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NewsLine

for the volunteer leadership

April 2003, Vol. 15, No. 4


  • In This Issue Members Only Content

    The Institute for Supply Management™ is committed to maintaining and improving the health and welfare of ISM affiliates. To this end, ISM provides assistance, guidance, support, products, and educational materials to help each affiliate be successful. This and future issues of NewsLine will highlight some of these services so that you will be more familiar with what is available to you. This month we look at services that are designed to provide volunteer care and support. While the list is extensive, it is far from complete. In many instances, support services are provided on an individual basis in response to specific needs.

  • Affiliate Support Members Only Content

    Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of May and June 2003. For seminar details, please refer to inserts published in Inside Supply Management™; call the ISM Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401; or log on to the ISM Web site (www.ism.ws) and select the Seminars and Online Learning link.

  • Technology Members Only Content

    Turn to the ISM Web site (www.ism.ws) when you need brochures, forms, applications, and other frequently used and requested literature.

  • Volunteer Appreciation and Management Members Only Content

    Why should you volunteer with your local ISM affiliate, Group, or Forum? Because volunteering with ISM will benefit you personally! That's right — volunteering brings many benefits to you the volunteer, not just the people you serve. People like you volunteer their time and talents every day to help others and even to help themselves. Many people who volunteer with ISM report that the personal benefits they receive from their efforts far outweigh the small sacrifices of time and talent that may be required. Many of the main benefits members can gain from volunteering some of their time and energies to ISM are truly in the best interest of the individual:

  • C.P.M. and A.P.P. News Members Only Content

    That's right — ISM is offering the C.P.M. written exam for half-price at this year's Conference! If you have been putting off getting certified and need a convenient, low-cost plan — register for the complete Conference or a 2-day pre-Conference seminar and take one, two, three, or all four exam modules for half-price. Register today, seating is limited. Last year's Conference exam offer sold out. Don't let this great offer pass you by.

  • Liner Notes Members Only Content

    ISM is pleased to announce the winners of Sign-Up Safari — the 2002 Member-Get-A-Member Campaign:

  • Reminders Members Only Content

    Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time. As a result, while most of the United States set their clocks ahead one hour on April 6, Arizona (and ISM Headquarters) remained on Mountain Standard Time, as it does year-round. From April to October, Arizona is concurrent with Pacific Daylight Time. ISM office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST, Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MST, Friday. Those in the Midwestern and Eastern United States are now two and three hours ahead of Arizona.