Vol 18 Issue 4 April 2011

Monthly Meeting

April Chapter Meeting - Lunch
Meeting Time: Fri, 04/08/2011 - 11:15am - 1:00pm

Speaker: Marjorie Icenogle, Professor, University of South Alabama Mitchell College of Business, School of Management
Topic: Appreciative Inquiry: Focusing on the Positives to Increase Organizational Performance and Motivate Employees
Sponsor: Navigator Credit Union
Fee - $15 for MSHRM members, $17 for guests
Location: Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36693
Register online (below) to pay with a credit card or RSVP to secretary@mobileshrm.org to pay at the door.

Register Online

President's Desk

There’s no shortage of networking and professional development opportunities for SHRM members in the coming months. In addition to the April 8 Mobile SHRM chapter meeting, there are many great opportunities coming up – as close to home as downtown Mobile and as far away as Las Vegas – with stops in Baldwin County, Pensacola and Birmingham in between!

Mobile SHRM and Other Chapter/Council Activities

Why else is going on? Educational opportunities – and opportunities to earn credit, credit and more credit – are plentiful!

  • Mobile SHRM’s members-only networking reception will be held May 5 at the Blue Gill. Details are provided in this newsletter. If you’re not a chapter member and you’ve been thinking about joining, do it now so you can attend!
  • The Pensacola SHRM chapter is holdings its annual full-day legal conference on May 12 at New World Landing. See http://www.gpshrm.org/2011_legal_conference.asp for information.
  • State SHRM Conference: The Alabama SHRM State conference is slated for May 17 and 18 in Birmingham. See www.SHRMAlabama.org to learn more.
  • Baldwin County SHRM will host a conference on the Risks and Rewards of Social Media on May 25 in Daphne. Visit http://bcshrm.shrm.org/events/2011/05/risk-rewards-social-media-workplace-250-ceu to learn more.
  • Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference: Go ahead and mark your calendars for the Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference while you’re updating your scheduled. It will be held November 18 at the Mobile Convention Center.
  • The SHRM 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition will be held June 26 – June 29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To learn more, see http://annual.shrm.org/

Isn’t it great to have so many opportunities to grow as an HR professional through your association with SHRM at the national, chapter and state council level? I hope to see you at one or more of these great events!

Mary White, Chapter President

In This Issue


Our Newest Members!

April Members

Shirley Denmark
South Alabama Utilities

Leah Hayes
Northrop Grumman
Human Resources Business Partner

Bill R. Hall

Dharma Harvey
General Insulation
Human Resource/Payroll Manager

Denise McLeod
Landrum Human Resource Companies, Inc.

Tracee Wallace
Waste Management
HR Generalist

Sharon Parmer
Hand Arendall LLC
Human Resource Admin

ATTENTION New Members:
Everyone please update your on-line membership profile on the web-site (www.mobileshrm.org). After logging-in on the "CLUB LOGIN" go to "My Profile" and update your information. There is log-in assistance if you can't remember your log-in or password. Of particular importance is your e-mail address. This is the groups preferred manner of communications and is extremely important. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the treasurer, at treasurer@mobileshrm.org.


Foundation Spring/Summer Raffle

Gift BasketSummer themed basket of goodies donated by New Horizons Credit Union $1.00 per chance or 6 for $5.00 sold at April & May meeting, drawing to be held at the close of the May meeting (5/13/2011).

You do not have to be present to win.

Mobile SHRM Newsletter Sponsor

Dauphin Reality Ad

2011 Meeting Sponsorships!

Would you like to have an opportunity to market your company’s products or services to a captive audience of HR professionals?

Sponsor a Mobile Society for Human Resource Management chapter meeting and you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to do just that! For only $400, sponsors may have an exhibit near the check-in table, place literature on each table, and have an opportunity to speak briefly about their companies during the meeting agenda. What could be better than that?

Limited opportunities are available, as there can be only one sponsor for each regular meeting.
Contact Tom Woodford at pres-elect@mshrm.org or 251-378-2211 to reserve your month!

Wanted - HR Internships and Co-op experiences

Interns earning course credit must work at least 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. Hourly pay is Help Wantedrequired Co-op students may work up to 20 hours per week. Hourly pay is required.

Students must be engaged in substantive work in their field during the experience Interns must be juniors or seniors and meet minimum GPA requirements.

For information, contact Dr. Marjorie Icenogle micenogle@usouthal.edu or to post an internship or co-op opportunity, contact Ms. Crissa Letson, USA Career Services, cletson@usouthal.ed

MSHRM Cinco de Mayo

Find your shadow!

HR students in the USA SHRM Student Chapter would like to shadow you to gain insight into what is involved in human resource management.  Shadowing offers students an up-close look inside a workplace, by providing an opportunity to spend work time with an HR professional.  Students observe the application of specific HR practices, but more importantly observe professional behavior in the workplace. 
HR professionals will be matched to students based on students’ interest in your industry or HR specialty. Shadowing can last from a half day to two full days, based on your schedule.  To participate in the showing program, please e-mail Dr. Marjorie Icenogle (micenogle@usouthal.edu), who will put you in contact with one or two students.

Mobile SHRM Thanks!

Thank You

"Thank you for all of the door prizes donated at the March meeting".

Eveyln Barbee, MHCA
Jane Bahr, ESS
Aker Services
Navigator Credit Union
Joe Jefferson Players

We appreciate your support of our chapter and our mission! ** All Door Prize Donors will be recognized in our Monthly Newsletter **
For more info contact Becky Lovgren at becky.lovgren@expresspros.com
(Door prizes are needed for future meetings)

Diversity Organizations

  • American Business Women's Association - American Business Women's Association brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them through leadership; education, networking support and national recognition.
  • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility - HACR's mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions.
  • NAAAHR - NAAAHR exists to provide a national forum where Black and African American human resources practitioners and those who are aligned with our goals can share, gain information and provide leadership on issues affecting their individual careers and the global workforce.

“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.” – Anonymous


Join SHRM at a Special Discounted Rate!

New, first-time members to SHRM can join online using the promotional code CHSED for a reduced rate of $145.

That’s only about 39 cents a day!

Go to www.shrm.org/join and enter the code
into the promotional code space on the application.

Join today!

Advertised Event

Risk & Rewards of Social Media in the Workplace (2.50 CEU)

May 25, 2011, 9:00am – 11:30am
Daphne City Hall 1705 Main Street Daphne, AL 36526
Speaker : Melva J. Tate, PHR
Sponsor: New Horizon Credit Union


The Mobile, Alabama chapter of SHRM exists to promote quality human resource practice among local industries, businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies. We bring together leading practitioners to provide education, networking and discussion of various human resource topics and to identify the best practices for all aspects of human resource and industrial relations work.

5300 Halls Mill Road Suite H #102 | Mobile, AL 36619