- Increase readership -Constant Contact - Target 75%
- Increase applications for committees - Target: 15 applications
At our retreat, we asked the question...what will clerks say about NTMCA in five years? Then we turned the question inward; what do the officers want people to say about NTMCA in five years? This generated discussion which allowed us to drill down deeper to identify how the Board will know:
- when clerks are engaged;
- how to challenge clerks;
- how to meet the needs of our clerks; and
- meet the expectations of our city officials (city managers and elected officials) and provide a return on investment.
Your Board has made the commitment to keep you engaged in our Chapter. I view the Board similar to the governing body and the membership as the constituents. We are here to promote our Chapter, foster growth, and provide you with the tools that you need to excel in your municipality. As constituents you provide feedback and take an active role in your Chapter to create the much-needed synergy to distinguish NTMCA as a role model for other chapters.
Building on synergy...the meeting schedule for fiscal year 2013 is set and guest speakers will continue with the Empowerment Series. We are forever balancing-spiritual, emotional, mental and physical aspects in our professional and personal worlds. The topics are designed to develop our skills, improve our strengths and reduce our weaknesses.
The Chapter needs your participation, whether it is serving on a committee, being a host city for our monthly meetings, or simply providing feedback. I am always mindful that a successful Chapter is not the labor of a few, but the collective work of many. Show me your spirit...review the meeting schedule and become a host city and/or assist our chapter by serving on a committee:
- Alyce Deering Scholarship
- Holiday Celebration (2013)
- Municipal clerk of the year
- Professional seminar
I have the pleasure of hosting our first meeting for fiscal year 2013. We will be meeting in the Community Room located in the Department of Public Safety Headquarters Building, which is located at 600 State Street (off Carroll). Please note that this building is separate and located northeast of Town Hall and Hilton Southlake. Ron Hollifield, Founder and CEO of Strategic Government Resources will be our guest speaker. Mr. Hollifield's topic, "Don't take everything so personal...it is not always about you", will provide practical tips to help you keep others' negativity in context and prevent it from becoming personal or dragging you down.
Keep an eye out for the invitation to register for the November 7 business meeting. As a reminder, we are implementing a new outline for our meetings to allow members sufficient time to network with one another.
11:00 a.m. - Register/Network
11:15 a.m. - Lunch available
11:30 a.m. - Guest Speaker
12:30 p.m. - Business meeting
We will have membership forms for fiscal year 2013 at the business meeting. If you have not registered, please bring a check for your annual dues. If you prefer to utilize your City's purchasing card (P-card) visit our website to pay for your 2013 annual dues. Please keep in mind that we need you to complete the membership form and e-mail, mail or fax it to Treasurer Julie Heinze.