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Chapter Digest

News for CMAA Leaders: January 2022

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Career Services, Coaching, and Mentoring at the 2022 World Conference and Club Business Expo

The CMAA ClubCareers Services Center, available to all World Conference and Club Business Expo attendees, provides the opportunity to gain valuable job search and employee placement assistance on-site and free-of-charge. There will be complimentary programs and services that include:

  • Job Boards: The CMAA Career Services Center features job boards listing current, vacant positions. All levels of positions will be posted, from General Manager/COO to internships. Managers, club boards, search committees, and search firms can submit listings that will be posted in San Diego, free of charge, for all Conference attendees to view. Whether you are actively looking for employment or just keeping an eye on industry trends, make sure you bring extra copies of your résumé to Conference. *You may email the jobs to Karen Woodie or bring them with you to San Diego.
  • Coaching Sessions: Coaching is an effective way to learn and make significant changes to your attitude, beliefs, and behaviors to create your successful future! Whether you are new to your career or a seasoned professional, there is always something to learn that will help you be even more successful. Join Kevin MacDonald or Shelley MacDougall for a 45-minute session at Conference. These can be scheduled online before or during Conference and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Career Opportunity and Networking Showcase: Are you looking to fill internship and entry level positions at your club? Or maybe just network with new or seasoned industry professionals? Join us at the Career Opportunities and Networking Showcase! Managers interested in participating may reserve a table for $50 and earn one Association Activity credit. Complete the form to confirm your participation.
  • Mentoring: Every year at World Conference, CMAA offers a mentorship program that pairs students and managers together for the week. Are you looking to have a little more one on one time with a CMAA professional at conference? Or maybe you’re a professional member and have a passion for helping the next generation? If you answered yes to either of those questions, this program is for you! Each mentor and mentee will be paired a few weeks before Conference. Make sure you schedule a time prior to Conference to have a phone call to get to know each other and come up with a game plan for your time in San Diego. Sign up for this program during your Conference registration. The deadline to participate is January 31.

Featured Idea Fair for Chapters

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Congratulations to the Florida Chapter who won first place in the 2021 Chapter Idea Fair for their idea in the “Education” category. Read more about how their Chapter delivered quick and consistent information to their members during the pandemic.

Chapter Management Resources

All Officers

If you have not already done so, please submit your 2022 Chapter Officers/ Chairman Report.


Managing Directors

Thank you for following up with members who have yet to renew their 2022 national memberships. Those who did not renew were dropped from the National Roster. Please let lapsed members know that they can contact CMAA Headquarters to receive their outstanding dues invoice and reinstate their memberships.


The Club Foundation Liaison

Join Us for The Club Foundation Events at the 2022 World Conference

  • Club Love Fun Run/Walk–Join us before Conference virtually and on February 22 in person – add a registration to your conference registration or if you’ve already registered for conference you can edit to add. If you’re not attending the conference, you can still participate in the virtual portion of the event by signing up online.
  • Club Foundation Golf Tournament–there are still a few spots remaining to join us on February 18 at the Coronado Golf Course for a tournament benefiting The Foundation. Add the registration to your Conference registration.
  • Silent Auctionbid during this year’s silent auction which will be open for bidding from February 14-22. You can also donate an item to the silent auction using a simple online form to help raise funds for The Foundation.
  • After Dark–a Conference-end party on February 22 celebrating our industry, The Club Foundation, and you! This year’s After Dark event is sponsored by CMAA Education Partner, ClubProcure.


Communications/Public Relations Chairman

Tools & Resources You Can Use

Communications is a never-ending job. Get your year started off right with CMAA’s resources to assist you with this task, including:

  • The CMAA Who We Are Fact Sheet
  • Media Kits/Information Packets
  • Sample Press Releases
  • Crisis Communications Guidance
  • And more.

Is there another resource you need? Please reach out to CMAA’s Senior Director, Communications & Advocacy Melissa Low, CAE, at 703-739-9500.


Advocacy/Legislative Chairman

DHS and DOL to Release Additional FY2022 H-2B Visas

In an unexpected move, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have announced the release of an additional 20,000 H-2B visas for use prior to March 31, 2022. Visas are limited to use by 13,500 returning workers from the past three fiscal years and 6,500 to workers from the Northern Triangle countries and Haiti. Read the latest in the Legislative Report.


Membership Chairman

Start the 2022 Recruitment Year by Reviewing the Dues Structure

Let’s start the 2022 recruitment year off right! All new and rejoining members pay $500 for their first year of national dues. Please direct all prospective members to the online join page.


Professional Development Chairman

Log Allied Association Credits Correctly

Allied Association Education is education done through associations outside CMAA. Other education credit is awarded for Allied Association Education not CMAA (CMI and/or Chapter) education credits. Managers must submit a “Petition for Allied Association Credits” to receive credit for attending allied association education meetings. Contact the CMAA Professional Development Team with questions.

Note: Managers are responsible for submitting the proper paperwork to earn Education Credits for attending Allied Association Education Meetings. It’s not the responsibility of the Chapter.


Research Chairman

2021 CMAA Finance and Operations Report Released

The 2021 CMAA Finance and Operations Report is now available. This year’s report found the typical growth in membership annual dues (2020 vs. 2019) to be 3 percent across most membership classes/types and the median member attrition rates to be 5.6 percent overall, 5.5 percent for golf and country clubs, 5.7 percent for city/athletic clubs, 4.7 percent for yacht clubs, and 6.5 percent for CIRA clubs.

All members have access to high level information through the Executive Summary in the Best Practices Exchange community (in the library) on CMAA Connect and on CMAA University. The Executive Summary now includes an infographic detailing key information from each operating revenue segment. Participants may access the Full Report, their Individual Club Report and the NEW Report Card (featuring a few key metrics) on the Research Portal.


Student Chapter Liaison

Make Sure Your Student Chapters Are Meeting These Deadlines

  • Student Chapter of the Year Submissions Due January 14
    Annually, the Student Chapter of the Year competition highlights the hard work our Student Chapters have done. Winners of the 2021 Student Chapter of the Year will be announced at World Conference during the Achievement Lunch. Make sure your Student Chapter has submitted–today is the deadline!
  • Student Shark Tank Competition Entries Due January 17
    CMAA students take on Shark Tank! Do you have an idea or product that you think the club industry could benefit from? Tell us about it! At CMAA's World Conference students may get the opportunity to pitch their idea to a panel of "Sharks" (club professionals) and other Conference attendees. This competition is for Student Chapters or individual student members to come up with an outstanding idea and show it off. Submissions are due online on January 17.


Wine Society Liaison

Time is Running Out to Collect Your Chapter's Wine Auction Donations

New Member Totals

We surpassed our goal for 2021 with a total of 923 new members, and 31 of our chapters reached their recruitment goals! Can you help us do the same in 2022?

Review Updated New Member Totals

Chapter Spotlight

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New Member Totals

We surpassed our goal for 2021 with a total of 923 new members, and 31 of our chapters reached their recruitment goals! Can you help us do the same in 2022?

Review Updated New Member Totals

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