BONITA NATIONAL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR RECEIVES PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Posted on January 18, 2023
Bonita Springs, Fla. (January 18, 2023) – Bonita National Golf & Country Club is proud to announce that Membership and Lifestyle Director Nancy Dagher is the recipient of two professional scholarships – the 2022 Jay DePietro Scholarship by the Florida Chapter of the Club Management Association, and the 2023 James S. Singerling Scholarship awarded by the Club Management Association.
The Board of Directors of the Florida Chapter of the Club Management Association (FLCMAA) presented Dagher with the Jay DePietro Scholarship with great distinction in April 2022. Dagher, one of 14 recipients in the State of Florida, was part of the inaugural 2022 Class of the Jay DiPietro Scholarship Award Program – a program that supports CMAA professionals who are interested in pursuing the Certified Club Manager designation. The scholarship is in the name of industry luminary Jay DiPietro to memorialize his impact on the club industry, and the education of industry professionals. Dagher applied her scholarship funds to attend a Business Management Institute at Michigan State University (her alma mater) and earned a Certificate of Completion in Business Management General Manager/Chief Operating Officer.
The Club Management Association’s Club Foundation awarded the 2023 James S. Singerling Scholarship to Dagher in early November. Named in honor of Jim Singerling, CCM and his 25 years of organizational leadership, Dagher was one of four scholarship recipients in the United States. She will attend the annual CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo in Orlando, Fla. in February 2023 for the first time as a club management professional. Dagher had the honor of meeting Mr. Singerling recently in Naples, Fla., receiving his best wishes and support on her path to becoming a club general manager.
“Having joined the Troon team in January 2022, I am thrilled to receive these 2 scholarships to contribute additional leadership in the areas of finance, service delivery, and building a better employee culture,” said Dagher.
Dagher has served as the Membership and Lifestyle Director at Bonita National Golf & Country Club since February 2021 and has been in the club and hospitality industry since 2015. Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, manages Bonita National Golf & Country Club.
About Bonita National Golf & Country Club
Located in Bonita Springs, Florida between Fort Myers and Naples, the Bonita National community consists of 1,459 homes with all residents being social members of the Golf & Country Club and 866 possessing full golf memberships. The Club’s Gordon Lewis-designed 18-hole golf course opened in 2014 and winds its way through the community, which is bordered by a nature preserve. The Bonita National Tennis Center features eight Har-Tru tennis courts, while the Fitness Center has multiple exercise studios as well as the latest in cardio and strength-training equipment. Members also enjoy a variety of spa treatments at the Club’s U-Topia Spa.
Bonita National’s 40,000 sq. ft. clubhouse has multiple dining venues, including the main dining room, the Grill Room, the Clubhouse Terrace, and screened-in Poolside Café. The resort-style pool has a zero-entry children’s area, a lap pool, and a beautiful waterfall. Three satellite pools are also located throughout the community for residents to enjoy. For more information on Bonita National Golf & Country Club, visit www.bonitanationalgolfcc.com.
About Club Management Association of America Founded in 1927, the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association of club management professionals with 6,800 members. CMAA members contribute to the success of more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town, and yacht clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide resources needed for efficient and successful club operations. For more information on the CMAA, visit www.cmaa.org.
About The Club Foundation The Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established by CMAA to fund the life cycle of a club manager’s career, providing financial support for five key areas: students, faculty, club manage, CMAA chapters, and the club industry at large. It supports the advancement of club management professionals, funding industry education programs through scholarships and grants and has awarded more than $8.5 million in scholarships and grants since 1988. Learn more at www.clubfoundation.org.
About Club Management Association of America (Florida Chapter) The Florida Chapter is the largest of CMAA’s Chapters. Their membership is made up of 700 members at 350 clubs throughout the state. While we recognize Florida as one large chapter, our members meet monthly for education and networking events in five geographic regions around the state: Everglades, Gator, North/Sunshine, and Seminole. For more information on the CMAA’s Florida Chapter, visit www.flcmaa.org.
About Troon Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 725-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.
Bonita National Golf & Country Club Contact:
Membership & Lifestyle Director
Bonita National Golf & Country Club
Phone: (239) 692-8832, ext. 208