for the volunteer leadership
December 2002, Vol. 14, No. 12
In This Issue
In early December, you received in the mail the 2003 Proxy for the Annual Meeting of Members of the Institute for Supply Management, Inc.™ (ISM). You are being asked to vote on the election of ISM Board members. The report of the vote and other association business will be made at the Annual ISM Membership Meeting that will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) at the national headquarters of ISM at 2055 E. Centennial Circle, Tempe, Arizona.
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 previous issues of NewsLine feature bios of members of the Affiliate Support Council so that you can get to know them better.
With ISM's Internet-delivered, instructor-led online courses, you can further your education without leaving the comfort of your home (or office). These classes are taught entirely over the World Wide Web, using your computer, the Internet, and your personal e-mail address to participate in class discussions, complete individual and team assignments, and take weekly quizzes.
Board of Directors Update
Your attendance is requested at the ISM Annual Membership Meeting. Please plan to join us for a report on association business including the election of the ISM Board of Directors and other matters as stated in the Proxy dated December 5, 2002.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
Review course instructors play an important part in the professional development of supply management professionals. Although ISM does not provide instructor certification, we do want to clearly set forth expectations of review programs and the responsibilities of C.P.M. and/or A.P.P. review instructors.
It's time to reserve hospitality suites for the International Conference, May 18-21, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Be sure your affiliate receives the recognition it deserves by completing the Affiliate Excellence Award Survey and submitting it for consideration. Submission deadline is January 31, 2003. For more information, log into the Members Only area of the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws and select the Affiliate Support link, or contact David Schultz, Affiliate Support, at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3041.