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President's Message

    November 16, 2017

    Sponsor Thank You - Alliant Employee Benefits
    Our November 13 Membership Appreciation and Networking event at Jones Winery tasting room in Pybus Market was well attended and such an enjoyable evening.  A special THANK YOU to our event sponsor, Alliant Employee Benefits, for all the laughs (the ugly Christmas sweaters were a huge hit), your generous support and heartfelt dedication to building relations with AVHRA and our membership.

    2018 AVHRA Board
    I’m honored to announce your 2018 AVHRA Board:
    • President: Kari Page
    • President Elect (Assigned to Programs): Jeremy Jordan
    • Vice President (Assigned to Membership): Colleen Kunz
    • Secretary; Foundation Chair: Brenda Reagan
    • Treasurer: Jennifer West
    • College Relations Director: Staci Sleigh-Layman
    • College Relations Director Elect: Mike Rogel
    • Legislative/Diversity Director: Erin McCool
    • Programs Chair: Robin Carey
    • Certification Chair: Lisa Lee
    • Communications Co-Chair (Primary: Newsletter): Hana Tate
    • Communications Co-Chair (Primary: Website): Liana Cockrum

    Congratulations to our 2017 AVHRA Board for a job well done!  THANK YOU for your many contributions to the HR profession and AVHRA success!!

    Committee Opportunities
    If you are interested in serving on a committee to help support our Board in implementation of programs and events for 2018, please contact me at  Volunteer opportunities can be developed to match your interests and availability.

    2017 Employment Law Summit
    Registration is open!  Join us on December 7 at the beautiful Wenatchee Convention Center as we learn from experts on issues that will affect everyone in 2018.  Doors open at 7:30 A.M. for breakfast and the program will begin at 8:00 A.M.
    • Session Highlights
    • Sexual Harassment: Tips and recommendations from a plaintiff’s attorney
    • Paid Sick Leave: Ask a Labor & Industries Expert
    • Immigration Law changes
    • 2018 Ogden Murphy Wallace Employment Law Update

    And don’t forget our annual silent auction – a fun activity during the law summit with lots of great gift ideas.  Funds raised during the auction are donated to SHRM Foundation.  If you would like to donate auction items, please contact AVRHA’s Foundation Chairperson, Brenda Reagan at

    Designate AVHRA as your Home Chapter
    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.

    I look forward to seeing you on December 7th at our Employment Law Summit!

    Kari Page, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
    AVHRA President