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May 2017

In This Issue:


President's Pen

By Leigh Crick, SHRM-CP

Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines….

It’s the month of May in Indiana! A month full of traditions and what else… racing!

Many of us in the HR profession are always racing toward something- deadlines, staffing, meeting budgets. We are constantly juggling task while trying to meet demands from management and our staff. To celebrate the month of May and recognize our members we would like to host a special event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This event will take place on May 17th from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm with some fun networking and activities. The first 80 members who are interested in attending this event, whether you have volunteered in the past or wanting to learn more about opportunities, will have an opportunity to hang out in the Milestone Contractors suite and enjoy food and drinks.

Members please register here and we will mail your ticket.

Featured Sponsors


Important Dates

Wednesday, May 10, IndySHRM North Breakfast Meeting at Indiana Wesleyan North. More Information

Wednesday, May 17, IndySHRM At the Track. More Information

Tuesday, May 23, IndySHRM South Meeting in Columbus at Ivy Tech. More Information

Thursday, May 25, IndySHRM Central Lunch at Ritz Charles in Carmel. More Information

Welcome New & Returning Members

Robin Walker
Taylor Tinsley
Kendra Mitchell
Bayyinah Tucker
Allen Wilson
Ami Hall
Kristin Justis
Randall Buikema
Alyssa McBee
Steven Alvarado
Sonja White
Amanda Roeder
Tom Stempson
Shun Radford
Crystal Adams
Donald Sakala
Kelli Carrico
Ann Milborn
Nancy Barker
Patty Daniels
Tom Hedge

New Member Orientation

The next orientation is Thursday, June 15th, 10:30am (location TBD). Please check theEvents calendar to register.
There is no cost to attend the orientation. All are welcome (new, existing and potential members).

For additional membership information, contact membership@indyshrm.org

Fall SHRM Certification Study Group

Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR,
Director of Certification

If you are thinking about sitting for your SHRM Certification exam December 1, 2017 – February 15, 2018 and would like to learn more about IndySHRM’s Fall SHRM Certification study group (meeting September –November)…please reach out to Jen Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR at jennifer.lange@oldnational.com and she can keep you posted as details become available (in July or August).


Resolve to Recertify Your SHRM Certification in 2017

Many of us technically don’t have to recertify our SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification until 2018, but why wait – do it in 2017! If you have (or will have) the 60 PDCs to recertify in 2017 – please RECERTIFY early and promote RECERTIFICATION! You can learn more about SHRM Recertification at: https://www.shrm.org/certification/

2017 SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) Scholarships

The SHRM Foundation will award 220 certification scholarships -- $750 for the SHRM Certification exam and/or preparation (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP). The next scholarship application deadline is October 10, 2017. More information is available here.

Current Scholarship Opportunities from the SHRM Foundation!

Amy Wright, SHRM-SCP
Past President

The SHRM Foundation will award nearly $500,000 in scholarship monies to HR students, professionals and academics in 2017. Here are two scholarship opportunities available for professionals. Visit www.shrmfoundation.org for more scholarship details. More Information Here