for the volunteer leadership
September 2000, Vol. 12, No. 8
In This Issue
Plenty — especially when it comes to the National Association of Purchasing Management. At issue is the association’s proposed name change. Founded in 1915 as the National Association of Purchasing Agents (N.A.P.A.), the association experienced its first name change nearly 50 years later when members began to recognize changes occurring in the profession. In 1968, the N.A.P.A. changed its name to the National Association of Purchasing Management. The new name more accurately reflected the responsibilities and contributions of purchasing and supply professionals.
The NAPM Board of Directors, at its May 2000 meeting, approved the NAPM Affiliate Excellence Awards program developed by the Affiliate Support Committee. The parameters are as follows.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
Affiliate presidents should be receiving a packet of annual reports from the Certification staff between now and early fall. The packet will contain the following five reports:
Have you, in your capacity as an NAPM leader, ever wished that you had a canned presentation on leadership training, mentoring, or how to conduct a new member orientation? Well, your wish is NAPM’s command.
Included with this issue of Newsline is a copy of the results of two recent surveys conducted by the Membership staff. The results of both surveys are included in one volume for your convenience.
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