Holiday Greetings to All!
We would like to thank Holly Fimbres, Town Secretary, Town of Trophy Club, and Shannon Montgomery, Executive Secretary/Records Analyst, Town of Trophy Club, for hosting our November Chapter Meeting at the beautiful Trophy Club Country Club. Stephen Seidel, Town Manager, Town of Trophy Club, began our luncheon with a warm welcome by explaining how Trophy Club has changed over the years.
Trophy Club Town Manager Stephen Seidel
Dottie Gandy, Forte Speakers, joined our Chapter this month to talk to us about the "High Cost of Low Trust." She
shared some great stories with us, including a few personal stories, about how the lack of trust can crate issues in personal and professional relationships.
November Meeting Speaker
Dottie discussed the Cores of Credibility - Competence (results/capabilities) and Character (integrity/intent). People earn credibility by having both of these qualities, not just one. She also shared with us the 13 Behaviors of High Trust Leaders, including Talking Straight, Righting Wrongs, Keeping Commitments, and Clarifying Expectations. We as leaders in our communities need to earn the trust of our citizens and our co-workers. This takes self-awareness and effort. Dottie provided us with some fantastic "take-aways" and handouts to use with our teams to understand and enhance the level of trust in our work groups. Great information!
November Meeting Summary
At this meeting, the membership approved the following business items:
- October 21st meeting minutes;
- Treasurer report for October 2015;
Please join us in Lewisville on December 9th for our annual
November 2015 Luncheon Attendees
Mary Supino, President
I am personally offering to everyone who pays their 2016 NTMCA Membership Dues before December 31, 2015, a chance to have their 2017 dues paid! If you pay your 2016 dues by the end of the month, you will have your name placed in the drawing to pay your 2017 dues. Drawing will take place at the February NTMCA Chapter meeting.
In addition, I am personally offering the following for the 2016 Membership Drive:
1. For each meeting attended from December 2015 through September 2016, each attendee, who has already paid their 2016 membership dues, will have their name put in a drawing for a pair of Dallas Cowboy tickets for the 2016 fall football season, to be drawn at the end of the September 2016 NTMCA Chapter meeting. If the Chapter member brings a new clerk with them to the Chapter meeting, that same Chapter member will receive an additional 5 drawing chances for their invitation, and their invitee will receive 1 drawing chance. If the newly-invited clerk joins the NTMCA Chapter, they - and the Chapter member who invited them - will each receive an additional 5 drawing chances at the next Chapter meeting.
2. In addition to the Cowboy tickets, a $300 gift prize will be awarded to the ticket winner in the form of gift cards for golf, sporting events, dining, and merchandise.
So, a prize package of nearly $500 will be awarded to someone at the end of the September 2016 meeting!
Please take the time to complete the membership application and submit your dues today. If you pay your membership dues by
, please notate that on your membership application. You must print out your PayPal receipt and attach it to your application. Mail both to the Chapter Treasurer, Sheila Morales, Town of Copper Canyon, 400 Woodland Drive, Copper Canyon, TX 75077.
Membership Committee Chair
Historical and Interesting Tid-Bits - Fort Worth
Lewisville was formally incorporated after a January 15, 1925, election, but the settlement as a community actually began about 80 years earlier.
In the 1840s, the Republic of Texas gave a grant to the Texas Emigration and Land Company to bring 600 families to what is now Denton County. Each family was to receive 640 acres of land, bachelors receiving 320 acres. By 1846, the necessary families had arrived, and Denton County was formed. The first settlers to the Lewisville area were the families of John and Augustus King, who migrated to the area in 1844. Following their lead, John and James Holford brought several families from Platt, Missouri and settled on the western part of the King land.
Many of the original "new" buildings were located very near the railroad (later the MKT and now the Union Pacific), but flooding on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River caused those establishments to be moved uphill and west to the area of Mill and Main Streets. A grist mill, constructed near the location of today's Sonic Drive In, firmly anchored the settlement in the new location. By the time of the incorporation election in 1925, the Lewisville community had grown to a population of about 850 residents and was served by five cotton gins and two saloons.
The January 1925 incorporation election marked the beginning of the municipality as we now know it, with a vote of 109-92. County Judge Jackson certified the election of the town's mayor and aldermen March 10, and the first official town meeting was held March 16, 1925. The first ordinances regulated medicine shows and set speed limits for automobiles at 18 mph. The taxable value of property in the newly incorporated town was $779,086.
The population of Lewisville remained stable until the 1940s, building to a total of 1,500 people in 1950. By 1960, the Corps of Engineers had built the Lewisville Lake Dam and U.S. 77 (now IH-35E) was moved west to replace Mill Street as the primary north-south road running between Dallas and Denton. Lewisville's 1960 population was almost 4,000, and during the late 1960s, Hunt Properties bought and had annexed into Lewisville more than 2,500 acres known as the Lewisville Valley Addition.
The 1970 population had grown to about 9,200 people, but the big boom was just beginning. Home builders discovered a Lewisville eager for growth. Entire neighborhoods were built seemingly overnight, and even with a recession during the last half of the 1970s, Lewisville's population had blossomed to almost 25,000 by 1980.
The decade of the '80s saw continued residential development, but job growth also began to take off, as Lewisville was identified as an employment center. The 1990 population hit 46,500 people, and at the beginning of the 21st century, Lewisville is now home to almost 90,000 people and 3,600 businesses.
Submitted by Laura Bell,
City Secretary - Addison
NTMCA Holiday Luncheon
Wednesday December 9, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater
100 N. Charles Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
Registration is open until Friday, December 4, 2015. Please click here to register.
All are guaranteed to have a fun time and we look forward to seeing you in Lewisville for the inaugural City Secretary Olympics.
The selected charity this year is Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County (CACDC). This wonderful 501(c) 3 non-profit organization provides justice and healing for abused children. Our chapter will be collecting contributions to present to CACDC at our luncheon.
Birthday packages - The request for birthday packages may seem out of the norm, but often in these types of trauma situations, celebrations go uncelebrated. These packages can be used to brighten a sad situation, or uplift the spirit of a family that has been devastated.
- Boxed cake mix (all kinds)
- Canned frosting
- Rainbow sprinkles
- Boxed birthday candles
- Solid color cake plates (all colors)
- Solid color streamers (single roll, not multi-packs)
- Smallest containers of vegetable oil available (16 oz.)
- Solid color gift bags (to fit ingredients, plats, and streamers)
Office supplies - The request for office supplies is to record the children's stories to be used in the investigation of child abuse cases. This interview is the opportunity for the children to bring their abuse from darkness to light, and to let the investigation begin, and begin their journey to justice, healing, and safety.
- Gift cards for craft supplies (Walmart, Target, Michaels, Hobby Lobby)
- White copy paper
- Blank DVD R's
- DVD jewel cases
You will also have the chance of taking home a few goodies, if you are the winning bidder at the Alyce Deering Scholarship Silent Auction. The Alyce Deering Scholarship assists clerks in their profession by providing funds to offset costs associated with travel and registration costs for sponsored TMCA/TMCCP seminars. The committee is seeking donations to raise funds for the Alyce Deering fund. If you have a talent (arts/crafts, photography, etc.) please consider donating an item. If you know a vendor that may be interested in donating an item, please reach out to him/her. Please contact Monica Solko at 817-427-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Submitted by Monica Solko
North Richland Hills
TMCCP Scholarships -
Still available through TMCA!
Very few people have taken advantage of the TMCCP Seminar Registration Fee Scholarships or TMCCP Seminar Travel Stipends so far this year.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, apply and let TMCA pay for your TMCCP seminar or your travel/lodging expenses for a TMCCP seminar this year!
Please apply no later than 10 business days prior to the desired seminar.
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!
Mary Supino, President
FY 2015-2016 Board Officers
Mary Supino, Arlington
Carol Borges, Westworth Village
Sheila B. Morales, Copper Canyon
Amy Shelley, Colleyville
Laura Bell, Addison
We are always looking for topics of interest for newsletters. If there is a subject you would like to see addressed or if you would like to contribute an article, please let any of the Board members know, or submit it by e-mail to Amy Shelley.