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  • DFW Pulse On Purchasing November 2016

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    Inside the DFW Pulse on

    Purchasing 1 Chapter Meeting


    Community Outreach

    2 Upcoming Education Opportunities


    3 A Look at DFW NIGP’s Pro-D Day

    4 Ethnic and Diversity

    Call for Articles

    5 DFW Chapter Election Results

    Shine, Shine, Shine

    6 NIGP Document Fitness Challenge

    7 Why Join the DFW Chapter of NIGP?

    8 Procurement Quiz

    9 End Note

    Happy Thanksgiving Color Page

    10 Calendar

    Quarterly Meeting Schedule January 19, 2017 Business Meeting (12:00 to 3:00)

    Flight Safety 3201 E Airfield Drive DFW Airport, TX 75261

    April 20, 2017 – Business Meeting (12:00 to 3:00) MCL Grand Theater 100 N Charles St, Lewisville, TX 75057

    July 20, 2017 – Business Meeting (12:00 to 3:00) Flight Safety 3201 E Airfield Drive DFW Airport, TX 75261

    October 19, 2017 – Professional Development Day To be announced.

    We need your ideas for our continued support of Community Outreach Programs. Please send your ideas to Jamie at [email protected] by the end of November so our membership can vote on the programs for 2017. We are looking forward to growing this program and expanding beyond the quarterly monthly meetings, so we hope to hear your ideas.

    DFW Pulse on Purchasing

    mailto:[email protected]

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    Upcoming Education Opportunities through NIGP

    Grow Professionally through NIGP’s comprehensive professional development and certification preparation tools.

    NIGP offers courses on procurement techniques, theory, and best practices. NIGP's courses provide the essential framework for you to better understand and master the world of public procurement and your path to certification. NIGP offers face-to-face courses and webinars.

    Available Webinars: Webinar - Negotiating Software and Technology Agreements Register Now Date: 11/16/2016 Webinar - Sustainable IT Procurement: Unlocking Savings through Durability, Repairability & Support Register Now Date: 12/07/2016 Check out what NIGP has to offer! Check Out MemberConnect Looking for advice or opinions from your colleagues? Need some assistance with creating documents, but don't want to re-invent the wheel? Here's where you get help. Our MemberConnect service is a List Serve that automatically forwards email from you to members who have subscribed to the service. Replies are also distributed to subscribers; it's a great way to share ideas and learn how other professionals deal with challenging situations. As a member of DFW NIGP, you’ve already been subscribed. To send a message to other subscribers, just e-mail [email protected] from your email software and the system will automatically distribute your message. If you prefer not to participate in this service, visit our home page at www.dfwnigp.com, select the MemberConnect link from the Member Services area on our home page, log in and follow the instructions for unsubscribing. We hope you’ll find this new service useful and a great resource for your career.

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    PRO-D DAY OCTOBER 20, 2016 Thank you for joining us for a great day of networking and professional development on Oct. 20th!

    Thank you Garland for hosting the 2016 DFW NIGP Pro-D Day.

    Narita Holmes

    Carol Cooper

    Pro-D Day was very informative and I took a lot away from the seminars. You can be up to date on everything, but you can always use a refresher. It helps to see what questions come up.” ~ Mary C.

    “I thought it was excellent. The presenters were very interesting and informative” ~ Melinda R.

    Professional Development Day 2016 event has come and gone and by all accounts, it was a great day. There was a great turn out and we are so grateful for the support and participation of so many of our members who showed up for an informative day with Carol Cooper and Narita Holmes. I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did!

    A lot of work went into planning this event and I would like to thank those who made it happen:

    • Janice Hughes for organizing the program/speakers, location and food for the day; • Gary Holcomb and Matt Dobecka for your help in securing the awesome room at the Garland Fire

    Admin. building; (Hope you will have us back again next year Gary!) • A big thank you to the speaker/presenters, Carol Cooper and Narita Holmes for such an informative

    and valuable program for the day.

    Excited to see what 2017 bring.

    Jamie Love-Brockway M.B.A., CPPO, A.P.P. 2016 Chapter President

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    A Call for Articles

    You can submit an article to DFW NIGP

    Send any article, thought, tidbit or advice and be published in the newsletter. This is a great way to share what’s happening and your knowledge of purchasing with others.

    • Peer Recognition • Upcoming Events and Event Recaps • New Employees and New Certifications • Procurement Issues

    November National Adoption Awareness Month National Diabetes Awareness Month Native American Heritage Month National Novel Writing Month December Safe Toys and Gifts Month Bingo Month Write a Friend Month

    Do you have something to share with your purchasing peers? Want to be a newsletter contributor? If you are interested in submitting any comments, articles or tidbits, please send them to [email protected]

    Benefits: Being published could earn you recertification points!!

    https://www.healthtradition.com/december-is-safe-toys-and-gifts-month/ mailto:[email protected]

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    Thank you everyone for your vote on the 2017 Officers for the DFW Chapter of NIGP. It is your participation and interest that help makes our Chapter what it is. The slate of officers and request for alternative nominations was distributed to the membership. The election meeting was held during our Pro-D day on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the City of Garland Fire Administration Building. 2017 Slate of Officers

    President Scott Arledge, CPPO, CPPB 1st Vice President Janice Hughes, CPPB 2nd Vice President Karen Bell, CPPO Secretary Mindy Gallegos, CPPB Treasurer Rochelle Ragas, CPPB

    And we extend a very special thanks to Matt Dobecka, Debra Morris, and Cindy White for assisting with the election process.

    Shine, Shine, Shine DFW NIGP Committee Opportunities for 2017

    Do you have any hidden talents that you want to unleash? Do you have an accounting background and want to add to your expertise by trying something new? Do you thrive in planning events? Have you always wanted to expand your technology horizons? If so, the DFW NIGP Chapter is the place for you.

    Just ask me. I started volunteering in DFW NIGP early last year and I have found that the new experiences are so beneficial to me and add to my Purchasing Professional Development. I had never in my professional life participated in a Strategic Planning Meeting, but so far the experience has been interesting. DFW NIGP folks have had to lead and teach me the many facets of planning for the future. And you know what? They are willing to help us learn more. Also, I have met some very intelligent people, each one shining in their own talents and knowledge. It is so good to see so many new faces in the DFW NIGP Chapter lately. We are looking for members who would like to volunteer their time as Committee Chairs and shine, Shine, SHINE!

    If interested, please contact me at: [email protected] or 972-758-3876.


    Karen Bell, DFW NIGP Secretary More information regarding committee positions is available in the Chapter Bylaws. If you have a special interest or talent, becoming a member of one of the DFW NIGP Chapter’s committees is a great way to express yourself. Check out our website for information about our committees.

    mailto:[email protected] https://www.dfwnigp.com/insidepages/committees/

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    JOIN DFW CHAPTER OF NIGP It’s that time of year again. Yes, its membership renewal time! The fee is $50.00. Our membership year runs January – December. Please visit the website (dfwnigp.com) and select Join/Renew Membership to process your renewal or