Chapter Information, Policies, and Guidelines
There is an old saying, "If you want to get something done, give the assignment to the person who is the busiest!" Today, everyone is busy in both their professional and personal lives. You are no exception. However, even though you are busy you have agreed to serve as an officer of your local chapter of The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).
We have an exemplary staff in our headquarters office, and members of your Executive Board also work long and hard in their volunteer efforts of assisting the Association. However, the real work is done "down in the trenches." Membership, continuing professional development, service to our facilities and communities and day-to-day help with operating problems confronting our departments are provided right where you are: in the local areas served by the IAHCSMM chapters.
We hope this page and information will provide answers to "easy" problems so you will not need to spend time "re-inventing the wheel" with issues confronting all (or almost all) other local chapters. If we can provide this "administrative" service our primary goal will have been attained. Then you can devote more of your time to the creative and unique challenges which will really allow your local chapter to "do its thing."
Your Executive Board really salutes you. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! for helping us to help our profession.
IAHCSMM Executive Board
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IAHCSMM Executive Board Approved the Following Chapter Disclaimer on March 4, 2011: "IAHCSMM is an Illinois corporation exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although IAHCSMM's bylaws make provision for participation by "constituent chapters," IAHCSMM's corporate standing is separate and independent of each of those chapters. As such, IAHCSMM has no involvement in, direction over, or responsibility for the business affairs of any chapter. Each chapter is responsible for overseeing and conducting its operations, including without limitation: establishing its organizational existence in compliance with any applicable state law, seeking independent tax exempt status separate from IAHCSMM; maintaining its own financial accounts, books and records; and submitting its own tax filings independent of IAHCSMM. As a matter of policy, IAHCSMM refrains from any interference in any of the business affairs of any of its constituents so as to, inter alia, specifically preserve the separate and independent identities of the organizations. The only standard to which constituent chapters are held by IAHCSMM is that, as a member of IAHCSMM, the chapter acts in compliance with the bylaws and objectives of IAHCSMM. As such, IAHCSMM disclaims any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any matter, claim or dispute involving, arising from, or relating to any of the activities or business affairs or operations of any of its constituent chapters."