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Congratulations to the Apple Valley Human Resource Association winners of a 2014 SHRM Pinnacle Award in addition to the Randy Lundberg Northern Lights Award they won at the 2014 NHRMA Conference in Spokane

The Apple Valley HR Association (AVHRA), which nearly lost its chapter in 2006 because of board disengagement is thriving!  They organized a retreat to plan how to improve the chapter, revitalize its board and members, and spotlight the chapter in the community. The chapter has since hosted a member appreciation event, provided free programs to board members and created a $10,000 scholarship fund.

Pictured below at the 2014 SHRM Volunteer Leader Conference are from left to right their names and 2014 roles are: Hana Tate (Co-Programs), Erin McCool (Diversity Director), Reagan Bellamy (School to Work Director and College Relations/Workforce Readiness), Ruth Erwert (Co-Programs), Annie Horey (Certification Director), Jenny Fasching (President), Errin Bratton (Communications / Newsletter Director), Christy Tomlinson (Treasurer), Gil Sparks (Legislative Director), Melissa Wear-Grimm (Membership Director), Peggy Thomas (SHRM Foundation Director). 

Members of AVHRA accepting the Randy Lundberg Northern Lights Award at the 2014 NHRMA Conference in Spokane.  This award recognizes association chapters for outstanding achievement and excellence in overall chapter programming and operations.


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