for the volunteer leadership
April 2000, Vol. 12, No. 4
In This Issue
Goal IV of the 1999-2004 NAPM Strategic Plan directs NAPM to double its membership by the year 2003. NAPM is meeting this challenge head-on with innovative programs designed to attract new members and retain current members. Two such programs, trial membership and dues-free student and academic memberships, will help NAPM increase its membership and help bring the benefits of NAPM membership to more purchasing and supply management professionals.
Board of Directors Update
NAPM President Richard V. Bradshaw, C.P.M., A.P.P., has officially called a meeting of the 2000-01 NAPM Board of Directors to be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort Hotel, Phoenix. The initial session will be called to order on Friday, August 18, 2000.
Two new features have been added to the Affiliate Support area of the NAPM Web site (www.napm.org). The first feature provides the volunteer leadership with a way to recognize outstanding volunteers. Does your affiliate or committee have a volunteer who always goes above and beyond the call of duty? Now you can recognize that special person by requesting that a letter, from the NAPM president, be sent to the volunteer's work supervisor. Let that volunteer's boss know what an asset his or her employee is to the association. The letter can also be copied (via e-mail) to two additional individuals, such as the volunteer or his or her affiliate president. A valid user name and password are required to access this feature. Contact Judy Waters at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3034, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, for access information.
The NAPM Transportation Group is offering a group of core seminars to all affiliates throughout the United States during the year 2000. The box below provides further information.
It's April and that means it's tax season. While NAPM affiliates do enjoy federal tax-exempt status, they still owe a debt to the Internal Revenue Service. That debt is informational in nature and takes the shape of the annual Form 990.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
If your program or other educational event 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:
Arizona does not observe daylight savings time. As a result, while most of the United States set their clocks ahead one hour on April 2, 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; those in the Midwestern and Eastern United States are now two and three hours ahead of Arizona.