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Jonas increases support of CMAA Corporate Advantage Program
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CMAA is pleased to announce that Jonas Software has increased their level of support to the CMAA Corporate Advantage Program by becoming a gold partner. They had previously made a multi-year commitment to support CMAA and The Club Foundation as a silver partner. By augmenting its commitment to the club management profession, Jonas has taken a significant step forward in its dedication to helping create outstanding education, products and services for the club industry. More


Make your networking at Conference a rich, rewarding and beneficial experience
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Is it making contacts, shaking hands with the movers and shakers and hoping you get a helping hand? What have you given in order to receive that helping hand? A smile, a business card and a few well placed words? Is networking at Conference really about who you know? If you really want to make a difference in your career and a difference in your life experience, consider digging deep and genuinely putting a fellow managers needs ahead of your own. More

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New countries eligible to participate in H-2B Program
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has identified 53 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2B program for the coming year. The following countries were designated for the first time this year: Barbados, Estonia, Fiji, Hungary, Kiribati, Latvia, Macedonia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu while Indonesia was not renewed for 2011. More

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Look for the Club Connection Conference Daily
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Starting Thursday and continuing through Monday, CMAA will be sending out daily Conference updates featuring events and important information. Arriving bright and early each morning in your inbox, the Conference Daily can serve as a friendly reminder of the valuable items to include on your schedule each day. For a preview of all the Conference information, visit the Conference website.


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Broken Sound earns nation's second GEO Certified™ award
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Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla., host of the 2011 PGA Champions Tour Allianz Championship, has become the second golf facility in the U.S. to be GEO Certified™ — the sustainability assurance of the international non-profit Golf Environment Organization (GEO). Broken Sound Club's staff and management have made environmental enhancement and corporate responsibility central to their business model since launching "green" initiatives three years ago, according to John Crean, CCM, general manager. More

The new testament of golf
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The most radical vision for a New World Order in golf is the Flogton project being pushed by a group of Silicon Valley executives whose front man is Scott McNealy, the co-founder and former chief executive of Sun Microsystems. In their view, the U.S. Golf Association's sanctioned game is simply too difficult to attract and retain enough to keep the game growing. More

Signs of upturn seen for golf courses
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For the first time in a long time, there's optimism in the golf industry. That could mean a spike in public play around the country this year, according to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. In recent years, courses have closed because of a lack of play or a lack of capital. Both public and private courses have been affected. Rhett Evans, the chief executive officer of the GCSAA, said what he saw in January at the PGA Merchandise Show and Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Fla., bodes well. More

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Project approved
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Despite the recent decline in new course construction and subsequent rounds played, the golf course still remains the primary asset at the private club. The number of public golf courses has ballooned by nearly 50 percent since the early 1990s, compounding the oversupply of available golf. Many of these new public courses have excellent turf quality and architectural merit, and private clubs located in close proximity have been compelled to upgrade their facilities to remain competitive in the marketplace. More

More or less, it's fine time to join golf club
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When it comes to golf, membership does indeed have its privileges. But for the most part, being a member of a private club has meant hefty initiations or buying stock, expensive dues, and having to know the right people. That's not necessarily the case anymore. While joining some of the elite clubs still requires lots of money and stature, the country club landscape has changed dramatically over the past couple of decades. More

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Sarasota Yacht Club sights set on Cuba
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Maybe it's the same hunt for the unknown that drove Christopher Columbus or Ferdinand Magellan to recast the world map by wind, sail and grit. But if you ask the well-to-do Sarasota sailors who are pleading with the federal government to travel to Cuba, there is an even deeper motivation — someone said it was off-limits. The idea to resurrect the Sarasota to Havana Regatta, and a 70-year-old tradition of racing from Florida's west coast to Cuba, seemed impossible at first. More

At a club for civil discussions, polarizing debate
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The 164-year-old Century Association in Midtown Manhattan, the country's pre-eminent club of arts and letters, trumpets itself as a sanctuary for civilized discussion of literature, music and theater. But these days, it is home to something far less polite: a gut-wrenching, at times acerbic internal battle over the rights and privileges of its female members, a matter that was supposed to have been resolved decades ago when the club granted admission to women. More

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


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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