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April 29, 2016 // Photo Album: Manchester, Denver, Miami, Cleveland, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix: See All of the Places NATCA is Making a Difference Across the Country This Week

New England held its annual Solidarity Spring Fling on April 19. NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert were in attendance at the event, which took place in Manchester.

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Beth and Ella Giles, daughters of Denver Center’s Vice President Jason Giles, showed of their Junior NATCAtude last week. “They love their new NATCA gear!” Giles shared.

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Miami Center (ZMA) held a solidarity event this past week. Twenty-six members were in attendance and conversation focused on trainees and recently certified controllers. The event was hugely successful.

ZMA Legislative Representative Brandi Licious planned and organized the event where former ZMA FacRep Steve Wallace spoke to the membership about NATCA’s position and role. Southern Regional Vice President Jim Marinitti was also in attendance and answered questions from members.

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Over 50 NATCA members attended the Miami membership meeting featuring NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert. They discussed NATCA’s position on FAA reauthorization, funding, and several other topics important to the membership.

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Cleveland Center (ZOB) hosted a solidarity event on April 21, which over 30 members and guests attended. It was a fun afternoon, full of bowling and laughter that concluded with dinner. Great Lakes Regional Vice President Bryan Zilonis, Great Lakes National Legislative Committee Chair Mike Hanlon, and Ohio Legislative Coordinator Tim Tomayko, greeted and addressed attending members about NATCA’s legislative activism, and the current status of various legislation that is impacting them and their careers. It was a very informative and fun time.

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Garth Koleszar led a Professional Standards class on April 27, in Salt Lake City. Participants from facilities throughout the country were eager to learn and develop as professionals.

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Dina Jimenez Earl, SkyOne Federal Credit Union; Western Pacific Regional Vice President Ham Ghaffari; Christina Munro, Southern California TRACON; Jerry Johnston Phoenix ATCT; and Aaron Katz, Phoenix TRACON, all attended a solidarity event in Phoenix this week. NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert were also in attendance to speak with the membership and answer questions.

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