LATEST NEWS FROM WNCC PAUMCS
PAUMCS CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE FOR ALL CHURCH SECRETARIES
The Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries was organized April 14, 1982 in Dallas, Texas. Meetings are held annually and a quarterly newsletter published. The General Council on Finance and Administration has been charged with "the authority and responsibility to provide guidance and consultation for continuing education of church secretaries, including establishment of training and certification programs, and provide assistance to the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries." (¶ 807.15 Book of Discipline, 1996).
All United Methodist Church secretaries, administrative assistants, general agency office personnel, episcopal, district and annual conference office personnel may attend. Only National PAUMCS members whose annual dues are paid are eligible for certification after successfully completing the course of study. Each class is limited to 30 participants. It is a program from which anyone who works within the United Methodist structure can benefit.
To learn more about becoming a certified United Methodist secretary, contact Cynthia Haralson, GCFA rep.
CONFERENCE PAUMCS ORGANIZED IN 1990 Organized in 1990, the mission of the Western North Carolina Chapter of PAUMCS is to provide a supportive base for secretaries in the Western North Carolina Conference. We seek to provide unity and fellowship of members, individual growth, professional development, continuing education and spiritual enrichment in conformity with the National Association. Membership consists of all persons, currently or previously, paid or volunteer, engaged in administrative and secretarial work in any local church, extension ministry and/or in any agency of The United Methodist Church. For a member to be in good standing, annual dues must be paid for the current year.
CONFERENCE, NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION AND FORMS DIFFER
Western NC PAUMCS Chapter annual membership dues are $10 and are due by Jan. 31. Checks should be made payable to WNCC PAUMCS and mailed to the current treasurer. The Western North Carolina Chapter publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Anchor. If dues are current at the annual retreat in the fall of the year, members will be eligible to vote on matters of the local chapter and elect chapter officers.
Mail National PAUMCS dues of $50 to PAUMCS, General Council on Finance and Administration, PO Box 340029, Nashville TN 37203-0029. National PAUMCS members will receive the quarterly newsletter, The Vital Link, and are eligible to vote for national officers and on business matters of the Association at the annual conference each spring.