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February 2024 WMCA E-Newsletter
Issue 02 - 2024
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In This Issue:
  • President's Message
  • 2024 Conference
  • WCEF
  • 2024 Renewal Reminder
  • Upcoming District Meetings
  • UW-GB Institute
  • IIMC News
  • 2024 Blood Drive
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WMCA Mission:
To be the premier source for the personal empowerment of municipal clerks in Wisconsin through education, professional development, and the promotion of excellence.
President's Message
The Primary is almost over; just three more to go. Next we can start preparing for the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election on April 2nd. Remember that March 29th is Good Friday, but it is also the last day of in-person absentee voting and voter registration.
There have been some changes happening in WMCA in recent years. The biggest change last year was that our previous management company, F.A.C.T.S. LLC , did not renew their contract at the end of 2022 and we contracted with Association Executives Group, LLC (AEG). 
AEG is our professional management team. Just like Faith, AEG is not an employee of WMCA; we have a contract for services with the company. So, every time a member contacts AEG we are billed. Our contract is for billable hours. Just like your municipal attorney, every time you call it costs money. Our municipal budgets have been tightening and so has WMCA’s budget. We need to be more conscience of our spending. 
In 2023 WMCA went over on contract hours with AEG. Part of this was due to learning WMCA’s computer programs, but also it was manually entering membership renewals and responding/forwarding phone calls and emails from members. So going forward, I am asking members, if you have a question reach out to the committee chairperson, (hyper-links are on the website, a board member, or list-serv. Please don’t call AEG. Update your membership online, don’t send in a hard copy. These are two ways we can cut down on billable hours.
Another upcoming change, the board is researching a new list-serv. The current system is outdated, there is no longer any customer support, and a lot of things need to be done manually (this increases our billable hours with AEG). We are hoping to have a new system early in 2024. 
Something that hasn’t changed are the scholarships that are offered by WMCA. The scholarship application for the IIMC Conference is due March 22 and the application for UWGB Clerks Institute is due April 12. Get your applications in soon!
If you are working on obtaining your WCMC or WCPC the deadline for getting your application in is March 1. There will be another chance to apply in fall. If you have questions about the application, please contact a member of the Certification Committee.
WMCA committees are busy meeting. Districts are having meetings. It is a busy time for WMCA. Keep up the great work everyone!
“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not smashing it.” Arnold H. Glasgow 
Enjoy your day,
Cindi Gamb
WMCA President
2024 Annual Conference
2024 WMCA Annual Conference
Madison Marriott West – Middleton
The WMCA announced at the 2023 Annual Conference that the 2024 Annual Conference will be in Middleton at the Madison Marriot West. While it is too early to announce the line-up of classes, you can get your hotel room reserved now. 
The 2024 WMCA Conference will be the shorter 2-day conference with a pre-conference day on Wednesday, August 28, 2024.  Conference will be August 29-30, 2024.
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Wisconsin Clerks Education Fund is for YOU!
The Wisconsin Clerks Education Fund or WCEF is a WMCA committee that was established to promote the training and education of Wisconsin’s Municipal Clerks. This is accomplished by providing scholarships to clerks to attend the WMCA Annual Conference and the Spring Northern Training. In 2023, the WCEF helped 7 clerks by granting a partial or full scholarship to attend the conference. This year we hope to help even more!
We are funded by generous donations from our vendors, from raffles held before and during the annual conference, and those that shop using iGive
As a WMCA member you are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Please watch our page on the WMCA website; the 2024 application will be out soon!
2024 Membership Renewals
If you have not renewed your membership for 2024 yet, your membership is in a grace period until February 28, 2024. If dues are not received prior to that day, memberships will expire and you will no longer have a current membership with WMCA.
If you have not renewed yet, please click the Membership Renewal button below for the online renewal form.
For any questions, please contact
Membership Renewal
Upcoming District Meetings
Watch the website for upcoming District meetings! The next one is District VI on April 26, 2024. 
Click here for more information
UW-Green Bay Clerks and Treasurers Institute
July 14-19, 2024 | Fully Online - $499
The UW-Green Bay Virtual Institute is a series of interactive, live online sessions via Zoom. Participants select and register for their track, and UW-Green Bay provides links so that participants can join the cohort live. The session length depends on the content.
Click the button below for more information and registration!
UW-GB Institute Info
Scholarship Applications Now Available for
UW-Green Bay Institute
Deadline is April 12, 2024
This Institute is truly the premiere place to learn the skills you need to be the best Professional Clerk you can be. 
WMCA has scholarships available for any Clerk planning to attend the Clerks Institute. Applications must be postmarked by April 12. All members are encouraged to apply for a scholarship no matter which year of the institute you are in – Year  1, 2 or 3 or Clerks Completion. 
Click the button below to fill out the online application! Deadline is April 12, 2024.
UW-GB Scholarship Application
Scholarship to IIMC 2024 Conference
The International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) has some great educational opportunities for municipal Clerks, too. They will be holding their annual conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, from May 19 - 22, 2024. Click here to view the conference website for more information.
If you are considering attending, you should consider filling out the IIMC/WMCA Scholarship application for a chance at a full scholarship! The online application form must be filled out and submitted by March 22, 2024. Click the button below for the online application.
IIMC Scholarship Application
Blood Drive
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