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2013 Membership Meeting Summaries

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January 2013



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March 2013

October 2013

April 2013

November 2013

May 2013

December 2013


January 2013


HR Martin President, Faith Begley welcomed members, new members and guests to the first meeting of 2013. 


Faith recognized Terri Clarke for all of her time and hard work as HR Martin Treasurer in 2010, 2011 and 2012.



Sponsors from PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie told us about great opportunities at PGA for team building or Corporate Golf Functions


Speaker Heather Leck of Gallagher Corporate Benefit Advisors spoke about the  2014 Play or Play Mandate and its effect on companies and employees.



Everyone absorbs all the great information.



 February 2013


HR Martin President Faith Begley welcomed everyone to the February meeting

Immediate Past President and HR Florida Conference Ambassador Gina Calla reminded everyone that applications for the HR Professional Development Scholarship are available on the website and due February 28.  Gina shared information about the HR Florida Conference, including the news that that chapter will be buying 10 bulk registrations which will be available for purchose at cost (first come, first served). Early bird hotel rates at the Bonnet Creek Hilton ($149 per night) are also effective through February 28th.


Treasurer Ginny Ricker reported that HR Martin can now accept credit cards.  (There is a convenience charge for using your credit card to cover the cost of accepting it.)


PR Chair Maryellen Castellano reported that jobs have been posted to the jobs section of the HR Martin website and that the Human Resources Management Association LinkedIn site is now being update regularly.  You are encouraged to join this group on LinkedIn to get the latest information.


Thanks to our sponsors from CoAdvantage!


Seema Rafay spoke about 360 Degree Feedback and its application to leadership development and succession planning. One General Continuing education Credit was provided for her informative presentation.


March 2013


HR Martin Faith Begley welcomes members, guests and new members to the March Meeting. 

(New Member Gwen Carlisle also pictured.)

Faith reported that HR Martin was awarded Membership Star Status for 2012. 


Faith introduced our new College Relations Chair, Susan Scoton



President Elect Tom Husson gave the "One Minute Wellness Watch." Secretary and Steps to Success Chair Annette DiPierro reported that the Spring 2013 Steps to Success had to be canceled due to lack of sponsorship funding.

Past President Gina Calla presented the Spring 2013 HR Martin Development Scholarship to Publicity Chair, Maryellen Castellano. Gina also reminded everyone to register for HR Florida.


Stacy Mastrov reported that, in order to continue offering the high quality speakers and presentations that we offer, the cost of meeting attendance will increas to $25 for member and $35 for non-members.


Certification Chair Becky Withstandley gave an update on the Certification Class schedule. Classes have started, instructors have been secured.  Are you certified?  It's not too late!

(Also pictured in foreground, Jeanna Shanahan and Paula Hosein.)


Our Sponsor, George Strasdas of Aflac started his presentation by telling us: 

Service is not a department, it's an attitude.  Aflac services can provide employee purchased pre-tax benefits to your employees, saving both your employees and your company money.



HR Florida President-elect Carol McDaniels spoke about employee engagement. 

 "Employee engagement is the discretionary effort that you don'thave to threaten someone to get."


 April 2013



HR Martin President Faith Begley announced that HR Martin was awarded the SHRM Gold EXCEL award for 2012


Past president Gina Calla announced that nominations for the 2013 Professional of the Year would be open until July 6.

Kevin Connell, Founder & CEO of Accuscreen.com told us his secrets for figuring out when someone isn't telling the truth.

Thanks to our Sponsor, PNC Workforce Banking!


May 2013


Hospitality Chair Lisa Mochan announced that the location would change for future meetings. The July meeting will take place at the Cummings Library,2551 SW Matheson Ave Palm City.  There is no meeting in August due to the HR Florida Meeting.  Beginning in September, HR Martin meetings will be held at Indian River State College Chastain Campus.


A Wayne Gill, Esquire, spoke about Leading at the Speed of Change. 

Thanks to our sponsor, Christin Russell of  Kubicki and Draper



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