Message from Ted Carroll, President, ISM-NVA
It’s with a sense of pride, accomplishment and nostalgia that I come to the final President’s note and end of my term. The year has been challenging, exciting, rewarding and FAST! I’m still shaking my head at how quickly we went from a small group of people talking about this concept in a meeting room in June of 2012 to a year later, new charter (and all that entails!), membership numbers that rival affiliates who have been around for years, a full roster of activities culminating in a very positive member survey (check out the results on the MEMBERS ONLY tab of our website) and an election which has just wrapped up.
I’d like to express my thanks to all our members for their support and participation, a nod of gratitude for the organizations that supported us either by encouraging their team members to participate, providing facilities for us to use or supporting us in our recruitment efforts for membership. Finally to my fellow members of the outgoing Board of Directors a heartfelt THANK YOU for all the effort, support and good spirited effort that went into your hard work over the course of the past year … WE DID IT!
To the new faces of the Board-Elect, I’d like to wish you all the success and more that we’ve achieved this year and look forward to seeing our affiliate climb to new heights. I’m with you to support you in every way I can to deliver and exceed our members expectations! There are lots of things to keep you busy from the feedback on the membership survey last month, some of the new ideas we’ve seen come out of our membership and attendance at the ISM National Conference in Dallas in April.
Finally to our members or those thinking of joining … there are a bunch of dedicated people working to achieve success with this affiliate. We’re fresh, new and much more progressive in our thinking. I’d encourage all of you to participate and contribute. If you’re considering joining … take the plunge the water is fine! Anyone who is a member of ISM national is welcome to come aboard too and enjoy the benefits of all the accoutrements a local affiliate can provide. We have some surprising ways to easily make that happen … simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Oh! … and don’t forget to attend our annual meeting on June 19, 2013 starting at 5:00 PM at Da Domenico on Chain Bridge Road in McLean. Come have some fun, food, make some new friends, shake some hands and meet your new Board of Directors!
Thanks everyone! Best wishes for success, happiness and prosperous endeavors!
Ted Carroll, CPSM
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Three years of full-time, professional supply management experience (non-clerical, non-support) with a bachelor's degree from regionally accredited insitution or internations student.
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Thanks to our Volunteers!
ISM-NVA has been very fortunate to have a substantial list of members who have help develop the chapter. In addition to the dedicated Board of Directors who have been fantastic this year, please join us in extending a sincere "Thank You" at our June 21st meeting. Volunteers who helped greatly in this, our first year, include:
- Steve Bailey
- Brian Butler
- Tim Davis
- Steve Falk
- Naoina Gartee
- Stephen Guth
- Emily Kennedy
- Yvonne McAteer
- Marlena Salgado-Felix
- Clayton Schettler
- Michelle Samuelson
- David French
- Robert Johnson
Thank you all of your dedication and leadership!
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