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Annual not-for-profit audit and accounting update
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Wednesday, Feb. 2
11 a.m. to noon CST
In the new world of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification, many not-for-profit organizations find it difficult to keep-up with emerging accounting guidance. Register online for this McGladrey presentation on the latest information on GAAP changes that could impact not-for-profit organizations. McGladrey is a CMAA Bronze Corporate Advantage Partner.


DOJ seeks comments on accessible exercise equipment, golf cars and beds
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The Department of Justice is seeking public comments on possible changes to requirements under titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure that equipment and furniture used in programs and services provided by public entities and public accommodations are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Of specific interest to the club industry are the sections regarding exercise equipment and furniture; accessible golf cars; and beds in accessible guest rooms and sleeping rooms. More


Recently, CMAA Headquarters and Boca West Country Club upgraded their offices to Broadsmart IP reducing their telecom expense by more than 30% while adding disaster recovery, and cutting edge phone system features. Global Systems Telecom is providing the Broadsmart Solution exclusively to CMAA members nationwide. Click here to discover how you can be the next club to take advantage of this CMAA supported opportunity!
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PCS quarterly webinar: GM/COO turned chief fraud prevention officer
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PCS subscribers join us for the complimentary quarterly webinar on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. EST. Attendees will learn about the key issues and best practices, how and why fraud occurs, management responsibilities and the importance of internal controls and sound governance at your club. Not a PCS subscriber? Join now to start taking advantage of all a PCS subscription has to offer. More

Put yourself first in 2011
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In the hectic club industry, it is essential that club management professionals relax and recharge throughout the year. With that in mind, CMAA thinks its time our members got something back for their tireless efforts. This year, by registering for Conference and securing a reservation at the headquarters hotel, the Marriott Orlando World Center, by Jan. 14, you will be entered to win the "Relax and Recharge" package, which includes three nights at a Marriott brand property and two domestic roundtrip airline tickets to your choice of U.S. destination. More

Escape with Preferred Golf in the new year
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As a CMAA member, you and the members of your club qualify for a complimentary three-year membership to Preferred Golf (an $885 value), an exclusive network of the world’s most prestigious golf resorts. Preferred Golf Club affords its members priority access, complimentary golf and unique benefits at more than 100 golf resorts including Pinehurst Resort, The Broadmoor, The Coeur d'Alene Resort, The American Club, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club. More

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What would you do with $25,000?
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Someone is going to win the $25,000 grand prize in this year's Club Foundation Benefit Drawing and it might as well be you. Tickets are available for purchase online and proceeds benefit The Club Foundation's Scholarship and Grant Program. The Club Foundation has given more than $4.5 million back into the club industry through the Scholarship and Grant Program. Only the first 1,000 tickets received will be accepted. Don't miss your chance to win – get your tickets today. More

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Owners: Pleasant Valley Country Club in Massachusetts will remain private
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The new owners of Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, Mass., plan to keep the historic golf club private and have retained most staff members, including Paul Parajeckas as head pro and Don D'Errico as superintendent. John Magill, owner of Highfields Golf and Country Club in Grafton, Mass., purchased PV for $5 million in a foreclosure auction on Nov. 16 and the sale closed on last week. More

End of an era: Germania Town and Country Club in Michigan closes after 154 years
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One of Michigan's longest-standing private clubs — and, reportedly, the fourth-oldest in the nation — won't see 2011. Officials say Germania Town and Country Club, 1 Germania in Saginaw, will close its doors to members after tonight, ending its 154-year history as a private club. More

Membership Down?
CCI Remodeling Specialist Can Help

The Summit has added over 200 new members since completion of their remodeling. Find out how CCI can help increase your membership. MORE


It's a record: 600 rounds of golf in 2010, and he's still going
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Neither rain, nor biting cold, nor sleet, nor oppressive heat kept Richard Lewis from his appointed rounds — and the record book. The 64-year-old Lewis entered the Guinness Book of World Records for playing and walking the most rounds of golf in a single calendar year when he completed his 600th round on Dec. 26. More

Houston National charting a fresh golf course
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Two Houston-area golf enthusiasts have come up with an idea that could transform the industry in the 21st century. Rene Rangel and Robert Steele joined forces last July to form Sterling Golf. The business partners then purchased Houston National Golf Club, hired course superintendent Steven Chernosky from Deerwood Golf Club in Kingwood, Texas, and went to work. More

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Members of San Francisco's 'workingman's sailing club' thrilled about landing America's Cup race
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When Dave Santori was a kid, he followed the America's Cup sailboat race the way many of his friends followed football: He could name every kind of boat on the water and each member of each crew — from the skipper to the mastman to the bowman. The announcement over the weekend that the America's Cup will come to San Francisco Bay in 2013 is "beyond my wildest dreams," the 67-year-old said. And to think this is all happening when Santori is the rear commodore of the Golden Gate Yacht Club, the "workingman's sailing club" in San Francisco. More

New health care reform provisions go into effect
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Repealing the health care reform law is at the top of congressional Republicans' to-do list this year. But as long as President Obama is in office, he will do anything he can to keep his administration's marquee achievement on the books. So, as the law lives on, provisions keep rolling out. More

Membership Surveys & Strategic Plans
The Ferreira Company is considered to be the "Best Membership Survey Company." We have helped over 250 private clubs "Succeed" over the past two decades. MORE


US economic growth revised up to 2.6 percent for third quarter
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U.S. economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.6 percent in the third quarter of 2010, slightly faster than the previous estimate of 2.5 percent, figures have shown. However, the rate was lower than expectations, with some analysts expecting a figure closer to 3 percent. Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Reserve said the U.S. recovery was still too slow to bring down the country's high level of unemployment. More


Check out the latest Association events including upcoming events hosted at CMAA-member managed facilities on CMAA's Association Calendar!


Can't wait to bid at the annual wine auction? First you have to donate
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Calling all CMAA members to donate to the CMAA International Wine Society's Annual Wine Auctions. This is a fun way to raise money for a worthwhile venture – your industry's future. Donation forms are now available online. More
Do you have a question regarding one of the stories featured here or a suggestion for a future article? Would you like more information about a specific topic? Do you have an event at your club you'd like mentioned in an upcoming edition? We always welcome your feedback and suggestions. Click here to submit your inquires to John Scott, Associate Editor and Communications Manager at CMAA.

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