Section 1. Categories
There shall be seven (7) categories of membership: Provisional, Active, Associate, Retired, Honorary, Student and Surviving Spouse. The Requirements of which shall at all times be in keeping with those stipulated in the By-Laws of Club Managers Association of America.
A person who at time of applying for and election to membership of this Chapter and is employed in club management as an Executive, Manager, or Assistant Manager is eligible for membership.
- A Manager is defined as an individual who shall control and supervise the activities and facilities of an entity defined as a club(s) and will be responsible to the membership, ownership or other governing body who have vested in the manager the authority to employ, supervise, dismiss or assign duties to other employed personnel. Individuals serving with the military recreational systems responsible to the membership or a commanding officer are eligible.
- An Assistant Manager is defined as a person whose primary occupation is that of assisting a Club Manager in a supervisory capacity and upon whom devolves the Manager’s duties, responsibilities, and authority in the absence of the Manager of a more senior assistant.
Any person eligible for membership under these By-Laws may be elected to membership by written application, and would be classified as a Provisional member.
- A Provisional member may at any time after twelve months qualify for active membership by completing requirements provided by the certification program.
- A Provisional member temporarily disengaged may continue membership for the period for which dues are paid at the time the member ceases club connection. Should the member remain disengaged, the member has the option to renew Provisional membership for a period not to exceed twelve months. A Provisional member is not entitled to transfer to Associate membership.
An Active member of this Chapter shall be entitled to hold office and take part in all business and affairs of the Chapter. An Active member temporarily disengaged shall continue in this category for the period for which dues are paid at the time the member ceases to have a club connection. After this period the member shall be transferred to Associate member.
An Active member of the Chapter in good standing who enters into another line of business or is still temporarily disengaged shall automatically cease to be an Active member and shall automatically be transferred to Associate membership, which Associate membership shall entitle the member to all social privileges of the Chapter, but shall not entitle the member to vote or hold elective office; provided, however, that in the event that after being automatically transferred to Associate membership as aforesaid, such member again becomes a Club Manager, the member thereupon automatically be transferred back to Active membership.
An individual who is enrolled in a hospitality or related course in an accredited college, university or school for undergraduate or graduate students is eligible to apply for student membership. Applications for membership are to be supported by the Dean of the school and/or the faculty advisor. Such membership does not entitle the holder to vote or hold elective office in the Chapter nor to transfer to any other category of membership. Students may retain membership for two years following graduation.
An Active or Associate member who is at least sixty-five years old or who is totally disabled and who has been a member of the Chapter for an aggregate period of at least fifteen years (not necessarily consecutive years) and who has retired from active business, may, upon application, be transferred to Retired Membership status. Such transfer may also be made upon application by any Active or Associate member even though the member has not attained the age of sixty-five years if the sum of the member’s age and the number of full years of membership in the Association equals or exceed seventy-five, but in no event shall a member be eligible for Retired status unless the member has been a Chapter member for at least fifteen years. Retired Active members shall be entitled to all privileges of the Chapter but may not hold office. Retired Associate members shall be entitled to all privileges of the Chapter, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.
This section does not apply to an Associate member who has not previously acquired active status.
G. Honorary Member
Upon the written request of three or more members, the Board of Directors may in their discretion elect as an Honorary member in the Chapter any individual who has rendered special service of value for the promotion and advancement of the welfare of the Chapter. The written request shall state the nature of the services rendered and the results obtained. When Active or Retired Active members of the Chapter are so honored they shall not lose their vote; but in the event an Honorary membership is conferred upon an individual who is not a Club Manager, or not an Active or Retired member of the chapter, such Honorary member shall have no right to vote and shall hold no office.
H. Surviving Spouse
The spouse of a CMAA member shall become eligible for Surviving Spouse membership status upon the CMAA member’s death. Such membership shall entitle the spouse to social privileges and to receive the Chapter’s publications, newsletters and magazine.
An individual who is a instructor/faculty member of hospitality or related courses in an accredited college, university or school for undergraduate or graduate students is eligible to apply for faculty membership. Such membership does not entitle the holder to vote to hold elective office in the association or to transfer to any other category of membership.
Section 2. Admission
An application shall simultaneously apply for membership in both the National Association and the local Chapter having jurisdiction over the area in which the applicant’s club is located. Applications for membership shall be on a form prescribed by the Chapter. Following favorable action by the Chapter, the completed application and remittance for necessary entry fees, dues and assessments shall be forwarded to the National Office. Upon approval by CMAA, the applicant shall simultaneously become a member of both the Chapter and the Association.
Section 3. Penalties for Nonpayment
Any member who has not paid their current dues or assessments, or both, by January 1st shall be dropped from the rolls of both the Chapter and the National Association. Said individual will be sent notification of this action to the last known address shown on the records of the Chapter.
Section 4. Reinstatement
Any member who has forfeited membership in accordance with Section 3 of Article III may apply for reinstatement by written letter to the Board of Directors at any time within twelve months from the date membership was forfeited. It will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors when such reinstatement serves the best interest of the Chapter. If granted, such reinstatement will carry a $50.00 fee.
Section 5. Suspension and Expulsion
A member may be suspended for a specific or indefinite period of time, or may be expelled, for cause, including but not limited to, violations of these By-Laws or of the Chapter’s Code of Ethics. Such suspension or expulsion shall require the vote of two-thirds of the total members of the Board of Directors following a hearing. Written notice of the time and place of the meeting of the Board of Directors at which a member’s suspension or expulsion will be considered shall be sent by registered mail at least fifteen days before the hearing to the member under charge at the member’s last known address, together with a written statement of the charges against the member and notice that the member may appear at the meeting to present defenses to the charges.
Section 6. Continuation While Unemployed
An Active or Provisional Member who is unemployed on November 1, and who is actively seeking employment in club management profession, may be continued on the membership rolls of the Association for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months without payment of dues or chapter education fees. During this continuation, the member will receive all Chapter mailings and newsletters and enjoy all other benefits of membership. Reinstatement from continuation while unemployed is without a reinstatement fee. This continuation ceases at the time the member is again employed and is subject to a prorata portion of chapter dues and education fees. In all other respects, the procedure to be followed under this section shall be in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order.