|President Fatima F Calkins, CPPO, CPPB, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Sr. Purchasing Agent|
As the 2017-2018 President, I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to continue building on the great foundation we have! We have a lot to be proud of! Over the last year, we continued to experience record growth, maintaining membership at over 1,000 members.
Over the next year, your FAPPO Board will focus on engaging our membership, offering more educational classes and networking opportunities that are more strategic in nature and more reflective of what our membership has requested. We will continue to expand our member services and advocate for our profession.
We are already planning the Fall Workshop in Pompano Beach scheduled for October 27, 2017. Details will be coming soon! Plans for the 2018 51st Annual FAPPO Conference and Trade Show, “The Power of Performance”, are underway with some exciting keynote speakers.
Lastly, I wanted to say thank you to the members who have volunteered to be on committees for our 2017-2018 FAPPO year. For all members, there are plenty of ways to become involved, if you are interested in volunteering, feel free to contact me. If you are a new member, make sure to introduce yourself to me, other officers or board members. We want to make sure you are welcomed and included. This journey cannot be made alone as leaders, but it is through your support and encouragements that we shall continue to have FAPPO be a First Class Organization, and an Organization that its members are proud to be a part of.
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to working on your behalf!
We are two weeks away from our 51st Annual Conference and Trade Show! A Big Thank you to our Officers, Committee members and all our Volunteers for all the hard work and efforts in preparing what will be a memorable and unique Conference this Year! The FAPPO Conference will offer you a unique experience. One that will empower you with tools to enhance your performance. The sessions are designed to offer you with valuable knowledge, the great opportunity to network, foster business partnerships, and interact with the industry expert speakers, exhibitors, colleagues, and the FAPPO Community. Please join me in thanking our Sponsors and Exhibitors at this year's Trade Show as we have lunch with them and tour this year's trade show on Thursday, May 23, 2018.
Get Involved! It’s So Rewarding A candidate for office must be a Regular member, in good standing, for a minimum of three (3) of the last five (5) years. A candidate for office must hold a professional procurement, contract administration, or materials management certification from a universally recognized professional association at the time of election to any office, and must retain said certification for the duration of any and all terms of office. A Candidate must have served as Chair on one of the following FAPPO Committees: FAPPO Bucks, Finance, Professional Development, Special Event/Banquet, Trade Show and/or Fall Workshop. Candidate must have their entity's support as evidenced by a letter from their supervisor included with the nomination form. A template of the letter of support is attached. You may nominate yourself or have someone nominate you!
The Diversity Essay should address why inclusiveness and respect for diversity is important to the procurement. What are the implications of diversity for procurement; in your office, entity, vendor relations and/or customer relations? The essay should focus on this theme and you are free to be as imaginative as you desire. I know there are some very interesting stories out there just waiting to fascinate our membership. Contestants must submit a 900 – 1000 word essay that is double-spaced in an Adobe PDF or MS Word document. Please ensure that the essay includes the author’s name, entity address, phone number, email and a signed statement giving unrestricted publishing rights to FAPPO.
The essay should focus on this theme and you are free to be as imaginative as you desire. I know there are some very interesting stories out there just waiting to fascinate our membership. Contestants must submit a 900 – 1000 word essay that is double-spaced in an Adobe PDF or MS Word document. Please ensure that the essay includes the author’s name, entity address, phone number, email and a signed statement giving unrestricted publishing rights to FAPPO.
For those who attended the FAPPO 2017 Conference Special Event and Presidential Banquet, photos from the photographer are available at SmugMug www.mikekit.com Folder: FAPPO 2017 Password: 20fappo17 or Dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e0nv0d3kfc9kvf8/AAC_xTlR4qf7msRI1q_dn3qaa?dl=0
Good News from your FAPPO Professional Development Committee on Board approved revisions to the College Education Reimbursement (CER) and Scholarship Programs.
The 2016 membership Guide is now available.