Vol 18 Issue 12 December 2011

Monthly Meeting St lukes

Meeting Time:
Fri, 12/09/2011 - 11:15am - 1:00pm
Program: Who Wants to Be an HR Star? and Annual Charity Award
Sponsor: St. Luke's Episcopal School
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

It’s hard to believe that the last month of 2011 is already here. It has been a privilege to serve as the 2011 MSHRM chapter president and I look forward to continuing to be involved as past-president next year.

As always, the December meeting is a special event that’s just a little bit different than our regular monthly meetings.

  • Be sure to RSVP so you can take part in the fun and excitement of the annual Who Wants to Be an HR Star? game – and maybe even win some cash to put toward your holiday shopping.
  • You’ll also get to be a part of the chapter’s recognition of United Cerebral Palsy as this year’s charitable donation recipient and have an opportunity to learn more about the organization.
  • As always, there will also be terrific member appreciation gifts (tasty sweet treats!) on each table.

Officer installation is also being handled a bit differently. Since there’s so much activity at the December meeting, new officer installation has been scheduled to be part of the January 2012 program.

Thanks so much for your chapter membership, as well as your support of and participation in chapter events and activities throughout the year.


Mary White, Chapter President

In This Issue


Our Newest Members!

Gregg Blaize
MS Coast Coliseum and Convention Center
Director of Human Resources and Risk Management

Jacqui Callahan
FLC Living

Carol Gengo
Gulf Coast Equipment Corp
Office Manager/Accountant

Abbey Graves
Staffing Specialist

Paige Kauffman
Staffing Specialist

Jennifer Ogle
Taylor Wharton Cryogenics
Human Resources Director

ATTENTION All 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


Mobile SHRM Newsletter Sponsor

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  • When: January 23, 2012
  • Where: Mobile Technical Institute (MTI) Training Center 1301 Azalea Road Mobile, AL
    Cost: $895.00 which includes the complete 2012 SHRM Learning System and professional instruction in a classroom setting. Note that the HRCI body of knowledge is changing for 2012, so older editions of the learning system cannot be used. An additional six percent processing fee will apply for Visa or MasterCard payments. Seating is limited and pre-registration(including payment) is required by January 13, 2012.

For more information or to register, contact:
Chapter certification chair Teresa Taylor at certification@mobileshrim.org or (251)666-6432 or
Instructor Mary White, M.A.,SPHR at mgwhite@mtimail.com or (251)478-6848.

More Info Online

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2012 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!


Upcoming Diversity Seminar

The Mobile Occupational Health Nurses Association in conjunction with Gulf Coast Medical Evaluation Center in Spanish Fort and Industrial Wellness and Rehabilitation in Mobile presents:

Fishing for Facts, Hunting for Resolution

Program Goal: More than 40 million people in the United States have a physical or mental impairment that significantly affects life activities and work performance. Annual costs of disability are currently estimated to be over $300 billion. Impairment is evaluated as a measured change in an individual’s health status and disability is an individual’s inability to perform a task successfully. This program will provide occupational health professionals and other associated professionals with information that will help them manage and minimize the impact of disabling injuries and illness.

January 21, 2012
9am – 2pm
Bass Pro Shop in Spanish Fort, AL

Registration: $25
Pre-registration required due to limited classroom space
Lunch will be provided

For more information, click here

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