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Welcome to the Capital Area Human Resource Association

Welcome to the Capital Area Human Resource Association (CAHRA)

The Capital Area Human Resource Association (CAHRA) is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  CAHRA is committed to serving and supporting local HR professionals by enhancing development through education and resources, providing opportunities for networking, and creating strategic community partnerships.

Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development, and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on and off the web. 

Monthly Meeting 

As a result of these challenging times, we will be cancelling our next CAHRA Meeting on April 1st.  We will keep you posted on future events as well.

In the meantime, we wanted to provide you with some great resources from SHRM including updated information regarding the continually changing COVID-19 situation as well as many other HR related topics.  The link below is to SHRM Webcasts available to anyone (not just SHRM members).  Also listed is a link to a list of SHRM Certification approved books.  This is a great way to continue to receive your recertification credits during this time of social distancing.

Please let us know if you have any SHRM and HRCI approved materials (webcasts, virtual seminars, etc.) we could offer to our membership.  You can email President, Melissa Robbins at

Thank you for your continued support to our chapter!  CAHRA is a resource should you have any questions. We will be sharing information as updates occur. Contact any Board Member if we can be of assistance to you.

Please continue to check our website @ for monthly meeting topics and speakers.

2020 Membership Dues and Meeting Dates

Capital Area Human Resource Association chapter dues are annual (calendar year January - December). Renewal of membership is required in January every year.  The cost of the lunch at the monthly meetings is included in the dues. 

We normally meet on the first Wednesday of each month; however, there are exceptions.  For example, in July we do not meet, and in September, we have an evening members only networking meeting.

Membership Application 


The applications can be used as an invoice, if needed, for your company's accounts payable department.  If you need any additional information, please contact the Membership Chair.

To pay your dues with a credit card via PayPal, click here

**Note: There is a $5.00 processing fee if paying via PayPal.  

2020 Meeting Dates 

1.       Thursday - January 9th  
2.       Wednesday - February 5th
3.       Wednesday - March 4th
4.       Wednesday - April 1st - cancelled
5.       Tuesday - May 5th (Breakfast meeting @ 8:30 a.m.)
6.       Wednesday - June 10th
7.       July – no meeting
8.       Wednesday - August 5th
9.       September (Date TBD) - Night Networking Event and SHRM Foundation @ 5:30  p.m. (Location TBD)
10.   Wednesday - October 7th
11.   Wednesday - November 4th

12.   Wednesday - December 2nd (Holiday Luncheon)

Meetings will be held at the Hilton Hotel; County Line Rd.
Room location (TBD) @ 11:30 a.m.

Job Postings

One of the many benefits of being a CAHRA member is the ability to post your HR related job openings for free! Please see the current job openings below:

Not a CAHRA member and want to post a job opportunity for our members? The cost is $250.00 to post your job for 30 days. You can email your posting and information to

Pay via PayPal here

Updating your Membership Profile

Members may view their current membership profile and/or update your information (address, phone number, email address etc.) by clicking here.

To update your information, you will need to log in by entering your Username and Password. Once you have logged in, please click the Edit button.

Accessing LinkedIn Page 

To access or join the CAHRA LinkedIn page; please click visit

Replacement Name Badges

Name badges are furnished to all new members upon receipt of dues. Replacement badges are available to members at a cost of $15.00.  Members can mail a check to CAHRA mailbox, remit payment at meeting, or pay via Paypal @  **Note: There is a $5.00 processing fee if using PayPal.**

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