for the volunteer leadership
April 2001, Vol. 13, No. 4
In This Issue
The NAPM Board of Directors, at its November 2000 meeting, appointed the Ad Hoc Committee on Increasing Affiliates’ Value to Members for the purpose of helping affiliates to survive and prosper. The Board appointed the following individuals to the Committee:
Need to brush up on your affiliate financial management skills? Looking for a few good tips on developing effective committees? Help is just a mouse-click away. The NAPM Knowledge Center is now offering two Affiliate Support courses: Affiliate Financial Management and Effective Committees. The courses are complementary to the courseware packets offered by NAPM Affiliate Support. (See below for a list of courseware packets and ordering information.) These courses will help you build your skills and are offered at no cost to you. Simply follow the log-in procedure to begin the courses.
There’s a new feature on the NAPM Web site that will help match willing volunteers to open volunteer opportunities. The new feature is called the Volunteer Help Database.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
If your program has been assigned an NAPM program number, it does not mean the program content has been approved by NAPM. When advertising, please feel free to note in your literature that program participants will earn Continuing Education Hours that may be applied toward NAPM C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. reaccreditation program requirements. Please use the following wording:
Volunteer Appreciation and Management
National Volunteer Week is April 23-29, 2001. How do you say thank you? Let us count the ways.
One of the National Association of Purchasing Management’s strategic goals is to increase the number of minorities and women in the supply management field. A key way to do this is to develop an ongoing relationship with historically based minority colleges and universities.
Board of Directors Update
The 2000-01 NAPM Board of Directors met on February 17, 2001, in San Diego. Highlights from the meeting include the following:
Arizona does not observe daylight savings time. As a result, while most of the United States set their clocks ahead one hour on April 1, Arizona (and NAPM Headquarters) remained on Mountain Standard Time, as it does year-round. From April to October, Arizona is concurrent with Pacific Daylight Time. NAPM 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 in the Midwestern and Eastern United States are now two and three hours ahead of Arizona.