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Upcoming Events

Community Calendar


Generate more buzz by publicizing your chapter meetings and/or events via our Community Calendar.  Send us an email with all the details (Event name, Date, Time & Chapter) and we will get it posted ASAP.  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.

Click here to check out the Community Calendar.

Email your meeting and/or event info to:  

Call for Articles

HR Florida Review

We are currently looking for articles and/or professionals who might have an interest in contributing articles focused on any and all aspects of the HR profession for our quarterly HR Florida Review magazine.  Don't forget that in addition to our print magazine we also have the online edition for your reference. Please submit your questions and/or interest to  The deadline to submit for the spring edition is March 16, 2012.

2012 Chapter Board Rosters Needed

Shannon Lands, SPHR - Secretary

Thank you to those who have e-mailed me your 2012 Board Roster. It is very important for us to have this information so we can ensure that our Council Core Leadership Area Directors can communicate with their counterparts in each of our 28 chapters. If you have not submitted your Board Roster, please send it to Specific items needed are: Name, Board Title, e-mail address.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Chapter News

Lori Burke, Communications Director

As we kick off 2012 we would like for each chapter across Florida to consider sharing stories - milestones, successful events, charitable drives, awards, etc. - with us to share here in the eSource.  This resource is provided as a way to share best practices from you along with updates from our CLAs.  Please send updates and stories (pictures are highly encouraged) to and you may just see your chapter featured in an upcoming eSource!

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

Hopefully by now, you’ve come to know the eSource is easy to use and chock full of great need-to-know information. Please use the eSource as one of your “go to” sources to find out what’s happening in the world of HR Florida.

We hosted our second annual Florida Legislative Day on the Hill on February 16th with 40+ chapter leaders participating and advocating on the Hill. I must extend my sincere thanks to Damian Taylor, Esq., Iggy Garcia, Esq. and Don Works, Esq. our legislative chairs and Carol McDaniel, our Vice President, for all their efforts in putting together this great program.By the way , if you weren’t there, you missed a stupendous event. Check out the pics in an upcoming edition of the HR Florida Review magazine!

Speaking of the HR Florida Review, how do you like the new masthead and magazine formatting? We decided it was time to refresh the mag and make it more relevant with theme-based articles, pictures, and other great information about the world of HR. Kudos to our past editor, Lynnette Hoslinger, SPHR and our new editor, Karen Goodlett, SPHR for their efforts in producing a publication we all can be proud of. Be sure to take a look at our online version as well.

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Financial Summary

Marty Bryson, SPHR - Treasurer

To review the most recent Council Financial Summary and the updated 2012 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


Dana Chatelain, SPHR - State Conference Director
Master Series Speakers

We are very excited to be able to highlight our group of Master's Series speakers for the 2012 conference.  Again, we bring you professional leaders to learn best practices that we all can apply in our day-to-day professional lives.  This year we welcome the following:

  • Shane Yount
  • Joe Gerstandt
  • Kathryn Davanzo, SPHR
  • Peter Burke

Click here for more details on each of their sessions.

Sweet Suite Deal is Back!

A great opportunity to stay in a luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek Grande Suite and support a great cause at the same time! A beautiful two bedroom suite will be auctioned off for a three-night stay (August 26 – 28, 2012) during the conference. All proceeds will benefit the SHRM Foundation.  Click here for more details.

Conference Registration

Register now and save! Click here for more details.

Book your hotel room early! Call the Rosen Shingle Creek directly at 866-996-6338 and indicate you are with the HR Florida Conference or click here to book online.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Do you know someone that would be a great fit to sponsor or exhibit at our 2012 conference?  Make sure to share with them the many worthwhile opportunities available.  Network with 1,500+ human resource professionals!

Pick your perfect package at

What messasge does your Chapter website portray?

Kelly Marcoux, PHR - District Director, Area 4

Kudos to Gypa DePeppe and the Nature Coast Chapter for having the most up to date information on their website in District 4. Recently, as I was looking at my chapter’s websites to plan my chapter visits for this quarter, I noticed that the Nature Coast Human Resource Society was the only website that had up to date information on it. I immediately congratulated Gyda with a $10.00 gift certificate for keeping her chapter’s website current and up to date.

Take a few minutes and look at you website and ask yourself the following questions:

  1. When a guest/member looks at your website, what do they think about your chapter?
  2. Does your website make others want to join you for fun, networking and learning opportunities?
  3. Is the information current and up to date?
  4. How easy is it to sign up for events and are they posted correctly?
  5. Can you tell what the event speaker s will be talking about?
  6. Are your chapter awards posted in an anesthetically pleasing manor?
  7. Do you have chapter pictures posted that tells what your chapter and members are about?
  8. Do you have your chapter initiatives posted?

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Executive Committee

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

2012 HR Florida State Conference & Expo 

Day on the Hill

Day on the Hill

We are pleased to announce our second annual DAY ON THE HILL event in Tallahassee, FL from February 15-16, 2012!  We need your help introducing our legislators to HR Florida, educating them how we can be a valuable resource on legislation affecting the workplace, and shaping that legislation of concern to our profession. Attendees at this event will have opportunities to meet with their legislators and/or their staff to advocate on public policy issues of importance to the HR profession.  SHRM and HR Florida will prepare attendees for their afternoon meetings on the Hill and will provide assistance in setting up those meetings. 

Please make sure to click through to read all about this event.

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Membership Initiative

Calling all state of Florida SHRM Chapter Membership Directors! On Tuesday, February 7th, HR Florida will be having a Membership CLA conference call which will provide details on our membership incentie contest for 2012. The only way for Chapter Membership Directors to get information on this exciting program is to participate on the call. Presidents and/or Membership Directors are strongly encouraged to attend. Please bring your great ideas for membership acquisition and retention to the call. The details of the call are below. We look forward to talking with all of you!

Date:  Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Time: 11:00 am EST

Please look to your email for call-in details or reach out to our membership directors:

Chris Scott  -

Maryellen Castellano -

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