CMAA MISSION STATEMENT
The Club Managers Association of America advances the profession of club management by fulfilling the educational and related needs of its members.
1. CERTIFICATION - To enhance the member's professional status through certification.
2. CLUB MANAGEMENT PROFESSION AND INDIVIDUAL CLUBS - To advance the club management profession and to assist individual CMAA members and their clubs.
3. COMMUNICATIONS - To effectively communicate with members, clubs, government, the news media and the general public and to develop and maintain publications and other material.
4. EDUCATION - To provide a wide variety of educational programs and materials to meet diverse educational needs.
5. ETHICS - To encourage high ethical standards in dealings with fellow club managers, clubs and others.
6. EXECUTIVE CAREER SERVICES - To assist CMAA members in their career development and in job opportunities and to assist clubs in securing management personnel.
7. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS - To interpret and report on changing social, government and economic conditions affecting club management.
8. MEMBERSHIP AND INTERNAL, ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT - To recruit and retain members and to manage the Association in a manner that will effectively represent the views of its members.
9. OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONS - To foster appropriate relations with other organizations which will contribute to the objectives of the club industry and CMAA's members.
10. RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS - To conduct research and development, analyze and disseminate information/data related to club management and the club industry.
11. PREMIER CLUB SERVICES® - To provide innovative programs, products and services for the successful operation of clubs.
CMAA CODE OF ETHICS
We believe the management of clubs is an honorable calling. It shall be incumbent upon club managers to be knowledgeable in the application of sound principles in the management of clubs, with ample opportunity to keep abreast of current practices and procedures. We are convinced that the Club Managers Association of America best represents these interests, and as members thereof, subscribe to the following CODE OF ETHICS.
We will uphold the best traditions of club management through adherence to sound business principles. By our behavior and demeanor, we shall set an example for our employees and will assist our club officers to secure the utmost in efficient and successful club operations.
We will consistently promote the recognition and esteem of club management as a profession and conduct our personal and business affairs in a manner to reflect capability and integrity. We will always honor our contractual employment obligations.
We shall promote community and civic affairs by maintaining good relations with the public sector to the extent possible within the limits of our club's demands.
We will strive to advance our knowledge and abilities as club managers, and willingly share with other Association members the lessons of our experience and knowledge gained by supporting and participating in our local chapter and the National Association's educational meetings and seminars.
We will not permit ourselves to be subsidized or compromised by any interest doing business with our clubs.
We will refrain from initiating, directly or through an agent, any communications with a director, member or employee of another club regarding its affairs without the prior knowledge of the manager thereof, if it has a manager.
We will advise the National Headquarters, whenever possible, regarding managerial openings at clubs that come to our attention. We will do all within our power to assist our fellow club managers in pursuit of their professional goals.
We shall not be deterred from compliance with the law, as it applies to our clubs. We shall provide our club officers and trustees with specifics of Federal, State and Local laws, statutes and regulations, to avoid punitive action and costly litigation.
We deem it our duty to report to local or national officers any willful violations of the CMAA CODE OF ETHICS