Outlook May 24 2019


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May 24, 2019

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CMAA University logo - 100wCMAA University: Training for CMI Credit Courses Will be Removed Next Week
In an effort to provide more club-specific content on CMAA University, the five courses offered through the CMAA Member Education carousel, Executive-Level Education, Training Center for CMI Credit will be removed on June 1, 2019. Please submit any credit requests for these courses by that date. Sign in today to complete the five courses and receive CMI credit before they expire.

Avery and Shelton Attain Certified Club Manager (CCM) Designation
Congratulations to Jed Avery, CCM, Little Harbor Club, Harbor Springs, MI, and Robin Shelton, CCM, SeaCliff Country Club, Huntington Beach, CA, who successfully met all requirements to attain the designation of Certified Club Manager (CCM) in May.

Established in 1965, the CCM designation is a valuable, internationally recognized, and widely-respected mark of a manager’s commitment to professional development and the club industry, recognized as the hallmark of professionalism in club management. To receive the CCM designation, one must invest time in specified requirements including more than 300 hours of education, attend at least one World Conference on Club Management, and maintain activity within their local chapter. After these conditions have been met, the individual must pass the CCM Exam, covering all ten competencies of club management. Attainment of the CCM title shows a long-term commitment to professional development and club management. Approximately one-third of club management professionals hold this designation. For more information on the CCM designation and requirements, please visit www.cmaa.org/Certification.aspx.

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Jeff Morgan 2018CEO’s Perspective: National Committees, National Golf Day, and Summits
Hello CMAA members; so much has been happening the past few weeks that you may have missed something important, so let me hit some highlights including the Capital Improvements Summit, the Club Leadership Summits, National Golf Day, National Committee Week, and the call for nominations for the National Board of Directors. Read more from President & CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE.

Determining the Next CMAA Leaders

Interested in serving on the CMAA National Board of Directors – a volunteer group of leaders charged with directing the future of the Association on behalf of club management professionals? CMAA has openings on its Board and issues a call for nominations each May for those interested in serving. Please check out the eligibility requirements so that you can chart your path to Board leadership. Those interested must submit required materials by June 30. Please contact Kim Pasquale for more information or questions.

Think You Have What It Takes to be a CMAA Fellow?
The CMAA Fellows Program is an honorary recognition program distinguishing those actively working CMAA members who epitomize leadership, integrity, passion, collaboration, and CMAA involvement. These individuals have made/are making significant contributions to the betterment of the profession and CMAA. Those selected as a “Fellow” are recognized as highly engaged CMAA influencers and leaders and are called to continued service as mentors, facilitators, thought leaders, and champions within the club community.

CMAA introduced its inaugural class of Fellows at the World Conference in Nashville this year and we’re ready for more! Now is the time for interested Professional-class members to submit applications and materials to be a CMAA Fellow. Applications and materials are due to the National Headquarters by June 30. Please contact Jason Koenigsfeld or Kim Pasquale with and questions or for more information.  

Have You Managed the Same Club for 25 Years?
Have you been in a management position at your club for 25 or more consecutive years? If so, we would first like to commend you on the dedication and hard work that you have committed to 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 Karen Woodie for further information.

Host a Tee It Up for the Troops Event This Summer

On a cool day earlier this month, Century Country Club in Purchase, NY, hosted a golf tournament to raise awareness and funds for Tee It Up for the Troops (TIUFTT).

“The members and staff of Century Country Club were honored to host a golf tournament to support Tee It Up for the Troops,” said Burt Ward, CCM, CCE, Chairman, The Club Foundation and GM at Century Country Club. “It may have been a chilly day, but our hearts were warmed by meeting and supporting our wounded veterans. There was a wonderful spirit about the day that made the weather insignificant.”

TIUFTT was founded in 2005 when the family of a soldier serving in Iraq asked him what he needed. His response was “Forget about me, do something for the soldiers and their families back home.” Tee It Up for the Troops was established to honor that selfless request. Since those humble beginnings, TIUFTT has hosted more than 475 fundraising events in 40-plus states across the US.

The Club Foundation has been supporting TIUFTT since 2008 with grants now totaling more than $128,000. When you donate to The Club Foundation, your dollars support the good work that TIUFTT is doing on behalf of US veterans and their families.

To donate, please visit The Club Foundation online. To find out how you can host an event to support Tee It Up for the Troops at your club, please contact Carrie Wosicki.

Did You Know?  You can easily access your credit history online. Once you sign into your account on www.cmaa.org, click on the “My Education Credits” tab on the right side of the screen. Next, click on the “View Credits” button and enter a date range. Tip: An easy way to ensure you are looking at all of your credits you have ever earned, enter 01/01/1900 as the start date and today’s date as the end date.

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Sections of the 2018 Compensation and Benefits Report Are Now Available for Purchase
Did you miss your opportunity to participate and therefore receive access to the 2018 Compensation and Benefits Report last year? Now you have two additional opportunities to access the data. Club Resource Center subscribers can access to the entire print report along with an online data analytics tool. Or, members may purchase access to GM/COO, AGM, or various department salary data through CMAA’s online store.

All CMAA members may access the Executive Summary online through CMAA University, Resource Library, CMAA Research and Survey Reports. Participants can access their complimentary copy of the report online at www.cmaa-research.org.

Let’s Talk Club Management Ep. 13 – It’s Our Podcastaversary!
CMAA - Let's Talk PodcastWe can't believe it's been one year of podcasting - thank you, listeners, for going on this journey with us! We’re looking forward to sharing more with you in the months to come.

This month, we talk to CMAA National Director Mitchell Platt, MCM, CCE, about his Master Club Manager Monograph: Executive Tenure: Developing A Model for Effective Leadership – a great conversation that touches on some of the important questions club management professionals should be asking themselves throughout their careers.  We also visited with Michael Nyerges of Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club to chat about his winning Idea Fair entry: Sign the Barrel, Roll the Dice, a unique and fun idea that brought life to the club’s cocktail menu.

As always, you can find us on iTunes - please be sure to rate, review, and subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

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Audubon International’s Global Nature Competition BioBlitz Runs Through June
Environmental nonprofit Audubon International’s 5th annual BioBlitz will run from May 11 through June 23 (World Migratory Bird Day through the end of National Pollinator Week).

This year’s free event is sponsored by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and is open to any golf course worldwide. Participants such as golfers and their families, youth groups, community members, and local environmental experts gather to enjoy nature while counting plant and animal species located on each property. Some courses have gotten very creative with their events, which is what Southwinds Golf Course the 2018 winner of the Community Engagement Award for most participants, did last year. Read more.

The Return of the No Match Letters
The Social Security Administration has revived its practice of sending what are known as “no match” letters to employers (officially known as Employer Correction Request Notices). These are generated in the instance where employers have at least one name and Social Security Number combination submitted on Form W-2s that do not match SSN records. These letters were last distributed from 2007 to 2011 and were the subject of litigation. Find out what you should do if you receive one.
CMAA and Industry Allies File Comments to 2019 Overtime Rule
On Monday, May 20, CMAA and industry allies submitted their official comments to the Department of Labor regarding the proposed update to the Overtime rule. These comments focus specifically on the impact to the industry and were collaboratively submitted by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, National Club Association, National Golf Course Owners Association, and CMAA.

In the comments, the industry requested further consideration from the DOL in regards to consideration for seasonality and an increase in the portion of nondiscretionary bonuses and incentive payments tat can be used to satisfy the standard salary level from 10 to 25 percent. Read more.

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May 29   Webinar: Hot Club Tech Trends
Jun 19   Webinar: Fostering a Compliant and Inclusive Culture — a Key Differentiator in Attracting and Retaining Talent 
Jul 22-24   CSFA Annual Conference & Corporate Partner Showcase — Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL
Aug 5   CCM Exam — Local Proctored
Sep 1   James B. Singerling Scholarship  application due to The Club Foundation
Sep 1   Sally Burns Rambo Scholarship application due to The Club Foundation
Sep 5   Club Leadership Summit — Philadelphia CC, Gladwyne, PA
Sep 11-13   Leadership/Legislative Conference — Charlotte, NC
Sep 16-20   BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Officer — Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Sep 23-26   BMI Wine and Food Experience — Napa, CA
Sep 23-27   BMI Club Management — Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (FULL)
Sep 26   Club Leadership Summit — Myers Park CC, Charlotte, NC
Sep 29-30   CSFA Regional Workshop, in Collaboration with CMAA’s Philadelphia &
Vicinity Chapter — Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, PA
Oct 1   Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship application due to Chapter
Oct 6-9   Mid-Management Conference — New Orleans, LA
Oct 7-11   BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Officer — Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Oct 14-18   BMI Leadership Principles — Cal-Poly Pomona, CA (FULL)
Oct 15-17   Capital Improvements Summit — Chicago, IL
Oct 28-Nov 1   BMI Club Management — Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (FULL)
Oct 28-Nov 1   BMI Tactical Leadership — Cornell University
Nov 1   Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship application due to The Club Foundation
Nov 1   LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship application due to The Club Foundation
Nov 4-8   BMI Food and Beverage Management — University of Houston, Houston, TX (FULL)
Nov 4-8   BMI Strategic Leadership — Boston, MA
Nov 12   CCM Exam — Local Proctored
Nov 17-22   Joe Perdue Certification Review Course and CCM Exam — Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
    * Webinars begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, unless otherwise noted
* Webinar registration opens approximately seven days prior to event