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Are You the Best of the Best?

Isn't it time you stacked your club's best programs up against those of other facilities of your type? This year, the magazine is once again running our Best of the Best contest. For an entry form, click here. You can submit one or more of your facility's programs to be judged by a panel of experts. The categories included in the competition are Best New Member Integration Program (and no, just offering an equipment orientation won't get you this award), Best Community/Nonmember Program, Best Senior Program, Best Children's Program and Best Behavior Modification Program. The entries for each category will be judged against entries from similar facility types. That means that programs from for-profits will be compared to programs from other for-profits, programs from nonprofits will be compared to those from other nonprofits, etc.

The best part of it is, even those of you who are hesistant to enter your programs can benefit from this competition. We'll feature each of the programs online and five of them in the magazine. In addition, the winners will receive their award at the Club Industry show in October, and five of the recipients will offer a short presentation about how they put their program together and the challenges they faced. By being there, you may learn some secrets about how to improve your programs.

Don't you think it's time you entered the competition? Deadline is June 20, so start pulling together your entry now! - Pam

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