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President's Letter: May 2012

     

    I love it when I get to bring good news!  Due to our Chapter’s outstanding achievements in 2011, SHRM has awarded our chapter the 2011 Silver Excel Award.

    You may ask what went into the mix for us to earn this achievement.  Each year we complete requirements as a Chapter under the SHAPE program.  SHAPE stands for SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence.  There are categories and requirements which have to be met such as attending specific conferences, promoting SHRM functions, etc.  One of these requirements our Chapter did, was to develop a mock interview project which fell under our Diversity and Workforce Readiness Chairs.  It’s sometimes difficult to get volunteers for these requirements as everyone has busy work schedules.  But, like always, this awesome Chapter has members that stepped up and rose to the occasion when we asked for help.  Thank you to all of you that have helped attain this Award and to all of you for being such great Chapter members.  My hat is off to you!  We couldn’t have done this without your support.  For our future meetings, we will have our Award banner proudly displayed….once we receive it in the mail!!

    Networking and Social Event!

    I want to thank those of you that participated in our April Dinner and Networking Event.  I realize that we sent out the notice late however, we wanted to change things up a bit and provide an opportunity for you to network with other Chapter members.  We are looking at hosting a social in August which is a month that we typically don’t have a meeting.  I would like your feedback on the value of these events and what other network events you would like us to offer. Our goal is to provide a fun event at a low cost that allows you to mix and mingle without worrying about work.  Please e-mail or call me with any suggestions that you may have.  My contact information can be located on our website.

     

    Until I hear back from you, can anyone say – It’s a great day at the races!! 

     

    Until then, stay positive and when you can….pay it forward.  See you at the meeting!

     

     

     

    Rhonda R. Kelly, PHR

    Chapter President

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