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Jan. 15, 2016 // This Week’s Notebook: Seattle Center Mourns Member Lost too Soon

Seattle Center (ZSE) members are mourning the loss of Landon Bunch, a developmental controller in Area C, who passed away on Jan. 8 from a sudden illness. He was 26. Landon is survived by his wife, Lindsay, and a four-month-old daughter. ZSE has set up a fund to help Landon’s family. Please consider helping if you can at youcaring.com/lindsay-bunch-500694.

Store Item of the Week: Fleece Zip Pullover
Keep yourself warm and still look great in our high-class fleece quarter zip pullover. It has spandex-ribbed cuffs and waistband and is made of 80 percent cotton and 20 percent polyester. Select from colors: black, charcoal, cocoa, heather grey, navy, oatmeal, ocean, olive, or rust. Price: $38-$42. Available sizes: S-4XL. Made in USA.

Click here to view the item and order at natcastore.com. Select USPS or UPS as your shipping preference on your orders. If you need items by a certain date, please contact NATCA Store Customer Service for arrangements. Expedited shipping charges may apply.

To check on stock availability or for further assistance, call 800-266-0895 or email [email protected].

2016 Pocket Calendars
Pocket calendars are available for purchase at $1.50 each. To place an order or to order in bulk, please click here.

Benefit Spotlight: Great Wolf Lodge
Looking for a quick anytime getaway for the family? Look no further. As a NATCA member, you are now also a member of the Preferred Pack Club at Great Wolf Lodge Resorts. NATCA has partnered with Great Wolf Lodge to bring NATCA members a 20 percent discount off the best available rates at any one of a dozen Great Wolf Lodge locations. There is something for everyone at Great Wolf Lodge, including a colossal indoor water park heated to 84 degrees, themed restaurants, and more.

Book your vacation to a Great Wolf Lodge resort near you at a 20 percent discount. You will have to present your NATCA member ID at check in. For more information or to make reservations, please click here.

Cambridge Corner: Stick to Your Goal
Investing for a goal that’s far in the future isn’t always easy. Immediate financial needs—like paying your mortgage and putting gas in your car—may seem a lot more pressing. So what can you do to make sure you’re saving enough to reach your future goals? Practicing tried-and-true long-term investing habits that can keep you on course.

Call 888-900-4690, or click here for more information on how Cambridge Financial Partners can help you.

2016 Retirement Seminars Provided by 4Square:
All 2016 dates have been set for NATCA’s personalized retirement seminars. Each city will get one standard seminar for members with more than 15 years of service, and one Career Optimization and Retirement Education (C.O.R.E.) seminar for members in the first 15 years of their career. Orlando, DFW, and Chicago will have seminars geared specifically to Region X members. We are also offering four more NATCA Edge web-based seminars for those unable to make it to the cities.


Mid/Late Career Workshop: 3pm – 9pm

C.O.R.E Early Career Workshop: 9am – 3pm

Spokane, Wash.

February 18

February 19

N.Y. Area

March 8

March 9

Palmdale, Calif.

March 15

March 16

Memphis, Tenn.

March 29

March 30

Fremont, Calif.

March 29

March 30

Orlando, Fla.

April 5

April 6

Orlando, Fla. (Region X)

April 7 (9am – 3pm)


Honolulu, Hawaii

April 11

April 12

New Orleans, La.

April 20

April 21

Dallas/Ft. Worth (Region X)

May 3

May 4

Austin, Texas

May 5

May 6

Olathe, Kan.

May 17

May 18

Virginia Beach, Va.

May 31

June 1

Chicago (Region X)

June 7

June 8


June 9

June 10

Boise, Idaho

June 14

June 15

D.C. Area

June 21

June 22

Cleveland, Ohio

July 19

July 20

Grand Rapids, Ill.

July 21

July 22

Philadelphia, Pa.

August 9

August 10

Indianapolis, Ind.

August 23

August 24

Cincinnati, Ohio

August 25

August 26

Billings, Mont.

September 13

September 14

Greensboro, N.C.

September 20

September 21

Nashua, N.H.

September 27

September 28


September 29

September 30

Kenai, Hawaii

October 11

October 12

Hartford, Conn.

October 18

October 19

Puerto Rico

October 27

October 28

Juneau, Alaska

November 9

November 10

Savannah, Ga.

November 15

November 16

Oklahoma City, Okla.

November 15, 2015

November 16


EDGE Web-Based Seminars


Eastern Time

May 26


Pacific Time

July 12


Central Time

October 18


Eastern Time

December 6


When you want to register for one of the above seminars, please do so by signing on to the NATCA Portal. 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, followed by “2016 Retirement Seminars”. Complete the requested information and click “Next.” When you come to the screen listing the seminars, select the one you wish to attend, hit “Next,” verify your requested seminar information, and then click “Done.” You will receive a confirmation email that your registration was complete.

 A second email will be sent two to three weeks prior to the seminar giving you the logistical information for the seminar. Also included in this email will be instructions on how to obtain a benefits estimate at the seminar.

 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. 

Please try to register three weeks prior to the seminar. Walk-ins are permitted to attend as long as they can provide their membership ID number however, you will be unable to obtain a benefits estimate at the seminar.

For any questions or problems with registration, please contact Grace Colby, NATCA Executive Administrative Assistant: (202) 220-9829, [email protected].

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