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September 7, 2018

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Why You Should Attend the Certification Review Course
One of the best ways to prepare for the Certified Club Manager (CCM) exam is by attending the Certification Review Course. The course was designed to aid managers in their preparation for the exam but should not in any way take the place of your individual study and preparation. Attending the course gives managers the opportunity to interact with other peers who are working towards the same common goal. Managers also can receive guidance from the instructors' teaching. Statistics have shown that managers who have taken the Certification Review Course have had a higher pass rate than those who decided to prepare for the CCM exam on their own. 

Managers can still register for the November Certification Review Course which will be held November 11-16 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, or the April session held April 7-12, 2019. The CCM exam will be offered on Friday of each week. The cost of the course is $1,800.   

For more information on registering for the Certification Review Course or taking the CCM exam, members can contact Brian Watkins at 703-739-9500.

You Can Check Your Credit History Online
You are still able to check your certification credit history on the new website. Once you have signed into the website, click on the “My Education Credits” tab on the right side of the page. To check your status towards maintaining your designation, go to the “My Certifications” tab at the bottom of the page and click on the “Certification Details” link. To check your progress towards Honor Society, go to the “My Open Applications” tab in the middle of the page and click on “Continue Application” link.

Please contact the Education Department if you have any difficulties checking your credits.

Discover Your Certification Potential with the Manager in Development Program
Not sure if you would like to pursue your Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation? Gain exposure to the intricacies of club management through the Manager in Development (MID) program. This program educates entry- and mid-level managers under the supervision of a mentoring CCM, giving you real life exposure to the work behind the coveted certification. All while earning 60 CMI credits towards certification if and when you choose to pursue certification.

To learn more about the MID Program, please visit CMAA University, select the CMAA Member Education carousel and Manager in Development.

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Announcing the 2019 CMAA Secretary-Treasurer and Board of Director Candidates
The CMAA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Brian R. Kroh, CCM, of John’s Island Club, Vero Beach, FL, as the 2019 National Secretary-Treasurer. Mr. Kroh was elected by the Board of Directors at its summer meeting in July.

For general elections to the National Board of Directors, there are three, three-year terms, and one, one-year term available in 2019.

The following members have been slated by the CMAA Nominating Committee:

Steven R. Buck, CCM, CCE, Shady Canyon Golf Club, Irvine, CA
Janine M. Budzius, CCM, CCE, Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne, PA
Mitchell S. Platt, MCM, CCE, Cosmos Club, Washington, DC*
Michael D. Seabrook, CCM, CCE, Belle Meade Country Club, Nashville, TN*

*denotes incumbent

Each candidate made a brief presentation at the Leadership/Legislative Conference, which was recorded and will be made available through the CMAA website, cmaa.org/vote, along with their candidate platforms and résumés. Online voting will open in December and continue through CMAA’s World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo, February 24-28, 2019, in Nashville, TN.

Call for 2019 National Committee Volunteers
As a membership organization, CMAA is governed by members to serve members. Standing and special committees (i.e., task forces, at-conference and/or ad hoc committees) are an important part of CMAA’s leadership structure and vital to its success. Committee members lend their expertise to the issues, programs and governance that keep the Association current and strategic in serving members, the profession, and the industry at large.
Each of the standing committees typically includes Professional/Alumnus members who are selected and approved to serve by the incoming CMAA National Chairman. If interested in applying for 2019 national committee service work, you can apply here as well as review the Committee Service Guidelines for information regarding the expectations, eligibility, and appointment process.
Please contact >Kim Pasquale with any questions. Thank you for your interest in advancing CMAA’s mission!

New Programming Opportunity for Women in Club Management
CMAA’s member communities, or special interest groups (SIGs), bring together members of similar character and shared interests to build communities within the Association at-large. CMAA’s International Wine Society (IWS) has come to be the most recognized special interest group over the years, and focus is now being given to growing and enhancing additional member communities within the Association, to include the Women in Club Management SIG.

Women in Club Management has primarily existed by way of a round-table meeting and/or a day of education at the World Conference. To develop this SIG beyond a World Conference-only setting, additional programming is in the works. The Membership Engagement Department is excited to unveil the first of such programming: A Coaching Conversation Series.

This will be a quarterly event where women (and men!) convene to talk about a relevant topic related to women in the industry. Three of the four events will be remote, via phone/webinar, and the fourth will capitalize on World Conference with the opportunity to bring people together in person.

Join us on Thursday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. EDT as we kick off the first of our
Women in Club Management Coaching Conversation Series:
Work/Life Balance? What Is It and Is It Possible for Me?

Shelley MacDougall has been coaching CMAA professionals since 2006. Along with her business partner, Kevin MacDonald, they have coached and worked with thousands of industry professionals in their combined 30 years of coaching. In this session, Shelley will share ideas on life balance – as a woman in the club industry – and give you some tools to help you navigate the challenges and bring the best out in you! Get ready to ask questions and elevate your thinking

  • Understand what work/life balance is for you!
  • Understand your beliefs and how powerful they are.
  • Enhance your greatest resource – you!

Register today!

A few notes: all CMAA Professional female managers are currently included in this group and will receive email correspondence about this Series; one CMAA Association Activity credit will be awarded for each webinar/meeting attended.

25 Years and Going Strong
Have you been in a management position at your club for 25 or more consecutive years? If so, we first would like to applaud you on the dedication and hard work that you have committed to your club and the industry. Secondly, we would like to extend our invitation for you to be a member of CMAA’s 25-Year Club.

Membership in the 25-Year Club is open to “any member of CMAA who shall have been the manager of the same bona fide club for 25 consecutive years.” Managers are invited to become members upon receipt of statements of eligibility from their clubs. There are no dues or admission fees; the purpose of the club is to promote special relations among its members.

With more than 60 current members, we look forward to welcoming even more inductees. New members to the 25-Year Club are recognized at each World Conference. If you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact " target="_blank">Erica Benjamin for further information.

Two Chapters Sign on to Support #GivingTuesday
New CF LogoYesterday at the Leadership/Legislative Conference, The Club Foundation announced a collaboration with two of CMAA’s medium-sized chapters, the Wisconsin Badger Chapter and the Upper Midwest Chapter. Each chapter agreed to donate $10,000 to The Club Foundation to support #GivingTuesday. Created in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a day of giving back after the heavy shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a day of national philanthropy and a day for chapters, members, and all those who support the club industry, to donate to The Club Foundation. All funds raised will support grants and scholarships.

It’s exciting to see two medium-sized Chapters come together to take a lead role in this campaign and it shows, no matter the size of the chapter, big or small, every chapter can support the Foundation. To learn more please, contact Carrie Wosicki.

Did You Know?  CMAA members and club industry employees can visit a single, highly informative, nonpartisan website at clubindustryvotes.org to find all the information necessary to make informed decisions about local, state, and federal elections. Individuals can use the Voter Resources feature to find details about registering to vote and how early voting works as well as learn about current representatives as well as candidates seeking office. You simply enter your state or zip code to get started. Remember to be part of the process to keep your voice heard on Tuesday, November 6! CMAA strongly encourages all members to participate in the electoral process.

If you have any questions or would like more information on this effort, please contact Melissa Low at 703-739-9500.

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The 2018 Competency Study is Open; Help Shape CMAA’s Professional Development Program
 CMAA is in the process of updating our competencies, which in turn updates our curriculum from BMI’s, the CCM exam to all our professional development offerings. The 90-minute survey is based on the managers perspective of a General Manager’s importance and frequency of use of each competency.

Please participate by November 16 in this important and valuable study. Participants will receive 2 Association Activity credits and be entered into a drawing for an Education Only Conference Registration for the 2019 World Conference on Club Management in Nashville (transferable to another manager at their club).

Participants can start and stop the survey at their convenience. To do so, please use the same device (desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet) to access the survey each time. To make sure your responses saved, please click the next button at the bottom of each page. Contact Amilcar Davy or Jason Koenigsfeld with any questions.

Stay Informed About the Current Retirement Plan Trends by Getting a Complimentary Evaluation
In the ever-changing retirement plan and investment market environment, keeping current with the latest trends and market conditions is critical to you and your plan’s financial well-being. Talk to a CMAA National Retirement Plan Advisor regarding what’s happening and how it might affect the club industry, your staff, and your personal savings focus. Email us for a complimentary evaluation.

Crafting Better Job Postings with Insperity
In CMAA’s Recruiting Hourly Employee Study, we found that club managers use a number of recruiting sources to recruit hourly employee candidates, but one the most effective ways is the use of job search engines (83 percent). Learn how to write an effective job posting to attract the best talent through Insperity’s blog.

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Court Overturns Rule Delaying 2015 WOTUS Rule
On August 16, the US District for the District of South Carolina issued a ruling enjoining nationwide the rule that delayed until February 2020 implementation of the 2015 WOTUS Rule. The district court’s decision was based on procedural grounds. The court said the rule’s delay violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) because the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers did not take comment on the substance of the 2015 WOTUS Rule or the prior regulations that would stay in place during the delay of the 2015 Rule. Read to learn more.  

LPGA and We Are Golf Launch #InviteHer
Did you know women are one of the fastest growing demographics in golf, but still only make up 24 percent of the golfing population? We Are Golf and The LPGA have joined forces on a mission to help more women discover the game and launch #inviteHER. Learn more at inviteher.com.

2018 GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGAs) Applications Due September 30
Applications for the 2018 GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGAs) are now open. These awards recognize golf course superintendents and golf courses around the world for their commitment to environmental stewardship.

The ELGAs help the golf industry recognize your work to improve the natural environment on your golf course. Your environmental stewardship clearly demonstrates the importance of valuable green space in our local communities while showing the economic savings of conservation practices implemented on golf courses.

Additionally, this year the format of the ELGAs has changed. They have been split up into four different awards that recognize efforts in more specific areas of conservation. The intention is to be able to recognize more superintendents with more varied successes in conservation even if they haven’t yet been able to implement practices in all areas of environmental conservation.

We encourage you to apply for the ELGAs at gcsaa.org/elga to let GCSAA consider recognizing your outstanding achievements. Applications are due September 30, 2018. The GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards are generously sponsored by Syngenta through the Environmental Institute for Golf.

DOL Schedules Overtime Listening Sessions in September
The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has announced that in the upcoming weeks, it will hold public listening sessions to gather views on the Overtime Rule. The Department plans to update the Overtime Rule, and is interested in hearing the views and ideas of participants on possible revisions to the regulations. Read more information and access dates in the Legislative Report blog.

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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)
Sep 27   Webinar: Women in Club Management Coaching Conversation Series
Sep 28   CSFA Webinar: Service Culture: Incorporating Medical Spa Services into Your Operation   
Oct 1     Willmoore Kendall Scholarship application due to Chapter
Oct 3   Webinar: Service Culture: We Stopped Talking About It and Built It
Oct 4-9   BMI International - Queenstown, New Zealand
Oct 8-12   BMI Leadership Principles — Cal-Poly, CA (FULL)  
Oct 15-19   BMI Chief Operating Officer — Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (FULL) 
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
Nov 5-9   BMI Food and Beverage Management — University of Houston, Houston, TX (FULL)
Nov 5-9   BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Officer — Michigan State University, Lansing, MI (FULL)
Nov 5-9   BMI Strategic Leadership — Boston, MA
Nov 11-16   Joe Perdue Certification Review Course and CCM Exam — Georgia State, Atlanta, GA
Nov 12   CCM Exam : Local Proctored
Dec 4   Governance/Leadership Summit — Pinehurst Country Club, Denver, CO
Dec 12   CSFA Webinar: Wellness Reservation Software Conundrum! Comparing, Contrasting & Implementing Wellness Reservation Systems
    * Webinars begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, unless otherwise noted
* Webinar registration opens approximately seven days prior to even