Membership & Governance


Our primary objectives are to improve your individual skills through professional development and education, and to provide an environment for the exchange of information and ideas with your professional peers. Some of the ways we accomplish these objectives are dinner meetings, workshops, seminars, a monthly on-line newsletter, and a job referral service serving our members.

Annual dues for a Regular membership are $269, which includes membership with ISM-OC and the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM).  Associate memberships which includes membership with ISM-OC are also available.  Annual dues for an Associate member are $225. Please note that a company must be represented by at least one regular member for an associate membership to be approved.

In addition, new Regular and Associate members need to include an additional $20 Administrative Fee (Regular) / Initiation Fee (Affiliate) with their initial application.

Our regular dinner meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, with the exceptions of June, July, November and December, at the Irvine/Airport Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612 (map). The price for each dinner is $30 for guests and non-members.  Prospective members may attend once for $10 to learn more about ISM-OC membership

At each dinner meeting we offer a topical dinner speaker, whose topics often will address purchasing and materials management subjects, as well as ample opportunity for networking and the exchange of ideas among your peers. Dinner begins at 6:00 P.M. The meeting adjourns at approximately 8:45 P.M.

We look forward to having you join our association. If you have any questions please contact us at membership@ism-oc.org