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October 2018 WMCA E-News

Monthly E-Newsletter for WMCA Members

Issue 9, Volume 2018

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Inside This Issue 


Fall WMCA District Meetings coming up:

District 6 - Oct. 25 in Town of Greenbush

District 7
- Nov. 15 in Egg Harbor

Have you checked out our Facebook page?
Have you had a chance to check out the WMCA Facebook Page?  President Michaels has assigned a member to each day of the week to bring you some great ideas and information.  Check it out!

Monday – Motivations

Tuesday – Productivity Tips

Wednesday-Wonders of Clerk World

Thursday-Thirsty for Education

Friday-Professional Peep of the Week  [You can also see the Peep of the Week on the WMCA website.]


Certification Deadline:
 The next deadline to send in your certification applications is March 1st, 2019.
​The Certification Committee is meeting on October 17 to review the October Applicants.

WI Department of Justice
Hosting a Trauma Symposium

The Wisconsin Dept of Justice is hosting a Trauma Symposium on October 30th in Oshkosh and they asked us to spread the word.  If you are not interested, perhaps your Police Department might be.  Please pass the information along.

Click here for more information.

About Us

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Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Assoc.


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Kelly Michaels




My Fellow Clerks

It is October, the leaves are turning color and we are marching full speed ahead to Election Day.   

A TEASPOON OF SUGAR MAKES THE MEDICINE GO DOWN:   WMCA Board members are reviewing what you had to say about the 2018 conference so we can plan the 2019 conference to meet your needs and expectations.   Of course we see diversity of opinions when it comes to the conference but we will be looking for common themes and great ideas to improve as we move forward.   We greatly appreciate your feedback, both critical and positive. 

GET OUT THERE AND SLAY:  WMCA membership provides many ways to obtain information and education including use of mentors, clerk list email, district meetings, Facebook, WMCA web page, conference and institute.   I encourage you to plug in and get connected to professional Clerks across Wisconsin.   Together, we have answers to your questions!

MISSION ACCEPTED:   Most, if not all, of our WMCA committees have met to start work on their mission.   If you are on a committee that has not met yet, please let me know so I can assist!  The Board will hold its second meeting on November 16th, 2018 to consider the budget, review the conference survey and other important issues.   Attention Committee Chairpersons:  If you have matters or reports that need to be addressed at the November Board meeting, send me a quick email.

HAIR ON FIRE?  Of course as Election Day approaches we are all experiencing those crazy busy days and looming deadlines!  Remember we are professional Clerks and how we perform our job is critically important.  Stress is not what happens in your day but how you react to what happens.   So, expect to assist a large number of voters in a politically charged environment while training and staffing your polling locations, testing your equipment, organizing supplies, securing ballots and much, much more.   Also, expect to do all of that while prioritizing and maintaining all of the other jobs you do for your municipality.  Stay calm. Stay focused. You are not alone. You got this!

Kelly Michaels WCMC/CMC

President, Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association

 NEW IIMC CERTIFICATION - Congratulations!

I am pleased to inform you that the following individual has earned the prestigious Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC):

Sara Bruckman, CMC - Village Clerk - Village of Shorewood, WI -

The Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) is one of the two professional designations granted by IIMC and is designed to enhance the job performance of the Clerk in small and large municipalities. To earn the CMC designation, a Municipal Clerk must attend extensive education programs often totaling more than 120 educational hours. The CMC designation also requires pertinent experience in a municipality. The CMC program prepares the applicants to meet the challenges of the complex role of the Municipal Clerk by providing them with quality education in partnership with institutions of higher learning, as well as State/Provincial/National Associations. The CMC program has been assisting clerks to excel since 1970.

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 What is The IIMC Foundation?
Established in 1984, the IIMC Foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit foundation under Section 501 (C)(3) created to raise funds for its partner, the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. IIMC uses these funds to promote, train and educate Municipal Clerks, making them proficient in the services they provide for the citizens of their community.

Would you like a "Crabby" Christmas?!
Click here to bring up the form to purchase raffle tickets to win 10 pounds of Alaskan King Crab and have them delivered for your Christmas dinner or any date you choose!
Would you like to check out an IIMC Conference to see what they are all about?

Click here to bring up the form to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win Free Registration and 4 hotel room nights at the Birmingham, Alabama, conference next May.
Could you use a vacation to Hawaii?!?!
Click here to download the form to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to go to Hawaii.  You can win a trip for two, including airfare, and a week's hotel on Waikiki Beach. 
You do not have to be an IIMC member and you do not have to be present to win any of the raffles listed here.

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