Board Meeting Minutes
Wabash Valley Human Resources Association
Date: July 11, 2007
Location: Terre Haute Savings Bank
Meeting called to order at 2:05pm by President Dawn Forsman.
Roll Call of Board Members in attendance included: Dawn Forsman, Venita Stallings, Paul
Adams, Susan Goodman, Fredia Haviland, Roy Boissy, Mike Morris, Kim Miller, Cindy
Crowder, John Mace, Sheila Dinkle
Approval of Treasurer’s Report
o Mike Morris moved to approve the treasurer’s report and Susan Goodman seconded.
Board Meeting Minutes:
o Fredia Haviland moved to approve June 6 Board meeting minutes presented by Secretary
Jennifer Bowling. Mike Morris seconded. Motion carried.
Ratification of Chapter By-laws
o Roy Boissy moved to approve the addition of Associate Member classification to the
Association By-laws. Paul Adams seconded. Motion carried.
New Member Applications
o Sally Zuel, Assistant VP of Human Resources, Union Hospital
Accepted as Associate Member (motion by Mace, second by Myers, motion
o Kelly Nees-Perkins, HR Manager, Wal-Mart Distribution Center (Greencastle, IN)
Accepted as Associate Member (motion by Crowder, second by Morris, motion
o Julie Harpenau, Director of Human Resources, Pfizer, Inc.
Accepted as Professional Member (motion by Morris, second by Stallings, motion
o Chastity Gouard, Human Resources Generalist, Pfizer, Inc.
Application tabled pending additional information from candidate for Associate
o Dawn Cope, Human Resources Generalist, Pfizer, Inc.
Accepted as Professional Member (motion by Mace, second by Morris, motion
o Brittany Robinson, Human Resources Assistant, Bemis Company, Inc.
Accepted as Associate Member (motion by Haviland, second by Dinkel, motion
o Debbie Moore, President/Owner, Tatem & Associates, Inc.
Approved as Professional Member (motion by Mace, second by Stallings, motion
o Lisa Long, Director of Public Policy, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce
Approved as Professional Member (motion by Adams, second by Morris, motion
o Michelle Persinger, Employee Benefits Coordinator, First Financial
Approved as Professional Member (motion by Adams, second by Haviland,
o Wills Downs, Associate VP Human Resources, Indiana State University
Application tabled pending additional information from candidate for Professional
He is working with Haviland to get the registration information posted for the Mini-
o Diversity: Stallings presented a committee report. She provided Board members copies
of a Diversity Assessment and presentation. The Diversity Survey has not been
completed yet. Stallings will work with Boissy to finalize an electronic version which
includes a link to an on-line survey.
o School to Work: Forsman reported that Lisa Moore has resigned due to work
commitments. A mass email will be sent to members requesting a volunteer for the
position which coordinates the High School Leadership Program. The next class will
begin in the Fall 2008. Recruiting and marketing for the class will begin in January 2008.
o Community Relations: Crowder in finalizing the July newsletter.
o Programs: Dinkle reported that October will be I-9 compliance presented by Jackson &
McCormick. November will be Legislative Update with Rob Asby, State Legislative
Director, and Lisa Long Public Policy Director from the Terre Haute Chamber of
Commerce. December will be installation of 2008 officers and holiday celebration.
o Legislative: No report
o Foundation: Forsman reported that she has ordered an Ethics DVD from SHRM to use at
a future chapter meeting. Morris made motion to donate $500 to SHRM Foundation.
Goodman seconded motion. Motion carried.
o Professional Development: Haviland reported on the mini-seminar scheduled for
9/12/07. Revisions to the brochure were discussed and noted. 2 hours of HRCI
recertification credit will be awarded to attendees.
o New members on the website: Adams will update web site with new members. Haviland
reported the following members to be removed for lapsed dues: John Adkins, Tony
Buck, Mary Jo Coleman, Lori Cook, Dawn DePasse, Brenda Fagg, Wei He, Jamarlon
King, Brittany Lemmon, Jan Miller, Lauri Mullen, Randy Niehaus, Megan Ripley, Judy
Smith, Mary Jay Stevens, Joe VanDenburg and Peggy Wessol.
o HSLP: Forsman reported that 7 students completed the coursework and are working on
their internship/job shadow experience.
o Haviland presented a draft of the WVHRA Membership Recruiting Process for review. It
was decided that the Treasurer will be responsible for adding the new members to the
website, upon receipt of paid dues. The Board discussed pro-rating of dues. Goodman
made a motion that any new member who is accepted from September 1-December 31
will be billed with the January billing cycle. New members who are accepted prior to
September 1 will be charged full year dues. Miller seconded the motion. Motion carried.
o Haviland provided Board members with a list of local companies who are not represented
in the Association. She encouraged Board members to identify prospects within these
companies so we can send invitations to the mini-seminar. Crowder will contact Sony
o Forsman provided information on the Branding Strategy fro SHRM. Name tags will need
to be revised. Adams will check with his IT person to determine if he can merge the
membership roster to the name tag template. Stallings will help as needed with the
o Forsman requested volunteers to assist with Pinnacle Award Application. Haviland
o Miller provided Board with a letter from United Way requesting our membership list to
update their files. It was decided that Boissy would send a notice via email to members
to ask them to contact United Way regarding updating information for the upcoming
Meeting was adjourned at 4:20pm by President Forsman.