2012 HR Florida Leadership Conference
Joyce Chastain, SPHR - President-Elect
Don’t forget to register for the council meeting! The first state council meeting of the 2012 year will be held on Friday, January 6th starting at 7:30am, at the Marriott Renaissance at International Plaza in Tampa. Be sure to travel
in the evening before as we have a special council dinner event planned for Thursday night before the council meeting! There will also be a dessert reception hosted by your District Directors Friday evening.
Please register for the dinner event, council meeting and dessert reception on the Council Calendar. It’s important that you RSVP for the meeting as we will need to have a quorum to vote and conduct business. We’ll be starting with our “breakfast brainstorms” at 7:30am for chapter presidents, district directors, core leadership area directors and council services directors and then spend the rest of the day on council roles, structures and goals, as well as on old and new council business. We expect to end the meeting will end at 4pm to allow council members time to register for the leadership conference in the Panzacola Lobby, check in at the hotel, have dinner and get ready for the leadership welcome reception at 8pm.
Just a quick reminder of what’s covered and what’s not as far as travel expenses are concerned….HR Florida just reimburses for travel to council meetings, so if you plan to attend the conference, you must also attend the council meeting to be reimbursed. While the Council has not yet approved the 2012 budget (that will be done at the meeting), we have prepared the budget to only provide for certain travel and other reimbursement. So, here’s the travel reimbursement policy for those who attend the council meeting:
- For chapter presidents and council members, you will be reimbursed for one hotel night and your travel to the meeting. If your travel is more than three hours one way, one additional hotel night will be approved and one reasonable meal while in travel status.
- For president-elects, you will be reimbursed for one hotel night only. If your travel is more than three hours one way, one additional hotel night will be approved. Travel expenses other than hotel (airfare, car rental, mileage, meals, etc.) are not reimbursed by HR Florida as we encourage you to travel with your chapter president for some bonding and/or teambuilding time.
- For all council members, incidentals such as parking, tips, valet, meals outside of travel status, etc., will not be reimbursed unless preapproved by the Executive Council.
Thanks, and we’ll see you there!