ISM-7 Counties – Important Announcement

Dear ISM 7-Counties Member,

As your President, I have some good news, and some bad news, to share with you.

First, the Good News:  Our next two dinner meetings will be FREE to ISM-7 members, and held on April 19 (our 11th annual “Are You Smarter Than A Supply Chainer” interactive meeting) and on May 17 (Top Management Night).  Plus, this year’s Pat Scalzo Memorial College Scholarship program will be greatly expanded (applications available at our website).

And now, the Bad News: these three events will be our final activities.  It is with a heavy heart that I share — effective July 31, 2018 — that we must dissolve ISM 7-Counties.  This was not an easy decision by your Board, but an unavoidable one based on declining membership, lower meeting attendance, and the ongoing challenges of reduced corporate support, increased member workloads, and the overall displacement of manufacturing facilities and headquarters from the 7 Counties area.  Accordingly, this email will serve as official notice to all members of our 2018 Annual Meeting, to be held at 6 pm in conjunction with our May 17 dinner meeting at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, at which members may formally vote on the issue of dissolution.

We have already notified the ISM National office of our decision.  What this means for you is that you either have received a National membership renewal that does not include dues for a local ISM affiliate, or you will very soon.  Either way, we encourage you to continue your professional journey by renewing your ISM membership and joining the nearest neighboring ISM affiliate that makes sense for your work and/or home location:

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you as President over the past three years, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know some of the best and brightest minds in the business.  I hope to see you at future ISM National and local events.

On behalf of the Board, we thank you all for your years of membership and support.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Respectfully yours,

Nick Ammaturo

President

ISM-7 Counties

Scholarship Opportunity

In September 1994, NAPM-Seven Counties established the NAPM-Seven Counties “Patricia A. Scalzo Memorial Scholarship Award.” Today, as ISM-7 Counties, we carry on that award in remembrance of Pat, who touched so many of us with her friendly, outgoing personality. She was a mentor to many of us and she inspired all of us. Pat was a true believer in NAPM (now ISM) and the educational benefits the organization provided its membership and we are pleased to continue this scholarship in her memory.

There are two types of scholarships to our members, their spouses and/or their children and grandchildren:

  • Full-time student – The student must be taking a minimum of 12 credits per semester and must be attending an accredited college or university.
  • ISM-7 Counties Member – This member must be pursuing a CPSM, or CPSD Certification OR be a part-time student taking a minimum of six credits per semester at an accredited college or university.

Members must be active and their dues current. Only current members and their family members may apply. No one will be awarded a scholarship for more than two consecutive years.

The Scholarship Committee will have the authority to determine how these awards are distributed as well as decide on how the $2,000 of the Scholarship Fund will be disbursed this year. Financial data will not be required nor will it be a part of the criteria for selection. In addition, the applicant’s name will be deleted before the applications are presented to the Scholarship Award Selection Committee for review to keep submissions anonymous.

Applications are included here and the deadline is Monday, May 22, 2017. We will be announcing the winners in June.

To apply for a Member or Student Scholarship – Visit our Scholarships webpage.

Questions? Email hayley.unke.moore@gmail.com