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ISM Willamette Valley
1222 E 13th Avenue
M40 # 252
Eugene OR 97403




2019 Professional Development Meetings & Announcements


Meetings are on Thursdays, starting at 5:30 pm

Upcoming meetings TBA

August 12, 2019


Dear ISM Willamette Valley Members,

I wanted to reach out to you as your President because it is critical time for our Chapter in terms of where the future will take us. Here is some information that your Board of Directors has been discussing recently based upon ISM Global new direction for the organization.

In the past 12 months, ISM Global has been going through many changes. Initially, they took in-house all dues payment processing. Soon after that they delivered to us a new Chapter Affiliation Agreement (download here) which they want signed by the end of this month.

Currently as our Chapter stands today we simply are not in compliance with the requirements of this new agreement. Some examples of our non-compliance are: 8 – CEH’s each year, PCI Compliance, Board member term limits, Director and Board Member insurance requirements, etc.

In a recent ISM Global Webcast the Chapter Affiliation Agreement was discussed with numerous chapters from across the country listening in and submitting questions. During the meeting ISM Global was reluctant to consider any changes that were suggested, however, they will “listen” and consider changes (amendments) if enough Chapters make similar requests. Therefore, we, ISM Willamette Valley, need to hear from YOU, our membership, to determine the level of interest in continuing on as members of this local Chapter and attending our Pro-D meetings when they occur. We need a strong commitment and need to hear from each one of you.. With your support we are prepared to “negotiate” terms of this agreement based on our unique Chapter structure. If we don’t hear from you we will be looking into dissolution of our Chapter. Not a step we take lightly or want to take but your feedback will tell us the path we will follow.

The Board of Directors is vested in continuing this Chapter so please reach out and let us know your honest feelings about our Chapter and how you see yourself being a part of it going forward!

You may respond to Andre Moran, ISM Willamette Valley president at andremor@uoregon.edu or Jayne McMahan, ISM Willamette Valley Vice President at jmcmahan@springfield-or.gov

Sincerely,


ISM Willamette Valley Board of Directors (Andre, Jayne, Terry, Tony, Aaron, Jules)