This Week's Notebook: Charter Members Now Included in New Platinum Retired Membership Program
Friday, August 30, 2013

NATCA has been proud to stand with our members who are now entering or nearing retirement. We invite those retiring to remain a valued member of the NATCA family by signing up for a retired membership.

NATCA recently implemented a new Platinum Retired Membership Program! This membership level is an exclusive membership available at no cost to our NATCA members who fall into one or both of the following categories:
  1. NATCA members who paid dues as active members for 20+ consecutive years immediately prior to their retirement.
  2. Charter Members who paid dues as active members consecutively from the inception of their membership until their retirement date.
For those not eligible for the Platinum Program, we offer two other options for Retired NATCA Active Volunteers (RNAV) membership: the first is a $35 Annual Membership and the second is a Lifetime Membership at a one-time cost of $350.

For more information on all NATCA membership programs, including applications, please click HERE.



NATCA EVENTS 2014: Communications Outlets 

Stay up-to-date with news and information about our three big 2014 events by making each of the links below part of your bookmarked favorites.

COMMUNICATING FOR SAFETY (March 24-26, 2014)
Website – Please click HERE.
Facebook page – Please click HERE.
Twitter – Please click HERE.
App – Download the NATCA App on the App Store.
We want to hear your ideas: What new topics would you like to see on the agenda at CFS 2014? Tweet, use Facebook or add it to Google Docs to register your response.

NATCA IN WASHINGTON (May 19-21, 2014)
Website – Please click HERE.

NATCA CONVENTION – MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2014)
Website – Please click HERE.
Facebook – Please click HERE.


This Week in Labor History

1919: Fannie Sellins and Joseph Starzeleski are murdered by coal company guards on a picket line in Brackenridge, Pa. Sellins was a United Mine Workers of America organizer and Starzeleski was a miner.

1920: Three-quarters of the states ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, and women win their long struggle for the vote.


NATCA STORE ITEM OF THE WEEK: Weston Polo Shirt

This shirt is 100 percent polyester. It’s a moisture management box-patterned shirt with a three-button placket (two-button for ladies). Solid knit collar with hemmed sleeves available in black, blue, green or grey in men’s or women’s size, with your choice of NATCA logo. Price is $35-$38 for sizes small-5XL; up to 3XL for the women’s.
 
Click here to see the item and order it on the NATCA Store website.

To view our other products log on to natcastore.com. For assistance call 800.266.0895 or email natcastore@natcadc.org.
 
NATCA STORE FAQ:
How can I track my package?

For UPS shipments, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with a tracking number after your package is shipped. From there you can track the package and estimated delivery. Please ensure you enter a valid e-mail address during your order.
 
For USPS shipments, the NATCA Store will send an e-mail confirmation to inform you that the package has shipped. If need be, the USPS tracking feature may be applied but take note that this very limited for it does not specify the location of a package during transit.


BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT: NLC to Offer Associate of Arts Degree

The National Labor College (NLC) is now accredited to offer an Associate of Arts degree! An Associate of Arts degree is basically the first two years of college and will provide students with the foundation to succeed in NLC’s bachelor's degree programs or at any other four-year college or university.

Applications for the Associate of Arts degree for the fall semester beginning September 3, 2013 will be available shortly. If you would like more information about this program please visit http://www.nlc.edu/AA. To see more about this benefit and other great benefits available to NATCA members visit the Benefits section of the NATCA members Only website at http://natcamembers.org/benefits.aspx.


Upcoming Retirement Seminars

September 23 - Charlotte
September 27 - Fairbanks, Alaska
October 1 - Grand Rapids, Mich.
October 3 – St. Charles, Mo. 
October 7 - Phoenix
December 3 – Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
December 5 – Providence, R.I.

If you wish 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 "2013 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 website: http://natca.sharmansite.com/. If you attempt to register for a seminar on this site, it will automatically lead you to the NATCA Portal.

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 ssullivan@natcadc.org or calling 202-220-9803.