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1 Club Managers Association of America Student Membership

2 Who We Are The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs and has close to 6,500 members across all classifications. Our manager members run more than 3,000 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The objectives of the Association are:   To promote and advance friendly relations between and among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character.   To encourage the education and advancement of its members.   To assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations.

3 Student Membership CMAA grants charters to student chapters at colleges and universities with four-year hospitality management programs. Undergraduate and graduate students studying hospitality management at 2 or 4 year accredited colleges and universities are eligible to apply for CMAA student membership. The first student chapter charters were granted in June 1978 to Florida International University and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. As of February 2014, CMAA has 50 student chapters and colonies with more than 1,000 student members located around the world.

4 CMAA Student Chapters and Colonies (as of April 2014) Auburn University, Auburn, AL Boston University, Boston, MA Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Meyers, FL Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA Iowa State University, Ames, IA James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC Johnson & Wales University, Denver, CO Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS Kent State University, Kent, OH Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC Michigan State University, Lansing, MI Newbury College, Brookline, MA** Niagara University, Niagara, NY Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ Northwood University, West Palm Beach, FL** Ohio University, Athens, OH Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK Pennsylvania State University, College Park, PA Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN** San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD** State University of New York, Delhi, Delhi, NY University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL University of Delaware, Newark, DE University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI University of Houston, Houston, TX University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA University of Missouri, Columbia, MO University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH University of New Haven, New Haven, CT University of North Texas, Denton, TX University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Beaufort, SC University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC Widener University, Chester, PA ** denotes colony

5 Benefits of Membership Student Chapter Activities – Student chapters hold regularly scheduled meetings under the guidance of a faculty advisor and a CMAA liaison manager. Chapter meetings enable students to access professional development, visit local clubs, gain leadership experience as chapter officers and meet and learn from practicing club managers. Student E-Newsletter – This newsletter is sent via to all current student members each month. The newsletter includes information relating to CMAA student members, including important dates, events and other special interest areas.

6 Benefits of Membership ClubCareers – This online career center allows students to search for entry-level and internship positions at clubs around the world. As an added benefit, students can have their resumes critiqued by CMAA’s resume writer as a complimentary service at World Conference. Club Foundation Scholarship Program – The Club Foundation awards several $2,500 scholarships to outstanding students who demonstrate an interest in the club management profession each year. Information and application forms can be found online at

7 ® Premier Club Services ® - Thanks to a continuing grant from The Club Foundation, each of the CMAA student chapters has again been provided with a full Premier Club Services subscription. PCS is proud to enhance the students’ classroom and research efforts through the use of the entire library of support resources. Stay informed with Instant access to legal updates through the Legal Newsletter and current industry trends via the At Your Service newsletter Ease your academic workload with access to hard copy and electronic versions of 30+ educational resources, in which many of the documents can be customized Save time with club related information available in an online collection of resources (share your chapter’s username and password for instant online access 24/7-username name and password are reset annually on September 1) Save money because you get it for free for academic purposes! Our members are pay an annual subscription fee to have PCS at their clubs. Benefits of Membership

8 – CMAA’s official Web site contains information directly related to club management. An online yearbook and membership directory, career information and industry survey results are some of the highlights of the site. The CMAA student site can be found at Important student information, dates and events can be found here. Benefits of Membership Professional Development – Student members may attend many of CMAA’s education programs including senior chapter meetings and education throughout the year as well as the National Student Education Conference in the fall and World Conference on Club Management in the winter. These educational sessions are ideal opportunities for students and managers to network with each other. Students also receive education credits for attending CMAA-sponsored events.

9 World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo – Students receive a discounted registration rate to attend CMAA’s World Conference. Student registration includes student specific education, officer roundtable, an achievement breakfast/lunch, a student networking event and multiple networking and mentorship offerings such as the Career Opportunities and Mentoring Showcase. The Career Opportunities and Mentoring Showcase is a job and networking fair for students looking for internship and post-graduate positions, or simply an industry mentor. This opportunity to have managers and students together in the same place, with the same goal, is one of the top reasons students come to World Conference. Coaching, education and professional growth and development are among other reasons why students find this Conference so beneficial. Benefits of Membership Students are also welcomed and encouraged to attend manager education sessions. The 2015 World Conference on Club Management will be held in San Antonio, TX, March 8-12.

10 National Student Education Conference (NSEC) – This student- specific conference is an ideal venue for students to meet for a weekend of club education and networking prior to attending CMAA’s World Conference. With plenty of education sessions, club tours and networking opportunities, the NSEC is a great way to round out classroom education. The 11 th Annual National Student Education Conference will be hosted by the Metropolitan Chapter, November 6-9, 2014, in the New York City Metroplitan area. For more information visit Benefits of Membership

11 Membership Advantage Program – Your CMAA membership affords you great discounts and special services through major retailers, companies and providers. Keep this is mind if you’re purchasing a General Motors Vehicle, renting a car, buying office supplies, clothing or planning a vacation. To take ‘advantage’ visit: Members enjoy discounts at various outlets including: Nike Golf FedEx Jos. A Bank National Rental Car Brooks Brothers MacNair Travel Penny Wise Office Products Intellicorp Coaching Services with Kevin MacDonald PGA Tour USGA LPGA Motion Picture Licensing Corporation Broadcast Music Incorporated SESAC Benefits of Membership

12 CMAA’s Online Yearbook and Member Directory – The CMAA Yearbook and Member Directory is now online and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The yearbook is updated each spring, and the directory is automatically when a change is made. Club Management Magazine – The Association’s official publication provides members with in-depth information on issues and legislation affecting the private club industry, current and future trends in club management and information about new products and services. This magazine is sent every other month to members’ home addresses. Outlook – Twice monthly, all CMAA members receive the Outlook e- newsletter, which contains information on Association initiatives and events and updates members about educational opportunities. Benefits of Membership

13 Steps for Applying for Student Membership 1.Download a student membership application at Demand/CMAAStudentApplication.pdf Demand/CMAAStudentApplication.pdf 2.Submit membership dues and completed application to your local student chapter officers for approval and submission to CMAA National Headquarters. 3.Once approved, your membership card will be mailed to you within a month. As soon as your application is processed, you’ll begin receiving CMAA correspondence and will gain access to the password protected areas of the Web site.

14 From a CMAA Student to a CMAA Manager **Student membership can be renewed for up to two years after graduation or until a job in the field of club management has been obtained – whichever is first. Once employed by a club, student members advance to professional membership status through application with their local senior chapter. The first step toward achieving the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation starts when you become a professional member. Alumnus Membership – This category of membership is available to all former student members of the Association who are making the transition from a student to a professional in the club industry. Once a management position has been acquired, and you are eligible for professional membership, this category provides a dues break (half the prevailing professional dues rate), for the first two years of membership.

15 Club Managers Association of America Your involvement with CMAA, combined with your applied classroom theories and networking with club managers, will ensure your success in the club industry. Membership in CMAA is the best way to start your future in club management. To inquire about membership or if you have any questions about any of CMAA’s programs, contact your local CMAA Student Chapter or CMAA National Headquarters at: Club Managers Association of America 1733 King Street Alexandria, VA (703) Fax: (703)


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