for the volunteer leadership
August 2001, Vol. 13, No. 8
In This Issue
The Affiliate Support Council met on July 19 in Las Vegas to elect its chair and to review its roles. The council is made up of one member from each region, four at-large members, and the NAPM chief executive officer. The chair is chosen by the Affiliate Support Council members and will be announced in September.
Summer vacations, school breaks, summer workshops. With all the hustle and bustle that summer brings, don't forget to publicize your affiliate's summer activities. Or, if your affiliate is one that experiences a summer low, now is the perfect opportunity to catch up on past releases and prepare ones for your fall events.
Below is the list of NAPM seminars for the months of September and October 2001. For seminar details, please refer to the seminar insert included in Purchasing Today®; call the NAPM Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401; or log on to the NAPM Web site (www.napm.org) and select the Seminars and Online Learning link.
The NAPM Volunteer Leadership discussion list is provided to strengthen communication between affiliates, and between affiliates and NAPM Affiliate Support. The purpose of this discussion list is to share successes, concerns, and lessons learned.
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 and other education at events scheduled for the 2001-02 program year. Requests for Continuing Education Hours are due to NAPM by September 30, 2001. Continuing Education Hours request forms are available from Fax on Demand by calling 800/444-6276 and requesting document #30270. Mail the completed application to NAPM, Certification Department Assistant, P.O. Box 22160, Tempe, AZ 85285-2160. Or fax the form to the Certification Department assistant at 480/752-7890. Additional details about pre-/post-dinner meeting and other educational event programming requirements can be found in the Continuing Education Program Policy issued by NAPM. Questions may be directed to the Certification Department assistant at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3044.
NAPM annually honors an outstanding individual in the purchasing profession with the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. The Shipman Medal was established in 1931 to commemorate the contributions of Johnson Shipman, a purchasing agent for Neptune Meter Company in New York and a pioneer in the purchasing profession.
NAPM Headquarters will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2001, in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen Tuesday, September 4.