CMAA Announces 30 New CCMs

By | November 28, 2017

Established in 1965, the Certified Club Manager designation is achieved by a club management professional who has completed specified education requirements, attended at least one World Conference on Club Management, maintained activity within their local chapter, and passed the CCM Exam. The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) has announced that 30 club management professionals […]

Preparing for “Action”


Short of having Shakespeare’s wish to “kill all the lawyers” finally come true, club-related lawsuits are now an unfortunate part of the business that managers should be prepared to deal with.

Trump National Jupiter Members Ask Appeals Court To Back Earlier Order for $5.7M in Refunds

By | October 16, 2017

The decision by a lower court in February to order the refunds confirmed that the case is one of a “straightforward breach of contract,” the members said. The Trump Organization is appealing the decision, arguing that it followed the contracts by placing members who wished to resign on a waiting list to have membership deposits refunded once a required number of new memberships were sold.

Trump National GC Jupiter (Fla.) Appeals $5.8M Decision

By | August 11, 2017

The Trump Organization is arguing that a federal judge erred in February when he ordered the company to repay 65 members for improperly keeping their deposits. Trump lawyer Bruce Rogow admitted that members shouldn’t have been forced to pay annual dues for a club they could no longer use, but said the ruling allows the […]

Trump National Doral Denied Property-Tax Appeal

By | May 22, 2017

The Trump Organization had been successful in securing reductions for its Miami, Fla. resort property through appeals in each of the previous four years, but was denied in its effort to trim the nearly $1.8 million assessment for 2016. In total, the Trump Organization paid $2.9 million in 2016 property taxes for its South Florida properties.