for the volunteer leadership
June 2003, Vol. 15, No. 6
In This Issue
At the May Board of Directors meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, the Board discussed the possibility of instituting a policy change that would transfer all membership dues-billing responsibilities to ISM. While the full details of the potential program remain to be worked out, ISM would bill members of record for their annual membership dues (both the national and local portions) on their respective anniversary dates. ISM would retain the national portion collected from each member and forward the affiliate portion to the local affiliate. Those affiliates that have Associate members would also benefit as billing for those members would be included. Members would receive their first renewal notice approximately two months before their anniversary date. Those members who do not renew would receive additional follow-up notices. If this program change takes place, it will free up affiliate resources that are currently being used for dues billing and allow affiliate leaders to concentrate more of their efforts on what they do best — providing quality education and training.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
ISM recently awarded its 40,000th Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation to Lee S. Crane, who received his certificate at the ISM 88th Annual International Supply Management Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, May 18-21, 2003.
Board of Directors Update
Anthony S. Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, chair of the Board of Directors, has officially called a meeting of the 2003-04 ISM Board of Directors to be held at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel in Chicago. The initial session will be called to order on Friday, August 22, 2003.
Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of July and August 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.
Is your affiliate missing an educational opportunity? ISM is entering its ninth year of offering free educational programs via Satellite Seminars, including our 35th program on June 12, 2003: "Reengineering MRO: A Focus on the Importance of Critical Support Materials and Services."
In an effort to have the most complete and accurate member address information in our ISM database, we are asking for your assistance. At your convenience, please provide the e-mail address(es) you have on file for your Regular and Associate members. Please make any e-mail changes or additions on your monthly reports or via the Membership Roster Update area of the ISM Web site. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of mid-February 2002, ISM no longer mails reports of newly certified or lapsed certificants. Instead, this information is e-mailed to all affiliate C.P.M. Mail Designates. If your affiliate is not receiving e-mail notifications from ISM Certification, notify us immediately to confirm that we have the proper e-mail address. Also, please inform us if there are any e-mail/personnel changes throughout the year.