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2010 PHR/SPHR Fall Certification Prep Course
Registration Deadline 8/20/2010
Mobile Public Library
Human Resources Officer
Carl O. Smith
Tindall Corp-Mississippi Division
Divisional Human Resources Manager
Ellis Bea, Jr.
The Carter Group, LLC
AltaPoint Health Systems
Director of Human Resources
Signature Publishing, LLC
ThyssenKrupp Steel, USA
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 Angel
Persson, the treasurer, at email@example.com.
September Chapter Meeting
Meeting Time: Fri, 09/10/2010
7:30am - 9:15am
Speaker: Harold Williamson, Chief Financial Officer,
Topic: Reading Financial Statements for Non Financiers
Sponsor: America's First Federal Credit Union
October Chapter Meeting
Meeting Time: Fri, 10/08/2010
11:15am - 1:00pm
Speaker: Kevin Atkins, Director of Workforce Development/Internships
for Mobile Area Education Foundation
Topic: Partners Win with Workforce Development
Sponsor: Daily Access Corporation
December Chapter Meeting
Meeting Time: Fri, 12/10/2010
11:15am - 1:00pm
Speaker: Tom Woodford, J.D. and Kelly
Topic: Who Wants to Be an HR Star (3rd
Annual HR Game Show!)
Meeting Sponsor: AFLAC
Time: 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Heron Lakes Country Club
Lunch: $15 per
person for members and $17 per person for guests.
(includes tax & gratuity)
RSVP/pay online at www.mobileshrm.org
*If you wish to pay at the meeting, simply choose COD as your
payment method when you RSVP
Reservations should be made
by noon Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Group Benefit Plans
Speaker: Michelle Dortch, Vice President
of Resolution Benefits Design, LLC
Sponsor: Managed Health Care Administration
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Mr. Obama, as you clearly requested
sir--- They have finally plugged that damn hole!
It is hard to explain, we did
not anticipate that after more than 100 days of worry
and wait a collective sigh of relief would feel this
good, just to get to this point. Hope springs eternal,
they say, thank goodness oil doesn’t! Let’s
enjoy this stage, but in all reality, we still have
a long way to go to restore our life to pre-disaster
conditions. We will be faced with problems that we
do not even know exist yet. We cannot let our guard
down, and must be diligent in holding those accountable
to fix what they promised. Are you listening BP??
The hardest work is just beginning in restoring jobs,
the economy and our way of life here on the Gulf
Coast, our own backyard. It will be only as good
as we work hard to make it!
We have some new exciting things happening at Mobile
SHRM that I want to tell you about that will add
even more VALUE TO YOUR MEMBERSHIP (VAM!!).
There is no such thing as a free lunch, which I
can definitely vouch for, but a reduction in the
price of lunch is still a great thing, right? We
have struggled hard and crunched the numbers, menus,
vendors and a couple cooks, I think.
Starting with this lunch meeting, the price has been
lowered to $15 for members and $17 for non-members.
Do not panic, fried chicken will still be served!
Breakfast meetings will be $10 and $12 respectively.
Please bring your guests and potential MSHRM members.
We have a great group. Let’s share the excitement
On Thursday night September
23rd, we are going to hold the first ever, but
certainly not the last, NETWORKING ON THE BAY at
Felix’s Fish Camp
on the causeway. It will be right after work, only
for our members and those of our sister chapter Baldwin
County SHRM. This is your chance to meet, greet and
chat with all those members that you see in our monthly
meetings, always try to, but have never had the time
to say hello to. Come enjoy great food, cold beverages,
good music and wonderful fellow SHRM members. No
sponsors, no speeches, no guests, no rush back to
work, just SHRM members doing what we do best….NETWORKING!
I promise you do not want to miss this special event!
Rapidly approaching is our
annual Gulf Coast Conference on November 5th at
the Mobile Convention Center, and we are definitely “kickin it up a notch” this
year. It will be bigger and better than last year.
We have added new speakers and hot topics that you
will want to hear and learn from. There will be a
record number of vendors and door prizes as well
as the SHRM Foundation Silent Auction and raffle.
Kay Watson, our Conference Chair, has even cooked
up some never seen before, special razzle dazzle
for you this year. Details to be announced soon,
watch your email and the MSHRM website for more information!
Do not miss the lunch meeting
this Friday! We asked for your honest input, you
spoke loudly, we listened wholeheartedly, and we
are taking action. If you want to see the members’ unedited
responses to our recent MSHRM Survey, please be
there when I cover the results with the chapter.
I sincerely look forward to seeing each of you this
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Care Administration (MHCA)
for sponsoring our August Luncheon
Thank you to the following companies
who donated July door prizes:
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Managed Health Care Administration
We appreciate your support of our chapter and our
** All Door Prize Donors
will be recognized
in our Monthly Newsletter **
For more info contact Linda Ramsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Door prizes are needed for August and future meetings)
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2010 PHR/SPHR Fall Certification
- When: September 7, 2010 -December
7, 2010 Tuesday evenings from 5:30 –8:45
- Where: Mobile Technical Institute (MTI) Training Center 1301 Azalea
Road Mobile, AL
- Cost: $835 (Includes SHRM Learning System and professional
instruction in a classroom setting.)
(Note: An additional processing fee will apply for Visa or MasterCard
- Deadline: August 20, 2010
(Note: Seating is limited and pre-registration, including payment,
is required by this date.)
Contact: Jeanine Wilson, SPHR at email@example.com 251-607-7707x7831
White, M.A., SPHR at firstname.lastname@example.org 251-478-6848.
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 Mary White at email@example.com or
251-478-6848 to reserve your month!
WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AWARD
The Mobile Society for Human Resource
Management (MSHRM) invites you to participate in the
2010 Workplace Diversity Award. The Workplace Diversity
award will be presented at MSHRM’s annual Holiday
luncheon in December. Help us to acknowledge those
organizations and/or companies who foster an inclusive
work environment in which all employees are inspired
to contribute their best through their different perspectives,
backgrounds and life experiences.
The Workplace Diversity award will be presented to
recognize one company in our community who has set
an example as a leader and innovator in creating and/or
encouraging workplace diversity and inclusion. The
award will be based upon organizational achievements
and not individual achievements. This award is open
to all organizations within the local community. Membership
in MSHRM is not required to participate.
Deadline for all nominations
will be 5:00 pm on Friday, November 12, 2010.
the Worlds of Opportunity Event
As the Work Force Readiness coordinator,
I (Renee Sorensen) would like as many Mobile SHRM members
as possible to join me in support of the World’s
of Opportunity event in September. The event will be
held September 29th and 30th at the Mobile fairgrounds
off Cody Road. The event hours are 7:30am to 4:30pm
Middle school students from the
five county regions surrounding Mobile will be coming
through the “Worlds” for
1 1/2 to 2 hour intervals. It is anticipated that over
6,000 students will attend. There will be eleven “Worlds” of
work which include: maritime, architecture, energy,
manufacturing, health care, aerospace, public safety,
communications and auto technology. There is a great
need for volunteers to make this event a success! Volunteers
can work 4 to 8 hour shifts depending upon their schedule.
Sharon Cureton is the volunteer coordinator
for the event. Her contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org , 251-625-4893. Or you may contact me at email@example.com,
Professional Membership Drive
SHRM is pleased to announce its 2010
Professional Membership Drive. Under
Mobile SHRM’s bylaws, Professional Members
are defined as follows: Professional membership
shall be limited to those individuals who are
engaged as one or more of the following: (a)
practitioners of human resource management at
the exempt level for at least 50% of their professional
time; (b) certified by the Human Resource Certification
Institute; (c) faculty members holding an assistant,
associate or full professor rank in human resource
management or any of its specialized functions
at an accredited college or university and have
at least three years of experience at this level
of teaching; (d) full-time consultants with at
least three years experience practicing in the
field of human resource management; and/or (e)
full-time attorneys with at least three years
experience in counseling and advising clients
on matters relating to the human resource profession.
Professional members may vote and hold office
in the chapter.See http://www.mobileshrm.org/content/laws. Any
questions in this regard should be directed to
a board member.
GUIDELINES: Throughout 2010,
any current professional or associate member
who successfully solicits a new professional
member will be entitled to one free year of membership
in Mobile SHRM (currently $40 per year) or two
free lunches at a Chapter meeting (currently
$18 per meeting). There
is no limit on the number of professional members
you may solicit. However, the new professional
member cannot be an employee of your company, firm
or entity. In addition, credit will be given
only for new members, not for past professional
members whose membership has lapsed. For
credit to be given, the referring member’s
name must appear on the application for membership.
Join SHRM at a Special Discounted
New, first-time members
to SHRM can join online using the promotional
code CHSED for
a reduced rate of $145.
about 39 cents a day!
Go to www.shrm.org/join and
enter the code CHSED
into the promotional code space on the application.
Gulf Coast Mobile SHRM Conference
2010 Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference is just
3 months away! It will be held on Friday, November
5th from 8:30am to 4:30pm. We have a great speaker
line-up hosting a variety of awesome topics.
speaker will be Thom Kaz. Thom is a well know
motivational speaker, trainer and entertainer.
He has been an entertainer for Harrah’s,
Bally’s Las Vegas, Palms, Rio and many other
venues. Thom was also voted “One of the Best” by
USA Today during his engagement in Las Vegas. At
our conference in November, Thom will be speaking
on the motivational topic “Stress
Less for Success”. What is better than being entertained
while you learn?
In addition to Thom Kaz, we have
many other fabulous speakers that you will not
want to miss! So go ahead and get your registration
forms in as soon as possible. All the latest conference
information is detailed on our website at www.mobileshrm.org
or you can e-mail your questions to Kay Watson
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Candice Swiger at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference
in November. Save the date and get registered!
SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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.