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Time: 7:30 am – 9:15 am
Where: Heron Lakes Country Club
Breakfast: $10 per person for members and $12 per person for
(includes tax & gratuity)
is approved for 1 hour of
Stratigic HRCI recertification credit
RSVP/pay online at www.mobileshrm.org
*If you wish to pay at the meeting, simply choose COD as
your payment method when you RSVP
Reservations should be made by noon Tuesday, September 7, 2010
..It's Not Just About the Money! Reading Financial Statements for
Speaker: Harold Williamson, Chief
Financial Officer, Wesco
Sponsor: America's First Federal Credit Union
The appropriate question now is: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!
the kids have returned to school, the humidity is dropping a bit,
and the final holiday of summer has now arrived.
No way, but MSHRM has even more exciting events of our own coming
up for YOU this fall season!
On Thursday night September 23rd, we are going
to hold the first ever, but certainly not the last,
NETWORKING ON THE BAY at Felix’s
Fish Camp on the causeway. It is for our MEMBERS ONLY and those of
our sister chapter, Baldwin County SHRM. You will be receiving a personal
invitation soon. This is your chance to meet, greet and chat with all
those members that you see in our monthly meetings, always try to,
but have never had the time to say hello to. Come enjoy great food,
cold beverages, good music and wonderful fellow SHRM members. No sponsors,
no speeches, no guests, no rush back to work, just SHRM members doing
what we do best….NETWORKING! The hours are 5:30-7:30. The cost
is $10 at the door. Live music begins at 6:30-10:30! I promise
you do not want to miss this special event!
Coming up soon is our
annual Gulf Coast HR Conference on November 5th at the Mobile Convention
Center, and we are definitely “kickin
it up a notch” this year with “recipes for success”.
It will be even bigger and better than last year. All the ingredients
you will need will be there and in the correct proportions. We
have added new speakers, more sessions, hot topics that you will
want to include in your professional HR Cookbook. There will be
a record number of vendors and door prizes as well as the SHRM
Foundation Silent Auction and raffle. Head Chef Kay, and Assistant
Chef Candice, have cooked up some new very special hot and spicy dishes
for you this year. BAM!!! , I mean VAM!!! Watch your email and the
MSHRM website for more details!!
In addition, do not miss our September
$10 breakfast meeting next Friday the 10th at 7:30! Please RSVP
as soon as possible if you are going to attend.
I personally would like to take this opportunity
to wish you and your families a very fun, but safe Labor Day holiday
Mobile SHRM Thanks!
America’s First Federal Credit
for sponsoring our September breakfast
Thank you to the following companies who donated July
Resolution Benefits Design
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Employment Screening Services
Managed Health Care Administration
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 Linda Ramsey at email@example.com
(Door prizes are needed for September and future meetings)
Fall Certification Prep Course
Registration Deadline 8/20/2010
Coordination Resources Administrator
Human Resources Administrator
Dauphin Realty of Mobile and Baldwin County
Sr. Staffing Specialist
Angela Marie Smith
The Hiller Companies
Director, Human Resources
Alliant Human Services (Former Employer)
Human Resources Specialist
Cooper T. Smith Corporation
Director of Human Resources
Cooper T. Smith Corporation
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
Angel Persson, the treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2010 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
Limited opportunities are available,
as there can be only one sponsor for each regular meeting.
Contact Mary White at email@example.com or
251-478-6848 to reserve your month!
2010 PHR/SPHR Fall Certification Prep Course .....
There are only a few
7, 2010 -December 7, 2010 Tuesday evenings from 5:30 –8:45
Where: Mobile Technical Institute
(MTI) Training Center 1301 Azalea Road Mobile, AL
Cost: $835 (Includes SHRM Learning
System and professional instruction in a classroom setting.)
(Note: An additional processing fee will apply for Visa or MasterCard
Contact: Jeanine Wilson, SPHR at firstname.lastname@example.org 228-217-3272
Mary White, M.A., SPHR at email@example.com 251-478-6848.
the Worlds of Opportunity Event
As the Work Force Readiness coordinator, I (Renee Sorensen)
would like as many Mobile SHRM members as possible to join me in support
of the World’s of Opportunity event in September.
The event will be held September 29th and 30th at the Mobile fairgrounds
off Cody Road. The event hours are 7:30am to 4:30pm each day.
Middle school students from the five county regions surrounding
Mobile will be coming through the “Worlds” for 1 1/2 to
2 hour intervals. It is anticipated that over 6,000 students will attend.
There will be eleven “Worlds” of work which include: maritime,
architecture, energy, manufacturing, health care, aerospace, public
safety, communications and auto technology. There is a great need
for volunteers to make this event a success! Volunteers can work 4
to 8 hour shifts depending upon their schedule.
Sharon Cureton is the volunteer coordinator for the event.
Her contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org ,
251-625-4893. Or you may contact me at email@example.com,
WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AWARD
The Mobile Society for Human
Resource Management (MSHRM) invites you to participate in the 2010
Workplace Diversity Award. The Workplace Diversity award will be
presented at MSHRM’s annual
Holiday luncheon in December. Help us to acknowledge those organizations
and/or companies who foster an inclusive work environment in which
all employees are inspired to contribute their best through their
different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences.
Diversity award will be presented to recognize one company in our
community who has set an example as a leader and innovator in creating
and/or encouraging workplace diversity and inclusion. The award will
be based upon organizational achievements and not individual achievements.
This award is open to all organizations within the local community.
Membership in MSHRM is not required to participate.Deadline for all
nominations will be 5:00 pm on Friday, November 12, 2010.
Professional Membership Drive
Mobile SHRM is pleased to announce its 2010
Professional Membership Drive. Under Mobile SHRM’s
bylaws, Professional Members are defined as follows: Professional
membership shall be limited to those individuals who are engaged
as one or more of the following: (a) practitioners of human resource
management at the exempt level for at least 50% of their professional
time; (b) certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute;
(c) faculty members holding an assistant, associate or full professor
rank in human resource management or any of its specialized functions
at an accredited college or university and have at least three
years of experience at this level of teaching; (d) full-time consultants
with at least three years experience practicing in the field of
human resource management; and/or (e) full-time attorneys with
at least three years experience in counseling and advising clients
on matters relating to the human resource profession. Professional
members may vote and hold office in the chapter.See http://www.mobileshrm.org/content/laws. Any
questions in this regard should be directed to a board member.
GUIDELINES: Throughout 2010, any current professional
or associate member who successfully solicits a new professional
member will be entitled to one free year of membership in Mobile
SHRM (currently $40 per year) or two free lunches at a Chapter
meeting (currently $15 per meeting). There is no limit on the
number of professional members you may solicit. However, the
new professional member cannot be an employee of your company, firm
or entity. In addition,
credit will be given only for new members, not for past professional
members whose membership has lapsed. For credit to be given,
the referring member’s name must appear on the application for
Join SHRM at a Special Discounted Rate!
New, first-time members to SHRM can join online using the promotional
code CHSED for a reduced rate of $145.
That’s only about 39 cents
a day! Go to www.shrm.org/join and
enter the code CHSED
into the promotional code space on the application.
Gulf Coast Mobile SHRM Conference
2010 Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference is just 3 months away!
It will be held on Friday, November 5th from 8:30am to 4:30pm. We have
a great speaker line-up hosting a variety of awesome topics. Our keynote
speaker will be Thom Kaz. Thom is a well know motivational speaker,
trainer and entertainer. He has been an entertainer for Harrah’s, Bally’s Las Vegas, Palms, Rio
and many other venues. Thom was also voted “One of the Best” by
USA Today during his engagement in Las Vegas. At our conference in
November, Thom will be speaking on the motivational topic “Stress
Less for Success”. What is better than being entertained
while you learn? In addition to Thom Kaz, we have many other fabulous
speakers that you will not want to miss!
Friday, November 5th
Humor in the Workplace
Best Practices in Talent Management Strategy
Leadership Essentials: What Separates Leaders from Managers
10 Key Financial Indicators You Can Use to Grow Your Business
WOW! Your Y’s…employee recognition for the new generation
Substance Abuse in the Workplace
Stress Less for Success
Register today at: http://mobileshrm.org/
So go ahead and get your
registration forms in as soon as possible. All the latest conference
information is detailed on our website at www.mobileshrm.org or you
can e-mail your questions to Kay Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Candice Swiger at email@example.com.We
look forward to seeing you at the conference in November. Save the
date and get
SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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.
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