Provide the essential enthusiasm and leadership
to generate ideas to how every meeting (except social affairs)
can be made helpful to the members in the conduct of their
purchasing activities. In cooperation with the chairperson of
the Program Committee, determine how the objectives of the
Association will be carried out. Proceed to carry out its part
of the annual program involving regular meetings of the
associations, special meetings of the entire Association for
education purposes, courses, panel discussions, or meetings of
any kind for selected groups having similar interests. Carry
out such specific assignments as may be made either by the
National Pro-D Chairman, the President, or the Board of
Directors of the local Association. Maintain official set of
manuals and other publications of the National Committee on
Pro-D, to be passed on to the successor. Chairperson will be a
member of Program and Commodity Committees. Arrange for
workshops and seminars. Plan and implement all workshops and
seminars. Establish and carry out all criteria for scholarship
and implement the same with Scholarship Committee.
( INACTIVE )
Plan and implement programs of activities which will carry
out the objective of the Association. Establish a calendar of
activities for the year including all of the general meetings,
all courses, panel discussions, or meetings of any kind for
selected groups having similar interests and all social
meetings or functions. Prepare information and submit complete
details to the Secretary 30 days in advance of the meeting.
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
This committee has the responsibility of keeping before the
public the achievements and progress of the Association and of
its members. It will, therefore, be responsible for
development, maintaining and directing Public Relations
programs at the local level that will enhance the profession
of his or her community. Develop a Public Relations Committee
of active, interested members including, at least, one person
who can progress to replace the chairperson. Work very closely
with the Association officers and committee chair people in
keeping the Public Relations viewpoint before them at all
times. Work very closely with area newspapers and know the
individuals who handle the type of information he or she
wishes publicized. Provide information and photographs for
publication in our Newsletter and local newspapers. Take all
pictures at PMA functions and have control of the camera.
Have one or more committee members on hand at each meeting
to greet members and to see that newer members are introduced
to other members. Keep badges current and file the badges
handed in after the meeting. Distribute guest tickets at the
The Scholarship Committee will be appointed by the
President and will consist of at least three members. Not more
than one member of this Committee will be a member of the
Board of Directors. Pro-D oversees this Committee.
The Committee is responsible to:
- Recommend to the Board of Directors, prior to the start
of each fiscal year, the number of scholarships to be
awarded during the ensuing year.
- Supervise the Scholarship Award selection process.
- Select and recommend the Scholarship winners.
- Notify the successful candidates.
- Revise and update the qualification and selection
process as needed.
MATERIALS MANAGEMENT ( INACTIVE )
A committee appointed by the President to instill in
members a knowledge of the materials management function and
the procurement process. Total logistics, from issue of
material, requisition, purchase order, receipt, and storage is
the responsibility of the materials manager, and sometimes,
buyers. Also, a knowledge of forecasting, warehousing,
transportation, distribution, storage and inventory control of
material is required. This committee will assist the program
committee to educate and provide breath and enlarged scope of
knowledge to the membership on the total logistics/procurement
MEMBER RELATIONS COMMITTEE ( INACTIVE )
Provide welcoming assistance to new members. Track
important events concerning members such as promotions,
changes of employer, presentations and awards, retirements and
deaths. Provide timely notification of such events to the
Board of Directors and publicity media as appropriate. Provide
for recognition of members’ achievements as needed.
The prime responsibility of this committee is the fostering
of a continuing healthy growth of the Association and the
careful review of the eligibility of prospective and current
members. This committee should be sufficiently large to
adequately cover the area served by the local association. It
is probably advisable to select committee people from various
geographical areas where they are well acquainted with members
or potential members of neighboring companies. Invite
prospective members to regular monthly meetings. Follow up and
secure applications of prospective members. Review
applications for membership, to insure that membership
requirements are met and submit a resume of the applicant and
his or her company to the Board of Directors. Attempt to
secure replacement membership if a resignation is due to a
change in members’ position.
The Nominating Committee will be appointed by the President
not later than 30 days after the Annual Meeting and will
consist of at least three members. Not more than one member of
this Committee will be a member of the Board of Directors.
The Committee is responsible to:
1. Provide to the Secretary, by the regular meeting
preceding the Annual Meeting, names of consenting nominees for
the various offices, and Directors for the ensuing year.
2. Recommend nominees from the Association for the
National, District, and Local purchasing
Select plants for a visitation and complete such
arrangements as may be required for smooth and effective
completion of this tour.
BUSINESS FORUM/TABLE TOP COMMITTEE ( INACTIVE )
Coordinate trade show with the trade show promoter.
Negotiate contracts with a promoter. Promote Association
members, local dignitaries, etc. to attend and support trade
show. Make trade show booth assignments for members. Create
attractive and effective Association booth. Advise P.R. of all
details for publication in news media.
BUSINESS SURVEY COMMITTEE ( INACTIVE )
Develop questionnaires on current and projected business
Receive quarterly questionnaires completed by members.
Tabulate results of questions, interpret results, provide
written summary of results and forward to Newsletter Editor
and other media for publication.
CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE (CPSM)
Monitor a certification program of ISM. Provide information
and assistance to membership and profession regarding:
A) requirements for certification
B) testing for certification
C) Study Guide and other materials for study
D) review course offering for exam preparation
Coordinate and negotiate process for the Clambake held in
July. Work closely with the Secretary for printing and mailing
tickets. Select ticket chair people. Follow up with ticket
chair people in advance of Clambake for feel of ticket sales.
Establish checking account for Clambake income and expenses.
Resolve payment to clambake operator. Make a final report to
Board of Directors and Treasurer as soon as practicable. Keep
P.R. Committee advised so they can prepare proper advertising.
COMMODITY COMMITTEE ( INACTIVE )
Select commodities for inclusion of general interest to the
membership. Assign individuals to comment from personal
experience or survey of others on trends in each commodity on
a quarterly basis. Prepare quarterly report summarizing
commodity trends as reported for inclusion in the Newsletter
and other appropriate media.
GLOBAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE ( INACTIVE )
To gather information on International Trade for
dissemination to members, including speakers, workshops and/or