Core Leadership Areas


    President:  Provide leadership to the local chapter consistent with state, regional, and SHRM policy, strategies and objectives. Effectively operate the chapter so that the needs of the members are met. Perform other duties as required by the local chapter's bylaws. Serve as a voting member of the state council.

    Vice-President:  Assist the president in overseeing all the activities of the chapter. In the absence of the president, perform all the presidential responsibilities.

    Secretary:  Take minutes of chapter meetings, provide notice of meetings and general correspondence.  Maintain chapter records and history.

    Treasurer:  Act as financial officer and advisor to chapter board of directors. Maintains the chapter mailbox and distributes mail to the appropriate officer, director, or chair. Send dues notices and other invoices to members. File appropriate forms and information with IRS.

    Core Leadership Areas (CLAs)

    There are six areas SHRM has determined critical – or core – to the success of achieving its mission to Advance the Profession and Serve the Professional: Young Professional Development/College Relations, Diversity, Governmental Affairs, Membership, SHRM Foundation and Workforce Readiness. ASHRM has volunteer leadership roles on our Board for many of these core leadership areas, and we support all seven areas.



    Diversity is one of the most important issues organizations are dealing with in the 21st century as our country and our workplaces become more blended.  Click here to access the Diversity page on the SHRM website.

    Governmental Affairs

    HR professionals are the experts that your state and federal policymakers need to hear from and rely upon. So, it is incumbent upon us all to stay educated and inform others.  Click here for more information on this CLA on the SHRM website.


    SHRM and ASHRM membership ensures that you remain connected with HR professionals. Visit our Membership page for more information.  

    SHRM Foundation

    The  SHRM Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate of SHRM.  A leading funder of HR research grants, the Foundation produces publications and educational resources to advance the HR profession. Our work is made possible by your generous tax-deductible donations.

    Workforce Readiness

    Workforce-readiness activities at SHRM continue to stay as hot as the temperature outside. Click here for more information on this CLA on the SHRM website

    Young Professional Development/College Relations

    One of the most positive aspects of being involved with SHRM's college relations program is that everyone wants to see the students and student chapters succeed. Click here for more information on this CLA on the SHRM website.

    Our Programs CLA gathers speaker information, topics and locations for quarterly meetings and presents them to the board for approval.  Upon approval, the Program CLA secures speaker, location and makes any food/drink arrangements.

    Our Media CLA oversees the website, sends regular correspondence thru the site (as submitted by the board) and promotes meetings, conferences, and general information about the chapter via social media.

    Conference Chair
    Our Conference Chair heads the Conference Committee in planning ASHRM’s annual conference including such arrangements as location, speakers, recertification credits, food, advertising, sponsorships, etc.

    Bay Shore Liaison
    Our Liaison either works or lives in the Bay Shore MSA area, holds a seat on ASHRM’s board as the MSA representative and is responsible for planning events within the Bay Shore area.