Congratulations to the chapter for receiving a 2017 Platinum Excel Award! I want to say a special “Thank you” to the 2017 Board for their service to WCASHRM. Their hard work really paid off.
The chapter also received the SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion Award. Thank you to those who supported the SHRM Foundation.
Looks like summer is here. I hope you are staying out of the heat and getting ready for vacation. I am getting ready to attend the National SHRM Conference this month in Chicago. I am looking forward to the conference. Thank you to WCASHRM for giving me the opportunity to attend.
Last month Steve Ezelle for spoke with us on “Disabled Veterans Outreach”. Our veterans need our assistance in getting back into the workforce. I hope Steve’s program gave you some ideas on working with our veterans.
It is almost time to start working on our submission for a SHRM Pinnacle Award. We will be submitting our community outreach program this year. Please continue to support our community outreach. Thank you to those who donated nonperishable items to help support the Community Service Office.
Please mark your calendars for the following Programs/ Events of interest for 2018:
June 17- June 20, 2018 - SHRM National Conference Chicago, IL
August 23, 2018 - Managers Seminar (Hot Springs Convention Center)
September 20-21, 2018 - Arkansas SHRM ELLA Conference (Robinson Center, Little Rock)
If you have not renewed your WCASHRM membership, please get your application turned in asap. Don’t forget to designate WCASHRM as your primary chapter.
We want to continue to encourage our members to invite "potential members" to our monthly meeting. As a reminder, the first meeting is free for guests. You have the ability to register your guests online, but please feel free to Marina Mueller at [email protected] if you have any problems. You may email her when you register your guest, so that she can make the necessary adjustment to waive the registration.
As we move into the summer, we would like to remind each of you that we will be taking Board nominations in the month of July. I would like to take the time to highlight some of these positions.
PRESIDENT: Presides over monthly meetings and conducts 4 Board Meetings each year. Participates in the ARSHRM State Council meetings as a representative from our local chapter. Mary Swope will be the President for 2019.
PRESIDENT-ELECT: Works alongside the President and performs any duties that the President is unable to perform. The President-Elect also coordinates the sponsor for each meeting, interviews the Board nominees and coordinates the election for the incoming Board.
VP-PROGRAMS: Arranges the programs for each meeting and coordinates with HRCI and SHRM to certify these programs.
VP-MEMBERSHIP: Maintains a roster of our membership and reaches out to potential members to educate them on the value of being a part of WCASHRM. This position also coordinates different events to bring in new membership and reach out to past members.
SECRETARY/TREASURER: Manages check-in at our monthly meetings, takes payments, records minutes at the Board Meeting, and manages the WCASHRM accounts.
DIVERSUTY DIRECTOR: Communicates diversity information to chapter and coordinates annual diversity program with VP, Programs.
LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR: Communicates legislative updates and alerts to chapter members. Provides legislative updates to members at monthly chapter meetings. RECOMMENDED TO BE A SHRM MEMBER.
COLLEGE RELATIONS: Serves as liaison between WCASHRM and any area SHRM student chapter. Promotes the scholarship. Develops mentor relationships.
CERTIFICATION DIRECTOR: Coordinates HR Certification Study Group and promotes HR Certification.
WORKFORCE READINESS: Coordinates chapter’s school-to-work functions.
SHRM FOUNDATION DIRECTOR: Coordinates chapter SHRM Foundation fundraiser; promotes Foundation. MUST BE A NATIONAL SHRM MEMBER!
Committee Chair positions – (not board positions)
Chair, WCASHRM Managers Seminar – Oversees and coordinates chapter conference committee.
Chair, Business Expo – Oversees and coordinates chapter’s business expo booth.
Chair, Job Fair Booth – Oversees and coordinates chapter’s job fair booth.
Chair, Holiday Party – Oversees and coordinates chapter’s holiday party.
State Conference Door Prize Chair – Requests and organizes door prizes from our chapter members and local businesses for door prizes at the Arkansas State SHRM Conference.
This is just a brief overview of the positions. We welcome self-nomination or please nominate someone you think would fulfill one of these roles. Serve your profession, and get involved in your professional organization!
Our next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. on June 26th, 2018 at CHI St. Vincent Health Center. See you there!