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President's Message

    October 19, 2016

    Mark your calendar for December 8th – AVHRA’s annual Employment Law Update to be held at the Wenatchee Convention Center from 8:00 am – noon.  The event includes our SHRM Foundation silent auction filled with great items. If you would like to donate items to help raise funds for SHRM Foundation, please contact Brenda Reagan at 509-264-9825.  Watch our website for this fun event – registration will be open soon.

    We are getting ready for another great year of programs and connections with you and we’re honored to announce the 2017 Board - some new and some not so new faces:

    ·         Programs – Jeremy Jordan

    ·         Secretary/Foundation – Brenda Reagan

    ·         Treasurer – Jennifer West (new)

    ·         Diversity/Legislative – Erin McCool

    ·         Newsletter – Hana Tate

    ·         College Relations – Staci Sleigh-Layman

    ·         Membership – Kristine Foreman (new)

    ·         Past President(s) – Ruth Erwert and Reagan Bellamy

    ·         Communications (website) – Liana Cockrum (Moses Lake) (new)

    Congratulations to our 2017 AVHRA Board and our sincere gratitude to those leaving the Board after many years of service to AVHRA.  Annie Horey, Melissa Wear-Grimm and Christy Tomlinson – THANK YOU for your servant heart to the HR profession. Your past years of dedication are the cornerstone of AVHRA’s success.

    If you’re interested in being part of AVHRA, the following positions are open for 2017:

    ·         Certification

    ·         President

    ·         President–elect

    Please contact Reagan Bellamy at or Ruth Erwert at - we would love to talk with you about the many benefits of Board participation.

    Please don’t forget to designate AVHRA as your home chapter; when you designate us as your chapter, SHRM provides financial support to assist us in being able to provide you with the programs and certification credits you want. 

    Please make sure to visit our website frequently.  We have information regarding our programs as well as local, regional, and national HR conferences. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!