Membership Committee

The Membership Committee recruits members and supports programs and events that provide development opportunities for HR professionals.

Purpose, Goals and Objectives:

  • The Membership Committee is dedicated to an effective membership process that strives to promote inclusion and engagement of members.
  • Increase membership value and member satisfaction through a wide variety of engagement opportunities.
  • Achieve Super-Mega (1000+ member chapter) status with SHRM while achieving 65% chapter member participation in SHRM.
  • Develop PEG’s (Professional Emphasis Groups) to enrich opportunities for learning, networking and collaboration among specialized HR professionals.
  • Create learning, networking and volunteer opportunities to engage the membership of AHRMA and our partner organizations.
  • Support and drive fundraising efforts for the SHRM Foundation.

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Membership Committee has a wide variety of opportunities to get involved – even if you have just one hour per month!  In addition, if you are looking to increase your leadership experience, we currently have 2 Chair position available.

SHRM Foundation Chair (4 hours per month)

  • The SHRM Foundation champions workforce and workplace transformation by providing...
    - research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing employees and potential employees.
    - focus on the aging workforce and military
    - scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and students to make change happen.
    - opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.
  • The chair will assist in publicizing, promoting and fundraising for the Foundation
  • Recruit and organize a group of volunteers to create fundraising events to support the Foundation
  • Host multiple fundraising events, including the Silent Auction at the annual AHRMA Conference
  • Seek donations for raffle items at the monthly meetings

Ambassadors Chair (4 hours per month)

  • Coordinate volunteers to assist with registration and greeting members at AHRMA meetings and events
  • Coordinate volunteers to call new members to welcome them to AHRMA or to remind them to renew their membership for the next year

Ambassadors (1 –2 hours per month)

  • Represent AHRMA at monthly meetings and Happy Hour/Networking events by welcoming new members and engaging potential and current members
  • Phone new members within one week of joining to welcome and encourage involvement/invite to next event
  • Help with check-in at AHRMA events
  • Sell raffle tickets at the monthly meetings to support the SHRM Foundation
  • Reach out to members who have not been active to re-engage
  • Contact members to renew membership during annual membership drive (November – January)

Membership Communications (1-2 hours per month)

  • In coordination with the AHRMA VP Communication, assist with communication of Membership information and events
  • Write blogs, articles or content for AHRMA's website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Professional and Social Forums to encourage membership
If you are interested in serving on this committee, please reach out to Laarni Canoy & Katie Hayden, Co-VP's of Membership, at

Meet our Vice President of the Membership Committee!

Katie Hayden & Odette Perez

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