April SHRA Meeting

April 02, 2020 5:30 PM EDT to April 06, 2020 7:00 PM EDT
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Hope Center for Children Meal Drive


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Dear SHRA Members and Guests,

As previously communicated, the SHRA Board of Directors decided to cancel our April meeting in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to the nature of the meeting, structuring it virtual just isn’t feasible.  We are excited about the content so we hope to work it into our schedule later in the year.

SHRA is extremely proud of the fact we have chosen to partner this year with a local vendor, Palmetto Palate, to provide meals at our meetings.  We realized that the cancelling of this meeting would impact her business at a particularly difficult time.  Therefore, your Board developed an idea that would support a local small business as well as support a local non-profit during this challenging time.

This effort led us to partner with United Way as well as the Hope Center for Children.  The Hope Center depends on various groups and organizations to undertake the large task of feeding the children they serve along with various live-in staff.  This challenge has been compounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Where once groups could come onsite and prepare meals, they now must be prepared offsite by licensed vendors.  This creates an additional burden and cost to the Center.

The SHRA Board will plan to utilize the prepay meeting fee earmarked for April to be used to cover the cost of a meal at the Hope Center.  Our goal would be to provide 41 meals that would feed all residents and staff.  Our prepay meeting fees would not cover this goal completely.  SHRA Board is asking that if you do not pre-pay your meeting fee, would you consider registering for the April meeting and purchasing a meeting ticket?  Each ticket will not only support a local small business but would also cover the cost of another meal.  Perhaps you are a prepay member and would like to contribute further?  Feel free to purchase a ticket in honor of someone!  How wonderful would it be if we could cover two meals during these challenging times and/or provide kitchen staples for the Center.  SHRA will commit that every dollar generated through our April ticket registration will go directly to the Hope Center for Children.  The deadline to purchase tickets will be April 3rd at 5pm.

For further information about the Hope Center for Children and the work they do not only in the Spartanburg community but throughout the state, please visit hopecfc.org.

Thank you to our members and guests by supporting this effort.  Together we are building a Better World.  Thank you to Palmetto Palate for their willingness to support this endeavor.  And thank you to our dedicated Board for considering Spartanburg County and using SHRA as a platform to meet a need in the community.

Questions or concerns?  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly via [email protected]

Sincerely,

Callie Cable, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

SHRA, President 2020

Tickets

$12.00 April Meeting Ticket - Hope Center for Children Meal

GUEST

Guests are permitted at the invitation of a current SHRA member.  Guests are welcome to attend two (2) complementary meetings.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO REGISTER GUESTS!!  After these two meetings, it is requested guests should progress through the membership process.  Membership questions can be directed to our VP of Members ([email protected]).

SOLICITATION POLICY

There shall be no solicitation, either orally or through printed material, during SHRA meetings or social hour except for the social and meeting sponsor(s) hosting the specific meeting. No member may use the SHRA Membership Directory for purposes of solicitation or providing information about their organization. Members determined to be soliciting by a Board of Directors investigation will be subject to administrative action up to and including expulsion from membership without a refund of dues. There is no re-application period for expelled members.