Outlook September 11 2020


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September 11, 2020

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Virtual BMI Club Management & BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Officer Attendee Information
If you are registered to attend either the virtual Business Management Institute (BMI) Club Management or the virtual BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Officer staring on September 14, you should have received an email with instructions on how to access the live and recorded sessions as well as some other information on the courses. If you are registered for either course above and have not received the email instructions, please contact the Professional Development Department immediately.

Learn New Tips & Tricks at the Upcoming Communications Summit
2020 Comm SummitLearn new tips and tricks to help improve and expand your club's efforts at the virtual Communications Summit, Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23. Programming will run from 12:00 noon to 4:45 p.m. EDT each day.

Learn from industry experts and fellow communications practitioners at these insightful sessions: 

Actualized Leadership with Will Sparks;

Pixels and Pilots: The Utility of Drones for Marketing and Communication with Anthony Molzahn;

• Club Storytelling with Ed and Kathy Heil;

Say “Cheese” – Capturing Quality Photos & Video of Member Events with Shanna Bright;

Public Relations for Private Clubs with Andy Likes;

• A Panel Discussion featuring Club Management and Communications Professionals.

Access the full schedule, registration information, and more. Attendance at all sessions qualifies for 7.5 CMI credits.

Register by Friday, September 18! 

Seeking Your Feedback on CMAA’s 2021 World Conference
Check BoxAs we move forward with our planning, CMAA is committed to presenting the CMAA 2021 World Conference and Club Business Expo event with consideration for the perspectives of our members and attendees. To gauge your perspective, we’ve created a brief, two-minute survey. We respectfully request your feedback by Wednesday, September 30.  

With the unpredictability of this pandemic, we will be prepared to continue the presentation of the World Conference and Club Business Expo – enabling our community to come together either in-person or virtually to access relevant professional development, networking opportunities, idea sharing, and the latest innovations in our industry. For the latest information, visit cmaa.org/conference.  

CMAA University – A Member Benefit That Can Help You Attain or Maintain Your CCM
Don’t forget that as a CMAA Professional or Alumnus member, you receive complimentary access to CMAA University. With this access comes roughly 70 complimentary credits, available on the system under Executive Level Education. You can also peruse the Archived Webinar library dating back to early 2013 and COVID-19 Resources. Managers can also purchase access to Manager in Development program, Accounting and Financial Management Certificate and Conference Recordings. All of this and more is available from the comfort of your home by signing in to CMAA University. If you do not remember your login credentials or have not accessed CMAA University in the past six months, please visit this site.

DePencier and Scott Achieve Certified Club Manager Designation
The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) announces that Ross DePencier, CCM, the General Manager of the Belvedere Tennis Club in Tiburon, CA, and James G. Scott, CCM, Assistant General Manager/Director of Food and Beverage at The Ford Plantation Club in Richmond Hills, GA, have attained the designation of Certified Club Manager (CCM). The CCM designation indicates that a club management professional has completed a rigorous course of study and training and shows a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management. DePencier and Scott met all CCM requirements in August.

Established in 1965, the CCM designation is the hallmark of professionalism in club management. It is a valuable, internationally recognized, and widely respected mark of a manager’s commitment to professional development and the club industry. To receive the CCM designation, one must invest time in specified education requirements, attend at least one World Conference and Club Business Expo, and maintain activity within their local chapter. After these conditions have been met, the individual must pass the CCM Exam. Attainment of the CCM title shows a long-term commitment to professional development and club management.  

For more information on the CCM designation and requirements, please visit www.cmaa.org/Certification.aspx.


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2021 CMAA Secretary-Treasurer and Board of Director Candidates Announced 
The CMAA Board of Directors announces the election of Michael Seabrook, CCM, CCE, of Belle Meade Country Club in Nashville, TN, as the 2021 National Secretary-Treasurer. He was elected by the Board of Directors at its virtual summer meeting.

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

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

• John Dorman, CCM, The University Club, New York, NY

• Richard LaRocca, CCM, CCE, Beechmont Country Club, Cleveland, OH*

• Casey Newman, CCM, River Oaks Country Club, Houston, TX

• Michael Wheeler, MCM, CCE, Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta, GA*
*denotes incumbent

Each candidate gave a two-minute presentation at the virtual 2020 Leadership/Legislative Conference, which will be made available through the CMAA website along with their candidate platforms and résumés at www.cmaa.org/vote. Online voting will open in January and continue through CMAA’s World Conference and Club Business Expo, March 10-14, 2021, in Tampa, FL.

Interested in Sharing Your Club Management Perspective?
Club Management magazine is looking for submissions for the popular Member Perspective column. In this regular column, we tap CMAA members to share their insights into club management. You can access a recent edition here.

Along with your column, your headshot and brief biographical information will be featured. Submissions should be approximately 750 to 800 words.

Submissions are accepted for consideration for publication at goodnews@cmaa.org. CMAA reserves the right to edit articles in accordance with CMAA Style Guidelines. We publish submissions on a space-available schedule based on our editorial calendar which is developed in tandem with CMAA members.

For any questions, contact Melissa Low, CAE, at goodnews@cmaa.org.

CF logo smallThe Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship: For Aspiring Certified Club Managers
The Club Foundation's Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship, established in memory of CMAA Past President Bill Kendall, is designed to support mid-level club managers pursuing their Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation. Recipients will receive funds to cover course tuition and CCM exam fees. Don't delay – applications are due to your Chapter by October 1 and to The Club Foundation by November 1. Learn more here or share this opportunity with an aspiring CCM in your network. 

Are You Eligible to Join as an Alumnus Member? 
Are you a current or former Student member of CMAA? Have you secured a management position in the club industry? If so, it’s time to join CMAA as an Alumnus member! Simply fill out the application and send it to your local Chapter, along with a dues check made out to CMAA for $425. Your Chapter will tell you how much to make your Chapter dues check out for. Once the process is complete and your join date is established, your Alumnus years (you are eligible for the status for two years) count towards your six Professional years needed in order to be eligible to sit for the Certified Club Manager (CCM) exam. Alumnus status is a Professional classification, the only difference is that you receive a dues break for the first two years of your membership, at which point you automatically change to a Professional member.

Please contact Erica Benjamin with any questions about joining as an Alumnus member. 

CF Gift of GratitudeCelebrate World Gratitude Day
On September 21, The Club Foundation is celebrating World Gratitude Day. We’re inviting club management professionals to donate to The Club Foundation by texting CFGRATEFUL to 41444 in honor of those they want to thank—whether it be a mentor who helped guide your career path or a colleague who supported you through the pandemic. 

We’ll let your honoree(s) know you’ve donated in their name and ask if they’d like to pay it forward in the same way—donating in honor of someone they want to thank. Mark your calendar for September 21 and help us spread the word on social media with #GiftofGratitude. 

Nick Markel, CCM, General Manager and COO at the Country Club of Buffalo, helps kick off the campaign.  

Did You Know? The Legislative Report Blog provides timely information on federal and state legislation and regulations and state trends as well as the myriad issues affecting the private club industry. Visit https://www.cmaa.org/blogs.aspx?blogid=258752 for more. 

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Save Resources by Moving Training Online with the Club Resource Center 
The Club Resource Center (CRC) has all the training you need for your staff and managers on a single, user-friendly online platform. With CRC, you can reduce the number of onsite trainings needed, saving your club time and money. Plus, courses are continually updated so your team always has the latest training—like the new Health and Wellbeing category with courses on workplace hygiene and a Risk Management course coming soon. Learn more about the CRC here or email us for a demo today.

Hiring Again After Wide-Scale Layoffs
Whether it’s a pandemic such as COVID-19, an economic downturn or a major market or industry shift that has challenged your business, letting valued team members go is always a tough decision to make. If you’ve had to lay off a significant portion of your workforce recently, you’re all too familiar with this unfortunate situation. Read more from Insperity

Invest In Yourself with Your Best Resume
As you plan out your professional education path, so should you plan to keep your résumé, documenting your professional journey, up-to-date. Consider your résumé is a living document and as with all living things, it needs some care. Take time to look at your current résumé and consider if it is worthy of submitting should your dream job become available. If the answer is no or even maybe, call Erin Kennedy at Professional Resume Services and sign up for a free consultation. Even if you are not in the market now, having a best version of your professional history can ensure that any future transition is made easier. Be sure to mention that you are a CMAA member.

Invest in yourself; you won’t be sorry you did.


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Employee Payroll Tax Relief Guidance Released 
In early August, the President issued an Executive Order, creating a tax deferment for employees for the period of September 1 to December 31, 2020. As expected, the Internal Revenue Service has issued follow up guidance. The guidance provided additional information for application by employers beginning September 1. 

• Wages are considered on a pay period basis and the employee must not exceed the threshold of $4,000 or they are ineligible to defer during that pay period.

• The guidance established the repayment period of January 1 through April 30, 2021. 

• Deferred payments will not incur interest or penalties but will be due no later than April 30, 2021. Interest, penalties, and additional charges will accrue beginning May 1, 2021. 

• The guidance states, that, if it is necessary, employers can “make arrangements to otherwise collect the total Applicable Taxes from the employee.” 

Read more in the Legislative Report.

Rethinking Golf: How to Reset Golf for the New Normal
Syngenta Growing golf speaks to three leading thinkers about how golf might use this pivotal moment in history to reset itself for the future. Read more.


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Sep 22-23   Virtual Communications Summit
Sep 24   Webinar: The Impact of Implicit Biases During the Hiring Process
Sep 28-Oct 2   BMI Club Management - Virtual
Oct 1   Student Chapter Grant Application Due to The Club Foundation
Oct 1   Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship Application - Due to Chapter
Oct 5-9   BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Officer - Virtual
Oct 19-20   Virtual Mid-Management Conference
Oct 19-23   BMI Leadership Principles - Virtual
Oct 26-30   BMI Club Management - Virtual
Oct 31   Payment Due for 2021 CMAA National Dues
Nov 1   LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship Application  - Due to The Club Foundation
Nov 1   Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship Application - Due to The Club Foundation 
Nov 9   CCM Exam: Local Proctored
Dec 1   James B. Singerling Scholarship Application Due to The Club Foundation
* 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