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April 2023 WMCA E-Newsletter
Issue 4 - 2023
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In This Issue:
  • President’s Message
  • WCEF Cash Raffle
  • Upcoming District Meetings
  • Professional Municipal Clerks Appreciation Week
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Clerk & Treasurers Virtual Institute
  • Member Ads & Final Remarks
Career Ads
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
Greetings Members,
As my Presidency of this great organization is at an end, I wish the say thank you to all the dedicated Professional Municipal Clerks who work tirelessly to provide their municipalities with outstanding professionalism and service. It’s been a pleasure to meet and get to know so many of you. I wish all of you continued success.
This Association is all about each of you – be involved, keep learning. I’ll see you as a Clerk at Heart in Appleton.
Marie A. Moe, WCPC, MMC
WMCA President
WCEF Cash Raffle
The Wisconsin Clerks Education Fund Committee (WCEF) Cash Raffle is back for 2023. A HUGE shoutout to HeyGov for their generous donation and sponsorship of this raffle fundraiser.
 Prize Details: 
1st Prize - $1,000 
2nd Prize - $500 
3rd – 5th Prizes - $250
6th – 7th Prizes - $100 
8th Prize - $50
  • ONLY 600 raffle tickets sold for $10.00 Each
  • Drawing Friday, August 25, 2023 at 11:30 AM at the annual WMCA Conference in Appleton
  • Need not be present to win
Stay tuned for information on how to purchase your tickets!!!
Where does the money go from the Fundraiser? All money earned from this raffle goes back to our own Clerks in the form of scholarships for WMCA Educational Training.
I want to attend the WMCA Annual Conference but don’t have the budget for it? There is an opportunity ……. WCEF wants to award scholarships and you could be a lucky recipient. 
Why is this important? Because it provides you with a full or partial scholarship to pay for or defray the costs of valuable education necessary for your profession which in turn makes you a valuable asset to your Municipality. 
How do I apply? Go to the WMCA WCEF website page: and download the scholarship application or fill it out on-line. (Page is under construction – Stay tuned) 
Where else does WCEF get the money for the scholarships? From the very generous donations of our Vendors; WMCA Members (and their friends and family) shopping thru IGive; other Raffle Tickets sold at our WMCA Annual Conference such as 50/50; and Donations from our Members just because they want to Give Back.
QUESTIONS?: Feel free to reach out to your WCEF Committee members:
Chair  Racquel Shampo-Giese, Village of Combined Locks
Diane Coenen, City of Oconomowoc
Jennifer Haar, City of Madison
Jerri Johnson, City of Adams
Linda Kuhlman, Village of Brooklyn
Sarah LaValliere, Village of Summit
Lisa Vanden Heuvel, Village of Suamico
James Wendt. Town of Watertown
1st Vice President Cindi Gamb, Village of Kohler
WMCA Treasurer Brenda Ayers, City of Lodi
WMCA Executive Director Courtney Harris
Upcoming District Meetings
District I & II Joint Meeting - May 5th
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Rice Lake City Hall
Cost: $25 Per Person
District III - May 25th
Time: TBD
Location:  TBD
Cost:  TBD
District VI - May 11th
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Algoma Town Hall
Cost: TBD
District VIII - May 4th
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location:  Minocqua Town Hall
Cost:  Various Pricing Options
For more information on all of our upcoming District Meetings and to register, please click here.
The Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association (WMCA), a professional non-profit association comprised of Professional Clerks, Deputy Clerks and Clerk/Treasurers from Cities, Towns, and Villages throughout Wisconsin, is proud to announce Professional Municipal Clerks Week —May 7 through May 13, 2023.
This week, proclaimed originally in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan and again in 1994 & 1996 by President Bill Clinton celebrates our honored profession by increasing the public’s awareness of the vital services Professional Clerk’s provide to local government and the communities they serve.
As you celebrate this week, don’t forget to congratulate yourself and your staff for administering all the vital services you provide throughout the year.
Lifetime Achievment Award
Deadline: June 30, 2023
In our Clerk world, we all know an amazing Clerk who gives above and beyond in their daily job and to their community. Would you like to nominate an amazing Clerk for the WMCA Lifetime Achievement Award?
The Lifetime Achievement Award gives recognition to a Clerk who has made a significant contribution to the Clerk profession and their community. Please consider nominating a Clerk to receive this honor.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the Wisconsin Municipal Clerk’s Association’s most prestigious award. This award was originally known as the Clerk of the Year Award, the name was changed in 1999 to reflect the long-term commitment of the recipient clerk. This award was developed to recognize clerks for outstanding contributions and commitment to their local municipality and their profession. The award will be presented at the Annual WMCA Conference in August.
If you have someone in mind to nominate for this prestigious award, the person must be a member of WMCA for at least five years, held the position of Municipal Clerk of Deputy Clerk, exhibit leadership ability, have received or currently hold certification as a Municipal Clerk (WMCA, CMC, MMC, WCPC), be active in the WMCA by serving on the Board of Directors, serving on a committee, attending annual conferences, workshops and trainings. We urge you to work with the person you are nominating to help you gather all the information for the application.
Click here for the Guidelines and Nomination Form on the WMCA website or you may contact WMCA Executive Director at Applications must be returned by June 30, 2023.
Nancy J. Zastrow
Chair – Lifetime Achievement Award Committee
Best Clerk Education in the Country!
July 17-21, 2023 Clerk & Treasurers Virtual Institute
2023 Tuition $499 | **Note: Courses will NO be recorded.
The UW-Green Bay online Institute is a series of interactive, live online sessions via Zoom.
Pros of Virtual Learning
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home or office
  • There's no lodging or travel costs
  • Easy digital access to learning materials
  • Less time away from the office
Click here for more details.
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