Vol 19 Issue 11 November 2012

Monthly Meeting

Chapter Meting - December

Fri, 12/14/2012

Meeting Time: 11:15am - 1:00pm

Emcee: Tom Woodford, J.D.

Topic: "Who Wants to Be an HR Star?" game and Annual Charity Award

Sponsors: Who Wants to Be an HR Star commercial sponsors - contact pres-elect@mobileshrm.org to reserve your spot

Fee: $15 for MSHRM members, $17 for guests

Location: Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36693

Please be sure to register so that we can provide the correct number for catering!

Register online (below) to pay with a credit card or RSVP

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Our Newest Members!

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.


From the Desk of the President

Hey everybody!

            We just experienced one of the best Gulf Coast conferences in recent history thanks to the efforts of Conference Chair, Scott Dwelle, and Lana Mosley, Conference Co-Chair, and the multitude of volunteers from Mobile SHRM and the University of South Alabama.  We are very grateful to all of them for their service to the organization.

            I am pleased to announce that Camp Smile, which is affiliated with United Cerebral Palsy, is the recipient of the Mobile SHRM’s December charity contribution.  Camp Smile is a residential summer camp for individuals with disabilities and their siblings.  Campers at Camp Smile not only have the chance to participate in physical activities like kayaking, fishing, and horseback riding, they also meet others whose abilities and life experiences are similar to their own.  We congratulate Camp Smile and look forward to seeing them at our December meeting.

            The December meeting, of course, is once again the time to participate in the annual Who Wants to Be a HR Star? competition.  Participants will have the chance to win up to $100 for their holiday gifts or travel plans.  We are still in need of sponsors to contribute to the $100 award.  In exchange for sponsor participation, sponsors will be given a very brief period of time for a holiday-related commercial.  If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact any member of the Mobile SHRM Board.  We all look forward to seeing you at the December meeting and taking part in our Holiday revelry. 

Tom Woodford,
Chapter President

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 Kay Watson at pres-elect@mshrm.org to reserve your month.


classThe Mobile Society for Human Resource Management (MSHRM) is sponsoring an exam training preparation course for the Human Resource Certification Institute's PHR and SPHR certification exams.

Classes begin on Monday, January 28, 2012 and will meet on 13 Monday evenings from 5:30 – 8:45 p.m. The final class meeting will be May 13, with no classes the weeks of February 11 (Mardi Gras), March 25 (Baldwin County Public Schools Spring Break), or April 22 (Mobile County Public Schools Spring Break).

The course fee will be finalized when HRCI confirms whether there will be a price increase for the 2013 SHRM Learning System. The 2012 fee is $895, which includes the complete 2013 SHRM Learning System and professional instruction in a classroom setting. Note that the HRCI body of knowledge changed in 2012 and supplemental materials are available in an online-only format, 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 11, 2013.

For more information or to register, contact chapter certification chair Teresa Taylor at certification@mobileshrm.org or (251) 666-6432 or instructor Mary White, M.A., SPHR at mgwhite@mtimail.com or 251-478-6848. Classes will be held at the MTI Business Solutions Training Center, located at 1301 Azalea Road in Mobile.

Find information about exam eligibility at HRCI.org.

Registration and Payment Information:

  • If you plan to attend class, please notify Teresa Taylor (certification@mobileshrm.org) or Mary White, M.A., SPHR at mgwhite@mtimail.com prior to January 13.
  • Payment must be received by January 11, 2013 to confirm your registration and order your learning system. Note: Late registration may be available with an additional S/H Fee based on capacity.
  • Checks should be payable to Mobile SHRM and mailed to 6300 Grelot Rd., Suite G 102, Mobile, AL 36609. ($895)
  • If you prefer to pay with a credit card, click here to process your payment. Please note that a 6 percent processing fee will be added to credit card payments.

Mobile SHRM Thanks!

Thank You

To everyone for their support of the 2012 Gulf Coast Conference

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 Jane Bahr at bahr@es2.com
(Door prizes are needed for future meetings)

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