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the focus of this year will not be isolated to the 2011-2012 program
year. This would be a myopic approach. The key theme you will hear
this year is: 2016 – Our Future. There will be neither complicated
formulas nor processes but simply a concentrated strategy considering
our future operations. In order to provide the platform for
professional development of our members, we will engage everyone to
understand your goals. Our members are paramount and we will strive
each and every day to serve you. During this process, we will create a
vision for our 2012-2013 President, Mara Stanfield, C.P.M., and future
leaders of our affiliate.
Please join me on the evening of June 14, 2011 to recognize the ISM-Houston Board of Directors as we prepare to plan the future of our organization. Bring your thoughts and opinions so we can create: 2016 – Our Future.
R. Britt CPSM
June 14, 2011
91st Annual Installation of Officers
Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel
3000 North Loop West,
Houston, Texas 77092
(Click Here For A Map
$27 Reservations Required by Thursday 06/09/11
5:00 P.M. email firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve your seat.
5:00 PM Social Mixer
6:00 PM Dinner:
7:00 PM Program:
Announcement of the James O. Cox Award
91st Annual Installation of Officers
Program : Enjoy the Ride
Presented by: Steve Gilliland
Click Here For More Information On Our Program
8:30 PM Adjourn
– Houston, Inc. May 19, 2011 Golf Tournament
By Ed Wahowski - Treasurer
Our annual golf tournament was held at the Cypresswood Golf Club in Spring
Texas on Thursday May 19,
2011. We had a great turnout with 52 teams and used
Professional Development Committee
By:Matt Krishnan - Chair
You can view the full information on all upcoming seminars & registration
information on our 2011-2012 Seminar page by clicking here.
Do You Need CEH (Continuing Education Hours) to Re-Certify?
Attending NAPM-Houston’s pre-meeting can earn you 1 CEH.
Attending NAPM-Houston monthly dinner meetings can earn you another CEH.
You can earn up to 15 CEH’s, this year, by attending the NAPM-Houston Dinner
meetings. Attend one of the three ISM Satellite seminars sponsored by NAPM-Houston
and earn 4 CEH’s per seminar.
Seminar on Negotiation: Concepts, Applications &
Presented By: ISM-San Antonio, Inc. San Antonio TX
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Anne Marie’s,12475 Starcrest Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216
Cost: Only $200 each (Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Seminar, Certificate & Materials)
Credit: 7 CEHs or 7 PDUs (+1 for Luncheon)
Target Audience: Supply Mgt & Project Mgt Professionals & SMEs in Engineering,
Production, Finance and Quality
Contact To Register: Dave Sanchez , CPSM, C.P.M. email@example.com
Instructor: Henry F. Garcia, C.P.M., PMP
Billie Jean Sommer Outstanding New Member Award
Ziba Mehra is
Named Billie Jean Sommer Outstanding New Member
Without the opportunity to ever personally meet Billie Jean Sommer, I can only understand her significant impact to ISM – Houston based on stories of her contributions. The key consideration is making a tangible impact in a short period of time. To be a member in ISM – Houston less than two years and maintain a committee position for at least six months requires someone with a focused personality.
This year’s recipient of the Billie Jean Sommer Award is the ideal example of someone making a widely recognizable impact on our affiliate. However, the depth of this individual’s personality is even more significant. This is a truly genuine and caring person but still tough enough to focus on the business imperatives to make our affiliate successful. Sending emails at 6:30 in the morning, 11 in the evening, and anytime during the day is quite a normal activity for this person. The individual is focused not only on completing the task but on exceeding expectations for everyone involved with our affiliate.
Even more important, the recipient is always smiling. In the face of adversity, this individual is professional and happy to serve our members. How many of us can honestly state that we have this same approach?
So…you might ask…what did the recipient actually do to receive the award? Let’s consider two examples. First, take a look at the room this evening. The meal, the podium, the speakers, the agenda and logistics. The recipient is responsible to coordinate all aspects of our dinner meetings. Even if it means 3 or 4 draft versions of the agenda which can be very painful. Second, think about our affiliate’s future. The recipient understands the future of our affiliate is certainly beyond tonight… and the remainder of this year. This person is actively training her successor to ensure continuity in our affiliate’s operations. She has a present-day action-oriented focus with a visionary appeal.
The genuine characteristic that really stands out to me with our recipient is perseverance, which is a personal struggle for me at times. After facing a challenging time searching for employment, she recently obtained a position with Calpine and appears to be enjoying every single minute she is there. Our recipient deserves this opportunity and will exceed expectations with her employer just as she does with our affiliate.
Ladies and gentlemen…Congratulations to our friend, colleague, and Programs Chair as the 2010-2011 Billie Jean Sommer Outstanding New Member Award recipient…Ziba Mehra
Member Tenures June, July and August
Melvin E Davis, C.P.M.
N.A.P.M. – Houston, Inc. Welcomes Our Newest Members
By: Kim Wren A.P.P. – Immediate Past President
Please join me in welcoming our new members approved in May
Tom T. Nguy
Leslie K. Griffiths
Adam Lynn Hipp
By Joe Britt CPSM. – Vice President
1. We offer our condolences to Carleen Glasgow for the recent loss of her mother.
If you have news or notables,
Joe Britt CPSM
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