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Oct. 12, 2011

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Is your club in compliance with federal copyright law?
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With movies growing in popularity in clubs across the country, it is important to remember that exhibitions of motion pictures and other programs in your club require a public performance license. CMAA has worked with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) to educate members about the need for copyright compliance and the availability of the MPLC Umbrella License® as a low cost solution. The Umbrella License provides copyright coverage for more than 435 Hollywood studios and producers. CMAA members receive a discount on the Umbrella License. Contact the MPLC directly at (800) 462-8855 or online at to learn more about the Umbrella License and take advantage of your CMAA member discount.


Pleasant Valley Country Club rises from unpleasant past
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While other golf courses have lost members during this weak economy, Pleasant Valley Country Club in Massachusetts has added so many that the club has capped membership, and believe it or not, there's even talk of forming a waiting list. While hosting 45 PGA Tour and LPGA Tour events, Pleasant Valley became one of the most prestigious clubs in New England, but after the tours left, the economy hit the club hard, and some business deals didn't work out. More

Governor Jay Nixon launches first 'Missouri Golf Day,' unveiling the impact of golf in the state at more than $888 Million
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The 2011 Missouri Governor's Conference on Tourism made its visit to Jefferson City Country Club for an inaugural "Missouri Golf Day." The delegation was headed by Gov. Jay Nixon, who was joined by Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Gateway PGA Foundation President Ozzie Smith; PGA of America Chief Executive Officer Joe Steranka; and Mark Passey, director of regional affairs for the USGA. Together, they unveiled an economic impact study spearheaded by the World Golf Foundation outlining golf's importance to Missouri. More

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A Cinderella story at Glen Oaks Country Club
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If you asked Jeff Strahl, executive chef at Glen Oaks Country Club, West Des Moines, Iowa, to tell you the story of dining at Glen Oaks, you'd be hard-pressed not to think of it as something of a Cinderella story. In 2009, the club and the surrounding homeowners' association defaulted on a $7.7 million loan. Ultimately, Glen Oaks went up for sale at a sheriff's auction in April 2010 and a local bank purchased it for $5.25 million, after there were no other bids. Throughout the reorganization, the club remained open for business. More

Recasting the private club
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In their fight for survival, many private club operators are experimenting with new ways to generate activity and interest. Some of the more-popular strategies are what Tengberg calls "minor modifications," like upping the number of social memberships, offering low- or no-interest loans for membership fees, and allowing members who no longer use the club to sell their memberships at whatever price the market will bear. More

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Eye on design
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Check out the latest edition of Club Management magazine focusing on what you need to know about renovating and rebuilding your club; preventing foodborne illness; maximizing your procurement dollars; hot ideas for wintertime blues; and much more. Read the electronic September/October edition.

IRS provides guidance on employer-provided cell phones
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In Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 2011-72, the IRS states that when an employer provides an employee with a cell phone primarily for business purposes and there are substantial reasons relating to the employer’s business, other than providing compensation to the employee, then the value is not taxable to the employee. The IRS will not require recordkeeping of business use. Read more in the CMAA Legislative Report.


The fitness center: A golden 'touch point' opportunity!
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This month's At A Glance is focused on fitness. Among the great articles geared to you, your staff and your board is an article by Karen Sullivan is the director of fitness and wellness at The Kansas City Country Club. She reminds managers that positive interaction and involvement or "touch points" is what makes a member feel like a part of your club. She explains how easy it is to interact and involve your members in your own fitness center. More

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The CMAA website is a vast resource including many dedicated page to member's only content. Make the user login your first step once you open to ensure you are accessing all of the rich content and benefits as a CMAA member. More

Club Finance 101 for club managers — Do you own a copy?
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Club managers are expected to provide knowledgeable and realistic evaluations of their club's finances to club board and committee members. Bookmart is proud to offer Understanding Club Finances. This resource steers clear from finance and accounting jargon and is written in a style that is easily understandable. Topics covered include: internal controls, cash flow statements, budgeting and profit planning, determining operating costs, calculating operational expenses, audits, labor expenses, tax issues and more. Purchase today.


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Oct. 12 Webinar: Board Relations Register
Oct. 13-18 BMI International Register
Oct. 23-27 BMI V: Strategic Leadership FULL
Oct. 26 Webinar: Bullies/Violence in the Workplace
Nov. 3-6 National Student Education Conference Register
Nov. 13-17 BMI Certification Review Course Register
Nov. 14 CCM Exam (Local Proctored) Information
Nov. 18 CCM Exam – Atlanta, GA Information
Jan. 14-19 BMI II: Leadership Principles Register


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