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TLSC Announces James D. Pearce Scholarship Recipients

Texas Lone Star Chapter
Club Managers Association of America
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Houston, Texas - The Texas Lone Star Chapter (TLSC) of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) announced Tuesday, its recipients for the James D. Pearce Memorial Scholarship.  Stephen Burkhart, Food & Beverage Director at Corpus Christi Country Club and Joe Zachritz, Manager at The Austin Club were selected by the TLSC Scholarship Committee to receive the Pearce Scholarship, which awards tuition assistance for club managers pursuing their certification.

Founded in 2004, the scholarship honors James D. Pearce a Past President of the Club Managers Association (1989), former member of the Texas Lone Star Chapter and a graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel and Restaurant Management.  In ascending to the Presidency of CMAA, Pearce famously reminded those at the CMAA World Conference of the four words he had emphasized in running for office, "Pride - in being a club manager; Humility - that little voice that says you can do better; Gratitude - at the help he received over the years from CMAA; and Commitment - to fill his obligations to the organization.
The Texas Lone Star Chapter will recognize Mr. Burkhart and Mr. Zachritz at the 2015 Annual Fall Meeting hosted at Bent Tree Country Club on Sunday, November 15th.
The Texas Lone Star Chapter was established in 1948 and has since been a leader in the advancement of opportunities for private club managers.  The TLSC has more than 275 members who manage over 150 private clubs throughout the state of Texas.  The purpose of the TLSC is to provide education and professional development to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character, to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management and to advance friendly relations among its members.  For more information on the TLSC, visit 

The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,500 members throughout the US and internationally. Our managers operate 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 the resources needed for club managers to operate efficiently and successfully. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 45 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at

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