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Chapter Digest

News for CMAA Leaders: September 2023

Chapter Digest

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Chapters Shined Bright in the 2023 Chapter Idea Fair

More than 50 amazing entries were submitted in this year’s Chapter Idea Fair competition held in conjunction with the Leadership/Legislative Conference from September 11-13 in San Antonio, TX. These entries provided a showcase of wonderful ideas and best practices. Since the sharing of knowledge defines who we are and what we do as an Association, we thank all the chapters that participated and pay special tribute to the Blue-Ribbon winners. Listed below are the winners of each category, as well as the sought-after “Best in Show” winner and the brand new “Most Transferable Idea” winner.

SIGS/Member Communities: Carolinas Chapter
Chapter Communications: Pittsburgh Chapter
Governance: Virginias Chapter
Education: Carolinas Chapter
Membership Engagement: National Capital Chapter
Community Outreach: Nebraska Chapter
Student Chapter Engagement: Philadelphia & Vicinity Chapter
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Ohio Valley Chapter
Best in Show: Ohio Valley Chapter—Membership Engagement
Most Transferable Idea: Pittsburgh Chapter—Member Interest Groups (MIGs) and Communities

 All entries and their descriptions will be posted on CMAA’s website. Check them out and see what great new ideas you can implement in your Chapter!

Once again, congratulations and thank you again to all our participants for sharing their successes with the Association. And a very special thanks to Chairman Lindsey Bolander, CCM, and her committee of judges: Jennifer Felegy, CCM, John Grigsby, CCM, and Paul Korbar.

Featured Chapter Idea Fair

Chapter Idea Fair Winners

Thank you to all Chapters who entered ideas in the 2023 Chapter Idea Fair at Leadership/Legislative Conference! All entries and their descriptions are posted on CMAA’s website. Check them out and see what great new ideas you can implement in your Chapter!


  1. Announcing the 2024 CMAA Secretary-Treasurer and Board of Director Candidates
  2. CMAA Recognizes the Newest CCMs and CCES
  3. Listen to Let’s Talk Club Management, Episode 99: Welcome Ishan and Dawn, and Episode 100: Celebrating our Century Episode

To Do

  1. October 31: 2024 Member Renewals Due
  2. Ongoing: Share the Spirit of CMAA by Emailing Your Chapter Photos to

Chapter Management Resources

All Officers

It is approaching that time when you and your Chapter will decide who will serve as Chapter Officers and Chairman for the 2024 membership year. During your next Chapter meeting, have a member or two of your chapter board get up and talk about what volunteering on the Chapter level means to them and to the Chapter. Offer to talk to any interested members after the meeting. Now is the time to get people involved. Cheers to a successful 2024 membership year!


Managing Directors

The National Headquarters sent out the 2024 Membership renewal notices in early August. Please let your members know that they can save time and renew online. National renewals are due by October 31, 2023.


Career Services Chairman

Need a Job Description? CMAA Can Help

Some of your chapter members may be in a position to write job descriptions for openings in their club. CMAA has a wide array of position descriptions to share, to make that job easier. Perhaps CMAA has just what you are looking for. Ask us! Email the titles of the jobs you are trying to fill to Karen Woodie.


The Club Foundation Liaison

Giving Tuesday—Ring in the Holiday Giving!

Giving Tuesday falls on November 28 this year. Each year, the CMAA Chapter Family makes a significant difference in the success of this annual fund drive by embracing the joy of giving and the competitive spirit of the day. Chapter-level enthusiasm is powerful!

In 2023, our fundraising goal for Giving Tuesday is $10,000. Stay tuned for more information in mid-October about how to participate. ‘Tis the season of giving!

For more information about CF scholarships, grants, and fundraising, please visit our website. You can also call us at 703-299-4284 or fill out our online contact form.


Communications/Public Relations Chairman

Showing Your Association Pride with the CMAA Logo

All current CMAA members and Chapters are eligible to use CMAA’s logo. Any member of the Association in good standing may use the phrase “member of CMAA” or use any logo, emblem, insignia, or phrase indicative of membership as approved by the Board of Directors.

Please note the use of the CMAA logo for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. For complete style and brand guidelines and sample usage, please refer to CMAA’s Style Guide.

Visit CMAA’s website to download the logo artwork and add it to your business card or email signature.

For questions, please contact Melissa Low, CAE, Senior Director, Communications and Advocacy, at 703-739-9500 ext. 286.


Corporate Relations Chairman

Club Benchmarking and CMAA Embark on New Collaboration Through Partnership Network

Club Benchmarking has renewed its multi-year commitment to the CMAA Partnership Network. As a CMAA Business Partner, Club Benchmarking will work with CMAA to better educate club management professionals on business intelligence and the value of data-driven decision making. The two organizations’ collaboration dates back to 2011. Read more.


Legislative/Advocacy Chairman

DOL Proposes Changes to Overtime Rule, Threshold Increases to $55,000+ Annually

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed changes to the rules governing which employees are eligible for overtime. The qualifying exemption salary threshold will increase to at least $55,000 and be subject to automatic increases every three years.

There are no changes to the duties test or the use of bonuses to satisfy the salary threshold. The DOL is accepting comments through November 17, and CMAA will be collaborating on official comments on the proposed rule on behalf of its members. Learn more.


Membership Chairman

Special Renewal Offer for September and October

We are now into the 2023 membership year for new members. Everyone who joins in the months of September and October pay $500 ($425 if they are Alumnus members) and do not have to renew until October 31, 2024. Joining in the next two months will give them the most bang for their buck. Please direct them to the CMAA website.


Professional Development

Explore Sonoma at the 2023 BMI Wine & Food Experience

The BMI Wine & Food Experience, October 15-20, 2023, promises to be an unforgettable opportunity for any wine enthusiast. The rolling hills and picturesque vineyards of Sonoma County provide the perfect backdrop for education, wine tastings, and exploration. Learn more and register today.


Student Chapter Liaison

NSEC Registration is Open!

The National Student Education Conference will be held November 3-5 in Palm Beach, FL. This conference is an opportunity for student members to enhance their CMAA experience by attending educational opportunities curated specifically for students. The curriculum will focus on teaching valuable life skills, club industry-specific tips and tricks, and building a strong network.

Encourage your student members to attend. Registration is open now.

New Member Totals

We just passed 85% of this year's goal! Will you help us get to 100%?

Review Updated New Member Totals

Chapter Spotlight

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