NATCA News and Notes
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Please Help Our Members in the VLTP
There are 14 brothers and sisters currently in our database of members on the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP). To see the database and learn how to donate leave to assist them, please click HERE.
Please consider donating what you can to help them. If you know a member who is also in the VLTP and needs to be added to our database, please email Director of Communications Doug Church (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Upcoming Benefits/Retirement Seminars Scheduled
Here are the scheduled benefits/retirement seminars through the end of the year:
August 13 - Kansas City, Mo.
August 17 - Chicago/ Aurora, Ill.
September 7 - Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas
September 11 - Denver/Longmont, Colo.
September 13 - Albuquerque
September 15 - Palmdale, Calif.
September 24 - Anchorage
October 5 - Huntsville, Ala.
November 7 - Detroit/Romulus, Mich.
Nov. 16 - Cleveland
Nov. 30 - Indianapolis
Dec. 7 - Atlanta/Peachtree City, Ga.
Dec. 11 - Hauppauge/Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
We now have a new and improved process for retirement seminar registration.
When you want to register for one of the above-referenced seminars, please do so by signing on to the NATCA Portal: http://portal.natca.org.
Please verify the personal information listed for you including email and cell phone number. If any information is incorrect or missing, please correct or add it under the "My Profile" tab.
To register for a seminar, click the "Events" tab. Then click "2012 Retirement Seminars-Membership Registration." Complete the requested information and hit "next." When you come to the screen listing the seminars, click on the box next to the one you wish to attend, hit "next," verify your requested seminar information and then click on the "done" key. You will receive a confirmation email that your registration was complete.
Spouses and significant others are also invited to attend. Please ensure that you add them to the registration when asked if you will be bringing a guest.
For your guide to “Understanding your NATCA Federal Benefits Package,” please visit this Web site: http://natca.sharmansite.com/. If you attempt to register for a seminar on this site, it will automatically lead you to the NATCA Portal Web site.
If you have any questions regarding these events, registration process – or would like to have a retirement seminar take place in your area - please contact Sallie Sullivan at NATCA’s National Office by either emailing her at email@example.com or calling 202-220-9803.
Want to Opt Out of Receiving Printed Version of Quarterly Publication at Home?
If you would like to opt out of receiving the printed version of NATCA’s quarterly publication, the Air Traffic Controller, there are two ways to do so:
1. Go to the NATCA Members Portal at https://portal.natca.org/, log in, and simply UNCHECK the box where it indicates, “receive newsletter.”
2. Call the National Office at 800-266-0895 or 202-628-5451 and ask to speak with a Support Staff Specialist, who can update your listing in the membership database.
Indy Labor Day Parade Plans Taking Shape
On Saturday, Sept. 1st, NATCA Locals ZID/IND along with members of NATCA's National Executive Board, will be participating in the 2012 Indianapolis Labor Day Parade. NATCA’s “floats” will include an airplane and helicopter provided by Vincennes University and, military operations permitting, a miniature air traffic control tower provided by the Indiana Army National Guard.
Event T-shirts will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to our members and their family and friends. This has traditionally been one of the most high profile and well-attended NATCA events as part of Labor Day celebrations around the country.
For those who would like to attend, festivities begin with a pre-parade program at the corner of Pennsylvania and North Streets at 9:30 a.m. The parade itself will begin at 11 a.m., moving south on Pennsylvania Street, turning west on Ohio, north on Meridian Street, and finishing east on North Street to complete the loop.
Immediately following the parade, a buffet lunch will be provided at the Colts Grille, located at 110 West Washington St.
Event page on Facebook located here.
You've heard about the International ATC Hockey Tournament, held every winter. Now there's a new and exciting sports tournament taking shape; it's the "World Controllers' Cup," an international ATC soccer tournament scheduled for Nov. 4-10 in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
The first tournament was held last year in Las Vegas and controllers from more than 20 countries took part. Organizers sent us this link to a very entertaining snapshot of the event: https://vimeo.com/40514610.
Please click HERE for more details.