Local young professional receives national recognition
The Club Management Association of Canada (CMAC) recently awarded recipients of CMAC’s 2022 Awards Program at the CMAC’s National Conference earlier this month. The awards recognize the best in achievements and contributions in club management in Canada.
Local, Nicole Kiatipis from the Kelowna Yacht Club (KYC), was awarded CMAC’s Young Professional Award.
The Young Professional award recognizes young club management professionals who demonstrate notable professional accomplishments and shows great future potential. Celebrating young professionals and promoting future leaders.
Since joining KYC and the private club industry in 2017, Nicole has played an instrumental role in a number of facets within the organization. Nicole is a leader within the industry when it relates to governance, as she is educated and highly knowledgeable in the governance model within the non-profit sector. Throughout her time at KYC, Nicole has cultivated the KYC brand and implemented its use within a varying array of departments, including Social Media, Communications, Marketing, Member Services, Food & Beverage and more.
Community is an important aspect for Nicole, both professionally and personally. She has ensured KYC remains connected to the community on multiple levels, continually finding ways to give back and volunteering her own time within the community.
“I could not think of a more deserving candidate for this award. Nicole is a consummate professional, is always prepared, and her commitment to continued learning has been a very valuable aspect to the Kelowna Yacht Club,” says Executive Director Thom Killingsworth.
About Kelowna Yacht Club
Located lakefront in the heart of downtown Kelowna, the Kelowna Yacht Club provides our members with top-quality moorage in Canada’s largest fresh-water basin, excellent variety of food and beverage services, social events and many opportunities to volunteer as a part of the community. Being a not-for-profit organization, Kelowna Yacht Club has been supporting boater education and safe, responsible enjoyment of Okanagan Lake since 1945. Our facility is a resource for community partners such as the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron and Able Sail Okanagan. www.kelownayachtclub.com
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 currently headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with over 550 members and 11 branches across Canada. For more information, please visit www.thecmac.ca or follow @clubmgmtcanada on Twitter, @clubmgmtcanada on Instagram and The Club Management Association of Canada on LinkedIn.
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