for the volunteer leadership

October 2001, Vol. 13, No. 10

  • In This Issue Members Only Content

    The first meeting of the Groups and Forums Support Council (GFSC) was held in San Francisco on August 10, 2001. A copy of the meeting report will be sent to all Group and Forum chairs. The council met to elect its chair and to select its representatives to the Institute for Supply Management’s™ (ISM) Executive and Nominating Committees, to review its role, and to establish processes.

  • Affiliate Support Members Only Content

    NAPM Affiliate Support has developed an extensive library of courseware materials to help you with volunteer management and affiliate management issues. Listed below are currently available titles. Most topics are now available electronically on the NAPM Knowledge Center ( Registration is free — check them out!

  • C.P.M. and A.P.P. News Members Only Content

    Lifetime Certification or Lifetime Accreditation means recertifying or reaccrediting for the last time. Lifetime applicants must document at least 18 years of verifiable full-time professional purchasing and supply management experience (for the A.P.P., professional purchasing and supply management experience can be a secondary component of the applicant’s full-time job).

  • Technology Members Only Content

    Roundtable sessions were held at each of the 2001 Leadership Training Workshops to provide affiliate leadership the opportunity to network with the leadership of other affiliates. The four workshops were held in Philadelphia, Detroit, Dallas, and Las Vegas.

  • Liner Notes Members Only Content

    The 2001 Member-Get-A-Member campaign — An NAPM Odyssey — is winding down. Will PMA — Quad Cities, Inc. match last year’s impressive effort and win its second award in a row, or will a new champion emerge? It’s still too soon to tell, as solid recruitment efforts by a number of affiliates have ensured a tight race to the end.

  • Reminders Members Only Content

    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, NAPM Headquarters will remain on Mountain Standard Time, as it does year-round. 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 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.