SHRM Olympia Meeting Minutes
Date: _July 14, 2010 Time: __5:40 p.m.__ Location: Red Lion
In Attendance: Tamela Gilmore, Jane Benson, Leslie Wohld, Gail Ryan, Renee Zirkle, Lonnie
Spikes, Abbi Rudolph, Tina Vanderwal, Denise Hagen, Lauren Lopp
Meeting called to order by Gail Ryan, 2010 Board President
Adoption of minutes from previous meeting: Yes No
Major Points of Discussion
o Ending balance as of 6/30/10 in checking was $16,173.25 and in savings was
$3,656.48 for a total ending balance of $19,829.73. Expenses for the month were
o We received $987.50 from SHRM National for chapter member designations at
158 members x $6.25 per member. This is the 1st Quarter of 2010 Chapter
Financial Support payment (CFSP).
o Motion to approve the financials was moved and seconded.
July Chapter meeting recap- Good meeting, 43 people in attendance, average of 4’s in the
Succession Planning Documents- Documents were turned into Gail.
SHRM Leadership conference- On Feb. 2nd, Gail attended a meeting which counted as a
Leadership meeting for the SHAPE requirement. Other meetings are at the NHRMA
Conference and/or National Conference. A budget amount is set aside for Board Member
attendance at the NHRMA Conference. Tamela, Lauren, and Abbi all are willing to
attend the conference. Motion made and seconded to use the budget money for
travel/conference to fulfill SHAPE requirement re: Leadership attendance for 2010.
Board will decide at August meeting who will attend (Lonnie for National or Tamela,
Lauren, and/or Abbi for NHRMA). Those that would like to attend need to also come
back with how much they would be willing to contribute.
2009 SHRM Certificate- It was announced that our Chapter received the Superior Merit
Award for 2009.
HR Disability Conference update October 4th- Lonnie indicated that they have worked
out the bugs for registration with Microsoft. When you register, you need to print out a
ticket that is emailed in a confirmation email. There needs to be a cap on how many
volunteers since it is free registration for volunteers. Registration is scheduled to go live
on Monday. If there are any corrections or feedback on the registration forms, please
email Lonnie a.s.a.p. The networking idea is not on the registration form as well as hotel
information- Lonnie will bring this up. Question about when attendees will receive a
parking pass. Jane needs HRCI information by August to get certification credits in- still
gathering speakers, but hopes this will be completed by the end of the month or first part
of August. Question on why SHRM Washington State Council is singled out on the
registration form. Also, Lonnie will ask about the word “inclusion” being added to the
title. SHRM will do an email blast on this conference. Lonnie has requested a presenter
from SHRM. Denise would like to do a SHRM Foundation raffle that day and would
need a table by registration to sell tickets.
Chapter Programs Update:
o September 14th- Strategic topic for Strategic credit- Scott Seaman.
o October 4th- Disability Conference- need to request HRCI credits.
o November 9th- Cary Randow with Brandman University.
At Large Directors
o Core Leadership Areas
Welcome/Hospitality- Nothing new to report. Tina received a thank you
and gift card from the board for her presentation.
Diversity- Tamela was unable to listen in on a July 8th conference call on
diversity, but will look to see if they have a video she can watch.
SHRM Foundation- Chapter has made a commitment of $500 from
Chapter funds this year to the Foundation. Motion was made to spend
$120 of Chapter money for raffle prizes-moved and approved. It was also
encourages that board members donate to the SHRM Foundation.
Workforce Readiness- Community Youth Services workshops scheduled
for 2010. Gail and Denise did the first workshop on June 15th. There were
four young people in attendance and it lasted an hour from 4-5 p.m.
Schedule of “How to Keep a Job” Workshops were handed out to board
members. The volunteer work with the Vets is not panning out-
everything is in Pierce County or further north. Reminder that anybody
working on any core areas of the SHAPE needs to write a summary and
send to Gail to keep together.
Membership- Lauren indicated we had dropped 10 members and she is
emailing them to see if they are going to renew. An email blast was sent
out on Monday to at large members (new members). We get two email
blasts per quarter. We can’t attach things to emails, but can provide a link
to the website. If you think of something to let our members know- let
Lauren know. Email blasts can be counted as membership campaigns.
We can do mailing labels- SHRM will give us the labels. The email blast
sent out was a copy of a letter from last year on why are you not a SHRM
Olympia member with a link to our Chapter designation form and a free
breakfast meeting if designation form is turned in.
College Relations- No updates. Lonnie posted documents on our website.
We need to think of a mechanism to track how many people are using the
Brandman University discounts.
Next board meeting is August 11th. No program meeting in August. Tamela will reserve
room for the meeting.
Time Adjourned: ______6:55 p.m._________
Leslie Wohld 8/8/10