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September 2018 Meeting

    It was nice to see everyone after our summer break.  

    Michael Timmes, our chapter President, opened the meeting with a moment of silence in remembrance to all those who were affected by the 9/11 tragedy. We also offered prayers to those in the path of Hurricane Florence.

    Conference Time

    The GSC-SHRM Conference & Expo is scheduled for Sunday, October 16th thru Tuesday, October 18th at the Atlantic City Convention Center. There will be 60 Concurrent Sessions with six Mega Sessions and powerful keynotes which are all pre-approved for 15.5 SHRM PDCs and 15.5 HRCI Credits, and 21 sessions qualifying for Business & Strategy Credits! The lineup for the Sunday Pre-Conference Sessions include Bradford S. Bell talking about Managing Talent for the Future and Maryanne Spatola who will talk about Innovative HR for the Future of Work.

    Hope to see you there.

    Get Certified! Get Noticed!

    The JSAHR Study Group will be starting in October and will be held at the Jackson Lewis offices in Tinton Falls. Contact Carolyn Broderick at for more info.

    Welcome New Members and Guests

    A big Jersey Shore welcome to our two newest members: Millicent Small-Wiliams and Amy Wortzel

    A big welcome to our guests: Ed Caprio, Debbie Lento, Joe Listo, Selena Ortiz, Rick Schmitz, Andrea Serianni, Brittany Thomson, Ryan Wehmeyer, Tim Wuchter, and Pam Wukovets. Hope you enjoyed the meeting and hope to see you again soon.

    What’s New at SHRM Q3 2018
    SHRM Foundation Scholarships offers several scholarships to their members. SHRM members are encouraged to apply for scholarships to advance their education & professional development. Deadlines are approaching. Go to for details.

    Monthly Survey Results

    This month’s question was: How often does your organization conduct Preventing Violence in the Workplace training? Most of the respondents said never with only a few stating annually.

    Ann C. Edwards, Scholarships for JSAHR Members

    There are two scholarships available, one to the child of a member in the amount of $1000 and a $500 scholarship to the member for continuing education. Be sure to apply before the November 21st deadline. Details can be found HERE.

    Meeting Sponsors

    Thank you to the folks at Hub International for sponsoring the September meeting. If you or anyone you know would like to sponsor a meeting, please contact Bob Kane at or Dave Kostka at


    Topic: How Safe Are Your Employees? Be Proactive and Protect Your Organization - Active Shooter Training

    Speaker: Ed Kirschenbaum, Director of Public Safety – Neptune Police Department

    This presentation offered many practical insights on what to do in case of active shooter situation. The goal of the presentation was to share the value of preparation, not paranoia. In short, the goal in any active shooter situation is to create time and distance between the disaster – seconds and inches - to increase changes of survival.

    The speaker emphasized the value of preparation – something done in advance in order to be ready for a future event. Even a bad plan is better than no plan.

    He also shared a youtube video called Run Hide Fight by that was very helpful.

    This was a very informative and important presentation.

    Free Conference Giveaway

    JSAHR is proud to have over 40 members registered plus quite a number of volunteers for the upcoming GSC-SHRM Conference & Expo. Because the JSAHR is committed to your growth and learning and development, four members were awarded with free pass to the conference. Congratulations!

    Next Meeting is October 11, 2018 on Creating an I