“In order to keep our industry thriving as we move into the future, meeting the ever-changing needs and thirst for knowledge of our members of CMAA, it is up to our chapters and individual managers to invest in The Club Foundation,” explains Skip Avery, CCM, CCE, Past President of CMAA and current Governor for The Club Foundation
The Club Foundation is excited to announce a collaboration between two of CMAA’s mid-sized Chapters – the Wisconsin Badger Chapter and the Upper Midwest Chapter – each agreeing to donate $10,000 to The Club Foundation to support #GivingTuesday. Created in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a day of giving back after the heavy shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a day of National Philanthropy and a day for Chapters, members, and all those who support the club industry to donate to The Club Foundation. All funds raised will support grants and scholarships.
Kathy Collins, Managing Director of the Wisconsin Badger Chapter shared, “Following in the footsteps of the Carolinas Chapter, the Wisconsin Club Managers Foundation, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Badger Chapter and Upper Midwest Chapter, is delighted to play a role in encouraging all chapters to help grow The Club Foundation. Numerous Badger Chapter members (from even the smallest of clubs with limited professional development budgets) have had the opportunity to reach their professional goals through scholarships awarded by The Club Foundation. By winning “Chapter of the Year” and “Excellence in Education” awards over the course of many years, the entire Badger Chapter membership has benefited from those monies via scholarships to attend national conferences and Chapter education featuring top level speakers from across the country. We are thrilled to be a small part of advancing the great work of The Club Foundation and encourage all chapters to do the same. By giving even just a little you will receive a lot.”
Rollie Carlson, Managing Director of the Upper Midwest Chapter said, “The Upper Midwest Chapter looks forward to partnering with the Wisconsin Badger Chapter to challenge all of CMAA to donate to The Club Foundation on #GivingTuesday. Our respective matching donations of $10,000 each should be plenty of motivation to CMAA members and other chapters to step up and dig deep.”
It’s exciting to see two medium-sized chapters come together to take a lead role in this campaign and it shows, no matter the size of the chapter, big or small, every chapter can support The Club Foundation. No matter the size of the donation, what’s important is that every chapter participate in the process.
Alexandria, VA — March 12, 2018 — The Club Managers Association of America announces its 2018 Officers and Board of Directors. Voting for officers and directors was conducted online and in-person at CMAA’s 91st World Conference on Club Management in San Francisco, CA. The election results were announced at the event’s Closing Business Session.
The 2018 CMAA Officers are:
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 members throughout the US and internationally. Our managers operate more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town, and yacht clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for club managers to operate efficiently and successfully. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 43 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at cmaa.org.
Alexandria, VA – This year marks a milestone for CMAA’s Professional Development as the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) marks the 30th Anniversary of the Business Management Institutes (BMI). The first course, Business Management Institute I – The Basic Club Management School, was offered at Georgia State University, February 7-14, 1988.
The Business Management Institute is a flourishing, in-demand professional development program that has become the most well-respected education initiative of the hospitality industry. Each program is an intensive learning experience – including both technical instructions on day-to-day and long-term career aspects of club management - taught by highly qualified university faculty, industry experts, and experienced club managers. The multi-faceted BMI program includes five core courses and four electives including BMI International.
Two visionaries helped to bring these programs to fruition – A. Christopher Borders, CCM, who came up with the original idea (at the time the Clubhouse Manager at the Atlanta Athletic Club, Atlanta, GA), and CMAA’s longtime Academic Advisor, Joe Perdue, CCM, CHE, the architect and innovator of BMI. From 1988 to 2014, Joe attended more than 300 programs in-person.
Today, programs are held at the preeminent hospitality schools across the country including Michigan State, Cornell, California Polytechnic, and Georgia State. More than 441 week-long programs have been offered, attended by more than 14,502 club management professionals. Participants have come from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 31 foreign countries.
For the latest information, visit https://www.cmaa.org/BMI.aspx.
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 members throughout the US and internationally. Our managers operate more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town and yacht clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for club managers to operate efficiently and successfully. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 43 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at www.cmaa.org.
Pictured below - BMI 1 - 1995