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February 8th, 2019 DC SHRM Monthly Meeting Minutes

    February 8, 2019

    Douglas County SHRM Meeting Minutes

    February 8, 2019

    Cow Creek Government Offices

    8:15am - 9:30am


    Attendees: Kelley Plueard, Joe Pospisil, Jonda Lorenson, Sara Dreier, Quay Sutherland, Rheanna Mosier, Robyn Miller, Sarah Haffy, Guy Normand, Dave Johansen, Stephanie Smith


    Secretary Report:

    Kelley Plueard read the minutes. There was a motion to approve made by Joe Pospisil and seconded by Jonda Lorenson. The motion passed.

    Treasurer Report: 

    Kelly Plueard read the treasurers report.

    Beginning Balance of    $ 9373.05        January 01, 2019

    Credits                             6291.22  Seminar Fees

    Debits                                  70.00   Yearly PO BOX Fee

    Ending Balance           $15,594.27        February 8, 2019

    Introductions:  Self introductions around the room.

    Old Business:

    Kelley brought the meeting to order. She discussed the Jan. 2019 program “Social Media in HR” presented by Sean Ray, Attorney at Law. There was good feedback from the seminar. Rheanna mentioned that she distributed the program surveys to the group prior to the end of the program and had a very good response rate. She plans to make this the process with future programs.

    Kelley reminded the group about the upcoming Labor and Employment Law Conference with Stoel and Rives Law firm. It will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on Feb. 2th. Kelley mentioned that it is a great conference and encouraged folks to try to attend.

    Kelley announced the free ticked to the Stoel and Rives Law Conference that was given to our chapter by the State SHRM Chapter was raffled off as a DC SHRM chapter fund raiser for the SHRM Foundation. The winner of the raffle was Rhonda Amer.

    BOLI Manager Training. Kelley updated us on the BOLI training that our chapter is hosting in April. She showed us the new updated flyers. They were able to add all the sponsors and other information on a single page.

    Robyn asked if BOLI is going to provide paper handouts or a jump drive. Kelley was not sure. Leanne is our BOLI contact so Kelley will get the details from her and report back.

    Room rates were also discussed. Rheanna pointed out the reduced room rate information is on the flyer.

    Rheanna reported that 39 tickets have been purchased on Event Brite so far. She reminded everyone that she is able to take checks from folks who do not have the ability to register with Event Brite.

    Jonda Lorenson was welcomed as our new board member. She hit the ground running and already has our website back in compliance.

    New Business:

    Save the date for the April 3rd Career Expo. The DC SHRM chapter is having a table at the event and we still need volunteers to sign up to help.


    Dennis Carr, M.S.I.R, SHRM-SCP and Chief Human Resources Officer from Lane Community College, presented on the SHRM Certification Process.

    Dennis is a SHRM-certified instructor for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification test preparation programs. He teaches both in person and online non-credit SHRM certification test preparation courses. HR professionals that he has worked with have achieved a 90% plus passing rate for the past three years.

    He did a slide show presentation and let us know that the content for the both tests has changed since last year. He encourages anyone who has an interest in taking the exam to attend a test preparation class.

    His contact information is:

    Dennis Carr, M.S.I.R, SHRM-SCP and Chief Human Resources Officer Lane Community College

    Phone: 541-463-5585  Fax: 541-463-3970

    4000 East 30th Ave

    Eugene, OR 97405-0640


    Meeting Adjourned

    Good of the Order

    The next chapter meeting will be Friday March 15th. Gwen Soderburg Chase and the Steam Hub will be presenting.