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    January 2016

    Dear Human Resource Colleague,

    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 2016 membership year of the Stark County Human Resource Association.  It is my pleasure to preside as this year’s Association President.   I will be trying to fill the shoes that Lisa Gould set forward as President.  This is posing to be quite the challenge.   Thank you Lisa for all of your leadership.

    The expressed purpose of the Association is to promote closer cooperation among human resource practitioners in and around the Stark County area.  Our goals are to enhance our knowledge in the human resource field, network with other members, and exchange information and ideas.  During the past few years, the Board has worked very hard to meet the changing needs of our members.  Please take a few minutes to visit our web site at

    Kelly Sober is the new president elect.  She is responsible for developing the monthly programs, coordinating speakers, and searching for meeting sponsors.

    Dana Skemp is the new Secretary.   She is responsible for the membership in constant contact.  Please make sure your information is current so we can make sure you receive our meeting notices.  She will be at the welcome desk along with Kathy Savage.  Kathy is continuing to improve our check in process as well as continuing the outstanding job as treasurer.  She is responsible for all financial responsibilities, including collecting membership, dues, monthly meeting fees, and keeping our books balanced.

    Deb Betro again joins us as the Membership Chairman.  She along with her committee will be greeting you as you walk in the door.    If you know a Human Resource professional that is interested in joining, please direct them to Deb.

    I am looking forward to another educational and enjoyable year.   Our group of volunteer leaders is addressing the daily and futuristic needs of this Association.  Come join us as HR professionals needing each other to bounce ideas and stories off each other.  Please feel free to contact any one of us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.


    Colleen Maurer



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