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March 2018 WMCA E-News

Monthly E-Newsletter for WMCA Members

Issue 3, Volume 2018

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Inside This Issue 


Spring WMCA District Meetings are being set.  Check out the list so far. If registration is open, click on the DISTRICT to go to registration.

DISTRICT 2 - Save the Date - 4/20/2018 in New Richmond

DISTRICT4 - Meeting set at Waunakee Community Center on 4/11/2018.

DISTRICT 5 - Save the Date - 05/17/2018 at the Village Bowl in Menomonee Falls

DISTRICT 6 & 7 - Save the Date - 05/04/2018 at Grand Chute

The WMCA volunteer BOR Trainers have been re-trained to teach the brand new laws that were passed over winter, and classes are being set now.
Check out the WMCA website under Education/Board of Review to see the classes set so far and continue to watch the site for more options in the next week or two.
Many of the WMCA Districts will have Board of Review training at their meetings, too.
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Super Clerks Deserve a Super Hero Raffle and the Hulk Will Have You Seeing Green!
 2018 WCEF Raffle
First Prize:  $2,500 Cash
Second Prize:  $500 Cash
Third Prize:  $250 Cash

Tickets are $10 ea/3 for $25
Click here for a form to request tickets.
Tickets will be available at the Spring District Meetings and the Northern Training.

The winners will be drawn at the 2018 Annual Conference on August 24th at 11:30 am in the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay.

About Us

To be the premier source for the personal empowerment of municipal clerks in Wisconsin through education, professional development, and the promotion of excellence.

Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Assoc.


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 The New Website is Here!!

Have You Checked it Out?!?


The switch to the new WMCA website through GovOffice was accomplished on Monday, March 19th and everyone should be able to bring it up in your internet program.  If you had our website saved to a tab and the old site is still what you see when you open your program, you may want to delete that tab and start over.  Type back in and the new website should come up.  Then take a few minutes and check it out!  We believe you will find it easier to maneuver through and find what you are looking for.  If you find any problems on the site, please contact the Executive Director at

Along with the change of website, the email address for the WMCA – has been changed.  The new email address will be .  The old email address will work for a while because it is out on many registration forms and out there in print, but eventually it will be shut off, so take the time to change it now. 


We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Northern Wisconsin Training Days! 

The theme this year for President Barb Goeckner is celebrating that Wisconsin clerks are ”Super Clerks”.   However, just like any other Super Hero, it takes training to grow and become a “Super Clerk”.

The WMCA Northern Wisconsin Training Days is a great place for young clerks to learn the basics to help them grow into that “Super Clerk”.  However, even “Super Clerks” can use a refresher, so whether you are new or a seasoned “Super Clerk” everyone is invited to seek out the latest information available on many of the basic and statutory responsibilities you have in your municipality.  Please join us in one of the many beautiful parts of Wisconsin – Minocqua in May!

Click here to check out the great line-up of “Super” classes listed in the brochure.  The training starts with everyone attending the Election Updates class with the WEC.  After that, you pick the breakouts you need to become a “Super Clerk”. 

Click here to go to the on-line Northern WI Super Clerk in Training registration website for all the details.

Would you love to attend both days but can only get away one day or one morning or one afternoon?  That works!  Choose from the ala carte menu and attend when you can.

 Help Build Up

the WCEF Scholarship Fund

While You Shop!

Are you an on-line shopper?  The next time you need to purchase something on-line, consider using AmazonSmile or iGive.  These are organizations that donate a percentage of your purchase to charitable organizations. And guess what? WMCA is a charitable organization!  AmazonSmile donates .5% of your purchase, and iGive donations vary by store some as high as 6% or more!!

Here is some information about the FREE money being given away by AmazonSmile and iGive:

AmazonSmile FAQ:
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?  
To shop at AmazonSmile click here to go to the site on your web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?  Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. We are listed as: Wisconsin Municipal Clerk’ s Association Incorporated

iGive FAQ:
How do I shop at iGive:
Click here to register; allow the iGive button cookie to be installed on your computer or mobile device; search for stores that participate in iGive.

What stores participate in iGive:  1800+ stores participate in iGive, including: Walmart, Pottery Barn, Staples, Petco, Expedia, Best Buy, QVC, Verizon, Kohls, Lands End, L.L. Bean, Macys, Groupon, Vistaprint, Staples, Quill, Shutterfly, Choice Hotels, Clarion Hotels, Holiday Inn & Holiday Inn Express, Proactiv, Nutrisystem, Walgreens, and the list goes on and on.

350,000+ shoppers since 1997 have donated more than $7 million to over 35,000 charitable organizations.

So Shop! Shop! Shop! and let WMCA be your cause.

If you want to register for AmazonSmile or iGive but are having trouble, please contact Racquel at

Don't Confuse Them - We Have Two Scholarships Available Right Now
One for Northern Training and the other for UW-Green Bay Clerk's Institute & Master Academy

That's not to say you cannot apply for both scholarships.  Hopefully you are attending both the Super Clerk Training in Minocqua and the UW-Green Bay Clerks Institute this year.  That would be wonderful!  Just know that you need to apply for each event separately.  See the next two articles for more information.

Need Financial Help to Attend the May Northern Training?

Apply for a WCEF Scholarship.  WCEF is the Wisconsin Clerks Education Fund.  The WCEF Committee is committed to growing the fund each year through raffles and donations and then distributing the money to our members in the form of conference/ training scholarships.

The WCEF is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for scholarships to attend the two-day Northern Wisconsin Super Clerk in Training. 

Click here to download the WCEF Northern Training Scholarship paper form

Click here to go to the on-line fillable Northern Training Scholarship Application.

Deadline to apply on-line is April 20, 2018, so don't delay-apply today.


   For UW-Green Bay

Available from WMCA for the UW-Green Bay 
Clerks Institute, Clerks Completion and Master Academy


As you know, this is the 40th anniversary of the UW-Green Bay Clerks/Treasurers Institute.  This year the Master Academy will also be held the same week.  Rumor has it that Kassie and her staff have been very busy preparing a curriculum for all levels of education, plus adding some great fun into the week too.

If you’re planning to attend the UW-Green Bay Clerks Institute or the Master Academy the week of July 16th, please be sure to apply for a scholarship.   

Click here to go to the on-line 2018 UW-GB Scholarship Application

Click here to download the paper 2018 UW-GB Scholarship Application.

Do not forget to submit your letter of support signed by your immediate supervisor!

If you have any questions, contact Jill Kenda-Lubetski, Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee, at or 414/371-3050.


Congratulations to our Newest

Certified Members!

 The WMCA Certification Committee wishes to announce and congratulate the following members that have just earned their WCMC-Wisconsin Certified Municipal Clerk certification.

Melissa Blease, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, Village of Cambria
Jane Booth, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, Village of Hortonville
Candee Christen, Clerk, Town of Exeter
Karen Couillard, Clerk, City of Glendale
Karry DeVault, Clerk, Town of Beloit
Alyssa Gross, Clerk/Deputy Treasurer/Office Manager, Village of Mount Horeb
Jennifer Haar, Municipal Clerk II, City of Madison Clerk's Office
Kristine Klodowski, Clerk, Town of Beaver Dam
Lana Kropf, Clerk, City of Lake Geneva
Rachel Ladewig, Clerk, Village of Waterford
Arrin Linzenmeyer, Deputy Clerk, City of Sun Prairie
Theresa Loomer, Administrator/Clerk, Village of Fontana-On-Geneva Lake
Melanie Marzahl, Deputy Clerk, City of Wauwatosa
Angela Morgan, Clerk-Deputy Treasurer, City of Durand
Patrick Moynihan, Jr., Clerk/Treasurer, Village of Ashwaubenon
Kelly Murre, Deputy Clerk, Town of Gibraltar
Rebecca Ness, Deputy Clerk, City of Portage
Karen Witte, Clerk/Treasurer, CIty of Whitehall

IIMC-International Institute of Municipal Clerks also announced and congratulates Beverly Searvogel-Graikowski, CMC of  City of Appleton, for earning the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC). 

Check Out the Following Offerings Coming Up thru UW-Green Bay!
 UWGB Class
To register on-line, click here for the link to the UW-GB registration site.
Click here to download a flier and printable registration form.
Questions?  Contact Kassie VanRemortel at 920-465-2468 or

 UW-GB Master Academy for Civic and Public Affairs 2018 Curriculum is Set!

Kassie VanRemortel has created a wonderful line-up of classes for the Master Academy in Green Bay this summer.  Click here to check out the great line-up of classes.  Remember, for the 40th Anniversary the Master Academy will be running the same week as the Clerks/Treasurers Institute at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay.  Master Academy classes run from July 16-19, 2018.  Sign up for a day or the week, but sign up today!

Here are the first two "Superman" Sponsors for our Northern WI Super Clerk in Training Days!


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