for the volunteer leadership
October 2002, Vol. 14, No. 10
In This Issue
The ISM Board of Directors has approved a recommendation to continue offering ISM Trial Membership to prospective members. An analysis of the results of the program indicates that the Trial Membership program is an effective way to introduce the benefits of the association to supply management professionals who may not have accepted traditional membership offers on a dues-paying basis. Since the program was first offered in September 2000, over 1,000 supply management professionals have become dues-paying Regular Members after accepting the Trial Membership offer. In addition, the Trial Membership program has brought increased exposure to the profession and the association as a greater number of professionals are introduced to the benefits of ISM membership.
The Affiliate Support Council was formed to ensure that the affiliate perspective is heard, provides opportunities for affiliate leaders to address issues important to affiliates, and strengthens the link between affiliates and the national organization. This and future issues of NewsLine will feature bios of members of the Affiliate Support Council so that you can get to know them better.
Are there obstacles standing in your way on the road to successful contract management? Don't miss the October 24, 2002, Satellite Seminar, "Contracting Roadblocks: Removing the Barriers," for suggestions on how you can anticipate and avoid contracting roadblocks. Led by Dwight Howes, JD, partner with the law firm of McGuireWoods, a panel of purchasing and supply professionals will discuss contracting challenges. Visit the October Satellite Seminar Web site at www.ism.ws/Seminars/SatSems/upsatsemContractRoad.cfm for the program outline and details on the panelists, as well as a link to the pre-Satellite Seminar poll. Then be sure to tune in to the program, which airs on October 24, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and hear the panel discussion.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
Lifetime certification or Lifetime accreditation means recertifying or reaccrediting for the last time. Lifetime applicants must have at least 18 years of full-time professional supply management experience (for the A.P.P., professional supply management experience can be a secondary component of the applicant's full-time job).
The ISM Board of Directors has approved a recommendation from the Affiliate Support Council to change ISM Policies with regard to associate members. Associate members are nonvoting, affiliate-only members. Previously, affiliates could accept prospective associate members provided they met the eligibility standards for ISM membership and at least one member of the same organization held a Regular membership in the affiliate. From now on, prospective associate members are only required to meet the eligibility standards for membership as listed in the ISM Bylaws (Article III, Section 4). The requirement stating that there must be at least one Regular affiliate member from the same organization has been lifted.
Board of Directors Update
The 2002-03 ISM Board of Directors conducted business on August 27, 2002. The Board:
Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time. As a result, while most of the United States will set their clocks back one hour on the last Sunday of October, ISM Headquarters will remain on Mountain Standard Time, as it does year-round. 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 of you in the Midwestern and Eastern United States will be one to two hours ahead of Arizona, while those of you on the West Coast will be one hour behind.