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President's Message

    July 12, 2016

    MIKE NASH IS COMING to Moses Lake – and there’s still time to register!

    Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from one of the best leadership development consultants in our area.  Mike is known best for equipping leaders, engaging employees and improving organizations. Mike delivers a full day of clarity, humor and creativity to help you and your organization reach its full potential.  Mike has delivered numerous presentations in our Wenatchee area and we are excited to have him share his highly practical and collaborative workshop with our friends and colleagues in the Moses Lake area on July 28 at the Mastco Conference Center – it’s an amazing day and an amazing value of just $75 (member) and $85 (non-member).  More information and registration details are available on our websiteMike is also presenting his full, four-day EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT series in Wenatchee on September 28, 29 , October 5 and 6 ($400.00 includes lunch and materials for all four days if registered by August 15 – don’t miss this opportunity for individuals and work teams).


    AVHRA has been honored for a second time with the Randy Lundberg Northern Lights Award!  The award recognizes outstanding achievement and excellence in overall programming and operations. In addition to our Active Shooter and Annual HR Summit this year, Board members have been focused on giving back to the community.  We’ve provided workshops that include resume reviews and tips and techniques on preparing resumes and cover letters and mock interviewing for Washington State University HR students, GEAR UP (a program that targets students from 7th grade through high school to gain early awareness and readiness for undergraduate programs) and displaced ALCOA employees.   We were overjoyed to receive this recognition which will be presented at the NHRMA Annual Conference, along with a chapter grant in the amount of $1,000 for future programming!

    OPEN AVHRA BOARD POSITION - Certification Chairperson

    Serving on a board position has many advantages. Just a few are meeting and getting to know other dedicated HR professionals, SHRM and HRCI recertification credit for serving, and you can also attend all AVHRA workshops and seminars for free!  What a great benefit to you and your employer. 

    AVHRA celebrates Annie Horey, Certification Chairperson who is retiring from the Board after many years of service to AVHRA and the HR community. Although Annie has held a variety of positions on the Board, including president, she will always be appreciated and remembered for her dedication, knowledge and value to all of the HR professionals she mentored in certification study groups since 2001.  

    If you have a passion to help others, consider the Certification Chairperson position on the AVHRA Board. We’re looking to fill it immediately to continue in our long standing practice of providing a fall certification group.

    For more information on this open Board position or others that will be available in 2017, please contact co-presidents Ruth Erwert at or Reagan Bellamy at and let us tell you about the many benefits of being part of AVHRA!  We also want to hear from you if you’re interested in joining the fall study group for certification. Email Ruth or Reagan immediately for more information.