Vol 20 Issue 9  September 2013

Monthly Meeting

Important: This month’s meeting will be held on the first Thursday of the month

Topic: Current EEOC Regulatory Initiatives & presentation of chapter diversity award to Spring Hill College

Speaker: EEOC Commissioner Constance Barker

Sponsor: University of Mobileunv Mobile

October 3rd, 2013 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Heron Lakes Country Club
3851 Government Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36693
Email: secretary@mobileshrm.org
Non-Member $ 20.00
Mobile SHRM Member $ 15.00

From The President's Desk

Tom Hanks said, “there’s no crying in baseball”, but I haven’t heard anyone say “there’s no fun inHR”. Your 2013 board has been hard at work planning events that we hope you will find informative, beneficial, and yes, FUN. 

In October, we will welcome EEOC Commissioner, Constance Barker. She’ll help us celebrate Diversity Awareness month by recognizing Spring Hill College for its decades of commitment to justice, equality and outreach efforts in many communities, both national and international. Don’t forget to make note of the date change to Thursday, October, 3.

In November, MSHRM will host the Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference. If you need credits to maintain your certification or interested in a particular topic, there’ll be something for everyone. We’ll also have our silent auction to benefit the SHRM Foundation.
As always, December will be a fun-filled luncheon with the HR games, and holiday treats for all attendees. Bring your holiday cheer and celebrate with your fellow MSHRM members.
Nominations for the 2014 board will be accepted soon…stay tuned.
We are continuing the upgrade of our website, but desperately need your RSVP’s to efficiently plan events. If you experience any challenges with the website, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at president@mobileshrm.org.

As you can see, Fall is a GREAT time to get more involved with Mobile SHRM! We look forward to seeing you.

Best Regards,
Kay Watson

In This Issue


Our Newest Members!

August Members

Jade Byrne

Cortney Mills
Renaissance Mobile
Riverview Plaza Hotel

Mike Sullivan
Daily Acces




2013 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 Carol Statter at pres-elect@mshrm.org to reserve your month!

Mobile SHRM Conference

Click here for more information


A project of the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council (SAWDC), the SAWDC Worlds of Opportunity is a hands-on career expo for 8th grade students in the eight counties of Southwest Alabama. The 3rd annual event held in September 2012 hosted 9,800 students, 1,000 teachers, counselors and parent chaperones, 600 volunteers, and 182 sponsors, partners and exhibitors.  This year's event will be held on September 25th and 26th at the Mobile Civic Center. 

The purpose of the event is to expose students to careers available locally and to demonstrate what each career involves through an interactive, engaging series of activities. The decision to target 8th grade students was a strategic one; eighth grade is a critical year for students as they are deciding on coursework pathways for the remainder of their high school years and beyond.
Twelve different industries are showcased in exhibits, called “Worlds.”  The following industries will be featured:

Automotive Technology
Engineering and Design
Hospitality & Tourism
Shipbuilding & Repair (Maritime)
Public Service


To get involved, please contact: 

Bridget M. Wilson
Workforce Development Director
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 2187, Mobile, AL 36652-2187

Volunteer Opportunities

AT&T Vital Link
Education Commission
Engaging Youth through Engineering (EYE)
Evening Educational Options Program (EEOP)
Harold W. Dodge Fund-A-S.T.A.R.
Partners in Education
Reading Buddies
Wouldn't It Be Cool
Yes We Can

To Volunteer log on to www.maef.net and support us.


The new Mobile SHRM website is finally replacing the outdated site this month with tons of upgrades and new user functions. Our new site will require ALL USERS to create a new user account even if you had one previously on the old site. This includes members, non-members, board members and any visitors registering online for an event or meeting.

The purposes for the new account creations is to combine both the user features of the website (meeting signup, newsletter, etc.) and the administration features of member tracking (member renewals, notification, applications, etc.). In the past these features were on separate websites and required separate accounts…we have finally combined them.

Unfortunately for security reasons ALL USERS will need to create a new account. Yes, it can be the same as you used in the past because it’s a completely new system. Your new account will track your membership renewals, invoices,  meetings attended and other account information for you all in one place with one login.

Once you have created your new account we will cross reference your new account to your membership status and then assign you the correct permissions to the site.
The complete migration to the new site will take a couple of weeks and will be ongoing with some tweaks happening daily. Feel free to create your NEW ACCOUNT at ANYTIME  by going to the login block at www.mobileshrm.org and selecting the “Create New Account”.

We apologize for any convenience the migration might cause in the next few weeks but the new website will help us serve our chapter members and sponsors more effectively.


Mobile SHRM Thanks!

Thank you

AIM Mail Center
American First Credit Union
Employment Screening Services
Hargrove Engineers
MHCA-Managed Healthcare Administration
University of Mobile

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
(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