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									                                                  conference hosted by WorldatWork and for
                                                  the benefit of organizations like RCA. We
SUMMER 2010 EDITION                               met with other local networks and
                                                  discussed our shared challenges and
                                                  successes. I came back with some great
                                                  ideas and will be working with the Board to
    Message from the President                    determine the best time and ways to
                                                  implement some of those ideas.

The RCA Board has been very busy this year        Kim Guidt, our Director of Communications,
on special member projects.                       will be kicking off our Online Community
                                                  group at WorldatWork. We have over 30
Our first order of business was to kick off       members at this time and are excited to
the summer with the first Quarterly               extend our reach to the Total Rewards
Meeting that awarded HRCI credits! Many           community. Be on the lookout for emails
of you have contacted us and requested            and website updates on the RCA /
that we help you achieve or maintain your         WorldatWork Online Community project!
certifications by offering meetings that
would qualify for credits. We are so              Anne Jernigan, President
pleased that we were able to accommodate
those requests!

Even though the end of the year seems far
away, our Directors of Professional                         What’s in this Issue?
Development, Leigh Harcum and Leslie
                                                         New Venue Information
VanAuken, are finalizing the panelists for
                                                           2010 Meeting Topics
our “What to expect in 2011” Fourth
                                                          Director Opportunities
Quarterly meeting and discussion in
                                                      WorldatWork Online Community
November. Many of you have expressed
continued interest in our end of the year
panel discussions. We think everyone will
get something from this year’s panel.

Leigh and Leslie are also working to identify
and book speakers for 2011 with our new           Quarterly Meeting Venue Change
Planning Committee members. A special
thanks to those members who volunteered
to serve on this committee. Your service is       Once again, we have changed the venue for
invaluable!                                       our quarterly meetings. Beginning with the
                                                  Third Quarterly meeting in September, they
To help further our efforts at the local level,   will be held at the Wyndham Virginia
I attended the Local Network Leaders              Crossings Hotel and Conference Center.
Conference in Dallas, Texas. This is a
You can find details and directions under       October 4 – 5, 2010
the Events page on the RCA website.
                                                Pricing:         RCA member $1,025
Your opinions are important to us! We                            W@W member $1,125
want to know which location you enjoy best                       Non-member $1,645
between the two we have contracted with                           Course only $990
this year. We will consider your feedback                        (RCA & WorldatWork
as we negotiate terms for the meeting                            member)
location for the 2011 quarterly meetings.                        Course only $1,480

                                                Location:        Embassy Suites Richmond –
                                                                 The Commerce Center
            Meeting Topics                                       2925 Emerywood Parkway
                                                                 Richmond, VA 23294
                                                                 (804) 672-8585
Our third quarterly meeting is scheduled as
follows:                                        Please sign up with WorldatWork by
                                                phoning Customer Relations at (877) 951-
September 15, 2010 – “FLSA and Virginia         9191 or emailing them at Customer
Payment of Wages Act”, presented by John        Relations. Be sure to mention that you are
Barr, Jackson Lewis                             an RCA member to receive your discount!

The fourth quarterly meeting is scheduled
for November 17th. We are currently
confirming our special panel speakers and                       Job Postings
will update you as we approach that date.

Plan to arrive early to enjoy breakfast and     Are you or someone you know searching for
meet other RCA members from                     the next career move? Is your organization
organizations in and around the Richmond        currently hiring? Either way, check out the
area.                                           job postings area featured on our website!
See you on September 15th!                      If your organization is hiring and you would
                                                like to post it on our website, please do so!
                                                It’s easy and free for all RCA members!
                                                Simply log in and enter the details. Then
    2010 WorldatWork Courses                    send an email to the Director of
                                                Communications to request that it be
There is one more course scheduled for
2010 in the Richmond area. We need at           Right now, we have one posting:
least eight participants in order to hold the
class. The course, pricing and location are               Systems Compensation Manager,
listed below.                                              Bon Secours Health System

B3 - Health and Welfare Plans - Plan Types      Go to the Job Postings page on the website
and Administration                              and check it out!

           RCA Board News                           RCA / WorldatWork Online
                                                       Community Kick Off
1   RCA Wants You!
Have you ever considered becoming a
Board member? If so, the opportunity            By now, you should have received a
is NOW at RCA!                                  personal invitation to join the RCA Online
                                                Community Group, and hopefully you
At the end of 2010, two of our Directors will   accepted! WorldatWork introduced the
be stepping down from the Board. Kathy          Online Community earlier this year. The
Lauver, Director of Membership, and Leslie      Community consists of local groups who
VanAuken, Co-Director of Professional           have joined together for the purpose of
Development, have each served the RCA           professional networking and thought
well and faithfully for their tenure. RCA       provoking discussions.
Directors have two year terms as outlined in
our Bylaws.                                     RCA is excited to have been able to
                                                establish our own group within this larger
The Director of Membership is responsible       Community and hope all of our members
for coordinating membership information,        will join! On this site, in addition to bringing
marketing and promotions, membership            you information about meetings, classes
drives, college relations and maintaining the   and other events, we will also provide a
member database.                                discussion forum in which you can network
                                                with other members. Members who join
The Co-Director of Professional                 this group will be able to network and share
Development is responsible for                  information 24/7 rather than having to pick
coordinating topic generation and logistics     up the phone or email another individual
for quarterly meetings and WorldatWork          member or waiting until our next meeting.
courses and seminars.                           The site can be used to post and/or answer
                                                questions or simply to share a professional
 If either of these two positions sounds        experience you may have had. We believe
interesting to you, please contact Anne         the site, if utilized fully and effectively, will
Jernigan, RCA President, at                     provide an invaluable service for members. for additional
information. You are encouraged to also         If you haven’t joined us yet, do it now and
speak with Kathy (email her at                  start benefiting from networking with your or call 804-739-4019)         fellow members!
or Leslie (email her at or call 804-
768-7541) about their roles on the Board.
Nominations will be accepted and elections
will be held later this year, with the new
term beginning on January 1, 2011.

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