My last communique to you all as President of APICS GV 2013-14 year.

For those joining the board, or have served the board previously, I wanted to send you a list of all that we did this year. For everyone involved, thanks for your hard work. For everyone else – be inspired to do more next year!

  • 6 student volunteers served on board to execute vision to position APICS as an extracurricular necessity as part of GV’s supply chain management curriculum.
  • Board members gained valuable leadership, communication and professional training through their service; all 6 have major internships, jobs or are studying abroad
  • Increased consistently active membership by 10x, total membership by about 15x
  • Launched annual Supply Chain Open Houses; beat attendance goal set by university management by 2x
  • Partnered with 11 companies throughout the academic year; increased number of events by 3x
  • Launched professional branding of the student chapter, including website redesign (to view this newsletter in the rebranded format, see attached)
  • Implemented process to force event planning months in advance, rather than the day before
  • Crafted bylaws and associated documents as comprehensive help guides for future boards
  • Liaised with the Seidman’s Supply Chain Management Advisory Board
  • Expected 100% funding from the university for completion of the rigorous Annual Plan

Great job, folks. Do well on exams, enjoy the summer and enjoy your new jobs/internships/study abroads!

Evan Crain

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