Greetings Chapter members!
I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer and is able to have a bit of a vacation to relax with family and friends.
We have such a great Chapter and I feel so very fortunate to be a part of this group. Our annual awards luncheon was held on June 8th in Carrollton. Thank you to Laurie Garber for hosting our luncheon. We were given a warm welcome by Mayor Pro Tem Anthony Wilder.
Congratulations to Art Camacho (Haltom City), Ron Gonzales (Fort Worth), Aimee Nemer (Richardson), and Jeannie Kenyon (Arlington) who were all awarded 2016 Alyce Deering scholarships. We were very excited to be able to award four scholarships this year! Our Alyce Deering Committee members and Chapter members did a phenomenal job fundraising and we were so pleased to be able to provide these awards to our members to continue their educational pursuits, in certification or recertification.
In addition, as part of our program, we recognized those that served on committees this year. These committees and our committee members are essential to our association and work so very hard to support this Chapter. We appreciate all that you have done this year and thank you for your service.
Our Committee members that were recognized this year: Alyce Deering Scholarship Committee: Diane Cockrell (Decatur), Chair; Kristi Gilbert (Argyle); Traci Henderson (Southlake). Audit Committee: Art Camacho (Haltom City), Chair; Julie Heinze (Lewisville). 2015 Holiday Committee: Monica Solko (North Richland Hills), Chair; Alicia Richardson (North Richland Hills). Membership Committee: Art Camacho (Haltom City), Chair; Laurie Garber (Carrollton). Municipal Clerk of the Year Committee: Ron Gonzales (Fort Worth), Chair; Jean Dwinnell (Coppell). Nominating Committee: Kristi Gilbert (Argyle), Chair; Shannon Montgomery (Trophy Club). Professional Seminar Committee: Tara Brooks (Grapevine), Chair; Christine Green (University Park); Jeannie Kenyon (Arlington). Technology/Communications Committee: Martha Garcia (Arlington), Chair.
Congratulations to our NTMCA nominee for the TMCA Clerk of the Year Art Camacho! Art, we are so very proud of you and so incredibly fortunate to have you as a member of our Chapter. You are constantly giving back and supporting your fellow clerks. You are always willing to step up and help out and served as Chair on two committees this year!
Lastly, I cannot thank you all enough for awarding me with the Municipal Clerk of the Year award for 2016. It is such an incredible honor and I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to serve on the Board and serve as your President. Thank you so much.
Mary Supino, NTMCA Clerk of the Year and Art Camacho, TMCA Clerk of the Year Nominee
HOST A MEETING IN 2016-2017:
The NTMCA Board is already starting to plan for next year and we will be looking for meeting hosts (our fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30). If you have never been a host or would like to host a monthly business meeting again, please reach out to Carol Borges.
PLEASE start thinking about Committee service for around 2016-2017 year. Our Chapter is all about our members and we depend on you to support the association and continue to bring new ideas and initiatives to our group through service on our Committees. How will you serve?
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: Don't forget that Art has his membership drive going and has numerous incentives in place. If you attend a meeting, BRING A NEW CLERK! You will receive extra points and will have a better chance of winning prizes that will be awarded at our August meeting!
Hope to see everyone in Argyle on July 21st for our next business luncheon! Enjoy the summer!
Important dates for 2016
- NTMCA Monthly meeting in Argyle on July 21st
- NTMCA Monthly meeting in University Park on August 17th
- NTMCA Monthly meeting in Southlake on September 14th
Each member who has joined NTMCA by July 2016 will be given a number. This number will provide one draw for joining, and an additional single draw for every meeting attended for the chance to win the mega Membership Gift Basket. (See basket details below)
If a member brings a new clerk to a chapter meeting, they will receive an additional 5 drawing chances, and the guest clerk will receive 1 drawing chance.
If the guest clerk joins, both the member and the guest will each receive an additional 5 drawing chances. The guest clerk must provide the name of the member who invited them.
Any member attending the June Awards Luncheon will double their chances, they have accumulated, at winning the Membership Gift basket.
The Membership Gift basket is a winner-take-all, and will be given away at the August 2016 chapter meeting! Good luck!
Membership Gift Basket items and values include:
- Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions - Monday night, 12/26 - $160
- Subway gift card - $15
- Darden restaurants gift card - (2 @ $15) = $30
- Hobby Lobby gift card - $50
- State seal - $45
- Yeti 30 oz. Rambler - $45
- Texas Rangers v. Houston Astros - 9/3/16 (2) game tickets - $30
- Golf for (2) at Tangle Ridge Golf Course w/golf cart - $100
- (1) dozen Noodle golf balls - $15
- Target gift card - $15
- Home Goods gift card - $15
- NTMCA 2017 Dues - $30
- Texas shaped cutting board - $30
- Chili's gift card - $25
- Cellphone Plug-In Charger from STW (6) - $10
- Autographed Texas Ranger Pitcher, Martin Perez, in shadowbox - $65
- Airbender 1.0 wireless keyboard case for iPads 2, 3, and 4 - $35
A current value of $715!
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
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
These wheels are an excellent tool for counting deadlines with ease and precision. They are great for calendaring events/tasks associated with elections, requests for public information, budget, public hearings, legal notices, etc.
The calendar wheels will be available at the monthly meetings for $5.00 each. Monies raised from the sale of the calendar wheels will benefit the Alyce Deering Scholarship Fund. The calendar wheels come in two colors-purple and green.
If you are not at a monthly meeting, and would like to purchase a calendar wheel, please contact Monica Solko at 817.427.6062 or via e-mail
Mary Kayser, Fort Worth - IIMC President Elect
Congratulations to Mary Kayser, Fort Worth, who was installed as the IIMC president elect at the 70th annual IIMC Conference this May in Omaha, Nebraska. We are so very proud of you Mary!"
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FY 2015-2016 Board Officers
Mary Supino, Arlington
Carol Borges, Westworth Village
Sheila B. Morales, Copper Canyon
Amy Shelley, Colleyville
Laura Bell, Addison
Historical Spotlight - Euless
In March 1879, Elisha Adam and Judy Trigg Euless purchased a tract of land south of Bear Creek and built a new home and a cotton gin in the area of present day Main Street and Euless Junior High School. In April 1879, Euless petitioned the Tarrant County Commissioners Court to create a road from Bedford, about three miles west of his land, to the Dallas County line at Bear Creek. He requested that the road pass by the "Grange Hall," which was now on his property. The court ordered the road established and appointed a jury, including Euless, to lay it out. The Grange Hall on the Euless property served as the location for a community school, probably sponsored by the local grange. The Grange Hall was torn down in the early 1900's after much use. After his settlement there, the community thrived and local farmers decided to honor the popular young man whose arrival and whose gin seemed to coincide with the end of the hard times. They named their community for him.
In 1893, Adam Euless was elected sheriff of Tarrant County. Adam Euless continued farming until he was again lured into politics. In 1892, he defeated three contenders in a landslide election for county sheriff, and was re-elected in 1894. Euless moved to Fort Worth when he was elected and was the first sheriff to occupy an office in the newly constructed county courthouse. After two terms, health problems persuaded Euless to retire from law enforcement and politics. Shortly afterward in 1911, a stroke claimed his life, and he was buried in Fort Worth's Oakwood Cemetery.