WABASH VALLEY HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATION January 07, 2009 Monthly Board Meeting Held @ Terre Haute Savings Bank Present: Paul Adams, Roy Boissy, Sheila Dinkel, Dawn Forsman, Aaron Garafolo, Susan Gresham, John Mace, Kim Miller, Mike Morris, Dave Myers, Lisa Pepperworth, Jean Prather, Karen Sheeley, Venita Stallings, Carole Yaw, The Board Meeting was called to order by Jean Prather @ 12:00 pm. The Treasurer’s Report dated December 31, showing account balances of $22,512.23, and the Secretary’s Report for December 3 were approved. (Motions: Morris, Forsman; Adams, Sheeley.) The Audit for 2008 has been completed with no exceptions noted. Motion made Kim Miller, second, Carole Yaw, to move money from the general fund and purchase a $10,000 Certificate of Deposit. (On January 8, purchased 13 month Certificate, due February 8, 2010, @3.70%, interest to compound quarterly.) New signature cards were signed by Kim Miller and Dave Myers. Applications for Membership: For Professional Membership: Carroll Graham, ISU Ass’t Professor, SHRM Member; Barbara Eversole, ISU Ass’t Professor; Treshel Washington, Kellogg Company, HR Manager; Cassie Hoggatt, Staples, Inc. HR Supervisor; Tina Rodriguez, Res Care (Normal Life) HR Director, SHRM Member. Motion to accept: Karen Sheeley; second, Lisa Pepperworth. Motion approved. COMMITTEE REPORTS Communication Roy Boissy reported the web site has been updated with Jean’s new President’s letter and the new Board Members. After discussion, a decision was made regarding resume’ posting – it will be for members only, plus students. The section will be titled “People Seeking Jobs”. The resume’ will be available by clicking on an individual’s name. They will remain available for six months or until we are notified to remove them. Resumes’ will first go to Roy, who will verify membership. Susan Gresham and Mike Williamson will review resumes’ before being posted. Student resumes’ will be only be posted with two months of graduation. Job Postings will be posted on the web site for 30, 45 or 60 days. Roy may send an email blast upon receipt of resumes’ and job postings. Legislative Carole shared a handout from the SHRM News regarding the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. Use the web site listed to enter your opposition to these bills. It is quick and easy to use. Collegiate Relations Susan has been trying to contact Cindy for transition. Community Relations Fredia sent a written report. Her goal for this year is to promote the Association through the Chamber of Commerce, community service and press releases of our activities. Diversity Venita presented a schedule of the MLK activities in the community including the Brown Bag luncheon at the Library, program at the First Congregation Church, the Youth Summit at the Booker T. Washington Community Center and the Annual Dinner at Hulman Center. Foundation Mike will have five minutes at both the April and October meetings to explain the Foundation and ask for individual donations. Our goal will be to raise an additional $500 in addition to the annual contribution made by the chapter. HRCI Certification Karen Sheeley reported study dates are set for Wednesday, January 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 6-9 pm, at the Coffee Grounds in preparation for the Certification Exam. She is asking that at least three certified people be there to help answer questions. The New Certification Class will be each Thursday, January 15 thru March 19. Program Sheila distributed a updated handout for 2009 of Topics, Speakers, Sponsors and Locations for future Chapter Meetings. January: Wellness, Nicole Fallowfield, Gibson Insurance. February: EEOC Mock Trial, Matt Effland, Ogletree Deakins. March: Student Chapter. April: E-Verify, Michael Pollard, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. May: Diversity? June: Safety and 50th Anniversary Celebration. No meetings in July and August. September: Mini-Seminar. October: Legislative? November: Open. December: Holiday Celebration. The January Meeting will be held at Rose-Hulman. February thru June, meetings will be held at Regional Hospital, Class Rooms 1 & 2. September thru December meetings are to be held at Rose-Hulman Kahn Room. (Note that the December meeting ONLY will be held on the THIRD WEDNESDAY, December 16.) Confirmed sponsors include: Manpower, Terre Haute Medical Lab, Forrest Sherer Insurance, Saint Mary of the Woods College, Citizens National Bank, Union Hospital and Recognition Plus. Volunteers are needed for the mock trial at the February meeting. Will do a phone tree again before each meeting. Professional Development A planning meeting is scheduled February 16 for September’s mini-seminar. School to Work The program now has seven students. Volunteers are needed for teaching. Meeting night is the third Wednesday each month, 6-9 p.m., @ the Center for Workforce Development. Sponsors need to sign agreements. OLD BUSINESS Thanks to Lisa for providing a gift certificate from Clabber Girl for the drawing at the January meeting. Members who paid their dues before year end are eligible. Jennifer Triumph from the Student Chapter will prepare the Chapter Newsletter. Do we want it be bi-monthly or quarterly? Carole asks that every Board Member submit an article before March 1. Lisa will look for pictures to go in the newsletter (and on the website). Jennifer will compile the articles, Jean will edit, and Roy will post it on-line. NEW BUSINESS Jean indicated that she had received a suggestion to rotate the time of day of our meetings. Consensus was that rotating time and location in 2008 (at members’ requests) resulted in lower attendance. We will keep meeting times at noon and just rotate between Rose-Hulman and Regional Hospital. Jean reported on the information she gathered in talking with the Light House Mission and the Connor Center. She would like for the Chapter to become involved to help residents with mock interviews and resumes’. She will arrange some times and ask for volunteers. All Board Meetings will continue to be held at Terre Haute Savings Bank. Register on-line if you plan to attend the State Leadership Conference Friday, February 6. There is no charge, but you must register. It will be held at IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis. We have three volunteers for the HR Games. Car pooling is available and will leave from the Maryland Community Church parking lot. The meeting was adjourned at 1:10 p.m.
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