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At the 2017 Annual Business Meeting of the National PAUMCS Annual Conference in Chicago, the body approved a name change for the organization changing the name from Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries to Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure. This change had been discussed for many years, but has finally become a reality. The main purpose behind the name change is an effort to be more inclusive and open up membership to a wider range of employees. While the term “secretary” can be considered misleading and not representative of many of our members, the new name should encompass a much broader base.
The PAUMCS organization has always been open to secretaries, administrative assistants, office managers, financial secretaries and any other administrative professionals at United Methodist Churches, extension ministries, agencies or Annual Conferences and to any retired persons who maintain their PAUMCS certification. The purpose of the organization is to provide members a supportive base for unity and fellowship and to promote individual growth, professional development, continuing education and spiritual enrichment. PAUMCS was first organized in 1982 and falls under the authority of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) of The United Methodist Church.
If you are currently a member of the Georgia Chapter of PAUMCS or of the National PAUMCS, we hope you will renew your membership for 2018, but if you have never participated in either organization, please take a moment and consider joining one or both of these outstanding groups. More information on the Georgia Chapter is available at our website, www.ga-paumcs.org. Additionally, you can get information on the National organization at www.paumcs.org. Please feel free to contact me or any member of the GA PAUMCS Executive Committee with any questions you might have. And please share this information with others that may be interested!
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