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President's Message

    March 15, 2018

    Happy Spring!


    We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 29th for our Lunch and Learn on “Managing Attendance and Navigating WA State New Sick Leave Law – Things I hadn’t thought of….!”  Attorney Erin McCool from Ogden, Murphy, Wallace will share insights from FAQ’s that are arising now that we are implementing this new law.  Lynn Bourton (Link Transit) and Kellie Goetsch (Columbia Fruit) will also join us for a roundtable discussion on ways to creatively manage attendance.  We have a great venue reserved for this event!


    You are invited to attend the Washington State Employment Law & Human Resources Conference, sponsored by WA State SHRM, on April 20th in Seattle.  Please visit for more information.


    We are beyond excited about the early line-up of high caliber speakers from award-winning organizations for our May 17th WA Leadership Summit.  Join us in beautiful Leavenworth at the awe inspiring Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort.  Lunch will be catered by their renowned Kingfisher restaurant. 


    Please remember 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 these programs and professional recertification credits.


    Enjoy the sunshine!


    Kari Page, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    AVHRA President