Your Vote Counts! NAPM Ballots to be Mailed March 5, 2001

FOR RELEASE: February 8, 2001

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  NAPM Media Relations
  480/752-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, AZ) The National Association of Purchasing Management will be mailing election ballots on March 5, 2001. This is your opportunity to make a difference in your association and to have your voice heard. Members are being asked to vote on very important issues for the association including electing the NAPM Board of Directors, changing NAPM’s name, electronic transmission of proxies, and amending the Bylaws regarding the elimination of the permanent reserve fund.

NAPM’s Nominating Committee is pleased to provide a single slate of individuals representing diversity and the individual skills necessary to lead our association. These individuals are: S. Tyrone (Ty) Alexander, Richard V. Bradshaw, C.P.M., A.P.P., Christine S. Breves, C.P.M., Alex Brown, Barron H. Harvey, Ph.D., CPA, Barbara Lang, Theresa Metty, C.P.M., R. David Nelson, C.P.M., G. Ken Newton, Jr., Anthony S. Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, Steven Sims, and Thomas Slaight.

The NAPM Board of Directors is requesting approval to change the association’s name to Institute for Supply Management. This is your chance, as your profession evolves, to make a positive change in the representation of your association.

Electronic transmission of proxies, this proposal simply modifies the NAPM Bylaws to incorporate New York State law that allows voting by electronic means. Your Board requests your concurrence on this measure.

The Board of Directors requests amending the Bylaws regarding the elimination of the permanent reserve fund so that the Board will assume responsibility for any reserve funds. The Board believes these funds could earn 25 percent more interests if carefully invested.

This is a very crucial vote, and every vote will count and make a difference. Members will have the option of voting via mail, the Web, or by faxing, and all ballots must be received by 12:00 midnight eastern time, April 11, 2001. For questions about the ballot or for a replacement ballot, e-mail or call 866/720-4357. A brochure will be included with each ballot that will explain each issue on the ballot.

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