October 2019 Print

Executive Director's Message

Greetings Members,

We wanted to announce two very important items that will affect the way ISM-Fort Worth goes into the future.  First is that the Board of Directors has appointed a new President, John Fell, with PAC  Please see John's biography in the Member Spotlight section on the home page of the website.  We have no doubt that John will bring new ideas and leadership to the association. 

Secondly, the Institute for Supply Management, ISM Global, has required each of the local Chapters to sign and follow a new agreement which will hopefully improve the relationship between ISM and each of the local affiliated Chapters.  As previously mentioned in a newsletter, here are just some of the new aspects of the agreement. 

  • Members of the local Chapter must be registered members of ISM Global.  ISM-Fort Worth may not have any associate members who are not members of ISM.  No associate members.
  • Corporate members will automatically become members of the local Chapter according to the primary zip code entered in their profile.
  • ISM Global will be collecting all dues and fees for membership and events going forward.  (Exact process has not been defined.)
  • Chapters must offer 8 hours annually of Continuing education as a part of the cost of membership in the Chapter.  (Please see the home page for events to gain CE hours.)

The Board of Directors has approved this new agreement and we are optimistic that it will help us rebuild ISM-Fort Worth.

ISM-Fort Worth’s Roy L. Anderson Memorial Golf Tournament was held on September 23rd and as with the past 22 tournaments it was great! The volunteers who participated were fantastic and we appreciate their support.  We handed out three $6,500 checks to local colleges for scholarships and there will be more to information forthcoming on next year's scholarships.

CPSM Certification Training – unfortunately, we did not have enough interest in the Module 1 training session and had to move it to a future date.  In the meantime we will be trying to form a CPSM study group that can meet as they decide.

Feel free to contact me at 972-603-9233 if you have questions concerning any of the above. 

Thank you,

Steve Ballenger, CPSM



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Calendar of Events

October 24th Plant Tour - Lockheed Martin F35 Plant - A plant tour of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics F-35 production line in west Fort Worth.  Registration is live now, go to the website and register!

Tuesday - November 5th - Chapter dinner event with Alcon's Head of Global Procurement organization as our guest speaker.  We will meet again at the City Club in downtown Fort Worth!   Check it out and register from the home page.

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