April 2019  

Meeting Topic

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: Attracting a Relevant Workforce in the Midst of Changing Cultures
with Minnie Lenox

April 30, 2019 - 8 a.m.
CHI St. Vincent McCauley Room

Today’s workforce is consisting of Generation X, Millennials and I-Gen and it is going to become very dominate within the next decade. There are strategies that need to be in place to ensure that our careers and workplaces do not become stagnate amidst the continuous changing cultures.

MINNIE LENOX, a native of Hot Springs, attended the historic Langston High, Hot Springs High Indiana University and University of Oklahoma, She is the Director of Human Resources for the City of Hot Springs. She has written and conducted numerous workshops in Professional Development, Customer Service, Teamwork, Leadership in Today’s Workplace, Diversity in the Workplace, Sexual Harassment, Dealing with Negativity in the Workplace, You are Important-You are Needed-and You are Necessary, Drama Queens, Stress Management and Workplace Ethics. She has been very involved in the community, especially working with our youth, through various tutoring programs as the past Community Faith-Based Tutoring Liaison for the Hot Springs School District. Her hobbies include motivational speaking, conducting numerous training seminars, and writing, producing and directing various church plays, bowling, golfing and reading. She and her husband Lonell, a professional trainer/recruiter driver for Elite Transportation of New Jersey, have four children; and attends Union Missionary Baptist Church and is the Youth Education Coordinator.

1 hour SHRM PDCs approved and HRCI pending approval


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

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval

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Monthly Sponsor


Triumph Airborne Structures is a Triumph Group, Inc. Company.  Triumph is a publicly held company (NYSE:TGI), headquartered in Berwyn, PA and is a much diversified aerospace company with OEM, product support and military capabilities.  The Triumph companies are aligned under four business units:  Aerospace Structures, Precision Components, Product Support and Integrated Systems.  

Triumph Airborne Structures in an operating company under Product Support.  It offers full life-cycle solutions for commercial, regional and military aircraft.  Its capabilities include composite aircraft structures, nacelles, thrust reversers and interiors.   It is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas and employs approximately 200 people. 


Would you like to have a captive audience of human resource professionals? We are seeking meeting sponsors for the months of May, July, September and October. Cost is $75 for member companies, and $125 for non-member companies.

Visit for more info: or contact Kym at

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Membership Corner

If you have not yet completed your membership renewal application, please do so as soon as possible. Even if you have been a long term member, we still need an application completed.

We are currently seeking volunteers who would be willing to help us recruit new members. Please email Marina Mueller, SHRM-CP, PHR at if you can help. If you cannot help on the committee, perhaps you can help by reaching out to the potential members that you know… managers, HR Directors, Managers or Coordinators that would benefit from joining our chapter. Invite them to our next meeting – there is no charge for first time guests.

You might ask, “what’s in it for me?” As in years past, for every member that you recruit, you will earn a chance to win the $100 gift card at our annual Christmas party. The chances to win are detailed below:

  • Invite a potential member to a monthly meeting      1 Chance
  • If that member is non-SHRM & joins the group        1 Chance
  • If he/she is a National SHRM & joins the group        2 Chances

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marina Mueller at

It was announced at the ARSHRM Conference that throughout this year (2019), you can JOIN or RENEW your SHRM Professional Membership and receive $20 off your membership. Use code: STATE20 at

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Board Positions Open

The Vice President of Programs position is open and we are seeking a volunteer to serve in this role. The position arranges each monthly meeting program and coordinates with HRCI and SHRM to certify these programs.

If you are interested in the position, please contact our President, Mary Swope, at

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Community Involvement

This month, we are collecting items for The Ouachita Children’s Center: twin size bedding, pillows, laundry detergent, diapers, towels.   

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Workforce Readiness

Shayne King and Lanetta attended the Arkansas Career Training Institute (ACTI) Advisory Board Meeting on April 8th from 12-1:30. Advisory Board members meet to let ACTI know what skills & training are needed for students to enter into the workforce.

We are in need of volunteers for the JA Program. The volunteers will go into Lakeside and teach the following classes:

JA Be Entrepreneurial: 8-8:50 am
JA Career Success: 10-10:50 am
JA Career Success: 10:55-11:45 am
JA Personal Finance: 2:20-3:10 pm

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Diamond Lakes Reality Fairs:

Friday, April, 26th – ACTI (Arkansas Career Training Institute)  8:00am 3:00pm
Thursday, May 2nd- Lakeside High School 7:30am- 3:30pm
Friday, July 12th- ACTI (Arkansas Career Training Institute)  8:00am-3:00pm

Please email Lanetta at if you can help with either program.

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Managers' Seminar

Registration now open! Secure your spot early to guarantee registration for you and your managers. Go to our Seminar page for info.

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