NOHRA, I am very honored to serve as your President for 2018. For those who are new to our chapter, I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to this network of highly respected HR professionals. You have joined a professional association that will provide you with opportunities to network and grow your career through monthly meetings, conferences, seminars, and social events. You will find that the relationships you develop through NOHRA will provide you with the best support and will last for many years. I look forward to greeting you at our many events.
To our returning members, welcome back! The fact that you have renewed your membership demonstrates your commitment to the profession and your own continuing professional development. As your career partner, NOHRA promises to continue providing the resources that you, your HR department, and your organization need to make critical decisions affecting your business, and most importantly, your people.
NOHRA is celebrating an important milestone in 2018 - 100 years as a successful and growing association. The mission of our 100th anniversary is to celebrate by reflecting on our proud past, and more importantly focus on our future success. We will celebrate throughout 2018 in various ways, including our anniversary celebration which, will be held at the Mudhens Stadium on Thursday, June 7th.
We have a full calendar of events that will meet your social and professional development needs, including a Handshakes and Headshots social event, a first-rate Diversity Symposium in April, and the biggest event of the year, THRAC (Toledo Human Resource Association Conference), our annual conference on November 8th.
The board of directors and I encourage you to get involved by not only attending events but also by volunteering to be on committees and the board of directors. We look forward to connecting with each one of you over the next year. We are working hard to show you the value of your membership.
Sheila Eason, SHRM-SCP, SPHR