for the volunteer leadership
August 1999, Vol. 11, No. 7
In This Issue
Enclosed with your June Newsline was a copy of the "Governance Report and Recommendations.": The Governance Study Committee encourages you to read the report and offer your comments and suggestions. To view the Report or to download additional copies, log on to the NAPM Web site at www.napm.org. At the home page, select the Governance Report and Recommendations link at the top of the page. Follow the links to download the report in PDF format.
New Member Orientation
There are two basic kinds of new member orientations. The first, oftentimes conducted like an open house, specifically deals with candidates interested in seeing what options and opportunities are available before committing their time. The second kind of orientation is geared toward those who have already committed to joining your affiliate and need a clear understanding of what is expected from them and how they can develop and grow as a result of their commitment. Remember the old adage, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Nothing could be truer than when bringing new members on board. One of the main objectives of an orientation is to keep up the momentum and the initial enthusiasm of the new member.
A Permanent Welcome Mat
When was the last time you were the "new kid on the block?" Remember how it felt? Coming into a new group can be awkward at best, but a handshake and a friendly smile can make all the difference in the world, and not just at that first meeting but subsequent meetings as well. Remember two things; first, you can never have too many friends and secondly, you first need to be a friend to make a friend. The following poem says it all.
With the April 1998 membership vote approving NAPM's Revised Bylaws, each NAPM affiliate is required to update its bylaws and submit them to NAPM for approval and retention no later than December 1, 1999.
Updating your affiliate's bylaws is easier than you think. Each affiliate is its own incorporated organization, and as such constructs its own bylaws and operating policies. As an affiliate of NAPM, only three specific items are required to be in place in your affiliate's bylaws. Those three items are:
Persons of the Year Awards Program
The NAPM Persons of the Year Awards honor members who go beyond the regular scope of work to make outstanding contributions to NAPM and the profession. The NAPM Persons of the Year Awards categories are:
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
Affiliates are reminded to submit requests for NAPM Continuing Education Hours. Continuing Education Hours will be awarded for pre-/post-dinner meetings scheduled for the 1999-2000 program year. Requests for Continuing Education Hours are due to NAPM by September 30, 1999. Continuing Education Hours request forms are available from Fax on Demand at 800/444-6276, request document #0270. Mail or fax the completed form to NAPM, Certification Department Secretary, P.O. Box 22160, Tempe, AZ 85285-2160. Or fax the form to the Certification Department Secretary, 480/752-7890. Additional details about the requirements for the pre-/post-dinner meeting programming can be found in the C.P.M. and A.P.P. Policy Manual under Continuing Education Hours appendix. Questions may also be directed to the Certification Department Secretary at 800/888-6276, extension 3044.
A.P.P. and C.P.M. Statement of Use
The Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) title and A.P.P. service marked initials are the exclusive and sole property of the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM). The A.P.P. designation is granted by NAPM to qualified applicants. Those who have obtained the A.P.P. can be proud of their commitment to professional and ethical standards as evidenced by their hard work to meet the program criteria established for the A.P.P.
Once qualified, NAPM grants each A.P.P. the right to use the designation after his or her name on correspondence, business cards, and so forth, for as long as the applicant's certificate remains in force and effect. Use of the A.P.P. is an excellent way to announce the individual's achievement and help make others aware of the professional designation.
The International Federation of Purchasing and Materials Management (IFPMM) awarded William A. Bales, C.P.M., with its highest honor, the Garner-Thmoin Medal. The award recognizes Bales' outstanding contributions to the U.S. and international purchasing communities.
NAPM is gearing up for five satellite seminar programs to be presented during the 1999-2000 Satellite Seminar Series.
Board of Directors Update
President R. David Nelson, C.P.M., has officially called a meeting of the 1999-2000 NAPM Board of Directors to be held at The Pointe Hilton Resort at Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix, Arizona.
The initial session will be called to order on Saturday, November 6, 1999.