Members gathered Friday at the Southern Yacht Club for the Pre-Conference Yacht Club Managers Symposium.
Welcome to the Conference Daily
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Spotlight: General Education Session with Archie Manning
In partnership with E-Z-GO, a CMAA Platinum Advantage Partner, CMAA is proud to present Archie Manning. When people think of him, they think of football but Manning's appeal transcends his athletic achievements. People far and wide have been inspired by his warm personality, drive and sense of humor. This session will be sure to challenge and inspire you. Scheduled today, February 26, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Convention Center, La Nouvelle Ballroom, this is one session you won't want to miss. Shuttle bus service will be provided between the New Orleans Marriott and the New Orleans Morial Convention Center beginning at 7 a.m. from the main entrance of the Marriott on Canal Street.
Welcome to the 2012 Club Business Expo
The Club Business Expo opens today. Meet with exhibitors to learn about the innovative and exciting products and services that can meet and exceed your club’s needs. Use the My Conference Planner planning tool (mobile access here) to locate and set appointments with exhibitors or refer to your on-site directory. The Club Business Expo and CMAA Central, your CMAA information destination on the show floor, will be located in the New Orleans Convention Center, Hall D.
Participate in the 2012 CMAA Elections
Your Association's leadership matters, so cast your vote in this year's elections. Active, Retired-Active, Continuation-Active and qualified Honorary members are eligible to vote. Visit the Credentials Verification Desk in the Registration Area with any questions. The elections will take place at the New Orleans Convention Center beginning today, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Monday, February 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the New Orleans Marriott on Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Career Opportunity Showcase
The Career Opportunity Showcase, presented in partnership with E-Z-GO, a CMAA Platinum Advantage Partner, is the place at Conference to find the next entry-level managers and interns for your club. This job fair is designed for club managers and student members to network and meet to discuss prospective employment. The event will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the New Orleans Convention Center, Hall D on the Main Floor.
Start the Bidding at the Wine Auctions
Hundreds of bottles of wine await your bid at the International Wine Society Annual Silent and Live Wine Auctions. Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to add to your wine cellar, enjoy some competitive camaraderie with your peers and support your industry, with proceeds benefitting The Club Foundation. The Live Auction begins tonight at 6:45 p.m. in the Preservation Hall Foyer, 2nd Floor. The Silent Auction will be open for bidding today and tomorrow, February 27, in the Carondelet Room, 3rd Floor, New Orleans Marriott.
Meet CMAA's Risk Management Department
CMAA's Risk Management Department is working to lower the costs of doing business in the club industry. Learn more by attending its education session, Lowering the Cost of Doing Business: Introducing Agility and Club DNA, today at the New Orleans Convention Center, Room 255, 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Risk Management will also be represented at the Member Services Pavilion and will offer a CMAA Risk Management Resource Center at Booth #555 and CMAA Risk Management Services at Booth #561 at the Club Business Expo.
Run With the Presidents
You won't want to miss this fun and charitable event — running with CMAA President Kevin Carroll, CCM, CCE! Gather your chapter members together for some fresh air and a bit of exercise in support of The Club Foundation and the St. Bernard Project. The Club Foundation in partnership with CYBEX, a CMAA Silver Advantage Partner, will offer a 5K "run for fun" (or 1.5-mile "walk and talk") tomorrow, February 27, at 6:30 a.m. sharp, departing from the Main Lobby at 6:15 a.m. Please arrive with plenty of time to stretch and warm up.
Visit entegra and Enter to Win a Trip to Palm Springs!
Visit entegra, a CMAA Silver Advantage Partner, located at Booth #319 at the Club Business Expo, to enter a drawing for a week-long trip to Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, CA! Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, CA! Your beautifully furnished two bedroom condo at the club features views galore from your own private third-story sundeck at the home of the Dinah Shore Classic, overlooking the 17th hole of the Arnold Palmer Course. Trip courtesy of entegra and ICS.
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