Dear NIGP Utah Chapter Members,
When I leave my house in the mornings, I can feel the change of the seasons in the chilly air. Summer may be coming to an end, but the NIGP Utah Chapter continues to move forward as we progress and grow. Along with a great speaker, Scott Christopher, who will be speaking on The Levity Effect in September, we will be highlighting the many changes completed since we last met as a chapter at our next meeting. They include a new website and a new scholarship plan.
Every member should have received an email stating we have moved our website to ClubExpress, a company that provides website management resources to clubs and associations. If you have not had a chance, please take the time to explore the website and all the features provided, including: a comprehensive events calendar with registration (please try out our next chapter meeting!); online discussion forums; volunteer opportunities; separate profiles; specific tools and resources in relation to our profession; and much more!
We will also be discussing our new scholarship program as we will be moving to a point-based system in which members can receive scholarship funds through participation in both local and national NIGP activities and meetings. This program is designed to provide incentive to chapter members to enhance their public purchasing knowledge and supplement their professional development efforts.
As we approach our November 2019 chapter meeting, we will soon be starting the election process for positions on next year’s board. Please consider participating and volunteering as we need everyone’s insight to continually become better.
Thank you for your continued support of this chapter and the procurement profession.
President – NIGP Utah Chapter