Meeting/Event Information


September 26, 2017

Project Search
September 26, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
CHI St. Vincent's Hot Springs McCauley Room
300 Werner St
Hot Springs, AR 71913
with Laura Winston & Sarah Smith

$8.00 Member Ticket
$10.00 after 5:00 pm September 22

$10.00 Guest Ticket
$12.00 after 5:00 pm September 22

Project Search with speakers: Laura Winston & Sarah Smith

Discussion the Project Search program for young adults with disabilities whose goal is to find competitive and sustainable employment within the community.

Laura Winston is a native of Hot Springs. She graduated from Lakeside High School, received a BA from Ouachita Baptist University and Masters in Education from Henderson State University. For the past 13 years, she has been employed by the Lakeside School District in various teaching capacities. When not in the training room or classroom, she enjoys being outside, especially if it involves playing tennis. Laura is married to Tim Winston and they have three children, Curtis, Schyler and Cameron, and one grandson, Reese.

Sarah Smith would love to live in a world that had endless opportunities, resources, jobs, and training for people with disabilities. Sarah started her journey with Project SEARCH in the Fall of 2015 as a Skills Trainer at the UAMS program. Currently, Sarah is working with her second class of interns as the CHI St. Vincent Project SEARCH Coordinator.  She has a degree in Education with a minor in Human Development and specialization in Special Education from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She loves to take her creativity to the job through developing quality internships at CHI St. Vincent for the interns, as well as cultivating a change in community culture.
 1 hour SHRM and HRCI pending


WCASHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. 

Sponsored By:


The Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency (ARORA) was established in 1987 as non-profit, independent organ procurement agency. ARORA is headquartered in Little Rock with a regional office in Fayetteville, is managed by an Executive Director and governed by a Board of Directors who are community volunteers. ARORA is also served by an Advisory Council, representing various stake holders in transplantation, including transplant recipients and donor families. ARORA’s primary mission is to restore lives through the recovery of organs and tissues.

Your company can be a part of this mission by joining with ARORA as a Workplace Partner. The Workplace Partnership program offers employees donor education, and the opportunity to register as organ, eye and tissue donors to save and enhance lives. There is no cost to your company, and your participation can make a lasting impact on generations to come.

Community Involvement:

Thank you for your generous donations in August to benefit the Arkansas Children’s Foundation.

This month we are holding an underwear drive to benefit the CALL.

Did you know that there are over 5,000 children in foster care and less than 2,000 foster homes in Arkansas? Our state is in a state of crisis. Since 2014, the number of children in foster care has steadily increased. The State of Arkansas is scratching its head, trying to figure out what to do about the problem.

In the past 10 years, The CALL, which is a non-profit organization, has helped open over 1,161 foster homes and 369 adoption homes. Over 501 children have been adopted by families supported by The CALL.

They need people willing to donate their time, talent, and resources to help eliminate the crisis in Arkansas. If you have an extra hour a week, or a few hours a month or maybe more, they would love to get you plugged in. Check out their volunteer page on the website:

Last year our company held several fundraisers and donated pajamas for The CALL. There is always a need of items, so today we want to help them collect underwear. They can use for all ages, but specifically NEED UNDERWEAR FOR LITTLE CHILDREN. Please bring your donated items to the September meeting or mail a donation to The CALL. PO Box 25524, Little Rock, AR 72221-5524.

We are still working on filling up the year, so please email me at if you have any suggestions on an organization that would benefit from one of our drives.

Future Meetings/Events

March 27, 2018

Active Shooter

March 27, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

CHI St. Vincent's Hot Springs McCauley Room
300 Werner St
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Chris Chapmond, Assistant Police Chief

August 23, 2018

2018 Manager Seminar

August 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Blvd
Hot Springs, AR 71901

15th Annual Event