The latest news for you - NCHR-SD December 2018 Newsletter

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Thank You to the Board!

As the outgoing President of the NCHR-SD Board of Directors, I have a number of ‘thank-you’s’  to pass along. First, I want to thank Janet Mainenti who was the president before me. She stayed on as the President for a total of 3 years – one additional year than the normal term of two years. I’ve also relied on her guidance from time to time during my tenure.

My second thank-you is to the board members I’ve had during my two years as president. We have had a few changes, but I very much appreciate our board. They show up at our board meetings and give their excellent views, opinions and support. They make everything happen for our members. As a result, our attendance is up at our luncheons and our leadership roundtables, we have a key partnership with the San Diego Employers Association (SDEA), a new, much improved website and a whole new energy level.

I am very excited about the board for 2019 with Melissa Wadley as the incoming President. Discussions are already taking place that should further expand our membership and allow NCHR-SD to provide even more value to our members. 

Donna Evan


Recap of NCHR-SD's November Events

November 14th Luncheon 

Preparing for New California Employment Laws in 2019

Lou Storrow of Storrow Law and Chris Olmsted of Ogletree Deakins discussed the new California employment laws coming in 2019 and reviewed cases and important decisions from 2018. 

Topics discussed: 

  • Sexual Harassment related legislation
  • Pay Equality and Gender Equality
  • Additional Legislation
  • Important Court Decisions in 2018

Click the link below for the 2018 Employment Law Update presentation handout

NCHR-SD Legal Update Year-End 2018.pdf


Upcoming Events

NCHR-SD 2018 Annual Holiday Party

A Time to Gather and Celebrate!

Join us on Wednesday, December 12th from 11:30 to 1pm at the Draft Republic to say thank you to all those who have supported us throughout the year. The event is sure to fill your heart with good friends, great food, networking, lots of prizes, and ample cheer.

Our luncheon benefits the Toys for Tots Foundation. In addition to toy donations, we'll have a raffle drawing with many great prizes and 100% of the proceeds going towards the foundation. 

To share the holiday spirit, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated and cash for the raffle drawing to win some fun prizes. For every toy donated, you receive one free raffle ticket.

Last year, we raised over $600 in raffle ticket sales. Help us exceed last year and reach our goal of raising $700 for the Toys for Tots Foundation.


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    January Luncheon

    Wednesday January 9, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Achieving Harmony: Balancing Your Personal, Family, and Business Lives

    Do You Feel Overwhelmed and Stretched Too Thin?  Are You Late to Your Kids Choir Performances or Soccer Games?  Are You ‘Leading Your Day’ or is the ‘Urgent of the Day’ Leading You?

    Today, we have unprecedented access to products, tools, and information that are supposed to make our lives better. So why are we still struggling to achieve more harmony and balance in our lives?

    You will be exposed to a road map and five street proven principles that will show you that is possible to have not only a thriving professional career, but also have the time you need for a very fulfilling personal life. The best part is that you can bring these principles into your business to help your employees achieve more balance and harmony.

    About the Speaker:  Marc Koehler has 30+ years of life’s leadership experiences including US Navy Submarine Officer, Interim CEO, Entrepreneur, Husband, Father, and soccer coach.  He is President of Lead With Purpose, a company that provides tools and best practices that help people lead more purposeful and inspiring lives. 

    He is also the author of Leading With Purpose, an award winning book that thousands of leaders have used to create their own engaged and empowered team that collectively drives success, solves problems, and manages change. For more information and Marc's bio Achieving Harmony - NCHR-SD Jan 2018.pdf



    USMC Toys for Tots 

    By Michele Meleen

    President of WACS Parent Connection

    The first toy ever donated to Toys for Tots was a homemade Raggedy Ann Doll in 1947. When Major Bill Hendricks couldn't find an organization that distributed toys to kids for Christmas, he created Toys for Tots along with the help of fellow marines. Only one year later, in 1948, Walt Disney designed the infamous train logo and the program spread nationwide. 

    Facts and Figures

    The number of children served, and toys donated in 2017 speaks volumes about the efforts of this organization:

    • 18 million toys distributed annually
    • 7 million children receiving toys in 2017
    • More than 240 million children served since inception
    • Toys for Tots programs in nearly 800 locations across all 50 states

    Click here for full article


    Become a Sponsor

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    For more information contact: Alycia Richmond, Community Outreach Chair

    Thank You 2018 Annual Sponsors