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Qualifications for Membership

Membership in the Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association (SHRA) is personal and not corporate, in accordance with SHRM chapter policy.

SHRA welcomes applications for membership from individuals who are currently active (or retired) in some phase of the HR or have a bona fide interest in the HR and/or employee relations profession.  All individuals applying for membership in SHRA must live or have a primary place of business in Manatee or Sarasota County at the time of making application.

Application for Membership

Please apply for membership online.  To do so, please click here for the application form. Fees can be paid via credit card online or through an invoice. Completed applications for membership received by the first of the month will be considered for approval at the Board of Directors' meeting held that month. Applications received after the first of the month will be considered for approval at the next month's Board of Directors' meeting.

Membership Dues

SHRA annual membership dues are $100.00 per rolling calendar year. Renewal dues are payable on the anniversary date of membership Annual membership dues are discounted to $75.00  for individuals who are members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and have designated SHRA as primary chapter. If SHRA is not your primary chapter, you may designate it on the attached form and fax to SHRM.  Otherwise, dues remain $100 since SHRA will not be reimbursed from SHRM.  Individuals will be required to provide their SHRM membership number and expiration date to receive the SHRM discount. The costs for general membership meetings and other programs are not included in the annual membership dues.

SHRM Membership

We strongly encourage all members of SHRA to also become members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Membership in SHRM must be applied for separately. For more information regarding SHRM membership and dues, please visit their web site at

Change of Personal Information

Please go to Update Membership Profile under the Members Only tab to make changes to your personal information such as home address, employer, certification obtained, email address, etc. If you are unable to access your profile, email for assistance.        

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month at a variety of local establishments.  Fees range from $25 to $40, including guest speaker and a meal.  Please see our events calendar for speaker and topic details, or to register for an event.

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