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October 21, 2022


Professional Development

World Conference Registration Opens

Get inspired and gain new insights at the CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo. Bask in the Florida sun on a break from your day-to-day responsibilities and stock up on vitamins C, M, A, & A. It’s your time to shine in your role as a club management professional and a leader.

Join club management professionals from around the world at the club industry’s largest annual gathering and the only event focused on the business of running a club.

  • Soar as a leader with inspiring speakers and general sessions
  • Sow new connections and expand your network.
  • Source and secure solutions to your club’s challenges
  • Spark new ideas and insights for your club
  • Seek new club talent and mentor future industry leaders
  • Start new habits with wellness opportunities

Accomplish all of this while advancing your career and certification goals.

Seize this opportunity to join us at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in sunny Orlando, FL, February 24-28, 2023! 

Learn more & register today!



Today’s the Deadline to Register for the Virtual Mid-Management Conference

This year’s Mid-Management Conference will take place virtually on October 24-25. Attend from anywhere with a computer and internet and earn 6 CMI Education Credits. Offered in the fall, the Mid-Management Conference began as a grassroots effort in 1991 by the Greater Chicago Chapter to provide quality educational and networking opportunities for club management professionals who do not serve in the general manager/chief operating officer role.

Explore sessions on personal leadership, club trends, and career advancement, including:

  • Next Level Feedback with Kristen Hadeed, Author of Permission to Screw Up
  • Club Trends with Kevin Carroll, CCM, CCE, The McMahon Group
  • Technology in the Changing Club Industry Landscape with Trevor Coughlan, Jonas Club Software
  • Getting It and Keeping It–What Clubs Value in Executive Leaders with Kurt Kuebler, CCM & Tom Wallace, CCM, CCE, KOPPLIN, KUEBLER & WALLACE
  • The Leader’s Role in Creating & Sustaining a Positive Workplace Culture with M. Kent Johnson, CCM, Baltimore Country Club

This dynamic event is presented in partnership with CMAA Partners, Jonas and Kopplin Kuebler & Wallace, and is supported by The Club Foundation.

Registration ends today, Friday, October 21, at 12:00 noon EDT.

Learn more & register today!

Membership and Member Benefits

Last Call for 2023 Renewals

CMAA’s 2022 membership year ends on October 31, which is right around the corner. Have you renewed your membership for 2023? If not, there is no time to waste. Renew your membership now so you do not incur any late fees.

Please proceed directly to the new online renewal service; have your email address and password ready. Be sure to verify your personal, club, and chapter information. You can make any necessary changes by logging into your profile and updating your information.

Thank you and we look forward to another wonderful year ahead!

Renew today



Showcase Your Club’s Most Successful Ideas in the Idea Fair

The CMAA Idea Fair, presented at the 2023 World Conference and Club Business Expo, gives you the opportunity to showcase your innovative ideas. With 20 categories, we are sure that you have something to enter. All information including categories and entry instructions are now available. Just like last year, you do not have to print and ship your boards; you simply submit your entries electronically and CMAA will print them for you!

This year there will be three overall award winners: the “Most Innovative Idea Award,” the “Show Stopper Award,” and the “Chairman’s Award” that will be given out by the judging committee. Make sure your ideas stand out from the rest to be considered for these exciting awards!

Please contact Erica Benjamin with any questions. We look forward to seeing your ideas in Orlando, FL!



Save the Date for Giving Tuesday 2022

Each year, Americans across the country participate in Giving Tuesday. This one-day giving sprint raised more than $2.5 billion in 2020 to support nonprofit organizations. This year, Giving Tuesday is on November 29 and donations made to The Club Foundation during the event will directly support robust scholarship programming, furthering the success of the club industry by funding tuition and expenses for the brightest emerging and seasoned club professionals. We will share more information in the coming weeks; in the meantime, text TUESDAY to 91999 to stay informed about Giving Tuesday or to donate now.



Did You Know: There Are Two More Scholarship Deadlines This Year

Two scholarships are due November 1. Mark your calendars and get your applications submitted:

  • Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship
    One of the most sought-after scholarships through The Club Foundation is the Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship. The scholarship is open to members pursuing their certification, and covers participation in Business Management Institutes, certification exam prep, and exam fees, and is named in honor of Willmoore “Bill” Kendall, CCM, past president of CMAA (1998).
  • LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship
    Tapping into the strong tradition and culture of the Club Industry, the LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship funds professional development for a seasoned leader and their mentee. Joe McGuire, CCM, CCE, a 2021 LaRocca Scholarship recipient says, “providing guidance to the next generation of club leadership is rewarding, and the recognition of success from the Club Foundation is a humbling accolade. Because of the LaRocca Family Scholarship, my mentee was able to attend her first World Conference this year in San Diego and it was great to see her thriving in the conference environment.”

Find out more about these scholarships by visiting our website at If you have any questions about this program or any other programs of The Club Foundation, please contact us.



Mark Your Calendars for a Women in Club Management Call

The Women in Club Management community meets every month to show support to one another in their careers within the club industry. Join a call over the next few months and connect with your peers and colleagues. We would love to see you there!

  • November 16 at 1:00 p.m. EST
  • December 14 at 11:00 a.m. EST
  • January 18 at 1:00 p.m. EST

Visit the Women in Club Management Community



Complete the 2022 CMAA Compensation and Benefits Survey

For those that have not yet completed the survey, CMAA would like to remind you to participate in the 2022 CMAA Compensation and Benefits Survey. In order to build off of CMAA's strategic plan and maintain the confidentiality of the data, CMAA again has contracted Industry Insights (an objective, independent, third-party research company) to collect and compile the results. Industry Insights has more than 35 years of experience in conducting confidential, compensation and benefits studies of this nature.

To allow for easy survey completion as well as customized reporting tools for you and your staff, the study is hosted and maintained by Industry Insights on the CMAA Research Portal.

As a participant, you will receive a complimentary copy of the industry report plus a customized Club Compensation Report, with your own club’s compensation figures reported alongside the appropriate industry comparatives. Club Resource Center subscribers, who participate in the survey, will also receive access to an online portal for interactive industry comparatives.

As an additional benefit of participation, participating clubs will receive a chapter level report if their chapter has a participation level of at least 10 clubs and a 20 percent chapter participation rate.

The deadline for participation is October 28. If you have any questions, please contact Patti Clever at 614-389-2100 ext. 111 or Amilcar Davy, CMAA's Director of Research, at 703-739-9500.

Association Calendar

October 24-25 Virtual Mid-Management Conference
October 31 End of CMAA's 2022 Membership Year
October 31-November 4 BMI Strategic Leadership—Boston, MA (FULL)
November 1 LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship Application Deadline
November 1 Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship Application Deadline
November 4 Deadline to Nominate to the CMAA Fellows Program
November 4-7 National Student Education Conference—Chicago, IL
November 14-18 BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Officer—Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
November 14-19 Joe Perdue Certification Review Course—Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (FULL)
November 29 Giving Tuesday
November 30 Club Leadership Summit—Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, NY
January 9-13 BMI Leadership Principles, Los Angeles, CA (FULL)
February 24-28 World Conference and Club Business Expo

Webinars begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, unless otherwise noted.
Webinar registration opens approximately seven days prior to event.
Additional webinars will be posted as they are scheduled.

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