Northeast S.D. Society for Human Resource Management April 2011
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From the President
~ By Sheila Mennenga feedback helped us understand what you like about your chapter
membership…and provided us with some ideas on how we can
This morning I received improve. Thank you for taking the time to share honestly with us
notification that our chapter and know that your suggestions are always welcome and will be
has been awarded the 2010 used for planning future chapter activities and programs.
Silver EXCEL Award. This
award, formerly called the I also want to thank all of you who completed the 2011
Chapter Achievement Award, Compensation and Benefit survey. Those of you who have
recognizes outstanding participated in the past know how valuable this data is. If you
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members. It also is
recognition of our chapter’s As we wrap up our membership renewal for 2011, I want to
continued growth and recognize new members who have joined our chapter so far in
development as a business 2011:
leader. This award is no
April Fool’s joke to those Amber Dahl – Angus Palm
who contribute to the Cheryl Retterath – Innovative Pain Center
success of our chapter, Chris Carter – Watertown Public Opinion
especially our 2010 chapter Lee Anderson – Terex Utilities
president, Tammy Davis. Lindsey Frederick – Twin City Die Casting Company
Tammy worked tirelessly last Marsha Spiering - DJO
year to lead our chapter in Sandy Soda – Saputo Cheese
this new endeavor of Sarah Morrow – OEM
achievement and on behalf of
our entire chapter, I want to Thanks to all of you for your renewal and for joining NESD SHRM!
say “thank you” to Tammy
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Tammy, and to everyone in Mark your calendar for our May program!
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MARCH BOARD MEETING MINUTES ~ By Myrna Becht
The March 2011 NESD SHRM Board meeting was held Tuesday, March 29th at Past Times. The meeting was
called to order by President Sheila Mennenga. All members were present excluding Trevor Mischke and
Bobbie Helwig. Motion was requested to approve the February 2011 Meeting Minutes with no corrections or
additions. Motion so moved by Tammy, seconded by Julie Plunkett. All Yea’s, no Nay’s. Motion carried.
Past President Report: Tammy reported that she is expecting to hear from National SHRM on the 2010
SHAPE (SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence) status by the end of the month.
President Elect Report: Laurie provided a report on the 2011 NESD SHRM Compensation and Benefit
Survey. To date, nine businesses have submitted their surveys to Kathleen. She has started calling the 2009
participants to remind them of the Friday, April 1st deadline. Those who have completed the survey reported
that the new electronic format has sped up the process significantly. Additional time to complete the survey
may be available to those businesses that need it.
Treasurer Report: Theresa reported on the February financials.
Membership Report: In Trevor’s absence, Sheila reported on membership renewals and on National
members-at-large in the area who are not affiliated with our chapter. Board members are encouraged to
make calls to those on the National member-at-large list to encourage membership at the chapter level. The
board also agreed to provide a membership to the teacher at LATI who is responsible for the HR track of the
Business Associates program. Discussion was held on NESD SHRM scholarship opportunities for Lake Area
Tech HR students. Steve will check into further.
SHRM Foundation Representative Report: Charlotte provided a Foundation Recap for 2010 from the State
SHRM Council. They had an overall decrease in contributions. The goal for the National 2011 Annual
Campaign has been set at $924,000.
Discussion was held on possibilities for raising money for the Foundation. Charlotte will check into a fund
raising opportunity through Pizza Ranch – possibly September 12th.
Diversity Advocate Report: Julie reported on the Diversity Event. Attendance for Friday was just under 50
people. Saturday’s attendance topped 700 people. Last year’s Diversity Event brought in 300, so this year
was a great success. The event was viewed very well in the community and board members have received
some very positive feedback.
Government Affairs Representative Report: No Report.
Workforce Readiness Advocate Report: Steve reported on the lean series taking place at Lake Area
currently. Serve Safe is being offered on May 12th. Steve is also working on some supervisor/management
training similar to the lean training for manufacturing. The job fair for manufacturing was held at LATI and
went very well.
Certification Representative Report: Julie reported that April 15th is the deadline for certification. Everything is
up to date for credit approval on programs scheduled through May.
Co-Chairs of Programs Report: Bonnie reported on the schedule for the remainder of the year. Possible
topics: Financial Bootcamp, Drug and Alcohol with Jean Bender as the primary speaker, following up with a
panel discussion (Oct), Supervisor Training – discussion was held on whether or not we could partner with
LATI – Steve, Bonnie and Bobbie will discuss further. Other options: FMLA and Handbooks/Policies
Old Business: Board Job Descriptions have been reviewed and updated. If nothing was turned in, the job
description will remain the same.
New Business: Sheila reported on the State Council meeting in Chamberlain – working on strategic plans for
the State. We reviewed our Chapter 2011 Strategic Plan.
Pinnacle Project Update: Reviewed the membership survey. Overall, we received very positive comments
and members were very open. Committee will meet again to discuss what can be improved. Any
suggestions are welcome.
Discussion was held on possibly including a member spotlight in the monthly newsletter. Several ideas on an
order for spotlight members were discussed.
D&O Insurance (Director and Officer) discussed. The cost would be approximately $500 per year. In
summary, according to SD Codified Law 47-23-2.1, “No director, trustee, committee member, or officer
serving without compensation is liable …….unless the act or omission involved willful or wanton misconduct.”
Although the group did not feel that there was a need to purchase this insurance because of the protection
offered under this codified law, the discussion was tabled until the April board meeting pending additional
information and direction from the State SHRM Council.
Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities is looking for sponsors. Jerry Jewel will be the speaker. We
do not have funds in our budget designated, but Sheila will have him fill out the request form and we will
discuss further. The event is again going to be held at 5:00 pm in October. Last year we did not donate.
Motion to adjourn was made by Tammy, seconded by Theresa. Meeting was adjourned.
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SHRM 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition, 6/26 - 6/29,
The next two years will be the turning point for our profession and a vital time for the recovery of our nation. That’s why
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