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November 2016

President's Message:  
Greetings NTMCA Members!
The calendar says it's autumn, but no one told Texas! Here's to cooler weather on its way! I hope everyone working Federal and/or Local Elections is faring well. It certainly is an interesting time for all involved.
Thank you to Alicia Richardson and Monica Solko for hosting our October meeting. What a beautiful building! Anyone that couldn't attend should visit and ask for a tour. It's definitely worth your time. Also noteworthy was the delicious lunch provided by TCP Catering. What a treat!

The business meeting included a detailed review of our FY 16-17 Budget, which was approved by the attendees. The Board worked very hard to present a balanced budget while maintaining our educational objectives. We also spoke at length on the Chapter's strategic plan for the coming year. It was an extremely productive meeting and I thank everyone for their input, advice, and efforts to improve operations and 'raise-up' our profession.

As a result of the meeting discussion, the Board will be reviewing how we serve our members. We will work with the Technology & Communications Committee to evaluate the manner in which information is disseminated to our members. In addition to our website, we conduct monthly meetings, distribute monthly newsletters, and occasionally email out pertinent information.  We will review potential survey questions to be sent out to the membership in early December. After the survey period ends, the Board will present the results at a monthly meeting.   Your input is most valuable to us so if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me any time!

Please join us at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. Our guest speaker, Britton Cunningham, will share insight on 'Working with Millennials'. We may know how to parent them, but working shoulder to shoulder can be challenging for some. Please come share your experiences and learn new skills. (Link is in this newsletter).
Please submit your membership applications and FY16-17 dues as soon as possible. Membership Applications can be found on the website. Checks must be made out to 'NTMCA' and mailed to Amy Shelley as indicated.
At this time, I have one open position on the 2017 Holiday Committee. This event is far enough out that you have plenty of time to schedule volunteering. Please consider serving our membership. Give me a call for more information.
Thanks to all those who have volunteered for our various committees this year. We are well on our way to a wonderful year!
Respectfully Yours,   Carol Borges, President
Holiday Luncheon And Charity Information     
The Holiday Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 14th at the North Richland Hills Centre.  Save the date on your calendar and make plans to join us for an afternoon filled of fun, food and camadarie.
Please be prepared to bid on our incredible selection of Silent Auction Items benefitting the Alyce Deering Scholarship Fund.
Cash donations will be accepted for our Charity this year- the Haltom, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills and Watauga Shared Crime Victims Unit.
The Victim Assistance program exists to provide assistance to crime victims and their families.
When helping crime victims, many unexpected needs that most local service providers are unable to support. Examples of services that may be needed include:
  • New locks and keys
  • New tires for cars
  • Assistance with Electric bills
  • Assistance with moving and deposits
  • Assistance with renewal of vehicle tags & license
  • Security system
Please consider making a donation at the Holiday party to help those in our area who deal with these issues on a daily basis.

Erika McComis, Holiday Party Chair

Do You Know.....
The history of the Dr. Joyce Snay Scholarship fund?
Dr. Joyce Snay had a deep devotion and love for the professional development of municipal clerks.  The Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program (TMCCP) began in 1967 at the University of North Texas from a study initiated by the Association of City Clerks and Secretaries of Texas (now Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Inc.).  Dr. Snay was appointed Executive Director of TMCCP and TMCA, Inc. in 1994 and Education Director in 2007. 
Dr. Snay devoted countless hours grading homework and tests.  She was a mentor to TMCCP enrollees; from the new enrollee who might be uncertain of their ability to complete college level courses, to the more seasoned clerks whom she encouraged to take leadership roles in TMCA.  Dr. Snay's contributions are evident in the program's outstanding curriculum.
Dr. Snay was recognized for her leadership role and honored with the International Institute Director's Award of Excellence from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in 2000.  In 2008, the TMCA Executive Board established the "Dr. Joyce Snay Scholarship" in her honor.  In 2013 Dr. Joyce Snay retired as the Education Director after 20 years of dedicated service. During her tenure, 461 municipal clerks attained the coveted Texas Registered Municipal Clerk designation. 
Submitted by Monica Solko, Historian
In This Issue
Holiday Luncheon & Charity Information
Upcoming Meetings
Meeting Reservations
Calendar Wheels
2017 Host Cities
Future Newsletters
Membership Renewal
FY 16-17 Board Officers
Upcoming Meeting

Mark your calendars for these meetings!!


November 16, 2016- Richardson (Register Now Here)


December 14, 2016-Holiday Party @ North Richland Hills Grand Centre


January 12, 2017- Argyle


February 15, 2017- Addison 

Meeting Reservations

Members we need your help!   

In order to be able to provide food for all that attend our monthly meetings, we need to know who will be attending, so please let us know your intentions by the RSVP date.  Deadlines are included in the invitation, and on the meeting webpage.   


The best way to take care of this is to plan to attend all of the meetings and RSVP when you receive the invite!


Thank you for your cooperation!
Carol Borges, President
Calendar Wheels
These wheels are an excellent tool for counting deadlines with ease and precision.  They are great for calendaring events/tasks associated with elections, requests for public information, budget, public hearings, legal notices, etc. 

The calendar wheels will be available at the monthly meetings for $5.00 each. Monies raised from the sale of the calendar wheels will benefit the Alyce Deering Scholarship Fund. The calendar wheels come in two colors-purple and green. 

If you are not at a monthly meeting, and would like to purchase a calendar wheel, please contact Monica Solko at 817.427.6062 or via e-mail  
2017 Host Cities
The Boards still needs a Host City for our meeting in June 2017.
If you would be interested in hosting, please contact Carol Borges via email.

Future Newsletters
If there is a topic of interest or subject that you would like to see addressed in an upcoming newsletter, please let any of the Board members know.

If you would like to contribute to an article for consideration, please submit it by email to Laura Bell. 
Membership Renewals Now Open
Update your membership now on the website.
Please note that membership dues need to be paid by December 1, 2016 to avoid paying the higher non-member fee at luncheons.
You can pay online through PayPal. Remember to send the completed application to Amy Shelley.
FY 2016-2017 Board Officers 
Carol Borges, Southlake

Sheila B. Morales, Copper Canyon

Amy Shelley, Colleyville 

Laura Bell, Addison 
Monica Solko, North Richland Hills
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