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The Mobile SHRM Chapter Newsletter
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From The President's Desk

Thank you to those of you who have attended our meetings at our new venue, The Marriott! I have received many complements on the food and the venue. We hope that those of you who have not had the opportunity to attend a meeting there will join us for our annual holiday meeting on December 11th. But, first, our focus is on our Annual Gulf Coast Conference. The speakers are really getting into the Friday the 13th theme. So, we hope this will be a fun and informative conference for everyone. All of the sessions have been submitted for SHRM and HRCI credits. What a great way to earn some credits before we really get into the holiday rush. You won’t want to miss this event!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Statters Signature Pumpkin

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Margie BoltonMargie Bolton, SHRM-CP, Vice President of Human Resources for Norton Lilly International and Mobile Society for Human Resource Management member was named a 2015 Top HR Executives award winner by the Birmingham Business Journal.

Along with other HR leaders from throughout the state, Bolton was recognized at a luncheon in Birmingham. Award recipients were chosen by a panel of HR experts and the publication’s editorial staff members. The awards recognize HR executives who are leaders in their field, innovators at their companies and are having a tangible impact within their businesses.

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Mobile SHRM Annual Charity Award

It is that time of year again, when we accept nominations for the Mobile SHRM Annual Charity Award. If you have an organization that you would like to nominate, please complete the form on our website NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 5TH. Members will vote on the nominees during our annual conference and the winner will be recognized at our December 11th meeting.

Submit Form Here

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Dates Set for 2016 SHRM-CP/SCP Prep Class

Mobile SHRM will continue to offer a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preparation class in conjunction with MTI Business Solutions one time each year. The next class is scheduled to begin in January, 2016.

  • Classes will meet on Monday evenings from January 25 through May 16 at the MTI Business Solutions Training Center (1110 Montlimar Drive, Suite 570) in Mobile.
  • There will be four "off" nights during the session (Mardi Gras and spring break for Mobile and Baldwin counties) for a total of 13 class sessions.
  • Enrollment will be limited to 13 participants.
  • Registration is now open..Register Today
  • Watch the MSRHM website newsletter and website for class details.

Please contact Mary White, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, at with any class questions.

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SHRM Certification Deadline Reminder

Have you taken the tutorial to obtain your SHRM CP or SCP? If you already have your HRCI PHR, GPHR or SPHR certification (must be in good standing and obtained your certification before 1/31/2015), you should be able to obtain your corresponding SHRM Certification by taking the tutorial at   

The deadline is December 31, 2015. If you miss deadline and want to obtain the SHRM-CP/SCP certification you will still be able to do so by passing the exam. So, it might be worth the reported 30-45 minutes it takes to take the tutorial. Please note, there is not a fee to obtain the SHRM-CP/SCP via tutorial.  Please contact for more information or  

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Board Positions

board MembersMobile SHRM has few board and coordinator positions open for 2016. Please consider serving in one of these positions. It is a great way to build a strong network of human resource professionals, create wonderful, lasting friendships and give back to your profession.

If interested, Carol Statter would be happy to discuss open positions and their duties with you at your convenience. Feel free to call her at 251.435.4934 or email her at A complete list of Chapter and Board Positions with responsibilities is available on the website here.

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National SHRM September Membership Promotion
Back by popular demand, SHRM is offering the professional membership special with discounted dues and a SHRM tote bag gift for first-time members. By joining, you can utilize all of SHRM’s sample job descriptions, forms, policies and interview questions, legal and compliance resources, weekly webcasts and Ask an Advisor service. Now only $170 with our chapter promotion code 0118 until 9/30. Join at

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Thank You

Chapter Meeting Sponsor

Mobile SHRM wishes to thank our October Meeting Sponsor,
McGHR – McGinnis Consulting, LL


Door Prizes Sponsors

McGHR – McGinnis Consulting, LLC

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


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HR Games needs Volunteers

Alabama HR Games on November 14 at the University of South Alabama from 12:30 until 4:00 pm.
We need:

  • Question readers
  • Score keepers
  • Time keepers

Please email Marjorie Icenogle (251) 460-6716.

Sponsors and door prizes needed for the Alabama Student Conference and HR Games
Sponorships are available for the HR Games buzzer rental and winner awards ($500) or Lunch ($800)
Door prizes for students – gift cards and other items valued by students.
Please contact Marjorie Icenogle (251) 460-6716

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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