2004 Pinnacle Award
On November 19th, 2004, HRACC was presented with the Pinnacle Award while at Leadership Conference in Alexandria, Virginia. The Pinnacle Award honors the highest achievements in chapter development and contributions to the advancement of effective human resource management. SHRM will continue to recognize our chapter’s accomplishment on SHRM Online, in HRMagazine, and LeadersEdge.
Pictured are (from left to right):
Cecile Bereal (President of the San Diego chapter), Diane Phillips (incoming president of the Tulare / Kings chapter), Brenda Budke (Vice President of HRACC), Gina Maciula (incoming president of the California State Council of SHRM), Manjit Muhar-Atwal (Past President for HRACC), Ward Scheitrum(President of HRACC), Sue Meisinger (President/CEO of SHRM), Linda Magyar (current President of California State Council of SHRM), Jodi Davis(President of the Santa Barbara chapter), David Hutchins (Chair of SHRM Board Directors), and another Pinnacle Award from winner PA.
1 – Chapter Achievement Awards:
The following awards were issued to HRACC by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Superior Merit Award is the highest level issued by SHRM and recognizes SHRM Chapters which have achieved excellence in fulfilling their missions.
2017 SHRM Excel Award- Gold Chapter
2010 SHRM Excel Award – Gold Chapter
2009 SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion
2008 Superior Merit Chapter Award
2006 Superior Merit Chapter Award
2005 Superior Merit Chapter Award
2004 Superior Merit Chapter Award
2003 Superior Merit Chapter Award
2002 Superior Merit Chapter Award
2001 Superior Merit Chapter Award
2000 Superior Merit Chapter Award
1999 Superior Merit Chapter Award
1998 Superior Merit Chapter Award
1997 Merit Chapter Award
1996 Merit Chapter Award
1995 Superior Merit Chapter Award
1994 Superior Merit Chapter Award
1993 Merit Chapter Award
2 – Summit Awards:
In 1999, the California State Council of SHRM started the Summit Award. The Summit Award requires a chapter to meet a minimum standard to be considered for the award. Once the standard is met then the State Director, the State-Director Elect, and the Past State Director reviews the entries and determines the award winner based on the creativity/innovation of the item(s) submitted, how the innovative practice(s) have benefited their chapter and their members, and how the innovative practice(s) have contributed to enhancing the professionalism of the chapter, their members, and the HR profession and/or their local community.
1999 “Summit Award” (Note: HRACC received the first Summit Award ever issued by the California State Council of SHRM). “Suiting Up for Success”
SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion Awards
- Make a chapter contribution to the SHRM Foundation
- Appoint a Foundation coordinator
- Educate our members on the works of the Foundation
- Host a special event (such as a silent auction) in support of the Foundation.
2008 “SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion”
2005 “SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion”
2004 “SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion”
1 – Human Resource Professional of the Year:
Each year the Human Resource Association of Central California (HRACC) recognizes an exceptional professional for the Human Resource Professional of the Year Award. This prestigious award is presented to the HR Professional that models the highest qualities in the areas of organizational Vision, Leadership, Change Management, Innovation and models the HR Code of Ethics.
2008 “HR Professional of the Year Award”
Mary Renner, Chief Operations Officer, Central Valley Health Network
2007 “HR Professional of the Year Award”
Cheryl Hall, Senior Human Resources Manager, Central Valley/Nevada Region, CitiBank
2006 “HR Professional of the Year Award”
Christine Nutting, Deputy Director of Human Resources/Business Services, Fresno County Workforce Investment Board
2005 “HR Professional of the Year Award “
Deneen Proctor, Human Resources Director, Werner Co. Merced Division
2004 “HR Professional of the Year Award “
Dawn Cagle, Human Resource Director, Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission
2003 “HR Professional of the Year Award “
Ward Scheitrum, SPHR, Human Resource/Safety Director, Britz, Inc.
2002 ” HR Professional of the Year Award “
Cori Winn, PHR, Human Resource/Safety Director, Netafim Irrigation, Inc.
2001 ” HR Professional of the Year Award “
Sheri Abercrombie, SPHR, Human Resource/Safety Manager, Grundfos Pumps Manufacturing Corp.
2000 ” HR Professional of the Year Award “
Kerri Ladd, SPHR, Director, Human Resource, Duncan Enterprises
2 – Distinguished Leader Award:
The California State Council of SHRM recognizes a SHRM California chapter leader who demonstrates excellence and innovation in HR volunteer leadership. A “distinguished leader” is a volunteer who truly makes a difference on a chapter, state, area and/or national level and whose efforts create lasting change in the HR volunteer community and the community at large
2001 “Distinguished Leader Award“
Sue McCombs, PHR, Owner/President,McCombs & Associates
2003 “Distinguished Leader Award“
Ward Scheitrum, SPHR, CPEA, ARM, Human Resource/Safety Director, Brtiz, Inc.
EOC Youth Sanctuary Project
In 2003, Mary Renner served as the Community Relations Chairperson (and many other activities) for HRACC. One of the events she planned with her committee was to support the EOC Sanctuary Youth Project. HRACC members donated to this project and it was a successful community service project.