The Benefits of Being a TAHRA Member

Monthly Programming

TAHRA meets monthly, with the exception of July and August, with an educational program scheduled to address the needs of HR professionals.

Peer Exchange

An important benefit of TAHRA membership is the opportunity to meet your peers to exchange ideas and discuss HR issues. TAHRA is a powerful networking resource.

Certification Study Group 

As a TAHRA member, you are encouraged to gain professional certification through SHRM (CP and/or SCP) and/or HRCI (PHR and/or SPHR). Study groups are sponsored to help individuals become certified.  

At A Cost You Can Afford 

Membership dues are $260 per year. If you are a National SHRM member, the membership dues is reduced to $235 per year. The dues includes a buffet lunch and speakers for the monthly meetings.

New members joining TAHRA after the June meeting through December will receive a pro-rated membership dues of $175.

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To be accepted for membership, candidates must qualify under one of the following:

Professional Member

To be eligible for membership, one must be currently employed in the performance or educational function of Human Resources and have primary responsibilities of 50% professional work in Human Resources, or perform 80 - 100% of the Human Resource functions for their organization, or be currently HRCI or SHRM certified and seeking employment in the Human Resources field. 

Vendor Member

To be eligible for membership, one must work for a company, with a local office in the Grand Traverse area, in which the company sells a service or product that is utilized in the Human Resources job function and be a current member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The SHRM membership must be maintained for the duration of their TAHRA membership. 

Student Member

To be eligible for membership, one must be a current SHRM student member, complete the TAHRA student application, regularly attend monthly membership meetings, and participate on a TAHRA committee or assist with a special project/event.   

Partner Package

TAHRA offers a Partner Package to Professional and Vendor Members, which includes one TAHRA membership in addition to a variety of other recognition. This recognition may* include:

  • hole sponsorship at our annual golf outing which benefits local student scholarships
  • logo placement on our meeting banner
  • sponsorship banner recognition at special programming events
  • sponsorship of two networking events
  • recognition on the TAHRA website

This package is available at a rate of $500 per year. (After January 31 logo placement on our meeting banner is not available.)

*In 2021 it is still undetermined how many in person events will be held. Recognition will be available on the website and as part of the presentation of virtual programming.

The organization holds all members to a "no solicitation" policy.