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The Mobile SHRM Chapter Newsletter
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Holiday InnSave the Date

Friday, November 3, 2017
8:00am – 4:30pm

Annual Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference
301 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602

Watch for registration details (including early bird discounts and sponsorship opportunities) coming soon on!

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Need an Intern?

Looking for a way to help advance the profession and your organization? Offer an internship!

We have eager students looking to get involved with HR, help further the field, and gain valuable experience in the HR community. Tiphanie Evans, Mobile SHRM’s College Relations Coordinator, is starting a database of companies with HR internship programs and work behind the scenes to help match interns to opportunities. If you have opportunities for HR interns in your company, please contact Tiphanie at

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SHRM Foundation Fundraiser at Mini Conference

pot goldHow about having a bit of fun while contributing to a good cause?

If that sounds up your alley (and why wouldn’t it?), the Foundation Committee is sponsoring a Split-the-Pot Raffle benefitting the SHRM Foundation. Buy a ticket, or two! The more tickets you have, the better your chances are of being the lucky ticket holder who will win 50% of the proceeds from the total ticket sales.

Tickets will be on sale at the May monthly chapter meeting and at June’s mini-conference. The winning ticket will be drawn during lunch at the June 9 mini-conference. Please show your support for the Foundation by purchasing your tickets for $1 each, or six for $5.


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Governmental Affairs

Stay tuned for updates to what’s happening with Alabama’s law. Why? It was ruled unconstitutional on May 8. However, as of this writing, it remains in effect due to a stay issued on May 17.

Learn more:

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Diversity Spotlight

"We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams." Jimmy Carter 

June is LGBT Pride Month.
Commemorates the anniversary of the June 28, 1969 Stonewall riot in New York City, the incident that initiated the modern gay rights movement in the United States.
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Pride Day is the last Sunday in June.

June 12th is Race Unity Day
Observance promoting racial harmony and understanding and the essential unity of humanity.

June 19th Juneteeth
Originally commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865, it is now celebrated throughout the U.S. to honor African-American freedom and achievement.

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Membership Update

While you’re logged in to renew your membership, please take a few minutes to verify or update your membership information! Please, please make sure that your profile has your current email and mailing address.

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Door Prize Sponsors

Thank you

Door Prize Request.

Thanks to the following companies for donating door prizes for the May chapter meeting:

Employment Screening Services (ESS) (Jane Bahr)
JW Enterprises (Jeanine Wilson)
MTI Business Solutions (Mary White)
The University of Alabama (Larry Baldwin)

See your name here!
Providing a door prize (or a few!) for chapter meetings is a great way to get your company’s name mentioned at chapter meetings and in the monthly newsletter! We’d love it if you’d bring a door prize to share at an upcoming meeting! No prior arrangements are necessary – just drop off your door prize (s)at the check-in table.


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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.

6300 Grelot Rd., Suite G 102, Mobile, AL 36609