Congratulations 2009 Steps to Success Program!
“STEPS TO SUCCESS” was recently selected for a 2009 Best Practices Award by the National Association for Tech Prep Leadership under the category of Partnerships and Outreach Activities. A narrative describing Steps To Success has been published in a national publication: Best Practices Across the United States. Marshall Skinner and Jean Churchill presented this award to the School Board of Martin County at their December board meeting.
2009 Holiday Party & Installation Dinner
2009 Executive Board Members: (L to R) Lara Alameddine, Jodi Dargan, Maryellen Castellano, Angelique Lyons, Chris Roberts, Karen Ritter
Lydia Pfeil, MS, SPHR is the recipient of the 2009 HR Martin County President’s Award. For the past two years, Lydia has spearheaded the Professional Certification Program. She not only recruited local HR professionals to study for professional certification and recruited instructors to teach the classes, she had the highest number of participants in classes and the highest success rate for newly certified PHR and SPHR in the long history of this program in Martin County. The outcome of Lydia’s leadership has made a notable impact on HR Martin County as a professional organization, many of our colleagues who sat well-prepared for the comprehensive test, and their employers who ultimately reap the benefit of the body of knowledge and the professional status of the employee.
Swearing in of 2010 Officers
2010 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs: (L to R Top Row) Jodi Dargan, Jan Foselli, Gina Calla, Lara Alameddine, Angelique Lyons, Maryellen Castellano, Peggy DeMars, Stacy Mastrov, LeeAnn Laffler (L to R Bottom Row) Nicki Schoonover, Terri Clarke, Faith Begley
Congratulations to Angelique Lyons -
HR Martin County 2009 HR Professional of the Year!!
HR Martin County's Literacy Book Drive a Huge Success!
HR Martin County dedicated the month of May for our Literacy Book Drive to benefit the Library Foundation of Martin County. We are proud that we were able to collect a wide-range of books from our members, colleagues and friends and are certain our efforts will benefit the community.
Pictured here (L to R): Jodi Dargan, Donna Tunsoy, Christine Roberts, Angelique Lyons
HR Martin County Announces New Logo Winner!
One of the goals for HR Martin County this year was to create a new logo to complete our branding initiative for our organization. It was decided back in January to collaborate with the Digital & Web Design Departments at the high schools in Martin County and offer these students an opportunity to utilize their skills and to provide them with a real life business experience.
"We were all impressed with the incredibly professional results we received and had a difficult time making the final decision," states Jodi Dargan.
We are proud to announce that HR Martin County, an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has a new logo created by Mr. Jonathan Negron an 18 year old International Baccalaureate Student at South fork High School. He is a native of Stuart and is the middle child of Joe & Rebecca Negron. Jonathan plans on attending Cornell University in New York to study architecture.
Pictured here (L to R) - Maryellen Castellano, Treasurer HR Martin County; Jonathan Negron, Logo Winner; Jodi Dargan, President HR Martin County; Lara Alameddine, Past-President HR Martin County
When asked what Jonathan liked best about the Digital Design class, he mentioned that is was great to be able to work with the same software programs to create his logo as professionals use at their jobs. That he felt he was somehow on the same level or equal with design professionals because he is learning to use the same creative tools being used in the industry.
HR Martin County would also like to recognize the 2nd place logo design winner, Mr. Matthew LeBlanc a 17 year old junior at Jensen Beach High School. Matthew’s design was creative and innovative and we appreciate his professionalism and hard work states Jodi Dargan.
Pictured here (L to R) - Karen Ritter, Secretary HR Martin County; Angelique Lyons, President-Elect HR Martin County; Matthew LeBlanc, 2nd Place Logo Winner; Jodi Dargan, President HR Martin County
HR Martin County President, Jodi Dargan and all of its Board members would like to thank the teachers in the Digital & Web Design Departments, Donna Dolan South fork High School, Mark Malham Jensen Beach High School and Barbara Creager Martin County High School for all their support and coordination efforts. “Fresh approaches and innovative thinking are the life-blood of any endeavor and especially in the HR profession. HR Martin County recognizes that there is a wealth of talent in our local schools and we look forward to continuing our collaboration work with them,” says Jodi Dargan.
HR Martin County Receives Superior Merit Designation for 2008
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Alexandria, VA has awarded the Superior Merit Chapter designation to HR Martin County for its scope of work in perpetuating and supporting the mission of the organization in 2008.
“This recognition demonstrates both the leadership and the successful partnership the chapter has with SHRM to serve the networking and professional development needs of human resource professionals and to the advancement of the human resources profession” noted Pamela J. Green, SPHR, Chief Membership Officer for SHRM.
HR Martin County receives a Certificate of Recognition, a specialized banner to display at its meeting and events, and is being recognized in SHRM's publications and at its conferences.
Congratulations to our Newest 2009 Certified Members!
Lara Alameddine, PHR
Lisa Anderson Dick, PHR
Rhonda Blakey, PHR
Mary Correia, PHR
Jeff Gilheney, PHR
Sheryl Greif, SPHR
Denise Hopler, PHR
Erica Kijanski, PHR
Stacy Mastrov, PHR
Karen Szczerba, PHR