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Meeting Sponsor Opportunities
MC-SHRM is thankful to the corporate sponsors who generously underwrite $250 of General Meeting costs, to help defray recurring operating expenses.

The Sponsor Company Receives:
  • Newsletter Advertising for 1 Month
    This spot may contain the name of the sponsor company, products & services

  • 3 Minute Infomercial
    At a General Meeting, the sponsoring organization will have an opportunity to address the group about their business

  • Promotional Materials Available
    Sponsoring organization is welcome to have literature available for attendees
If interested in sponsoring a meeting or would like additional information, please contact Kim Fox-Marchetti or 936-321-2370

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Tuesday of every month to attend a dynamic Human Resource Program!

The time of the program rotates each month, throughout the calendar quarter, generally* as follows::
1st Month of each Quarter - Morning Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
2nd Month of each Quarter - Lunch Meeting: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
3rd Month of each Quarter - Evening Meeting: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
*Note: Times may be altered for special presentations watch the newsletter and website for details.

General Monthly Meeting - Meeting Agenda Example:
7:30 - 7:45 Registration & Networking
7:45 - 7:55 Announcements & Chapter Business
7:55 - 9:00 Speaker Introduction, Presentation & Questions

MC-SHRM... A Dynamic, Growing Local Chapter - Affiliated with SHRM

"Superior Merit Award" Winning Chapter, Affiliated with The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is the World's Largest Association, Devoted to Human Resource Management and Including 190,000+ Members!

Locally, We Offer:

Professional Development
Monthly Meetings
...featuring Speakers on a Variety of HR Topics
Workshops & Seminars
...emphasizing Education on Functional Areas of Human Resources
Special Programs
...spotlighting Latest Trends Affecting Human Resource Professionals
Professional Certification Partnership with Rice University School of Continuing Studies, Increase Your Knowledge of Human Resource Management and Prepare for the Professional Certification Exam, Administered by HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute). SHRM Learning System is Utilized. Discounted Rate is Offered to MC-SHRM Members.
Networking & Professional Resources
Network with Your Peers
...Build Professional Relationships
Legislative Updates
...Access Current Human Resource Information Affecting Local and National Workforce and Advising on the Latest Trends
Take Action to Impact Legislative Issues
... Participate in Legislative Activities that Influence State and Federal Laws Affecting Your Worksite and Employees
Leadership Enhancement
Volunteer to "Serve the Professional and Advance the Profession"
Build a Professional Network
... Attend Meetings, Join a Committee, Get Involved

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Career Services

For more career services information, please see our Career Services page. To post your job listing or resume, please consider becoming a member.
Upcoming Programs
Date: Tue. May 10, 2016
PRE-APPROVED TO EARN 1.00 RECERTIFICATION CREDIT - HRCI / SHRM ================================================================
This program includes an overview of the laws that govern discrimination/harassment claims and best practices to avoid creating legal claims.

Participant Learning Objectives:

- Clarify what an employers anti-harassment policy should include and how to enforce
- Understand the laws that govern discrimination/harassment and how to comply
- Learn how best to sensitize/educate supervisors/managers in consistently and uniformly enforcing the companys anti-harassment policy
- Identify how to spot troubling situations, and appropriate action to take to avoid creating legal claims
- Attain ways to properly document, in the event a claim is brought

Ms. Solomon has conducted diversity training for executives, supervisors/managers and employers (in both english and spanish) on a nationwide basis and frequently defends employers in connection with discrimination/harassment and retaliation claims filed by former employees.

Cristina Portela Solomon provides business solutions to employers seeking to be proactive in effectively managing their workforce, while complying with the numerous and complex employment laws governing the employment relationship. Ms. Solomon's 30-year legal career has been devoted exclusively to representing management in all phases of labor and employment law. Her clients recognize the value of practical legal advice that is geared toward avoiding the uncertainties of litigation and that focuses on making sound business decisions and reaching early resolution. When disputes cannot be resolved, Ms. Solomon is a seasoned trial lawyer with an excellent track record of trial successes on behalf of employers.

Ms. Solomon's recent trial experience/successes include:
- Dismissal of FLSA collective action lawsuit in federal court (2014)
- Represented largest fuel company in Texas in obtaining injunctive relief based on enforcement of a non-compete agreement against a former employee prohibiting him from providing similar services for new employer (2014)
- Summary judgment in favor of employer in disparate impact/treatment lawsuit in federal court (2014)
- Successfully defended rig brokerage firm in breach of contract action in state court (2013)
- Successfully defended Successfully defended physicians in breach of contract action in arbitration proceeding (2013)
HRCI: This program has been pre-approved for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hour toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through HRCI. Visit for more information. SHRM: MC-SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC s) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Visit for more information ================================================================ ================================================================
MEETING FEE: Members: $15 - - - Prospective Members & Guests: $25
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Lone Star College  Montgomery (Room B-102)
RSVP by: Wed. May 4, 2016
Speaker(s): Cristina Portela Solomon, Partner
Organization: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Labor and Employment
- RSVP No Shows Will Be Billed

Date: Wed. May 25, 2016
Topic: Special Session:

- Details Coming Soon!
Time: 7:30am-11:30 (7:30am-7:45am Registration; 7:45am Opening/Welcome; 8:00-11:00am Program; 11:00 Lunch)
Location: LSC-Montgomery Room: G-102
RSVP by: Fri. May 13, 2016
Speaker(s): Dr. Don Jones D.C., Omni Health + Paul Rutledge, Texas Municipal League
Organization: Lori Brennan, Wellness/Nutrition Coach + Paleo Native (Sponsoring Lunch)

Date: Tue. Jun 14, 2016


Details coming soon!
Time: 2:20pm-3:20pm MEMBERS ONLY (*Registration 2:00pm-2:15pm)
Location: Lone Star College-Montgomery (Room B-102)
RSVP by: Wed. Jun 8, 2016
Speaker(s): Meghaan Madriz & Jason Huebinger, Attorneys
Organization: Haynes and Boone, LLP
- RSVP No Shows Will Be Billed

Date: Tue. Jun 14, 2016
Topic: UPDATE ON PROPOSED FLSA REGULATIONS ON WHITE COLLAR EXEMPTIONS =========================================

Details coming soon!
MEETING FEE: Members: $15 - - - Prospective Members & Guests: $25
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm (*Registration 3:20pm-3:40pm)
Location: Lone Star College - Montgomery Campus (Room B-102)
RSVP by: Wed. Jun 8, 2016
Speaker(s): Meghaan Madriz & Jason Huebinger, Attorneys
Organization: Haynes and Boone, LLP

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