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Newsletter Archive [eSource November 2011] [11/01/11]
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Community Calendar

Were you aware that the Council maintains a community calendar of all chapter and HR related meetings and events?  If your chapter is seeking a way to reach out and invite “at-large” members to your event, this is a no-cost way to promote your event. Not certain what type of information to promote?  Check out the Community Calendar by clicking here.  Email your events information (Event Name, Date, Time and Chapter) to  We are unable to attach fliers or pictures, instead we link the event back to your chapter’s page where complete event information, map, registration, etc. is located.

Chapter Excellence Awards

Chapter Excellence Awards were introduced this year to recognize chapters that focus on demonstrating achievements and execution in one more Core Leadership Areas (CLAs).  The Award has two levels:  Ruby Class, the highest award level demonstrates wisdom, knowledge and transition and change; and, the Garnet Class which demonstrates achievement, success, inspiration and a goal driven ambition. The inaugural award winners were announced at the HR Florida State Council dinner at this year’s conference last month.

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HR Professional Of The Year

This annual award recognizes a human resource leader who has advanced the profession in a significant way. “Best in class,” the individuals nominated for this award serve as role models for the profession setting the standard for others to follow and applying their expertise to enhance organizational effectiveness.

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Volunteer Of The Year

The HR Florida State Council would not be successful without the hard work and support of the volunteer leaders, those chapter presidents and board members continued support. This annual award recognizes a volunteer who actively supports, promotes, and develops the human resource profession through volunteerism.

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President's Message

Heather Vogel, MHR, SPHR
Shaping energetic, educated and engaged HR business professionals who have an influence on our field and the organizations we serve.

Heather Vogel

As you’ve seen from our spectacular state conferences, leadership conferences and council meetings, HR Florida counts on volunteers every day for its continued success.  We have long-term, short-term and project-based volunteer opportunities available.  If you are interested in serving as a 2012 volunteer leader on the state council or participate in the state conference planning team, please complete the web volunteer form at HR Florida/About Us/Volunteer Opportunities, or click here.  We welcome both old and new volunteers, so spread the word!  Position descriptions are listed on the Volunteer Opportunities page.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact myself at, president-elect  Joyce Chastain, SPHR at or vice president Carol McDaniel at  Each of us would be happy to help you decide what the right fit is for you and your volunteer experience.

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Treasurer's Report

Shannon Lands, SPHR

To review the most recent Council Financial Summary and the updated 2011 Expense Reimbursement form, please click here and enter the "Council Member's Only" password. A more detailed analysis will be provided at our next regularly scheduled council meeting. Please direct any questions to Shannon Lands, Treasurer at

Chapter Challenges

Martha Bryson, SPHR - Secretary 

This is where we showcase YOU and your chapter or district’s best practices and success stories.  This column will feature information from a District Director, Chapter President, or a guest columnist all for the benefit of helping to make your chapter more effective and efficient.  We bet that your chapter has a great story to share and we’re anxious to hear it!  Send your contribution to:

This month we showcase the Central Florida Human Resource Association (CFHRA) and their first Workforce Connections Summit.  Now, on with the show!

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2012 HR Florida Leadership Conference

Dana Chatelain, SPHR - State Conference Director

As chapters are in the midst or about to nominate, vote and induct their new officers and board members, a reminder that the Leadership Retreat is scheduled for Saturday, January 7 in Tampa. More information will follow in upcoming eSource and email communication. Plan now and please pass this reminder along within your chapter.

New 2012 Council Position - Historian

Heather Vogel, MHR, SPHR - President

During the 2012 President Planning Session, it was determined that Council needed a position to help assemble and preserve the record of activities and achievements of the Council.  The position of Historian was approved and is waiting for you!  If you are interested in serving in this newly created volunteer role, contact me at  

2012 HR Florida State Conference & Expo

Dana Chatelain, SPHR - State Conference Director

The 2012 conference team is gearing up and looking forward to building upon the success of our state conference. This group of individuals is a talented team made up of dedicated, high-energy and fun professionals from all around our great state. Would you like to become part of this dynamic team? Do you have what it takes?  We have opportunities on the programs team as well as other specialty areas.  If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact me directly at for more information.

The conference team is already planning some great activities for 2012. This will be our last year at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek and we certainly plan to celebrate with attendees and our good friends at the Rosen.

Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE: August 27 – 29, 2012.

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Executive Committee

Heather Vogel | President 
Joyce Chastain | President-Elect 
Carol McDaniel | Vice President 
Shannon Lands | Treasurer
Marty Bryson | Secretary
Dana Chatelain | Conference Director
Kitty Fields | Immediate Past-President

State Council Meeting Reminder

Heather Vogel, MHR, SPHR - President 

The first State Council meeting for 2012 is scheduled for Friday, January 6.  This will be held in Tampa at the Marriott Renaissance hotel.  The Leadership Conference will follow the next day.  More information will follow so watch for it in your email or in a future eSource issue.

Chapter Membership Updates

M. Kay Wilson, SPHR - Membership Director

A webinar for all chapters is held on a regular basis throughout the year.  The webinar held on September 14 was a lively discussion surrounding the potential issues, possible solutions and terrific suggestions for what we can do to alleviate some of the recruiting and retention challenges chapters are facing across the state.  Although the discussion was based on the numbers from July, the figures current through the end of September are out and bear scrutiny. 

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Legislative Affairs

Damian Taylor, Esq. - State Legislative Affairs Director

Credit Check Bill Introduced in Florida Senate - Senate Bill 102 was filed on August 29th and recently referred to the committees for Commerce and Tourism, Banking and Insurance, and Governmental Oversight and Accountability.  The bill would prohibit employers from directly or indirectly using a job applicant’s personal credit history as a hiring criterion, except where required by law.

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