About Us
The Institute of Supply Management exist to advance the Supply Chain Management and Strategic Sourcing professions through the personal and professional development of its members by providing quality education and certification programs as well as many opportunities for leadership, networking and the exchange of ideas.
 
The local association coordinates the interests of its members and provides services and personal contacts that would be difficult to duplicate.  Through the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), this coordination expands globally to permit the development of services and educational opportunities that are considered best practices.
 
ISM members are recognized by many as world-class professionals. Our long range success is a result of our commitment to the highest of ethical standards, the buidling of key professional relationships and significant member involvement in decision making and in managing the overall operation of the association. 
 
It is our mission to advance the Supply Chain Management and Strategic Sourcing professions through the personal and professional development of its members by providing quality education and certification programs as well as many opportunities for leadership, networking and the exchange of ideas.
 
Past Presidents
 
 "A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and aclaim him, worse when they despise him. But of 
 a good leader who talks little when his work ids done, his aim fullfilled, they will say, we did it ourselves" -  Lao Tzu
 
1922 - 1924         L.G. Smith
1924 - 1925         R. G. Ingram
1925 - 1926         E. W. Hartzell
1926 - 192 7        G. D. Sullivan
1927 - 1928         E. L. Walker
1928 - 1929         C. F . Walker
1929 - 1930         C. P. Miller
1930 - 1931         W. O. Hollister
1931 - 1932         G. E. Price, Jr.
1932 - 1933         E. G. Hammack
1933 - 1934         W. C. Mingle
1934 - 1935         C. D Buchar
1935 - 1936         L. A. Murphy
1936 - 1937         A. E. Pyle
1937 - 1938         S. S. Rothrock
1938 - 1939         G. E. Price, Jr.
1939 - 1940         R. H. Bellows
1941 - 1942         F. W. Miller
1942- 1943          Floyd Yoder
1943 - 1944         S. H. Stevenson
1944 - 1945         L. A. Anderson
1945 - 1946         E. S. Ferry
1946 - 1947         C. G. Allen
1947 - 1948         D. A Kelper
1948 - 1949         Norman Smith
1949 - 1950         J. R. Brock
1950 - 1951         J. I. Evans
1951 - 1952         W. R. Lantz
1952 - 1953         D. W. Alexander
1953 - 1954         J. L . Hyatt
1954 - 1955         Fred Goodright
1955 - 1956         C. R. Culp
1956 - 1957         F. A. Onstine
1957 - 1958         C. F .  Tate
1958 - 1959         E. G. Berglind
1959 - 1960         William Bray, Jr.
1960 - 1961        Lee Pettit, C.P.M.
1961 - 1962        C. B. Warner
1962 - 1963        Arthur Reash
1963 - 1964        C . W. MacCready
1964 - 1965        C. E. Lynch
1965 - 1966        H. H. Fuller
1966- 1967         R. K. Buckman
1967 - 1968        Vic Hill
1968 - 1969        R. A. Scheible , Tom Brown  
1969 - 1970        J. R. Humphreys, C.P.M.
 
1970 - 1971          W. L. Lasser
1971 - 1972          Joseph Reiserer, C.P.M.
1972 - 1973          Don Brandle
1973 - 1974          Harvey Warner
1974 - 1975          Thomas Price
1975 - 1976          James Headly, C.P.M.
1976 - 1977          Robert Foust
1977 - 1978          Richard Crafton
1978 - 1979          William Baker
1979 - 1980          Jack Deruyter
1980 - 1981          Steve Dolyk
1981 - 1982          George Garton, John McDonald, C.P.M.
1982 - 1983          Tom Sobeck, C.P.M.
1983 - 1984          Jan Reed
1984 - 1985          Tim Bartlebaugh
1985 - 1986          Gene Stephens, C.P.M.
1986 - 1987          John Brown, C.P.M.
1987 - 1988          Dan Moore
1988 - 1989          Dennis Derck
1989 - 1990          Fred Booth
1990 - 1991          Dan Bowman (Canton), George Cull
1991 - 1992          Earl Alexander
1992 - 1993          Janet Hinton
1993 - 1994          Don Pullela, C.P.M., CPIM
1994 - 1995          Davis Linton, C.P.M.
1995 - 1996          Ron Gillian
1996 - 1997          Joyce Rodek, C.P.M., CPA
1997 - 1998          Sue Kreider, C.P.M., A.P.P.
1998 - 1999          Jim Burand, C.P.M., A.P.P.
1999 - 2000          Ken Nykiel, C.P.M., CPIM
2000 - 2001          Deborah Inks, C.P.M., A.P.P.
2001 - 2003          Brian McKeighen, C.P.M.
2003 - 2004          Bruce Von Gunten, C.P.M., A.P.P.
2004 - 2006          Paul Klinger
2006 - 2007          Connie Roulett, C.P.M.
2007 - 2010          Kathryn Krasnicki, C.P.M., A.P.P.        
2011 - 2014          Anthony Bachmann, CPSM, C.P.M.
2014 - Present    Gwendolyn Foster, CPSM
 
 
Bylaws
ARTICLE I : NAME AND LOCATION
 
Section 1. Name. The name of this Association shall be the Institute for Supply Management-Akron Inc. a not-for-profit corporation organized and existing by virtue of the laws of the State of Ohio (hereinafter referred to as the "Association").  
 
Section 2. Location. The principal office of the Association shall be located in Akron, State of Ohio, or in such other localities as may be determined by the Board of Directors.
 
ARTICLE II : PURPOSES 
 
The Association is a not-for-profit corporation organized and operated not for pecuniary profit, but exclusively for educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (hereinafter referred to as the "Code"), and in this connection, the purposes for which the Association shall be organized and operated are as follows:
 
(a)      To foster and promote interchange of ideas and cooperation among its  members.
(b)      To promote the study, development, and application of supply management, including improved procurement or purchasing methods and
            practices and all matters related to the foregoing (hereinafter referred to as "the supply profession").
(c)      To collect and disseminate by all lawful means information of interest and benefit to its members, including surveys and reports of current
            business trends and other information of interest to the supply management profession.
(d)      To develop and encourage standards of personal and ethical conduct among persons engaged in the supply management profession.
(e)      To develop, sponsor, promote and encourage a professional certification program for persons engaged in the supply management profession.  
(f)       To encourage and cooperate in the institution and development of educational courses, seminars, programs and materials on the subject of 
            supply management and all matters related thereto.
(g)      To strive by all lawful means to promote and enhance the supply management profession.
(h)      To be affiliated with the Institute for Supply Management, Inc. ("ISM") and other associations or organizations of persons engaged in the
            supply management profession throughout the United States and all foreign countries.
(i)        To cooperate, collaborate and exchange information by lawful means with professional, trade and other associations and organizations of
            persons engaged in the supply management profession and to advance public relations with governmental agencies and the public in general
            concerning the supply management profession.
(j)        To do any other act or thing incidental to or connected with the foregoing purposes or in advancement thereof and not for the pecuniary
            profit or financial gain of its members, directors or officers, except as otherwise permitted by the laws of the State of Ohio.
(k)      To establish and operate a scholarship program for the benefit of qualified students interested in the study of  supply management and all
            subjects related thereto.
 
In the accomplishment of these purposes, it shall be the policy of the Association to comply at all times with all existing and future laws, including the antitrust laws and in furtherance of this policy, no activity or program shall be sponsored or conducted by or within the Association which in any manner whatsoever shall represent or be deemed in violation of any existing or future law, including the antitrust laws, all in accordance with the ISM Statement of Antitrust Policy and Guide for Antitrust Compliance, as amended from time to time by the Board of Directors of ISM.
 
ARTICLE III : AFFILIATION WITH ISM
 
Section 1. General. The Association shall be affiliated with ISM in accordance with the procedures set forth in the ISM Bylaws, and the association shall comply at all times with ISM policy as it may be adopted from time to time by the ISM Board of Directors and the provisions of this Article.
 
Section 2. Conditions of Affiliation. The Association shall be obligated as a condition of affiliation with ISM to comply with the following:  
 
(a)      To be incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, and to be validly existing and in good 
            standing during the period of its affiliation with ISM.
(b)      To cause these Bylaws to conform at all times with the ISM Bylaws and ISM Policy, including without limitation, the provisions hereof with
            respect to the purposes of the Association and eligibility for membership.
(c)      To perform all necessary procedures concerning the review and approval of all applications for membership in the Association and ISM.
(d)      To resolve all questions concerning eligibility for membership in the Association and ISM in a fair and impartial manner in accordance with
            procedures established from time to time by the Association.
(e)      To collect all dues from members of the Association and to remit to ISM all dues required by Article IV of the ISM Bylaws.
(f)       To comply at all times with ISM Policy as it may be adopted from time to time by the ISM Board of Directors including without limitation, the
            ISM Statement of Antitrust Policy and Guide for Antitrust Compliance.
(g)      To obtain prior written approval of ISM with respect to any proposed amendments to these Bylaws.
 
Section 3. Suspension or Termination of Affiliation. The affiliation with ISM of the Association may be suspended by the ISM Affiliate Support Council and ratified by the ISM Board of Directors for violation of or failure to comply with the ISM Bylaws, including specifically, but without limitation, provisions respecting payment of dues, eligibility of members and observance of ISM policies as may be adopted by the ISM Board of Directors from time to time. Any charge of violation or failure to comply under this Section shall be first presented to ISM. If  ISM shall determine that the charges are well founded, after the Association has been given reasonable notice of such charges and an opportunity to present a defense to the same, the charges shall be referred to the ISM Board of Directors for action together with the recommendations of ISM.  If the Association is suspended or terminated it may be reinstated by the ISM Board of Directors at any time subsequent to such suspension or termination upon a proper showing of good cause to justify a reinstatement of affiliation with ISM.
 
ARTICLE IV : MEMBERSHIP
 
Section 1. Regular Members. Regular membership in an Affiliated Association shall be limited to the following:  
 
Any person interested in the supply management field shall be eligible to be a Regular Member of an Affiliated Association provided that such person (i) is not primarily engaged in sales activity; or (ii) does not solicit business on behalf of such person or his or her employer during meetings of any ISM activity, including without limitation, meetings of Affiliated Associations (including chapters), ISM Committees, and ISM Groups and Forums (as defined in Policy). For the purposes of this section, "primarily" shall mean a majority of a person's time. However, no person shall be ineligible by reason of incidentally disposing of scrap, surplus stock or equipment of the concern by which he or she is employed. The eligibility of an editor, secretary or business manager employed by an Affiliated Association shall not be affected by reason of sales activity directly related to any magazine, bulletin or other publication or exhibit, product, show or similar activity sponsored by such association.
 
Section 2. Dual Membership. Dual membership (belonging to two (2) different affiliates) may be afforded to individuals who meet the same criteria as Regular Members and hold regular membership in ISM through another affiliated association. Dual Members may vote and hold office in the Association.
 
Section 3. Dues free Members.  Dues-free members include:
 
(a)      Academic Members. A person with a full-time appointment as a teacher, research specialist, department head, director or dean of a college,
            university, or other academic institution whose academic responsibility includes supply management or other related fields or subjects.
            Academic members are Regular voting members.
(b)      Student Members. An undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time in an accredited community college or four-year college or
            university may receive all the benefits of membership in ISM and this Association, and be exempted from payments of all dues and fees.
            Student members are Regular non-voting members.
(c)      Lifetime Members. A person who has been a Regular Member for a period of ten (10) years or more, has retired from all regular employment
            and has been approved for this category by a majority vote of the Regular Members of the Affiliated Association of which he/she has been a
            Member. Lifetime members are Regular voting members.
(d)      Special Membership Extension. Membership will be extended an additional 12 months without requiring payment of ISM dues for persons
            who have been a member of ISM and are unemployed for six months, excluding first-time membership applicants, provided that the affiliate  
            also waives the affiliate dues.  Dues free membership will be extended to those members serving in full-time active military duty for the length
            of their service, provided that the affiliate also waives the affiliate dues.  Members under this class are Regular voting member. 
(e)      Honorary Members. A person not qualified for regular membership but who has rendered distinguished or unusual services to the supply
            management profession, and who has been elected to the class of membership by vote of the Board of Directors of the Association and by a 
            vote of the regular members of the Association. Election to honorary membership shall be for such a period as the Association may designate,
            but the Board of Directors of the Association shall have the authority and duty to revoke the honorary membership of any individual
            whenever they shall determine that continuation of the honorary membership would be inconsistent with the policies and objectives of ISM
            or the Association.  Honorary members are non-voting members.
 
Section 4. Non-voting Membership. The Association shall have the following non-voting membership classes which shall not represent regular membership in ISM nor entitle any member of such class to hold office in the Association, nor to serve as Chair of the Association's Committees:
 
(a)      Associate Members. A person who satisfies the eligibility standards of Article IV, Section 1.
(b)      Student Members: as described in Section 3 (b) of this article.
(c)      Honorary Members: as described in Section 3(d) of this article.
 
Section 5. Admission of Members.  Admission of all applicants for membership in the Association shall be in accordance with the following procedures:
 
(a)      Application for membership shall be submitted upon the application form, approved by the Membership Committee and Board of Directors.
(b)     The application shall be sent to ISM, accompanied by the payment of such fees and dues as may be required.
(c)     If deemed necessary, Application shall then be submitted to the Board of Directors of this Association for their approval. 1. Upon approval by
           the Board of Directors, applicant shall become a regular member of the Association subject to ratification by a vote of the regular members of
           the Association.
(d)      Membership is vested in the individual and is not transferable, unless the membership is company paid and passed on to the incoming
            replacement (as in transfers).
 
Section 6. Denial of Membership. An affiliate association has the right to deny Regular membership, as authorized I the ISM Bylaws, Article II, Section 1. The ISM Affiliate Support Department will consider an appeal by the applicant.  Except for rare and extraordinary circumstances, the decision of the Affiliate Support Department concerning denial of Regular membership will be final and finding and will be considered by the ISM Board of Directors.  
 
Section 7. Expulsion of Members. The Association shall have the right to expel a member of any classification from membership in the Association for nonpayment of dues or for violation of the provisions of these Bylaws, the ISM Bylaws, the ISM Policies, the ISM Policy Manual for National Groups and Forums, the ISM Standards of Conduct or such other statements of policy as may be adopted by the Association or the ISM Board of Directors from time to time. Expulsion for any reason other than nonpayment of dues shall occur only after the member has been advised of the proposed expulsion and the reasons therefore and has been given an opportunity to submit proof in support of continued membership in the Association. A member expelled from membership in the Association shall be given written notice of such expulsion and shall be advised in writing that he or she may appeal the action taken by the Association to ISM by filing a notice of intent to appeal to ISM. Upon receipt of a timely filed notice of appeal, ISM shall consider the appeal and shall allow the expelled member the opportunity to submit proof in support of continued membership in the Association. The decision of ISM concerning expulsion of a nonvoting member shall be final and binding.
 
Section 8. Reinstatement. A former member of the Association, whether a resigned or expelled member desiring reinstatement of membership, may be reinstated as a member of the Association upon showing proof of eligibility and paying all current year's dues [and an administration fee or similar charge which may be imposed by the Association from time to time]. The procedure for an appeal of an adverse determination to reinstate a former member shall be the same as provided in Section 7 of this Article, provided, however, an appeal to reinstate membership may not be taken in the same calendar year in which an appeal has been decided by ISM concerning the expulsion of the same member seeking reinstatement.
 
Section 9. Resignation. Any member of the Association may resign by filing a written resignation with the Association, but such resignation shall not release the member so resigning of the obligation to pay any dues, or other charges theretofore accrued but unpaid.
 
Section 10. Transfer of Membership. Membership in the Association shall be vested in the individual member of the Association.   However, regular membership may be transferred pursuant to the ISM Policy Manual.  
 
ARTICLE V : GROUPS AND FORUMS 
 
Section 1. Purposes and Organization. Members of the Association having common interests as supply management professionals in a particular industry or commercial activity or common interests in a certain classification of commodities or materials, may organize a Group/Forum to promote the interchange of ideas and discussion of mutual problems. The Board of Directors of the Association may provide reasonable procedures and requirements for the formation, recognition, encouragement and operation of Groups/Forums which shall be organized and operated within the Association as a Committee of the Association.
 
Section 2. Regular Members and Associates. The regular membership of any Group/Forum within the Association shall consist only of persons who are regular members of the Association. Any Group/Forum may have Associate members who are not regular members of the Association, provided such Associate members meet the eligibility standards set forth in Section 1 of Article IV.  Membership in the Association as a non-voting member shall be required for election as an associate member of a Group/Forum and associate members of a Group/Forum shall not vote or hold office in the Group/Forum.
 
ARTICLE VI : DUES AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES
 
Section 1. Amount. The amount of annual dues for Regular Members and each class of non-voting members of the Association shall be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors of the Association and a vote of the members of the Association. Annual dues for regular members of the Association shall include an amount equal to the annual dues in effect from time to time for membership in ISM. The Association may deduct from payments to ISM amounts equivalent to dues for regular members whose qualifications for membership are set forth in Section 3(d) of Article IV on condition that the ISM Board of Directors has waived all ISM dues with respect to such members.
 
Section 2. Employer Discount. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1 of this Article, Regular Members employed by the same employer at any location within the United States (the “Employer”) shall, if elected by the Employer by written notice to ISM, be eligible for a discount against the amount of ISM dues described in Section 1 of this Article and Affiliated Association dues in effect from time to time based upon the number of Regular Members employed by such Employer (the “Employer Discount”). The amount of the Employer Discount (subject, however, to change by the ISM Board of Directors as authorized in this Section 2) shall be as follows:  
       
 Number of Regular             Discount Against                Members Employed                ISM and Affiliated
 by Employer                            Association Dues
 
                  59 -  99                                    10%
                100 - 249                                 20%
               250 & More                             30%
 
The Board of Directors of ISM shall be authorized to determine the amount of the Employer Discount described in this Section 2 by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of all the members of the Board of Directors; provided, however, (i) the Board of Directors shall not vote upon any proposed change in the amount of the Employer Discount unless such proposal has been presented to and considered by the Board at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board immediately preceding the regular meeting of the Board at which such proposal is voted upon by the Board; and (ii) a written notice of any change in the amount of the Employer Discount as authorized by this Section 2 shall be mailed to the ISM members not less than ninety (90) days prior to the effective date of such change.
 
Section 3. Payment. Dues for regular and non-voting members in the Association shall be assessed on a calendar year basis and shall be payable in advance of or on January 1 of each year. Members elected to membership in the Association at any time during a calendar year shall be required to pay a proportionate amount of the annual dues in effect at the time of their election to membership which amount shall be payable commencing on the first of the month following the month in which they are elected to membership in the Association.
 
Section 4. Nonpayment of Dues. A member of the Association whose dues are sixty (60) days in arrears may be expelled from membership in the Association and ISM upon notice by the Association to such member, such expulsion to be effective upon the date of such notice. A member expelled from membership for nonpayment of dues may be reinstated upon full payment of all delinquent dues plus payment of an administrative fee or similar other charge which may be required from time to time by the Association.
 
Section 5. Schedule of Dues. The Association shall cause to be mailed to each member of the Association on or before November 15th, of each year a schedule of annual dues payable for each category of membership for the coming membership period.   Membership dues are payable in advance.   (The mailing of the schedule of dues described in this Section shall not preclude the Association from causing a change in the amount of any dues set forth on such calendar year provided such change is made effective on or after the date such change in dues is approved by the Association in accordance with these Bylaws).
 
ARTICLE VII : BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
Section 1. Authority and Responsibility. The governing body of the Association shall be the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have general charge, management, and control of the affairs, funds and properties of the Association and, subject to the provisions of these Bylaws and any contrary statement of policy enacted by vote of the members of the Association, shall have authority to take such action in matters of policy and procedure as, in its judgment, will best promote the interests and welfare of the Association, including authority to promulgate, amend or rescind in whole or in part all statements of Association policy as they may exist from time to time.
 
Section 2. Membership. The Board of Directors shall consist of the President. First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, the immediate past president and (7) directors. (Note: composition of Board may vary depending on the needs of the affiliate.)  All members of the Board of Directors must be regular members of NAPM-Akron, Inc. and ISM.
 
Section 3. Election. The Directors shall be elected by the regular members of the Association at their annual (April/May) meeting in accordance with Article IX hereof.
 
Section 4. Term of Office. Directors shall be elected for a term of three (3) years. Each director can serve two (2) consecutive terms. Directors can be re-elected after a one (1) year absence.
 
Section 5. Vacancies. Mid-term vacancies occurring in any office shall be filled for the unexpired term through appointment by the President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, until the vacancy can be filled at the next election. This appointee will be automatically nominated at the next election. Partial year service does not count toward full-year service. In the event the office of the President or the Vice President is vacated, it will be filled through succession as listed in Section 2 above.
 
Section 6. Meetings. There will be at least 7 regular meetings per calendar year (Plant tour to count as a meeting). Special meetings as well as regular meetings will be announced at least one week prior to the meeting. Notifications will be either in writing or by phone if necessary. Special meetings may be called upon the written request of 10 regular members or 5% of the membership, whichever is smaller.  
 
Section 7. Authority to Act Without a Meeting. No action will be taken without a meeting by the Board (refer Sectons 8 and 9) or, if determined by the Board a meeting of the members either in attendance at a monthly meeting or via email.
 
Section 8. Board Action by Conference Call. Any one or more member of the Board of Directors or of any committee thereof, may participate in a meeting of the Board of Directors or committee by means of a conference telephone or similar equipment which enable all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other at the same time. Participation by such means shall constitute presence in person at such a meeting.
 
Section 9. Quorum and Voting. A simple majority of the Board of Directors is required for a quorum and for any official vote.
 
Section 10. Executive Committee. The Board of Directors may, if it so desires elect from among its members an Executive Committee of 3 or more members; such Executive Committee shall act under the direction of and all its acts shall be subject to review by the Board of Directors.
 
ARTICLE VIII : OFFICERS
 
Section 1. Officers. The officers of the Association shall be the President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President (if willing to serve).
 
Section 2. Election. The officers shall be elected by the regular members of the Association in attendance at their annual meeting held in accordance with Article IX hereof.
 
Section 3. Duties of President. The President shall be Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors and shall exercise general supervision over the executive affairs of the Association. He or she shall preside at all meetings of the Association membership and of the Board of Directors and shall be a member, ex-officio, of all Association committees. The President shall have, in addition, the duties made incumbent upon the office by any other provision of these Bylaws and which may be assigned by the Board of Directors. In the event of a vacancy in the office of President resulting from death, resignation, disqualification or permanent inability to serve, the First Vice-President shall assume the office of President and shall perform all the duties of such office for the unexpired term. In order to become President, a board member must have served a minimum of two years on the Board of Directors, one (1) as an officer. 1.) The President will act as the Associations Statutory Agent to the State of Ohio. The association agent may be a natural person that is authorized by it's Articles of Incorporation to act as such agent and that has a business address in this state. A written appointment of an agent that is signed by the incorporators of the corporation or a majority of them and a written acceptance of the appointment that is signed by the agent will be filed with the Secretary of State as a Subsequent Appointment of Agent accompanied with the appropriate filing fee. Incoming President automatically assumes responsibility each year for Statutory agent.
 
Section 4. Duties of First Vice President. The First Vice President shall perform such duties as may be assigned from time to time by the President and the Board of Directors of the Association. In the event of the temporary inability of the President to perform the duties of his or her office resulting from illness, absence or any other cause, the First Vice President shall perform all the duties of the office of President until such time as the incumbent is able to resume the duties of the office. In order to become First-Vice President a board member must have served a minimum of one (1) year on the board of director. The First Vice President shall coordinate all After-dinner speakers. As incoming President, the First Vice President has the first option of representing NAPM Akron at the ISM Annual International Supply Management Conference, with the second option being the current President, andthe third option as the Board votes accordingly.
 
Section 5. Duties of Second Vice President. The Second Vice President shall perform such duties as may be assigned from time to time by the President and the Board of Directors of the Association. In the event of the temporary inability of the First Vice President to perform the duties of his or her office resulting from illness, absence or any other cause, the Second Vice President shall perform all the duties of the office of First vice President until such time as the incumbent is able to resume the duties of the office. In order to become Second Vice President a board member must have served a minimum of one (1) year on the Board of Directors. The Second Vice President shall coordinate all Professional Development speakers.
 
Section 6. Duties of Secretary. The Secretary shall be responsible for the preparation of all minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors and members of the Association; the maintenance and safekeeping of all corporate and membership records of the Association; and the serving or publication of all notices required by law or these Bylaws concerning any meeting or any other matter applicable to the Association; and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the President and Board of Directors of the Association or which may be required by law.
 
Section 7. Duties of Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have the custody of all Association funds and securities; shall maintain a full and accurate account of all receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Association; shall deposit all Association funds in the name and to the credit of the Association in such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors of the Association; shall disburse the funds of the Association by check countersigned by either the President or Vice President in accordance with instructions furnished by the Board of Directors of the Association; shall render to the Board of Directors and members of the Association upon request, but at least annually, an account of all his or her transactions and of the financial condition of the Association; and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the President and the Board of Directors of the Association or which may be required by law.  
 
ARTICLE IX : MEETINGS OF THE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS
 
Section 1. ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the Association membership shall be held in April or May of each year at such place and on such date as may be determined by the Board of Directors of the Association. Written notice thereof shall be given to all members at least fourteen (14) days prior thereto.
 
Section 2. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Association membership may be called by the Board of Directors or the members of the Association in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Non-Profit Corporation Act of the State of Ohio.
 
Section3. Quorum. At all annual or special meetings of the Association membership a quorum shall be the presence at such meeting, in person or by proxy, of at least fifteen percent (15 %) of the total regular membership of the Association.
 
Section 4. Voting. On all questions or issues presented for a vote at the annual meeting or any special meeting of the Association membership, each regular member whose dues are paid shall be entitled to cast one vote. Except as otherwise required by these Bylaws, all questions or issues presented to a vote of the Association membership shall be authorized by a simple majority of the votes cast at an annual or special meeting of the Association membership entitled to vote thereon (provided that the affirmative votes cast in favor of any such action shall be at least equal to the quorum required by Section 3 of this Article). If necessary, to satisfy quorum requirements, vote by electronic method such as e-mail will be acceptable.
 
Section 5. Action by Association Membership.   Except for the election of the Board, whenever anyt question or issue is presented to a vote of the members, such vote may be taken without a meeting by written consents (either by written or electroic transmission) setting forth the action so taken and signed by a majority of members casting a vote, provided the number of consents is equal to or greater than the quorum requirement under Section 3 of this Article for a meeting of the members.  (NOTE: This sections is optional as desired and permitted by local law.  See additional guidelines in Section 8 of Article II of the ISM Bylaws.)
 
Section 6. Order of Business. At any meeting of the Association membership, the order of business shall be as stated on the agenda for the meeting furnished with the notice of such meeting required by this Article.
 
Section 7. Parliamentary Rules. At all meetings of the Association, including the Board of Directors, Robert's Rules of Order will prevail when not in conflict with these Bylaws.  
 
ARTICLE X : COMMITTEES  
 
Section 1. Standing Committee. The following standing committees shall be established within the Association:  (NOTE: these specific committes are optional.)
(a)  Membership Activities Committee
(b)  Education/Professional Development Activities Committee
(c)  Communication/Public Relations Committee
(d)  Nominating Committee
(e)  Administration Committee
(f)  Continuing Education (Academic Planning) Committee
 
The following additional standing committees may be established;  (NOTE: these specific committees are optional.)
(a)  Auditing Committee
(b)  Diversity Committee
(c)  Program Committee
(d) Special Events Committee  
 
The Board of Directors of the Association shall authorize from time to time additional committee(s) as Standing Committees(s) whenever in the sole judgment such action is deemed necessary. At the discretion of the Board, the names and duties of Board Committees can be changed as needed.
 
Section 2. Special Committees. The President with the approval of the Board of Directors of the Association, shall appoint such other special committees, subcommittees or task forces as may be deemed necessary and which are not in conflict with other provisions of these Bylaws. The duties of any such special committee shall be prescribed by the Board of Directors upon their appointment.
 
Section 3. Nominating Committee. A committee of at least three (3) members shall be appointed by the Board of Directors at least forty-five (45) days prior to the Annual Meeting each year. The committee shall be chaired by the First Vice President and shall consist of a minimum of one (1) member who is a past Board of Directors and one (1) member-at-large who regularly attends Association meetings. Not more than one (1) member of this committee shall be a member of the Board of Directors. The names of consenting nominees for the board openings shall be announced at the regular meeting preceding the Annual meeting by the Chairman of the Nominating Committee. He or she shall file a list of nominees, certified by the Committee, with the Secretary immediately after such announcement. The committee shall also be responsible for conducting the election procedures.  Any five (5) or more regular members, acting jointly, may present to the Secretary, not later than three (3) weeks prior to the Annual Meeting of the Association, the name(s) of any consenting eligible candidate(s) which they intend to nominate. The Secretary will include any such name(s) on the slate.        
 
ARTICLE XI : FINANCES  
 
Section1. Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the Association shall begin on July 1st of each year and terminate on June 30th of the following year.
 
Section 2. Appropriations. Funds appropriated in the annual National Association of Purchasing Management Akron Inc. budget shall be allocated to each funded activity. "Funded Activities" are defined as those elements of the annual National Association of Purchasing Management - Akron, Inc. budget for which there are anticipated expenses during the fiscal year such as membership dues to NAPM, meetings, workshops, office expenses, officers' and directors' expenses, and committee expenses. During the appropriation year, it shall be necessary for each funded activity to receive Board of Director's approval if it should become necessary to exceed its allocated amount in the annual budget.
1) Surplus funds. In the event sufficient surplus funds should be accumulated by the Association in the excess of those required to promote the purposes of the Association as set forth in Article II of these Bylaws, such funds shall be contributed from time to time in trust for education purposes, or appropriated for other educational, purchasing profession, or community purpose as voted by the Board of Directors, up to a maximum of twenty-five (25%) of the surplus funds in any one year. Over twenty-five (25%) of the surplus funds will need two-thirds (2/3) approval of the regular me mbers attending the annual meeting.   
 
ARTICLE XII : DISSOLUTION  
 
Section 1. Dissolution. The Association may be dissolved upon adoption of a plan of dissolution and distribution of assets adopted by the Board of Directors and approved by the regular members of the Association in accordance with the Non-Profit Corporation Act of the State of Ohio, as amended from time to time.
 
Section 2. Dedication of Funds. The Association shall use its funds only to accomplish the objectives and purposes specified in these Bylaws and no part of said funds shall inure, or be distributed, to the members of the Association. [On dissolution of the Association, any funds remaining shall be distributed to one or more regularly organized and qualified organizations engaged in the promotion or education of the supply management profession to be selected by the Board of Directors and regular members of the Association.]
 
ARTICLE XIII : CHAPTERS
 
Section 1. Location. The Association may establish chapters for members who are located in geographical areas distant from the designated meeting place for regular meetings.
 
Section 2. Approval. The Board of Directors determines the need, the organizational structure, and approves the operating procedures for chapters within the guidelines of these Bylaws.
 
ARTICLE XIV : INDEMNIFICATION  
 
Section 1. Litigation. This Association shall indemnify any director or officer, made, or threatened to be made, a party to an action or proceeding, whether civil or criminal, including an action by or in the right of any other Corporation of any type or kind, domestic or foreign, or any partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise, which any director or officer of this Association served in any capacity at the request of this Association, by reason of the fact that he or she, his or her testator or intestate, was a director or officer of this Association or served such other corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise in any capacity, against judgments, fees fines, amounts paid in settlement and reasonable expenses, including attorneys' fees, actually and necessarily incurred as a result of such action or proceeding, or any appeal therein; provided, however, that no indemnification shall be made to or on behalf of any director or officer if a judgment or adjudication adverse to the director or officer establishes that his or her act was committed in bad faith or the result of active and deliberate dishonesty and were material to the cause of action so adjudicated, or that he or she personally gained in fact a financial profit or other advantage in which he or she is not legally entitled.  
 
Section 2. Authorization. Any indemnification made pursuant to Section 1 of Article XIV hereof, shall be made by this Association; if authorized in one of the following ways:
(a)     By the Board acting by a quorum consisting of directors who are not parties to such action or proceeding upon a finding that the director or officer has not violated the standard of conduct as set forth in Section 1 of Article XIV hereof; or (b)  If a quorum under subparagraph (a) above is not obtainable or even if obtainable, a quorum of disinterested directors so directs: (1)  by the Board upon the opinion in writing of independent legal counsel that  indemnification is proper under the circumstances because the standard of conduct set forth in Section 1 of Article XIV has not been violated by such director or officer, or (2)  by the members upon a finding that the director or officer has not violated the standard of conduct set forth in Section 1 of Article XIV.
 
Section 3. Expenses Incurred. The Association shall pay expenses incurred in defending a civil or criminal action proceeding in advance of final disposition of such action or proceeding upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of such director or officer to repay such amounts as and to the extent, the person receiving such advancement or allowance is ultimately found, not to be entitled to indemnification or, where indemnification is granted, to the extent the expenses so advanced by this Association exceed the indemnification to which he or she is entitled. If any action with respect to indemnification of directors and officers is taken, then this Association shall, not later than the next Annual Meeting, unless such meeting is held within three (3) months from the date of such action and, in any event within fifteen (15) months from the date of such action, mail to its members of record at the time entitled to vote for the election of directors a statement specifying the action taken.
 
Section 4. Personal Liability. The directors of this incorporated Association shall not be personally liable to the Association or its members for damages for any breach of duty in his or her capacity as such: provided, however, that this provision shall not limit or eliminate the liability of any director if a judgment or other final adjudication adverse to him or her establishes that his or her acts or omissions were in bad faith or involved intentional misconduct or a knowing violation or law or that he or she personally gained in fact a financial profit or other advantage to which he or she was not legally entitled or that his or her acts violated Ohio section 1702.12 of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law or for any act or omission which occurred prior to the adoption of this provision.  
 
ARTICLE XV : AMENDMENTS
 
These Bylaws may be amended at a regular meeting of the Association by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the [regular] members present and voting, such amendment(s) having been proposed in writing and read at the previous regular meeting.
 
NOTE: Annual meeting may be April or May depending on plant tour schedule.