SHRMA Monthly Meeting – May 18th
The speaker for our chapter meeting will be
Dusty Moshier, who will be doing a presentation on
HR Hot Topics. This will include identity theft,
surveillance cameras, job references and much
Thank you to The Arnold Group, our May Door Prize Sponsor!
2006 SHRMA Officers
President President-Elect Secretary Treasurer
Karen Weber, PHR Patrick Salmans, SPHR Lise Ostenberg, SPHR Kim Saaranen
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Welcome New SHRMA Member!
Susan Nickerson, APR
West Regional Director
Kansas Department of Commerce
332 E. 8th Street, Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785-625-5654 Fax: 785-625-0092
May Meeting Sponsor
Lakeside Recreational Park
Say goodbye to those UNINSPIRING company parties. Take your party
“OUTSIDE” this year to Lakeside Recreational Park! Located only 8 miles south
of Salina, our park includes a 20 acre lake with a sandy beach and 400 foot
waterslide. We also offer a pool, nature trails, fishing, picnicking, beach
volleyball, paintball and an air-conditioned clubhouse. With our inexpensive rates
we can accommodate companies small and large alike. Visit us at
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Mark your calendars, we are having a SHRMA breakfast at Country Inn and Suites on
Tuesday, June 27 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. This will be in addition to our regular monthly
meeting on June 15th.
Deb Marceline will be giving a presentation on FISH!. If you aren't familiar with FISH!, it's a
best selling book that addresses today's most pressing work issues such as employee
retention and burnout. The concept of FISH! offers wisdom that is easy to grasp, instantly
applicable and profound. It's also a lot of fun!
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SHRMA has awarded a $250 scholarship to Chelsey
Mueller from Southeast of Saline High School. Chelsey
is an outstanding student who plans to go on to college to
pursue a business degree. Congratulations Chelsey!
The SHRMA President will periodically receive requests from organizations, schools, or other
SHRM chapter members for speakers. A group may be looking for a speaker on a specific
topic like sexual harassment training. A group may also request a speaker on broad HR
issues, etc. It is hard for one or two people to know all 100 SHRMA members. Our chapter
is attempting to create a speaker list that the President will pass on from year to year.
Placing your name on this list only means that the President will give your business contact
information to the person requesting a speaker on a subject that matches your expertise, and
they can contact you personally. Placing your name on the list does not mean that you are
committing to anything.
If you would be interested in being placed on a speaker list, please email me at
Please list any specific topics you've done in past presentations, otherwise, your name alone
would be fine. Thank you for your help.
Newsletter comments, announcements, corrections:
contact: Ruth Wassenberg – firstname.lastname@example.org
2006 State Conference
Mark your calendar for the State SHRM Conference held in Topeka on
September 20-22. You are able to register now and get the early bird price. If
you have not been, please consider going. It is a great time of networking and
gaining valuable HR knowledge. We have wonderful speakers such as
Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Johnny Taylor (from National SHRM), Hunter Lott
(our fall SHRMinar speaker) and many more. It is always a great time!
For all the details regarding the state conference, go to www.ksshrm.com.
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Time seems to fly by! We are already in May and so many things are going
on in the SHRMA Chapter. Here are a few of the things we are planning:
-upcoming fall SHRMinar
-fall certification study group
-joint meeting with Manhattan for August
-special breakfast meeting June 27
-co-sponsoring a Dress For Success Clothing Drive
-a job mentoring program in the fall
All of these things are working toward our goals of "serving the
professional/advancing the HR profession". SHRMA is a great organization
to be a part of and I trust that you will find a way to get involved. If you are
thinking, "I don't go to very many of the meetings and I don't know very many
people", don't let that stop you. Becoming involved is the best way to get to
know people and make the connections. One of the best parts about being a
SHRMA member is developing relationships and having people you can use
as a resource when questions come up in your job.
Please join us at our monthly meetings - 3rd Thursday of the month!
Karen Weber, PHR
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