Outlook July 10 2020


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July 10, 2020

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Certification Update: Expanded Competencies and Certification Maintenance Requirement Extension
The CMAA Board has approved two items impacting CMAA's hallmark certification, the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation. 

Like the extension granted during the 2008 recession, the CMAA Board has approved a one-year extension to the Certification Maintenance Requirement (CMR) for those individuals who need it based on hardships related to COVID-19. An extension will be granted for those who qualify at the end of a member's current maintenance period. 

The Board also approved an update to the CMAA competency areas. The update includes a new competency area as well as updates to the current competencies. The expanded competencies are listed below:

1. Leadership
2. Interpersonal Skills
3. Club Governance
4. Accounting, Finance, and Data Analytics 
5. External Governmental Influences
6. Human and Professional Resources
7. Membership and Marketing
8. Food and Beverage
9. Golf, Sports, Recreation, and Wellness
10. Facilities Management
11. Information Technology 

The Professional Development team will introduce the changes in the competency areas into the Business Management Institute curriculum. Once adequately covered in BMI curriculum, the update will be reflected in the CCM exam. Adequate notice will be provided to the membership before that change is implemented. 

For questions on these updates, please contact the Professional Development Department.

Continue to Learn this Summer with CMAA University
CMAA University logo - 100wCMAA hosts webinars throughout the year and all these webinars are archived on CMAA University, including those specifically addressing COVID-19. As part of your member benefits you can sign in and explore recordings from this past year or as far back as 2013. All webinars are organized by competency area and are in the Archived Webinars area under the CMAA Member Education carousel. COVID-19 webinars are housed within the COVID-19 Resources area by topic area. If you have forgotten your password, you can request a new one here.

If you decide to try one of our purchasable programs, all content for purchase on CMAA University is now on sale until September 4, 2020. This includes the Manager in Development program, Accounting and Financial Management Certificate, and Conference Recordings. Take advantage of a 20 percent discount by entering the code COVID19 at check out. 

Registration Opens for Membership & Marketing Summit
The inaugural Membership & Marketing Summit scheduled for August 25 will address some of the most pressing issues club management professionals are facing:

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• Member recruitment and retention;
 Membership engagement and experience;
 Family life-cycle development and implementation; and
• Club website relevance and design.

This first virtual Summit will function as a prelude to future in-person Membership & Marketing Summits and build upon subject matter and areas of focus. Designed to have an immediate impact on how professionals design and execute the membership experience, attendees will receive insight, best practices, and real-life examples and storytelling to apply at their own clubs. The Summit is presented in partnership with Creative Golf Marketing, a CMAA Education Partner

Access the full schedule, registration information, and more.  


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Chairman’s Message: Important Membership Announcements
Mark Bado 2020Dear CMAA Friends: 

As I mentioned when I was first elected to the Board in 2014 and reelected in 2017, and as I reiterated just a few months ago when I accepted the Chairmanship of CMAA, our responsibilities as Board members are very direct and they include:

• Be a conduit to membership
• Govern by our policies
• Help develop and provide the mission/vision of our Association
• Aid in the development and execution of the Strategic Plan
• Support/evaluate/develop our Association's President/CEO

To that end I am pleased to announce that your Board of Directors has extended the contract of our President & CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE. On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to share that we have renewed his agreement for an additional three years, extending his service through 2023. This is Jeff's third contract since his arrival in late 2014. Over the past six years, Jeff has advanced our organization to the benefit of our members, expanding research initiatives, events, and educational opportunities. He was a key factor in developing, finalizing, and co-creating our past two Strategic Plans with the current Plan running through 2024. His continued leadership of the National Headquarters team will enable us to continue our fruitful work and further our vision.

Further, as we continue to examine ways for our organization to promote diversity as addressed in our most recently developed strategic plan, as Board of Directors we have formed a Diversity & Equity in Club Leadership Task Force

CMAA is committed to equity and an ongoing dialogue across cultural lines as a strategy for excellence in serving our members, for addressing the needs of an increasingly diverse society, and as a mechanism for equipping current and future CMAA leaders.  

As an association, we need to focus on education — the foundation of our organization. With diversity and equity issues at the forefront, we are dedicating resources to design and adopt methods across our events, programs, and services to ensure that CMAA welcomes and encourages participation and advancement for all. 

This Task Force is co-chaired by Board Members Janine Budzius, CCM, CCE, and Richard LaRocca, CCM, CCE, and includes a cross-section of members and perspectives. The Task Force is working to establish its framework and guidelines and its work will begin with an emphasis on both short- and long-term objectives. 

The Task Force members include:

Janine Budzius, CCM, CCE, Co-Chair
Richard LaRocca, CCM, CCE, Co-Chair
Joe Krenn, CCM, CCE
Randy Ruder, CCM, CCE
Oliver Boudin, CCM, CCE
Nadia Dunrod
Carrie Eyler
Passion Graham
Michael Henley, CCM
Kristen LaCount, CCM
Ana Muniz-Trboljevac
Jim Moody, Jr., CCM, CCE
Preston Smith
Kim Pasquale
Brian Watkins

Thank you for your continued support. I wish you and your family a safe, healthy, and enjoyable summer. 

As always, it is an honor and privilege to be your Chairman,

Mark Bado, MCM, CCE

Join the CMAA Book Club and Read Talking to Strangers
CMAA Connect logoFor the month of July, the CMAA Book Club will be reading and discussing Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. The Book Club will meet via a Zoom call on Thursday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. These calls will be limited to 20 people, so if you are interested, make sure to RSVP to Christina Krueger to receive the Zoom link. If there is enough interest, an additional meeting may be added to ensure everyone can have the opportunity to participate. 

Register for the 2020 CSFA Virtual Conference
The 2020 CSFA Virtual Conference is designed to provide our members and fellow industry professionals to connect, learn and share. This year's virtual format will include: 

• Keynote Address by Todd Durkin, international fitness coach and author
• Virtual Welcome Reception with CSFA Partners, Board of Directors, and New Members
• Association General Session 
• "Let's Move" Interactive Sessions
• Six Education Sessions within Three Conference Tracks: Technology in Wellness; Re-Imagining Programming; and Health + Wellbeing 360°
• CSFA Corporate Partner Showcase Featuring Peacock + Lewis, Anatomie, Babor, BodyWorkMall, Jonas Software, Les Mills, Precor, Tribe Team Training, YonKa Paris 
• CSFA Wellness Professional Roundtable 
• Virtual Gift Bags & Raffle 

Registration is open and pricing information can be found online at www.csfassociation.com.

Student Members: Sign Up for July Opportunities to Connect with Professionals
Last month, CMAA began offering Zoom opportunities exclusively for Student Members. The following opportunities are available for the month of July:

Thursday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
“How to Stand Out” with Shelley MacDougall and Kevin MacDonald

In this session we will discuss how to stand out in your job, in interviews, and in life by capitalizing on your strengths.

Tuesday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
“Moving Around to Move Up” with Mike Meissner

In this session we will discuss:

• Setting a career goal and finding the right club to accomplish your goal.
• Being involved in CMAA and taking networking seriously
• Moving up the career ladder
• Don’t be stuck in one place for too long
• Adapting to the different cultures within clubs

If you are interested in participating, please contact Christina Krueger for further information.


Did You Know? CSFA Offers Mid-Year Dues
Beginning June 1, 2020, membership dues for new members of CSFA will be cut in half for the remainder of the year (through October 31). Memberships purchased at the mid-year dues rate will be valid through December 31, 2020. Annual memberships will be renewed in January 2021 at the prevailing annual dues rate. 

Professional Membership: $300 Annual/$150 Mid-Year (June - October) 
 Student Membership: $60 Annual/$30 Mid-Year (June - October) 

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OSHA Answers FAQs on Cloth Face Coverings in the Workplace

Are employers required to provide cloth face coverings? 
 How do cloth face coverings differ from surgical masks and respirators?
 If wearing a cloth face covering in the workplace, should employees still maintain six feet of social distancing? 
 How should cloth face coverings be cleaned?

Learn more at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/covid-19-faq.html#cloth-face-coverings

Stay Compliant with the Club Resource Center
Subscribing to the Club Resource Center (CRC) allows you and your staff access to a newly updated list of staff training courses, a downloadable library of CMAA resources, and CMAA Annual Survey Reports. The CRC allows you to track and pull training record reports for all of your staff. This makes it easy to keep track of training records and stay compliant by providing accurate reports on each individual user. Want a “freeview”? Contact us now!

Submit Your Data to the CSFA Wellness Facilities and Services Survey
CSFA Logo 2019In preparation for the upcoming 2020 Club Spa and Fitness Association (CSFA) Virtual Conference, we are conducting a survey focused on private club wellness facilities and services.

We invite you to complete this survey to offer us critical insights on your wellness operations during COVID-19 that we can share with your fellow association members. The survey will close on July 14 and preliminary findings will be presented at the CSFA Conference General Session on Monday, July 20 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.

Register and learn more about the CSFA Conference online.


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Navigable Waters Protection Rule Faces Multiple Legal Challenges
The Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) faced two separate legal challenges in recent weeks. On June 19, the federal district courts in Northern California and Colorado ruled on separate requests for preliminary injunctions to stop the rule from going into effect. The 2020 NWPR became effective in all states on June 22, except for Colorado. Read more in the Legislative Report

Congress Extends Payroll Protection Program into August
On June 30, the Senate passed S.4116, extending the application period for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The House of Representatives passed it the following day and the President signed it into law on July 4.

The bill allows for initial applications for funds to continue through August 8. Initially, the cutoff date was June 30. In his floor comments, bill sponsor Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) noted that $130 billion remains in available funding for the PPP. To date, $520.6 billion has been distributed. The legislation specifically enacts an extension of the initial filing date for the PPP but did not address the issue of or expand eligibility to other organizations, like 501(c)(7) clubs.

Congress is now in recess until July 20.


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Jul 19-22   CSFA Virtual Conference
Jul 23   Student Zoom - How to Stand Out - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Jul 28   Student Zoom - Moving Around to Move Up - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Aug 3   CCM Exam: Local Proctored
Aug 25   Membership & Marketing Summit
Sep 1   Sally Burns Rambo Scholarship Application Due to The Club Foundation
Sep 1   James B. Singerling Scholarship Application Due to The Club Foundatiion
Sep 9-10   Leadership/Legislative Conference
Sep 22-23   Communications Summit
Oct 19-20   Mid-Management Conference 
* Webinars begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, unless otherwise noted
* Webinar registration opens approximately seven days prior to event 
* Additional webinars will be posted as they are scheduled