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May 2015 TVHRA Membership Drive



TVHRA receives prestigious SHRM Award for
Advancing the HR Profession

The TVHRA Board of Directors is proud to announce the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) recently awarded TVHRA its prestigious EXCEL Gold Award for TVHRA's accomplishments in 2014.  This is the first time in over 10 years that TVHRA has received such an award. 
Just a few of the items that contributed to our receiving of this award include the overall increase in our membership, percentage of members who are National SHRM members,support of the SHRM Foundation, support of our student members and the number of our monthly meetings that are certified to receive HRCI credit. As members, your support of our efforts by attending the meetings, participating in our fund raising efforts for the SHRM Foundation and inviting others to join TVHRA are a vital and tangible part of this achievement.  Thank YOU! 
While those of us on the Board are very excited to receive this award, it is somewhat bittersweet as one of the goals that the late Jeff Ginsburg challenged the Board to achieve was the Excel Gold Award from SHRM.  While we wish that Jeff were here with us to see this goal ultimately achieved, we acknowledge this achievement in his honor. As many of you know, Jeff was an incredible motivator and always believed each of us individually and ultimately collectively could achieve whatever goal we put in front of us.  Jeff was an incredible HR professional, leader and friend and his presence continues to be missed at our Board Meetings, Monthly meetings and within our lives.   

A copy of the Press Release from SHRM is included below:



Tennessee Valley Human Resources Association (TVHRA) Receives
restigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession

Knoxville, TN, April 13, 2015 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Tennessee Valley Human Resources Association (TVHRA) its prestigious EXCEL Gold Award for TVHRA’s accomplishments in 2014.


The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters and councils with SHRM’s goals. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.

“At SHRM, advancing the human resources profession is our mission. The work of our chapters and councils are central to accomplishing that,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “Receiving this award is testament to TVHRA’s commitment to advancing the HR profession through local networking and professional development activities.”

The EXCEL award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum, and each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that have to be met. TVHRA will receive recognition in SHRM publications and conferences, a certificate of recognition, and special signage to display at its meetings and events.

TVHRA offers a variety of leadership activities, HR events, conferences, networking groups and meeting formats on a wide range leadership and human resource topics for our members and guests.

Our meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Rothchild's Catering and Conference Center.

Registration and networking begin 5:00 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 5:30pm.  Our program follows and most meetings end by 7:30pm.

Members can log in to the web site and update your own information. Remember, we do NOT keep your passwords. If you cannot recall your password, you have the option to reset your password.

TVHRA is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

Whether you are new to the HR profession or have many years of experience, we invite you to join us for networking, information, and professional development.                                            

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