November 2018
Your monthly news & updates
Greetings NTMCA Members!

It finally feels like fall, which is my absolute favorite time of the year. I absolutely love the smell of all things pumpkin! I enjoy watching the leaves turn colors and the hustle and bustle of family gathering for Halloween parties and Thanksgiving blessings. I hope you enjoy your preparations for the upcoming holidays, and I hope you’ve fared well during the November election season too!

Thank you to everyone that attended our October meeting here in Southlake. We had a good turnout and we missed those that were not able to attend.
In an effort to get to know each other better, we asked the members to “ Tell Me Something Good .” Answers varied from work related events to family accomplishments and happenings. We have a very interesting group of folks!
Our guest speaker was Kelly Ballard, President of ARMA and she shared with us about how to prepare for your next job, while becoming excellent at your current one. It was a very interesting topic which made my boss a little nervous. ~WINK ~ WINK! She briefly explained to us about the ARMA organization and some of their upcoming events.
Kelly explained it is very important to understand how to encourage your employees to keep developing professionally. And, it is healthy to get out of your normal work environment to focus on continuing your education and learning. “Don’t let your environment dictate your future, and education is never to be wasted.” She said it is better to be prepared for those times in which we are unprepared for because “you never know what is going to happen in your life.”
I really enjoyed our session with Kelly and hope to be able to attend an ARMA meeting soon!

The membership approved the following business items:
  • September 12, 2018 minutes
  • September 2018 monthly treasurer report
  • 4th Quarter Treasurer Reports (July, August, September 2018)
The TMCCP Graduate Seminar was held October 25-26 in South Padre Island, and many of our chapter members attended. Randy Anderson, co-founder of E3 Professional Trainers, provided sessions about Growing Your Influence: How to Become More Persuasive, Compelling, & Balanced. Much of the legacy you build in life personally and professionally is determined by how well you’re able to work with people. In these two days, he discussed ways to build trust and how you can use that to build great teams in every area of life. He shared strategies for becoming a more persuasive, compelling, and memorable communicator. Everyone studied how to quickly and effectively resolve conflict when it inevitably arises. And finally, discover a strategy for achieving greater fulfillment in life. By incorporating these concepts, you’ll become a person of greater influence, and be able to help others around you perform better.
 A few of our members were spotlighted during the conference. Both Kim Sutter (Euless) and Aimee Nemer (Richardson) took their oaths of office for the TMCA Board (Kim as President and Aimee as Vice President). Alicia Richardson (North Richland Hills) will serve as an Executive Board Trustee in 2019. Kimberly Sloat (Canadian), as Chair of the TMCA Texas Municipal Clerk of the Year presented the annual Municipal Clerk of the Year Award to Norma Agular-Grimaldo (Odessa). Congratulations to all, we are all so very proud of you!  
Kim Sutter (Euless)
Oath of Office for TMCA President
Kim Sutter (Euless), Aimee Nemer (Richardson), and Shelly George (Allen)

[L-R] Diane Cockrell (Decatur), Sheila Morales (Copper Canyon), Lindsay Wells (Euless), Dianna Buchanan (Haslet), Yael Forgey (Azle), Tara Brooks (Grapevine), and Veronica Lomas (Southlake)
Municode Scholarship winners Traci Henderson (North Richland Hills), Krystal Hays (Municode), and Tara Brooks (Grapevine)
[L-R] Front Row: Art Camacho (Haltom City), Christine Green (University Park), Kim Sutter (Euless) and Monica Solko (Lake Worth) [L-R] Second Row: Shelly George (Allen), Sheila Morales (Copper Canyon), Veronica Lomas (Southlake), Diane Cockrell (Decatur), Shanae Jennings (Irving), Jennifer Phillips (Irving), Angela Miller (Highland Village), Julie Worster (Lewisville), Dianna Buchanan (Haslet) [L-R] Back Row: Tara Brooks (Grapevine), Traci Henderson (North Richland Hills), Lindsay Wells (Euless), Kristi Gilbert (Argyle) and Yael Forgey (Azle)

Respectfully Yours, 
Amy Shelley, President


Membership Drive
We encourage all of you to submit your membership applications and FY18-19 dues as soon as possible. Membership Applications can be found on the website. Checks must be made out to NTMCA, and mailed to Traci Henderson as indicated. For more information, please contact Laurie Garber, Membership Committee Chair at 972-466-3005 or here by email .
Laurie Garber, Membership Committee Chair
12/13 Holiday Luncheon and Charity Information – SAVE THE DATE
The Holiday Luncheon will be held on Thursday, December 13 at the Southwest Courthouse Community Room in Denton/Argyle. Save the date on your calendar and make plans to join us for an afternoon filled of fun, food and comradery.
Please be prepared to bid on our incredible selection of Silent Auction Items benefitting the Alyce Deering Scholarship Fund.
Gift card donations will be accepted for our Charity this year – Wise Hope Shelter & Crisis Center.
Wise Hope has been offering services to victims of sexual assault as well as domestic violence since 2008. They operate a shelter in Wise County that houses these victims as they are in transit and helps them put their life back together. Wise Hope Shelter & Crisis Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive services to any person impacted by rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking while partnering with our community to promote safety, healing, and prevention. If you would like more information about this organization you may visit .
The gift cards will be used for their adults during Christmas, as the shelter participates in a local angel tree for the kids; however, they try to bring joy to the adults in the shelter as well during the holiday.
Tina Stewart, Holiday Celebration Committee Chair
Silent Auction Donations Needed
The Alyce Deering Scholarship Committee is soliciting donations for the Holiday Luncheon Silent Auction. The proceeds fund scholarships to help pay up to $500 towards education and certification expenses.
Please reach out to any business owners you know (family friend, acquaintance) who may be interested in contributing. Click here to download a sample donation letter and here for a donation form.
 Auction items that are sure to generate much excitement include:
·        sports and theater tickets
·       electronics (flat screen TV’s, iPads, etc)
·       hotel stays
·       beer and wine baskets
·       time-shares or vacation rentals
·       services: painting, architectural, beauty
·       artwork, hand-made items, jewelry
·       gift-certificates
If you able to obtain any donations please contact Tammy Dixon at the Town of Bartonville at 817-693-5280 or . Please bring your contribution/donation to the November 14th membership meeting. Otherwise, please let Tammy know by December 1st if you have something, and she will work with you to have it picked up.
Tammy Dixon, Alyce Deering Scholarship Committee Chair

Upcoming Events and Meetings
November 14, 2018 – Business Luncheon, White Settlement, Splash Dayz – Mary Kayser, City of Fort Worth – “IIMC Organizational Overview”  REGISTER HERE

December 13, 2018 – Holiday Luncheon, Denton County Southwest Courthouse Community Room

January 17, 2019 – Azle, Azle Memorial Library, Robert Sumners, Secretary of State – “Notary Services”
January 24-25, 2019 – Election Law Seminar, Frisco

February 20, 2019 – Argyle – Dianna Faulkenberry, City of Decatur – “Court Records”

North Texas Municipal Clerks Association | |

President:  Amy Shelley , Southlake | 817-748-8015

Vice-President:  Monica Solko , Lake Worth | 817- 237-1211 x105

Treasurer: Traci Henderson , North Richland Hills | 817-427-6060

Secretary:  Christine Green , University Park | 214-987-5302

Historian:  Erika McComis , Argyle | 940-464-7273