gary D. Jones, CCM
  Stephanie L. Caddy, CCM, CAM   Thomas R. McKitterick, CCM, CCE
  Three Carpenter, CCM   Bradley E. Pollak, CCM, CCE

If you have any questions about the National Board nomination process, please contact Jeff Morgan or Kim Pasquale directly. Thanks in advance for your support of this important CMAA endeavor – we look forward to hearing from you!

Help Grow the Association
It’s hard to believe that we’re almost halfway through the year! Do you know someone at your club who could benefit from being a member of CMAA? If so, encourage them to join today! CMAA National dues are $250 ($212.50 for Alumnus) through August 31. The application process starts at the local level, so direct them to your chapter contact.

For more info, send prospective members to cmaa.org/join and help grow our Association.

New CF LogoDid You Know?  The Club Foundation today is not the result of a single vision, but those of many industry leaders. Acknowledging that continuing education is a priority for club managers, Bud Hall, MCM; Jim Petzing, CCM; Red Steger, CCM; and Jack Sullivan, CCM, determined that CMAA needed a fundraising entity to help support the mounting costs of professional development programs. Because of this forethought, The Club Management Institute Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was created in October 1988. To better align with the strategic direction of the organization, the name was officially changed in 1991 to The Club Foundation, and it remains so today. Please help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Club Foundation by contributing when you pay your dues by going online, or texting the word clubs to 41444. Donations in any amount are always appreciated.

Icon - This Weeks Discussion   Featured Discussion: What's Up at Your Club?
Icon - Featured Job   Featured MOL Job: CC in Southeast Seeks Director of Club Operations
Featured MMCO Job:   CC in TN Seeks Director of  F & B

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We’re Here to Help With Member Inquiries
The CMAA Research Team is on hand to help with member inquiries. Do you receive requests on compensation, job descriptions, performance evaluations, tax status questions, membership information, dues information, strategic planning, etc.? Reach out to us directly at 703-739-9500 or through the form by selecting the Research Department.

Can Your Employees Speak Knowledgeably About Wine?
Vino 101 will make you certain your employees are able to answer member’s questions about wine pairings or recommending a wine. This short online course can help boost your employee’s confidence by teaching food service professionals the basics about wine. The course aids in recommending, selling, and serving wine and is the perfect intro to wine or as a refresher course for seasoned professionals. Vino 101 is now included in a club subscription to the Club Resource Center. For only $1,195 you can choose to train your entire staff on wine basics along with a growing list of other imperative staff training courses! To learn more or purchase a subscription, visit the Club Resource Center today.

Need Intelligent Operations for Your Club?
FacilityDude has solutions for you to keep track of all of the routine maintenance and inventory tallies for the many systems and areas of your club. MaintenanceEdge and InventoryEdge are two foolproof software products that improve productivity, communication, and manages and tracks inventory. These are built into a web-based platform so that “business as usual” means having exactly what you need when you need it.

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Insufficient Numbers of Seasonal Workers Under H-2B Visa Program An Issue For Industry
Few public-policy issues inspire as many heated conversations as immigration, and the golf industry perennially finds itself smack dab in the middle of the debate.

Golf is a big employer of temporary immigrant laborers who arrive in the US under the H-2B visa program for temporary nonagricultural jobs. Golf course operators typically hire these seasonal workers to staff their grounds crews, though some also are recruited to work in other areas, such as food and beverage. Read more.

Food, Glorious Food: Five Trends From the National Restaurant Association Show
Are you wondering what nutrition trends were top of mind at this year’s National Restaurant Association Show? If you’re thinking veggies and reduced-sugar caffeinated beverages, you’re on the right track. Read to find out more.

US OPEN INFOGRAPHICThe US Open by the Numbers
The 118th United States Open Championship will be held June 14–17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Shinnecock Hills, NY.

Check out these stats:

  • The USGA estimates the event will have a $120M economic impact on the NY region.
  • More than 4,700 volunteers will be on-site.
  • There are nearly 800 golf courses in NY.
  • The New York golf industry supports nearly 38,000 jobs and $1.6B in total annual wage income.
  • The industry has a total annual economic impact of $5.3B.

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Jun 27   Webinar: Chapter Affiliation Agreement (For Chapter Officers - No Credits Available)
Jun 30   CMAA Fellows Nominations Due — to CMAA
Jun 30   CMAA National Director Interest Forms Due — to CMAA
Jul 24   Webinar: Getting the Most Out of Your CMAA Membership
Aug 1-3   Club Spa and Fitness Association
Regional Conference — Naples, FL
Aug 6   CCM Exam : Local Proctored
Sep 1   James B. Singerling Scholarship application due to The Club Foundation
Sep 1   Sally Burns Rambo Scholarship application due to The Club Foundation
Sep 5-7   Leadership/Legislative Conference — Washington, DC
Sep 12   Governance/Leadership Summit — Country Club of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Sep 17-21   BMI Tactical Leadership — Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Sep 20-21   Club Spa and Fitness Association
Regional Conference — Boston, MA
Sep 24-28   BMI Club Management — Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA  (FULL)
Sep 24-28   BMI Golf ManagementThe Admiral's Cove Club, Jupiter, FL (FULL)
Oct 1   Willmoore Kendall Scholarship application due to Chapter
Nov 1   LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship application due to The Club Foundation
Nov 1   Willmoore Kendall Scholarship application due to The Club Foundation
Nov 1-4   National Student Education Conference — Chicago, IL
Dec 4   Governance/Leadership Summit — Pinehurst Country Club, Denver, CO
  * Webinars begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, unless otherwise noted
* Webinar registration opens approximately seven days prior to event.
* Additional webinars will be posted as they are scheduled.