Marlena Salgado-Felix President, ISM-NVA
We are all familiar with the US Marines recruiting slogan "We are looking for a few good men". At ISM-NVA we are looking for a few good supply chain professionals to join our ranks. Our Affiliate experienced rapid growth from its beginning and we would like to continue that same pace this fiscal year. To this end, November 2014 sees the launch of a new program to encourage our members to reach out to their colleagues to invite them to join ISM-NVA.
The 2014-15 ISM-NVA Referral Award Program will reward each month the member that makes the highest number of successful referrals of regular dues paying members. Please visit our Members Only page for the full information on this program and to gain access to documentation you can use to support your recruiting efforts. (If you don't remember your login to access the Members Only page please contact the Director of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Membership Committee is challenging all of us to recruit new members. An increase in our membership ranks will make a tremendous difference to our Affiliate.
Don’t wait, talk to a colleague about ISM-NVA today!
All the best,
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By-Laws and Policy, Procedure, and Operations Manual
Looking for the ISM-NVA By-Laws or the ISM-NVA Policy, Procedure, and Operations Manual? These are available through the "Members Only" Section of this web site. Don't remember the member log-on? Please contact email@example.com and we will be glad to provide the login information to current ISM-NVA members.
As a new affiliate there is plenty to do. We are looking for volunteers to help with some of our activities. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to planning of educational events, one "start up" item for which volunteers are needed is to plan a multi-day Leadership Conference. We would welcome your thoughts and involvement!
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IFI Procurement Forum 2014 Event
2014 ISM-NVA Scholarship Winner
This year, ISM-NVA decided to provide a scholarship to a deserving student to support him or her in completing a degree in Supply Chain. Our scholarship committee reviewed several applications and we eventually decided to award the Scholarship to Gabriela Perdomo, a deserving student in Supply Chain & Operations from Robert H Smith School of Business at University of Maryland, College Park.
Gabriela is currently doing a Logistics internship at Hilti Corporation in Arizona. In her application to the scholarship, she expressed a strong passion for Supply Chain and a clear desire to develop her skills in that domain. Apart from Supply Chain, Gabriela is involved in several activities and community work at the Board of the Latino Student Union at UMD and as a member of a Research Team called EPIDEMICs and focused on developing vaccines.
We have all been very impressed by Gabriela’s application and we wanted to support her in developing her professional skills and in completing her degree. On behalf of our affiliate,we wanted to congratulate her for her award outstanding achievements!
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) recently recognized ISM-NVA for service and member excellence. ISM-NVA received the prestigious “Affiliate Excellence” award from ISM and Dale Bartholomew, ISM-NVA Director of Education (2012-13), was recognized by ISM as “Person of the Year for Education/Learning.” Both awards were presented by ISM executives, incuding Tom Derry, CEO of ISM, at ISM’s 2014 International Supply Management Conference held in Las Vegas, NV May 4-7, 2014, a conference attended by thousands of supply management professionals from around the globe. Very few of the over 140 domestic and 12 international ISM affiliates achieve this award. For more information, see the following PRESS RELEASE
Congratulations, Dale Bartholomew!
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Corporations Supporting Our Affiliate
A special thank you to the corporations and orgnizations that have supported our affiliate: Hilton Supply Management, World Bank, Micron Technology, University of Maryland, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. They actively support membership in our affiliate and we appreciate the fact that they encourage the advancement of their employees in their professonal skills.