Benefits of Membership

Three Options and  Enhanced Benefits Create Improved CGSA Membership Value
 

 

FEATURES

ESSENTIAL BENEFITS
All Members Receive

CGSA/NGCOA Canada

Golfmax Purchasing Program
 

  • One use pays for Membership!

Here are some examples of how some of the 14 Golfmax Purchasing Program can save you money:

  • GM Canada: Up to $14,000 in savings on your next GM vehicle
  • The Toro Company will provide rebates on qualified purchases of new and used equipment, along with quarterly opportunity buys, exclusively to members of the CGSA and NGCOA.
  • BrettYoung: Earn an extra 2% savings on fall bookings
  • Rain Bird: Earn an extra 5% savings on all day to day purchases
  • NAPA Auto Parts: Earn an average 20% savings on all NAPA products
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation: Switching to one of Parkland parent companies can save you $1,000's per year in fuel.
    For a full list of Golfmax Suppliers, please click here.
CGSA Accreditation Program
  • Increased recognition of skill set; increased salary; increased employment possibilities

Survey results show individuals earn more money if they are accredited

CGSA Award Program
  • Some Award values up to $10,000!
  • Increased exposure and awareness for you, your golf course, your profession and your association. The CGSA uses a variety of award programs to recognize the achievements of its members in the conduct of their duties as professional golf course managers. Several of these award programs such as the CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year, the CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year, CGSA/Rain Bird Environment Achievement Award, the CGSA/Foley Company Equipment Technician of the Year Award and the CGSA/Toro Gordon Witteveen are just a few awards sponsored in whole or in part by industry partners and for this we are very appreciative of their support!

National Tournament Program
 

  • Recognition of your individual achievement; recognition of the value of the superintendent role to the facility; recognition of the skills required to succeed in the profession
Conference and Trade Show –
  • 3-day education program
  • Specialized Learning Workshops (SLW)
  • Keynote address
  • 100+ vendor trade show
  • Networking and social events
  • CGSA members save $300 off the All-Access Registration Package, $100 off the Education Package and are entitled to bring staff from their club at the member rate
  • New CGSA members receive $150 off their All Access Conference registration package
  • Top notch educational programming for all delegates with education points
  • Specialized Learning Workshops add more value to your conference experience! Members save $45
  • Dedicated trade show time to network, learn about new innovations and renew supplier relationships.
  • Live Learning Centre (LLC) - save between $20-$199 on Individual to Full Set Sessions with education points
Communications Products
  • GreenMaster Magazine
  • GreenMatter News
  • On the Fringe
  • CGSA Membership On-Line Directory
  • Golf Course Supply Directory
  • GreenMaster delivered to your desk and / or computer - $60 Value
  • Ready access to relevant, specialized information about the profession, the job and the industry
  • Comprehensive, regular, reliable
Services
  • SuperSearch
  • Surveys - Compensation
  • TurfGrass Information File (TGIF)
  • Government Relations
  • Tournament Access
  • Pragmatic Conferencing
  • Notice in your e-mail or on the Member website of jobs advertised through CGSA within a few minutes of it being posted
  • Chance to participate and be sent survey results - Members save between $150 - $500
  • The Turfgrass Information File (TGIF) is a unit at the Michigan State University Libraries and contains over 200,000 of the most comprehensive publicly available collection of turfgrass educational materials in the world. – a $250 (US) value per year
  • Policy development and representation of the profession in a consistent, logical, reasonable and rational manner in discussions with golf and turf industry, provincial and federal governments and government agencies and other organizations
  • Members receive grounds access to many of these National Championship Tournaments including the Canadian Open & the US Open.  - A Value of $100-$135 for the week!
  • Pragmatic are conferencing experts to simplify, educate and save you, your colleagues or your family money! Whether you are looking for Audio Conferencing or Web Conferencing; they offer you the best prices in the industry!

To see a full list of benefits click here

If you wish to upgrade your members options to receive these benefits, contact lmicucci [at] golfsupers [dot] com (Lori Micucci) or call 1-800-387-1056 ext. 27

UPGRADED BENEFITS PACKAGE
PREMIUM & ULTIMATE MEMBERS RECEIVE EXTRA BENEFITS

memberperks through Venngo  

There are 3000 discounts across Canada for you and your family members to take advantage.  To learn more about this benefit, please click here or contact Lori

NOVEMBER PROMOS:

OCTOBER PROMOS:

BANFF LODGING
GOT JUNK
LARONDE

TICKETS AT WORK

 

HumanaCare

Do you need support? HumanaCare is here to help.

We all face personal problems and pressures in our daily lives. HumanaCare’s support and counselling is now available to assist in finding ways to deal with these life challenges.

CGSA & HumanaCare partnered recently to provide a Member Assistance Program. To find out more about this service  please click here


As a Premium or Ultimate member of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, you have access to HumanaCare’s Member Assistance Program providing free, confidential support and counselling for individuals and their families experiencing work-life challenges.

CALENDAR

 

November
• CPR Awareness Month
• Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month
• Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

October 10th - World Mental Health Day

WEBINAR SERIES

Can't join us? Don't worry, we record all of our webinars.

October 25, 2019 @ 12 PM MT/ 2 PM ET

November 5th - 2:00pm MT/2:00pm ET 

December 3rd - 12:00pm MT/2:00pm ET

 

 

 

 

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2018 NEWS

 

CGSA
Takes Their Membership
to the Next Level!

Three Options and Enhanced Benefits Create
Improved CGSA Membership Value

The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) just rolled out three new benefit  options. Effective immediately, new members can join by selecting one of the three Benefit Options that best meets their own needs.

“We’re taking our membership to the next level”, explains CGSA Executive Director Jeff Calderwood. “By adding more benefits and then segmenting those services into three packages, we’re providing our members with more customized services. Not all superintendents operate on the same budgets or have the same priorities. So the CGSA has diversified our value proposition to appeal to those who are more budget conscious at the same time as offering two new options for those who prefer more benefits.

The CGSA has branded these three benefit options as Essential, Premium and Ultimate, with $300 difference in dues amount between each package. CGSA President Kendall Costain, MS notes that, “All three remain very affordable, with dues priced well below what golf pros, club managers, course owners, and the amateur golf associations require. And more importantly, we have substantially increased the member benefits across all three options. On behalf of our Board of Directors, I encourage every superintendent and all related stakeholders to take advantage of these new opportunities. By using your benefits, the cost of your membership is covered!  For example, one purchase using Golfmax can recover your membership dues”.

Those who choose the Essential benefit package will enjoy the “Best Price” and receive access to a $2,400 suite of benefits. The Premium benefit package will upgrade their entitlement to $4,500 and provide the “Best Value”.  And the Ultimate benefit package, positioned as “Best Overall”, further enhances the value proposition to $6,000 including substantial discounts applied to CGSA events and employment referral services, as well as several unique value-added services and immediate access to any new CGSA benefits in development. For a listing of the current CGSA member benefits for each membership, click HERE.  Three options and enhanced benefits create improved CGSA membership value and provides customization to please everyone including their families!

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT MEMBER AND WISH TO UPGRADE YOUR MEMBER BENEFITS TO “ULTIMATE” OR “PREMIUM” PACKAGE, OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT LORI MICUCCI ext. 27 or lmicucci [at] golfsupers [dot] com

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