Greetings from the MTAW President, Barb Guckenberger
Happy Fall season everyone! Speaking of fall, what a great MTAW Fall 2019 Conference we had this year themed “Sharing Solutions.” There was a great variety of presentations: Fraud/Theft Prevention; Customer Service Tips; Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning & Wills; Counterfeit Money, Checks & Cash Handling; Sick Leave Bank Payouts; Legislative Updates; ending with a little Folk Humor. All sessions were interactive with many great questions from the attendees. There were also puzzles, a white elephant exchange, bingo and networking in the Hospitality Suite. Thank you to all who attended and to our wonderful sponsors…we couldn’t do it without all of you!
If you weren’t able to attend the MTAW Fall 2019 Conference you missed a great one but; don’t fret, we have another fantastic conference planned for the Spring. Save the dates of April 30-May 1, 2020 for the MTAW Spring 2020 Conference, being held at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, as we “Go for Gold!” If you haven’t guessed it, the theme is “The Olympics” and there are many wonderful topics and fun events planned. There is also a New Treasurers Workshop the day before the conference (April 29th). Watch for the agenda and registration information in the near future!
Are you looking to achieve or retain your CMTW? You can earn experience points toward certification/ re-certification by volunteering for a committee, chairing a committee, becoming a mentor, District Director or a Board member. To find out more about the qualifications, requirements and duties involved check out the MTAW Officers and Committees Manual on our website. If interested in adding your name to the list for open positions during the 2020-2021 term, please contact President-Elect Deb Winter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The snow will be flying before you know it and along with it comes…ahh yes, Property Taxes. Are you a newer Treasurer who could use someone to answer questions and help you through the process? MTAW members can request a mentor who will be matched up with someone with experience in a similar municipality. Or if you are a more seasoned Treasurer please consider becoming a mentor. Applications for both can be found on the MTAW website.
If you are not yet a member of MTAW, please considering joining. There are many member benefits such as certification, cost savings for educational programs, scholarship opportunities, mentoring and access to the members only section of the MTAW website. To learn more about MTAW benefits, committees, conferences and more, please visit the MTAW website at mtaw.org. Have a great Fall and I look forward to seeing you in the spring!