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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 

September is our SHRM Foundation Silent Auction Month

September 21, 2020 (opens 8:00 am) through September 27, 2020 (ends 3:00 pm)

Register at:

Items to bid on include:

  • Two Night stay at Hilton Garden Inn
  • $100 Walkers Drive-In Gift Card
  • $75 Wellness Gift Basket
  • $50 Wireless Headset
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Three Month Focus Fit Membership
  • YETI Cooler
  • Multiple $50 Gift Cards to Various Restaurants & Shopping Locations
  • MK Crossbody
  • MK Tote
  • MK wallet
  • Alex Ladner Art ($75 Value)
  • Two Decorative Trays & Fall Decor ($125 Value)
  • Many more!

There is an option to donate $30 and be entered in for a $100 gift card drawing!

The SHRM Foundation funds more than $500,000 in scholarships each year!  Proceeds from our Silent Auction will benefit the SHRM Foundation which provides valuable professional support and resources to its chapters and members.


Please continue to check our website @ for virtual training webinars, monthly meeting topics, and speakers.

The Lindsay Carter Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Lindsay Carter Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of our former CAHRA member. Lindsay served the HR community for 36 years and was very involved in our CAHRA chapter by serving in many roles including chapter president. This will be a $1000 scholarship.

Applicants must complete and submit an application by the set deadline in order to be considered. Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of academic achievement and work experience. A selection committee comprising the current CAHRA board members will review and determine scholarship recipient. Scholarship distribution will be based on the selection committee’s determination and CAHRA’s ability to fund the scholarship.

For more details, visit /sites/

COVID-19 Information

We ask that you continue to visit the SHRM website for 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 receiving recertification credits during this time of social distancing. 


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 application can be used as an invoice, if needed, for your company's accounts payable department.  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 (Virtual meeting via webinar at 10:00 am)
6.       Wednesday - June 10th (Virtual meeting via webinar at 11:30 am)
7.       July – no meeting
8.       Wednesday - August 5th
9.       September (Date TBD) - Night Networking Event and SHRM Foundation 
10.   Wednesday - October 7th
11.   Wednesday - November 4th

12.   Wednesday - December 2nd (Holiday Luncheon)

Unless otherwise noted, meeting times are 11:30 a.m. CST.

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 $255.00 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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