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March 2011 
Greetings!
 
We hope to see you next week in Hurst for our business luncheon and professional seminar.  We are still accepting registrations, please join us on March 10.  We will be at the Hurst Conference Center.  
  
This year is the return of NTMCA's professional seminar.  We talked about the importance of providing our chapter members with a forum to learn, discuss and participate in educational topics. We are hopeful to meet our goal of 75 attendees. 
President's Message
President DotyDear NTMCA Members:

 

Due to the rather unusual ice and snow event in our area in February, our regularly scheduled meeting was canceled.  So it has been awhile since we have seen each other.  Mother Nature permitting, we will back on track with our meeting on March 10.  We will also be hosting a professional seminar on that date at the Hurst Conference Center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Sarah Jacobson with the Texas State Library will conduct a session on Records Management.  Motivational speaker and trainer, Marti Miller, will help us to derive more "Joy on the Job" and Ann Marks will teach us how to better communicate through the art of Face Reading.  We will also have a short legislative update during lunch.  The cost is only $75.00, with discounts for two or more attendees from one city.  We would love to have as many Chapter members attend as possible!!!  Information is available on our website www.ntmca.org

  

We held our annual Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the Texas Star in Euless.  We had a great crowd and had a lot of fun.  It was great to see some of our retirees.  The members made a generous donation to the local charity "Feed by Grace".  The Holiday Committee did a phenomenal job!  Thanks to Chair, Jesica McEachern, Amy Piukana, Art Camacho, Diane Zucco, Laura Bell and Kim Sutter.

 

I am very proud of our 2011 TMCCP graduates!  We had several Chapter members receive their certifications or re-certifications at the Election Law seminar in January.  The lists includes first-time graduates: Christel Pettinos, Coppell; Susan Stewart, River Oaks; and re-certifications: Susan Crim, Euless; Jean Dwinnell, Fate; Marty Hendrix, Fort Worth; Elaine Simpson, Garland; Cynthia Singleton, Colleyville; Linda Taylor, Venus; Kathleen Weddell, Aledo; Angie Winkle, Crowley, and Diane Zucco, Plano.  Congratulations to all of you!!!

 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Marty Hendrix and Art Camacho for their generous donations to the Alyce Deering Scholarship Fund.  Your contributions are very much appreciated. 

 

The Alyce Deering Scholarship Committee will also be conducting a silent auction at the Professional Seminar on March 10.  If you would like to contribute an item for the auction, please contact Ivy Peterson at [email protected].

 

Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone, and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front. (If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those that are headed the same way we are going.)

 

I hope to see you all in March!

 Shelly Doty, TRMC, CMC
 
President NTMCA

Committee Update
 
City Secretary Ashley Mitchell, chairs the Legislative Committee.  She has provided up an update of the 82nd Texas Legislative Session.  The update encompasses bills that would affect municipal clerks.  As the session continues, Ashley will provide updates to our Chapter.
In This Issue
President's Message
Committee Update
Website & Communications
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Officers
 
Shelly Doty, President
Cleburne
[email protected]
817.645.0908

Kim Sutter, Vice President
Euless
[email protected]
817.685.1434

Norma Zenk, Treasurer
Azle
[email protected]
817.444.7101

Alicia Richardson, Secretary
Southlake
[email protected]
817.748.8016

Diane Cockrell, Historian
Decatur
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940.627.2741
Upcoming Meetings

March 10, 2011

Hurst Conference Center

 

April 13, 2011

Bridgeport City Hall

 

June 16, 2011

Arlington City Hall  

 

August 18, 2011

Burleson City Hall

 

September 14, 2011

Richardson City Hall/Civic Center

Website and Communications
A reminder to visit our website.  It was created to provide our Chapter with helpful information.  

In addition to our website, we are reaching out to our members with Constant Contact for our newsletters and luncheon invitations.  When you are visiting with colleagues, ask if they have seen the newsletter.  If not, use the link below "NTMCA Newsletter - Did you get it?" to forward the newsletter.  A report shows that only 52.3% of our members viewed the November Newsletter.  An archive of each newsletter is located on our website.       

If you have any suggestions for the website or newsletter, please contact Alicia Richardson at 817.748.8016 or [email protected].
We are an awesome chapter...let's lead and be a model for our sister chapters.