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Contact: Kevin A. Emlinger, CCM
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NEW ENGLAND CLUB MANAGERS ASSOCIATION DAVID MEADOR FUND AWARDS ITS 2009 SCHOLARSHIPS
CANTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- October 26, 2009 -- The New England Club Managers Association (NECMA) David Meador Fund awarded its 2009 student scholarships at a dinner and awards ceremony at Blue Hill Country Club (Canton, MA) hosted by Club Manager, Dan Hall. NECMA managers, parents and fellow students were on-hand to congratulate the 2009 David Meador Fund scholarship recipients:
The New England Club Managers Association believes that the future of our profession is in the hands of motivated and driven individuals such as the award recipients. We hope these scholarships will aid in their endeavors to complete their education, giving them the foundation of successful club management careers ahead.
Matt Coughlin, University of Massachusetts
Emily Goldman, University of New Hampshire
The New England Club Managers Association, The Original Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) continues its dedication and support to students of hospitality and culinary studies, and those interested in the club management profession. In addition to granting annual student scholarships, NECMA and its David Meador Fund provides student chapter members grants for the CMAA Annual World Conference on Club Management registration fee, participation in monthly NECMA educational sessions, and complimentary attendance at networking opportunities at monthly NECMA social receptions and dinners.
NECMA Student Chapters include the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA), Professor Rod Warnick, PhD, Faculty Advisor; Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI), Professor Fred Faria, PhD, Faculty Advisor; Boston University (Boston, MA), Professor Peter Szende, Faculty Advisor; and University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business & Economics, Department of Hospitality (Durham, NH), Professor Clayton Barrrows; and student colony at Newbury College, Roger A. Saunders School of Hotel & Restaurant Management (Brookline, MA), John Pelleteir, Faculty Advisor. The New England Chapter is the only CMAA Chapter to boast such support of five student chapters and colonies.
In addition to awarding annual student scholarships and offering support to students interested in pursuing a club management career, the NECMA David Meador Fund awards annual Professional Development Scholarships to NECMA members actively pursuing their Certified Club Managers (CCM) designation as well as provides funding to the New England Club Managers Association for their continuing education and professional development programs.
More information on the NECMA David Meador Fund scholarships may be found on the NECMA web site at www.necma.org.
NECMA David Meador Fund Scholarship Committee 2009: Kevin A. Emlinger, CCM, Chairman (NECMA Director), J. Brent Tartamella, CCM (NECMA Director), David Przybylski, CCM (NECMA Director), and Drew W. Ford, CCM (NECMA Secretary-Treasurer).
The David Meador Fund was created by the New England Club Managers Association with a generous donation from the Members of the Chilton Club (Boston, MA) in memory of their long-time and well-respected Club Manager, David Meador, a member of NECMA, who passed away in 1975 while on duty at the Chilton Club.
The New England Club Managers Association (NECMA), the original chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, was established in 1914 and has since been a leader in the advancement of opportunities for private club managers, and foremost, students of the culinary and hospitality industries. NECMA has more than 230 members who manage more than 150 private clubs in the New England area. The purposes of the New England Chapter are to provide education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character, to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management, and to advance friendly relations among its members. For more information about NECMA, visit our web site at www.necma.org.
The Club Managers Association of America is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. With more than 7,000 members across all classifications, CMAA 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 among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of its members; and to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations. For more information, please visit www.cmaa.org.
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