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November 2011 
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President's Message

Wow!! The NTMCA monthly meeting was held Wednesday, November 16 in Granbury!  Thank you to City Secretary Dee Acros for hosting the first meeting of the fiscal year and arranging for the fabulous meal catered by Babe's Chicken Dinner House.  Granbury Mayor Ricky Pratt welcomed us to his spectacular city and their beautiful City Hall, and Dee presented each attendee with a goodie bag.   We were honored to have two TMCA Bluebonnet Chapter members join us and look forward to seeing them in the near future (Cindy Stafford and Traci Riggs)! 


Despite full tummies, everyone remained engaged in the meeting as the 2012 Speaker Series program was kicked-off by a presentation by VP Alicia Richardson (Southlake).   Alicia announced the focus of the year's programs - all targeted at Strengthening the NTMCA Flock! by offering programs that will support and develop our members both professionally and personally by capitalizing on our strengths, recognizing our weaknesses, and identifying tools and resources to assist each of us to become the best we can be!  We hope that you will make a commitment to join us on this journey throughout the next year - you will not regret it!!


*The membership approved contributions in the amount of $150 to each of the scholarship programs that our Chapter supports - Dorothy Byrd, Dr. Joyce Snay, and the NTMCA Alyce Deering Scholarships.


*Heard a report from Audit Committee Chair Art Camacho (Haltom City) related to the audit of the 2010-2011 financials, including recommendations from the committee to be implemented going forward. 


*Special thanks to Art and the committee - Diane Callahan (Highland Village), Keesha Lay (Keene), NTMCA Board Liaison, Treasurer Diane Cockrell. 


*Holiday Committee Chair Laura Bell (Carrollton) reminded everyone of the upcoming Holiday Party - December 7, and shared information regarding this year's charity - Dress for Success whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  Laura named a few of the silent auction items that will be available for bidding.  She encouraged members to seek auction items.  More items = more bidding, which means more money raised for our NTMCA Alyce Deering Scholarship.  We always have a great time at our Holiday party.  I encourage you to invite a co-worker to our event.

 *Special thanks to Laura and the committee - Amy Arnold (White Settlement), Cathy Dimaggio (Grand Prairie), and Linda Cantu (Richard Hills).


Kim Sutter

NTMCA President

Next Meeting- December 7, 2011 - Holiday Luncheon
Our next meeting will be held in Carrollton at the Indian Creek Golf Course.  

Please click on the link below to register for this event!  Your invitation for this event will be arriving sure to watch for it to see what is coming your way!!!

Silent Auction Items are Still Needed!!!!  Be sure to get with Laura Bell if you have something to donate!!
Membership Dues - Fiscal Year 2012

 We are into the new fiscal year and want to remind you that it is time to renew your annual NTMCA membership,  If you have not done so already, renew your membership today!  For your convenience you can pay the dues online using PayPal or mail your payment to Diane Cockrell, NTMCA Treasurer.  Either way, please complete and submit a membership form so that we have your updated information.  Annual Dues are $25.00.  

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Holiday Luncheon
Membership Dues
2012 Luncheon Schedule
Committee Opportunities
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2012 Luncheon Schedule


January 11, 2012 - Flower Mound


February 15, 2012 - Haltom City


March 21, 2012 - Professional Seminar - TBD


April 18, 2012 - Roanoke


June 20, 2012 - Annual Awards Banquet - TBD


July 18, 2012 - Highland Village


August 15, 2012 - Burleson


September 12, 2012 - Bedford


Our meetings and your attendance at the meetings is vital for the growth and strength of our chapter.  Please consider carpooling to the luncheons!!


Committee Opportunities

As with any organization, we rely heavily on the involvement of our talented membership.  Please consider serving on one of our many commitees! If you are interested in Chairing, please let us know. 


Please download the current Committee Appointments List to see if you have been placed on a Committee.  Also, please review the listing and consider serving on a Committee for the upcoming year! 


If you are interested in serving on one of the many committees, please download the Committee Application today!!


We are an awesome chapter...let's lead and be a model for our sister chapters.