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President & CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE, talks mental health first aid, supporting each other, and adhering to the updated code of conduct in his Pre-World Conference update.
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Being real, trustworthy, original… Why is authenticity so important? President & CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE, talks about Merriam Webster’s word of the year, and shares a preview of the upcoming World Conference and Club Business Expo.
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Hello CMAA Leaders! The team and I are in the midst of drafting CMAA’s next Strategic Plan, and one of the areas of discussion has been education for club executives. As leadership competencies are changing at a pace that we need to continually “sharpen the saw” on our skills, should CMAA’s ...
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President and CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE highlights the 2024 volunteer opportunities and expresses gratitude for CMAA members who shared their time and talents in 2023!
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President and CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE, provides a progress report on the 2023 year and shares 2024 goals.
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Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE, talks about the diverse educational opportunities available this fall for CMAA members at all stages of their careers, including the Chef Summit, National Student Education Conference, and more.
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August 2023: Education

In this month's Vlog, Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE, talks about education, the factors impacting hospitality educators today, and insights from his participation in the recent International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) Conference. Watch now!
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Hello CMAA! I hope to see many of you at the World Conference and Club Business Expo later this month. We have excellent registration numbers that have exceeded our member and supplier expectations. To accommodate everyone, we added two additional hotels for attendees, and we will be running a daily ...
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Hello CMAA and Happy New Year! As 2023 begins I want to share our CMAA goals for the new year. These goals are established by the Board of Directors and CMAA’s professional staff each fall and coincide with our fiscal year beginning November 1. These are listed in no priority order: Update CMAA’s ...
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Hello CMAA! As 2022 nears an end, I want to share some of our accomplishments from the past year. You will receive a more thorough update in CMAA’s Annual Report, released near the World Conference. I will also be sharing more in my State of the Association live at Conference. Next month, I will ...
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Hello CMAA! One thing we all have in common is volunteers who shape our clubs and our Association. We all have volunteer committee members, and/or board members. A legal definition would share that a volunteer “is an individual who performs hours of service for a public agency for civic, charitable, ...
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Hello CMAA! I grew up in a small town of a few thousand people in northeastern Pennsylvania (the Poconos). While I wouldn’t change the experience where I lived, my upbringing gave me so many biases. Let me explain; it was never said, but we believed those from rural areas like my town, were not quite ...
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Hello CMAA! A few weeks ago, I went to the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)’s annual conference. I have belonged to ASAE for more than 30 years and rarely miss attending, except for other obligations--or more recently, COVID. It was the first time we have gathered in three years and ...
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CMAA National Headquarters Alexandria, VA Hello CMAA Members! I want to share my thoughts on member dues, specifically CMAA National dues. I know your clubs have seen costs rise with the dramatic jump in inflation. I suspect the vast majority of you have already implemented or are contemplating member ...
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Hello CMAA! How many of you belong to a peer/mastermind/support group – or more than one? I counted mine and I have four that are really core to my interests and principles. They range from a kitchen cabinet within CMAA that I look to for insight and feedback, to a couple of industry peer groups, and ...
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