A Conversation with FLCMAA President Steve LoGiudice
New FLCMAA President Steve LoGiudice, CCM discusses his thoughts on the upcoming 2018 summer conference series; locations, expectations, outlook, etc. Reservations are OPEN. Don't delay. 2018 is poised to be the best state-wide summer education session ever.
Ritz-Carlton Club Summit Recap:
The second conference of our 2017 Summer Conference Series, the Club Summit, was held at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida.
This time around we followed FLCMAA member Karen Gray, Front of House Manager at the Club at Barefoot Beach, as she experienced her 4th FLCMAA conference. Karen continues coming back not only because she can learn from the great speakers but because she can learn from her peers and network with decision makers.
The Club Summit featured fantastic speakers who shared their insight on how to take your club to the next level - whether it was in the fine details or a look at the big picture - attendees were able to leave with many action items and new ideas in their back pocket.
Thank you to the Ritz-Carlton, Naples for hosting and for our sponsor, Toro, for making the Club Summit a possibility.
Ocean Reef Conference Recap:
On the first stop of our 2017 Summer Conference Series, we landed once again at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. Each senior-level manager that attended the conference was able to depart the Ocean Reef Club with strengthened relationships and new leadership tools to take home.
FLCMAA expanded the business-meeting portion this year, highlighting the sponsors who make these events possible, such as Peacock + Lewis and John Deere, as well as honoring long-time FLCMAA member Jay DiPietro. DiPietro in turn presented the Most Valuable Member of the Year award to Michael Bradfield, CCM, CCE, CAM, the GM of Countryside Golf and Country Club. The National Club Association (NCA) was also present to give members a run-down of what to expect for the future of our industry.
With speakers like Andy Core, Ron White, and Dale Carnegie, it was impossible for those in attendance to not leave inspired to make change. But of course, it wasn’t all about sitting in a conference room. Michael Leemhuis and the entire Ocean Reef Club team created a beautiful, fun, interesting event.
Ocean Reef Conference Promo:
The main theme this year surrounds the ability for the Chapter to continue educate you, allowing you to embrace new ways of thinking, to execute on those key takeaways which will ultimately empower you and your club to be better tomorrow than you were today!
Speakers include Henry Wallmeyer of the National Club Association, Andy Core, Ron White, and Dale Carnegie among others. There will also be panel discussion on club renovations both inside and outside.
Ritz-Carlton Naples Club Summit Promo:
The second conference of the 2017 FLCMAA Summer Conference Series is set to be one of the best yet. This is a must for managers and mid-managers as this conference will be a ripe opportunity for creating connections with other club managers as well as Chapter partners such as Toro and their Florida distributors.
Education remains the main theme - with sessions on smart technology, strategic planning, and leveraging video and social media - you are sure to advance your career as well as benefit your club.
Registration is open and you don't want to miss this opportunity to learn, network, and relax at Ritz-Carlton, Naples. We will see you there!
Opal Sands Resort Conference Recap:
The journey of the FLCMAA 2016 Summer Conference Series came to a close at the end of September at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach. Opal Sands Resort could not have been a more picturesque setting to finish up the 2016 Summer Conference Series, offering beautiful amenities, fun activities, and stunning views.
In the first session of the conference, Tommy Spaulding of the Spaulding Corporation incited the crowd to become better leaders, ones that lead from the heart and inspire others to do better for themselves, their team, and their organization.
The thirst for knowledge was palpable in the next session lead by the Napa Valley Vintners. Each attendee of this Food and Beverage centered course was able to sample and learn about a multitude of wines in order to bring that knowledge back to their respective clubs and members.
Finally, the conference came to close on Sunday, ending with a panel discussion on legal issues private clubs may face, lead by conference sponsor Greenspoon Marder. Larry Corman of Greenspoon Marder was joined by Robyn Nordin Stowell of Sherman & Howard and Keith Pabian of Pabian Law.
The Florida Club Summit @ The Breakers Recap:
What if everyone in your club walked away feeling important? What if each staff member represented your brand perfectly, down to the buttons on their shirt? What if each day, your club got better and better from the inside out? All of this is possible, just ask those who attended the second installment of the 2016 FLCMAA Summer Conference Series, the Summit for Club Sport, Spa/Fitness Management at the Breakers.
With each conference, FLCMAA has been driven to go bigger and better and with a setting like the Breakers, expectations were high. This conference was in combination with CFSA (Club Spa and Fitness Association) and the USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association). Every presenter hit it out of the park, activities were plentiful, and each attendee was ready to learn and engage. From working with millenials to inspiring club members to be active to strong leadership, the topics were on point and on par. Watch the highlights from the conference at the Breakers now.
Ocean Reef Club Conference Recap:
In the first stop of our 2016 Summer Conference Series, we charted our course towards the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, from June 19-22. Each CMAA member that attended the conference was able to depart the Ocean Reef Club knowing that they were charting their own course towards becoming a better manager.
Let’s take a look at the first Summer Conference of 2016. While the educational sessions are the main selling point, the social gatherings are also part of the attraction and the spread that the Ocean Reef Club provided did not disappoint. From cocktail hours to fishing tournaments to golf scrambles and even a cooking class, the entertainment never stopped.
Educational sessions included a look into the past, present, and future of the Ocean Reef Club by none other than past CMAA President and current President of the club, Michael Leemhuis, a deep dive into self discovery, personal development, and organizational keys to success by Matt Keller and Kyle Jackson of Advance Leadership, Inc., and using facts over emotion when it comes to management by Ray Cronin of Club Benchmarking.
With that, the 2016 Summer Conference Series is officially charting your course towards a more impactful career in Private Club management.
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Ocean Reef Conference Promo - June 19-22, 2016:
Club Summit @ The Breakers Conference Promo - July 31-August 3, 2016:
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Chapter Update July 2015:
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