November 9, 2023 - CMAC Honoured at the CSAE National Conference

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Petula Perdikoulias
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For Immediate Release


The Club Management Association of Canada Honoured at the CSAE National Conference

Montreal, Quebec (November 9, 2023) The Club Management Association of Canada (CMAC) was honoured this week at the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) annual conference held in Montreal, Quebec for their work on introducing a revised membership model and accompanying name change in 2022. The award submission entitled Transitioning from an Exclusive Society to an Inclusive Association was evidence-based and included a video.

CSAE’s Association Centre of Excellence Awards recognize outstanding team achievements and organizations’ initiatives to advance association excellence in alignment with the competencies of the Certified Association Executive (CAE) program. Recipients of this award have demonstrated excellent leadership, structure and governance of their association; and/or the planning and execution of internal, external and integrated programs that elevate member value and engage the association community.

Suzanne Godbehere accepted the award and remarked, “Reinvigorating the then-named Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM) membership model was a team effort involving countless volunteers and staff across Canada over multiple years. I am thrilled that this work has been recognized by the association community.”

Since the launch of the revised membership model in January 2022, CMAC has welcomed over 300 new professional members to its membership, more than double that of previous years.

For further details regarding the CSAE Awards of Excellence, please visit the CSAE website.  CMAC’s video award submission is also available.


About the Club Management Association of Canada

The Club Management Association of Canada is the national professional association for individuals involved in the club management profession in Canada. Since 1957, the association has been supporting members with education, certification, networking and member events to facilitate them being the best in the industry. Members include general managers, chief operating officers, assistant general managers, clubhouse managers, golf superintendents, chefs, controllers, food and beverage supervisors, golf professionals, as well as students interested in pursuing a career in club management. CMAC professionals work at private, semi-private and public golf clubs, country clubs, city clubs, faculty clubs and recreation and leisure clubs.

CMAC is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with over 670 members and 11 branches across Canada.

For more information, please visit or follow @clubmgmtcanada on X, formerly known as Twitter, @clubmgmtcanada on Instagram and The Club Management Association of Canada on LinkedIn.