Greetings, LSHRM friends. I don't know about you but after attending a Thunder Over Louisville Party this year and enjoying the beautiful weather I've caught the "Derby" spirit. Of course, my birthday this year just so happens to be on Derby Day. I'm excited that many of you will be joining us Sunday, May 1 at Churchill Downs for Dawn at The Downs.
So, since April was Volunteer Month, I thought it appropriate to share the photos from the Mayors Give A Day Feed the Hungry. Also, it occurred to me that rather than make suggestions on volunteer opportunities in the Louisville area for LSHRM members to participate in it makes more sense for you to tell me what you are already volunteering for. Starting this month, we will be compiling a list of all the volunteerism LSHRM Members are doing and each month in the LightPost to come we will feature one of our outstanding members and what they are doing to contribute towards Louisville being a Compassionate City.
May we feature longtime LSHRM Member Steven Farr, M.S.A., SHRM – SCP, SPHR who shared with me that for over 15 years, he has been involved with the Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Board. Citizen Foster Care Review Boards are in every county in Kentucky. We review the cases of children in out of home care and submit findings and recommendations to the judge who is overseeing the child’s case. He serves on the Oldham County Board and has served as board chair for approximately 10 years. He is currently the state Vice Chair and will become the state Chair for two years starting in November of this year.
Steven said we are always recruiting volunteers to help us in our work. If you want to learn more Steven would be glad to answer any questions a potential volunteer might have.
Now I hope I will hear for you about what types of volunteerism you’re involved in.
Finally, our LSHRM Book Club will start out reading Engaging the Heart for People, Performance, and Profit: Seven Competencies of Compassion@Work, Author R. Brayton Bowen AM, SHRM-SC. June 1, 2022. All members who have expressed an interest will be contacted separately and anyone who still would like to participate can reach out to me this month.
As always, my friends, be safe, stay well and be compassionate.