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    Our Mission

    Our mission is to be the recognized regional leader and voice of Human Resource Management and to provide quality services to our members.  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a non-profit, individual membership association for human resource professionals. It was founded in 1948 by a group of human resource professionals who predicted the future complexities of the then emerging profession.

    Today, SHRM serves over 100,000 members. Members have the option of affiliating through a network of over 400 professional or more than 200 student chapters. The largest professional association in the world devoted exclusively to human resource management, SHRM is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, a short distance from the nation's capital.

    Our History

    Celebrating 72 Years

    The Stark County Human Resources Association was formed in 1946.

    From Our President

    Dear Human Resource Colleague,

    Happy New Year!  It is my pleasure to serve you as President in 2018.  As a group, we’re committed to providing Human Resource professionals a forum for sharing ideas & best practices, and discussing human resource management topics of importance to our membership.

    We’re excited to announce that we have a new meeting time and location.  Based on membership feedback, we’re switching back to our monthly luncheon meeting format beginning with the January 16 meeting.  Our new meeting location is La Pizzaria.  A special thank you goes out to the numerous members that volunteered their time to participate in the search.

    New Member Orientation will take place February 20, following the membership meeting.  This will be a great time for both new and renewing members to learn more about SCHRA committees and opportunities for involvement.

    Our Vice President, Debbie Poland, is responsible for the programming of the chapter meetings.  She is committed to providing you with speakers that address relevant HR topics.  She is working together with our Certification Director, Helen Tauscher, to ensure that the presentations meet certification requirements in advance of the meetings.

    Terri Fulmer is our Secretary and is responsible for communicating membership meeting information and general correspondence of the chapter.  Kathy Savage is our Treasurer and is responsible for the financial matters of the chapter, such as collecting annual dues and monthly membership meeting fees.  

    Deb Betro will continue as our Membership Director.  Deb and the Membership Committee do a great job of greeting members and guests at the monthly membership meetings.  If you know an HR professional that has an interest in learning more about SCHRA membership, please connect them with Deb. 

    We invite you to join/renew SCHRA membership for 2018 if you have not done so already.  The Early Bird discount is in effect until January 15.

    A special note for Season Pass Holders - Please register for each monthly membership meeting during the normal meeting registration period.  This helps us provide an accurate attendance count for the group.  Thank you in advance. 

    We’re looking forward to another great year and seeing you at our new time & location.  We welcome your feedback and ideas, and invite you to learn more about opportunities for involvement.  Please do not hesitate to contact me, or any of the leadership team, if we can provide any additional information at any point in time.


    Eric Hajek, SHRM-CP, PHR                                                                                                President