January 2018
Your monthly news & updates
President's Message
Happy New Year NTMCA Members! 

It’s a new year, a new month and today, a new week. Newness brings excitement of accomplishing things better and in different ways.   I appreciate the freshness and the ‘starting’ potential of the New Year. So whether you’re a goal setter or not, may this time of year motivate you to do things differently so as to get even better results than before.   

Big thanks to the Holiday Committee, Laurie Garber – Carrollton, Tara Brooks – Grapevine and Erika McComis – Bridgeport, for the many hours they spent preparing for and hosting our annual NTMCA Holiday Luncheon at the Grapevine Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The Committee thought of everything - from choosing the charity, location, food, décor, and preparing the invitations; everything went so smoothly. The ‘Gingerbread’ theme was adorable and having the opportunity to decorate gingerbread houses added a lot of fun to the event.    

Many thanks, too, to the Alyce Deering Scholarship Committee, Tammy Dixon – Bartonville and Ingrid Rex - Flower Mound, for organizing and collecting a wonderful assortment of silent auction items and conducting a 50/50 raffle. Thank you also to you members that donated an auction item. There were over 15 items to bid on, anywhere from a ‘Shark Tank’ basket to ‘Design Your Own’ street signs.  Altogether we raised $1,377 for the scholarship fund ($1,144 coming from the silent auction items and $233 from the 50/50 raffle). 

This year’s chosen charity was Metrocrest Services. Tracy Eubanks, their CEO, explained that Metrocrest Services focuses on assisting families, individuals, and senior adults who are coping with crisis situations, need help stabilizing their lives, or who require support to live independently. Metrocrest Services helps by providing rent assistance, one-way rides for seniors with critical life appointment, meals for families, home delivered meals to seniors, summer meals for kids, school supplies, and employment related services for those seeking better jobs. He thanked NTMCA for choosing Metrocrest Services, and he encouraged us to volunteer and serve in our own communities. Attendees demonstrated their generosity by donating $400 to Metrocrest Services.

We so enjoyed having several NTMCA retirees join us at the luncheon - Jodi Brown, Diane Callahan, Linda Huff and Norma Zenk. We really appreciate these ladies keeping in touch! 

So all in all, the Holiday Luncheon was a great success. I look forward to the next one – which will be here before we know it.  

Don’t forget to register for our first meeting of 2018 to be held on January 18 th at the South Irving Library at 601 Schulze Drive, Irving, Texas 75060. Registration will be open by the time you receive this newsletter, and will close on Friday, January 12 th. Our guest speaker is Kevin Banks (Greenville Municipal Auditorium / Tourism Manager). One of our members (Thank you, Aimee Nemer) heard him speak last year and highly recommended him. Mr. Banks will be speaking about his ‘His Mouse Career’. 
  Respectfully Yours, Sheila Morales, President
Upcoming Events and Meetings
January 18, 2018 - Irving ( Register Now )

February 21, 2018  - Richardson

March 29, 2018 - Haltom City

April 18, 2018 - Professional Seminar - Avoiding Legal Pitfalls

When: Wednesday, April 18th 

Where: Denton County Southwest Courthouse,  6200 Canyon Falls Dr, Flower Mound

Topic: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls, with representatives from Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla, Elam L.L.P

Details and registration to follow.

Did You Know?

You can subscribe to receive e-mail alerts about new postings to “The Texas Record”, a page on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) website, that focuses on records retention, inventory, disposition, managing electronic records, emergency planning, and more. 

These occasional e-mails remind me to visit the TSLAC website and review any new records-related information and refresh my knowledge about records management. They recently posted a link to the presentation materials from their 2017 e-Records conference held in Austin last November, including updates to the Public Information Act from the 85 th Legislative Session.

Christine Green
City Secretary
University Park
North Texas Regional Leadership Day
North Texas Regional Leadership Day (NTRLD) is an annual collaboration involving multiple North Texas leadership programs serving the important role of educating and connecting leaders from across North Texas’ business, civic and non-profit arenas. We believe our region grows stronger and more sustainable when its leaders bring together their expertise and spheres of influence to address community and regional issues. Members of the community are invited to hear from experts on relevant topics and be actively engaged in roundtable discussions. All participants can expect to leave with a better understanding of challenges facing our region and real solutions they as leaders can take back to their communities.

North Texas Municipal Clerks Association | ntmca@ymail.com | www.ntmca.org

President:  Sheila B. Morales , Copper Canyon | 940-241-2677

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

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

Secretary:  Kristi Gilbert , Argyle | 940-464-7273  

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