WCEF - Wisconsin Clerks Education Fund

WCEF red schoolhouseThe Wisconsin Clerks Education Fund (WCEF) of the WMCA was established to promote the training and education of municipal clerks so that they will bring high professional standards to the office of clerk and will better serve the elected officials and citizens of their governmental unit by providing efficient and economical services.

The Fund’s purpose is to raise funds for municipal clerk scholarships at WMCA approved educational sessions.  Every dollar you donate helps promote education to Wisconsin clerks in keeping with our association mission:  "To be the premier source for the personal empowerment of municipal clerks in Wisconsin through education, professional development, and the promotion of excellence."

Click on each of the tabs below to check out your opportunities to give to the WCEF and/or how you may benefit from one of the scholarships that the WCEF has to offer.

Scholarships Available for the 2017 Spring Training Camp in Minocqua

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 Spring Training Camp.



Deadline to apply is April 5, 2017.

The Wisconsin Clerk’s Education Fund (WCEF) is here for you and has developed a scholarship program for the WMCA membership. As the donations and interest earned in the account grows, the WCEF Committee will be offering scholarships for WMCA members to attend WMCA trainings and conferences.


In 2015, the WCEF offered two $500.00 scholarships to attend the 2015 WMCA annual conference in the City of La Crosse. The scholarship awards are reimbursable with receipts turned in for conference expenses such as: registration fees, hotel accommodations, and mileage or transportation fees. Take full advantage of your WMCA membership and apply for one of the WCEF Scholarships to the annual conference in August.

Click here for a paper version of the 2016 Annual WMCA Conference Scholarship Application.   The scholarship application deadline was June 30th. The submitted applications will be reviewed and scored for timeliness and completeness and awarded at the WCEF Committee meeting to be held on July 22nd. Scholarship recipients will be notified by email and letter of their award as soon as possible thereafter so arrangements for conference attendance can be made. Apply Now!


The WMCA took two days of conference quality education to our northern clerks and had the first ever Northern Wisconsin Training Days at The Waters of Minocqua on May 12-13, 2016.

The WCEF offered $200 scholarships for five northern clerks to attend this training.  


Take Me Away From Elections




The Wisconsin Clerks Education Fund (WCEF) Committee of the WMCA wants to reward you for your extra-ordinary efforts this Presidential Election Year.

Purchase a 2016 WCEF Raffle Ticket for your chance to win a Post-Election Rehap Vacation.

1st Prize:  $2,500 Vacation Voucher

2nd Prize:  Golden iPad Mini 4 ($400 value)

3rd Prize:  $250 Cash


Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25



Click here to download a form to order your 2016 WCEF Raffle Tickets.  

The Drawing will be on Friday, August 19th at 11:30 am at the 2016 WMCA Annual Conference in Appleton at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel.

The raffle prizes were donated by the following:


1st PRIZE:  $2,000 of the Vacation Pkg was donated by the agents of the LWMMI


2nd PRIZE:  The Golden iPad Mini 4  ($400 value)




3rd PRIZE:  $250 Cash was donated anonymously by a WMCA Member



All proceeds of our raffles go to the Wisconsin Clerks Education Fund for clerk’s education scholarships.

The WCEF thanks you for your donations and participation in our raffles.



Yes, the WCEF Silent Auction!

The WMCA Board of Directors voted at their June 2015 meeting to place the ever popular WMCA Silent Auction under the control of the Wisconsin Clerks Education Fund Committee.  The Board also voted that all proceeds from the Silent Auction will go into the WCEF fund. The proceeds will be disbursed as WMCA Conference scholarships through an application process. This will allow many more WMCA members to attend our education conferences!

While this move promises to accelerate the growth of the fund and help more clerks, we cannot
accomplish that without You!

Please Donate

The WCEF Committee has chosen a theme and developed a “competition” among the eight districts for this year’s Silent Auction. One or more birdhouses have been distributed to clerks in each district who have volunteered to decorate the birdhouses as donations to the Silent Auction. The enthusiasm for this competition has been outstanding, and we can’t wait to see all the entries. In addition to the birdhouse entries, we invite WMCA Clerks and Associate Members to donate other items to the Silent Auction. We ask that each item have a value of $20 or more and be appealing to women and men.

What is a Silent Auction?

Donated items are set up on tables with a bidding card. From Wednesday through Thursday afternoon, attendees may view the items for sale and make a bid for the item by silently writing an amount on the bid sheet. Bidding ends at exactly 3:30 pm on Thursday afternoon. If you have the winning bid – the item is yours to take home and you can pick up your items by 5 pm.

100% of the proceeds received from the Silent Auction will go to fund full and registration fee scholarships for WMCA members to go to the next WMCA Conference. WCEF Scholarship applications will be available in the Spring of each year.  With the tight budgets that all municipalities face, winning a scholarship to a future conference can really help!


If you know what you are bringing ahead of time, click here for a form to fill out and email it to the WMCA Office. That way the bidding cards can be created before you arrive at the conference. Bring your items with you to the conference registration desk in the Radisson Paper Valley in Appleton.

Then don’t forget to stop by the Silent Auction while attending the conference and bid, bid, bid!!!

Building Permit Fees Waived—Help Us Finish the Roof!WCEF Schoolhouse

The Wisconsin Clerks Education Fund (WCEF) has “waived the building permit fee” for all clerks wishing to install a commemorative shingle on the red school house roof. Help us reach our goal of completing the front side of the roof before presentation at the 2014 Conference in Rothschild in August.

A donation of $25 includes a shingle. Get one for yourself, your municipality, or in memory or recognition of someone special to you. What better way to thank a fellow clerk or mentor for their support this year and in the past; welcome a new member to your district or recognize a specific WMCA committee or chairperson.

No matter how much you are able to give, your tax-deductible donation helps grow our Wisconsin Clerk Education Fund. Scholarships are given out for clerks to attend our annual educational conference and helps us to continue to be :  ‘Your Professional Link to Excellence.’

Download the Donation Form Here