Health care reform: Draft form for tax credit
The Internal Revenue Service has released a draft version of Form 8941 that small businesses and tax-exempt organizations will use to calculate the small business health care tax credit when they file income tax returns next year. Both small businesses and tax-exempt organizations will use the form to calculate the credit. A small business will then include the amount of the credit as part of the general business credit on its income tax return. Tax-exempt organizations will instead claim the small business health care tax credit on a revised Form 990-T. More
Bid today to support the National Alliance for Accessible Golf
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The National Alliance for Accessible Golf is hosting an online GAIN™ Silent Auction. Benefiting local GAIN™ sites and the Alliance's grant program, the auction will offer a wide array of golf, travel and other unique items for bidding. All proceeds of this event will be directed toward partnership opportunities for agencies, organizations and communities to both broaden the reach of accessible golf and to provide assistance and support for agencies and communities interested in creating such a partnership. GAIN (Golf: Accessible and Inclusive Networks) couples community programs and resources to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to become involved in the game of golf – through learning golf skills and by involving the participants in the life skills and social aspects of the game as well. More
CMAA and the GEO host Sustainability Advisors Accreditation Workshop
CMAA and the Golf Environment Organization hosted the first GEO Sustainability Advisors Accreditation Workshop at Congressional Country Club Oct. 7-8. Led by GEO CEO Jonathan Smith, the two-day workshop was attended by 15 domestic and international sustainability experts and CMAA COO Kathi Driggs and SVP Ron Rosenbaum. To learn more about Golf Environmental Organization initiatives, visit www.golfenvironment.org.
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Don't miss the Certification Review Course
The Certification Review Course will be held at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia from Nov. 14-18, with the Certified Club Manager (CCM) exam to be given on Nov. 19, for those who have met all of the certification requirements. This five-day review of the Certification Competency Areas is an excellent way to help prepare managers for the CCM exam. The cost of the course is $1,550. Please contact Sharon Means, manager, Education and Certification, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kendall Scholarship deadline is quickly approaching
The Nov. 1 deadline to submit an application for the Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship is right around the corner. CMAA members that are actively pursuing the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation are invited to apply. Additional information and the application packet may be found on The Club Foundation website. Recipients receive the tuition costs for all of the following: BMI I, BMI II, BMI III, the Certification Review Course/study guide and the exam fees. BMI Food and Beverage or BMI Golf Management is also included if the recipient is required to have it for certification eligibility. More
Clubs aim for hip clientele
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This is not your grandparents' beach, country, surf or golf club. A new hotel and private membership club aimed at young creative types opens its doors this week with 750 members, a long waiting list — and an $1,800 annual price tag. Soho Beach House, the Miami Beach outpost of a brand that has locations in London, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles, slashes the cost to $900 a year for members under 27 — a hint that the desired demographic might still be paying off their college loans. The opening follows a summer when many private golf and country clubs — even the tony, exclusive Fisher Island Club — solicited summer members to boost their numbers in the slow months. More
Golf's 'other' rules
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The main rules of golf are dependably immutable. You know the powers-that-be won't start allowing "hit till you're happy" off the first tee in competition or declare, "You know what? You can ground your club in a hazard from now on." Yet golf's other rules — its unofficial customs and etiquette — are in a state of constant evolution. More
Illinois private golf course opens to non-members
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In an attempt to connect with the community and bring in new members, the Lockhaven Country Club in Godfrey, Ill., is opening its golf course to non-members through Nov. 30. "We think we really offer something special with our golf course," general manager Paul Blaze said. "We want people to come out here, kick the tires, try it out and hopefully join up with us." More
California golf course calls in big guns to do away with pesky geese
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Fake alligator heads didn't work. Nor did strings tied around the lakes. Even remote-controlled boats failed to intimidate. So Turlock Golf & Country Club in California this week literally called in the big guns to deal with its longtime problem of Canada geese befouling its property: Officials invited hunters to the club during a special week of open season. More
Five powers that get ideas off the ground
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Getting ideas off the ground can require a power surge. Getting the credibility to reach important goals comes from uplifting actions that increase five personal and organizational powers. Achieving goals is always a matter of hard work, and success is never guaranteed. Still, cultivating these 5 powers can shift the odds in your favor. More
In tax cut plan, debate over the definition of rich
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Much of the debate about whether to extend the Bush tax cuts has focused on big economic issues: how the decision might affect the fragile economy, the widening federal deficit and hiring by small businesses. As the political battle drags on, however, it has also veered into a more basic matter of fairness, whether a person who earns more than $200,000 a year should be taxed at rates similar to those who make $5 million. More
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