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July 15, 2016 // This Week’s Notebook: Oklahoma City Meet and Greet, College Test Prep, and Much More!

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NATCA Store Item of the Week: NATCA Umbrella
Features: NATCA golf umbrellas will provide protection from the wind, rain, and sun on and off the golf course. Windproof, 62-inch arc. Nylon cover, fiberglass shaft, and black foam handle.

Color: Black with red NATCA print.
Price: $49
Made in USA.


To see the item and how to order: Select USPS or UPS as your shipping preference on your orders. To check on stock availability or for further assistance, call 800-266-0895 or email [email protected].

Reminder: Apparel items take three to four weeks to deliver from date of order. If you need items by a certain date, please contact NATCA Store customer service for arrangements. Expedited shipping charges may apply.

NATCAstore.com will accept returns for a full refund on unworn and unwashed apparel except for clothing that has been personalized in any manner. Exceptions include the bargaining unit name, facility name, or facility logos other than the standard NATCA logo, NATCA name, or NATCA abbreviation.

Unworn and unwashed clothing can always be exchanged for a different size or color for shirts with the standard NATCA logo.

Non-apparel or stock items will be exchanged in the same manner provided there is an inherent manufacturing defect.

If the above conditions are met, customers may contact us toll-free at 800-266-0895 or email [email protected], between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, whereupon detailed instructions will be given for the return of item.

Gothic Tee Contest: Thank you for your submission of creative t-shirt designs! After the Board reviewed all of the submitted designs, no winners have been selected at this time. However, there will be another round of the contest at a later date.

Member Portal
Have you moved recently and need to update your mailing address? No problem! Simply log in at the Member Portal and update your contact information. Those registering for the first time must have your NATCA member number ready as it is needed when you register. For further assistance, contact Customer Service at 800-266-0895 or email [email protected].

Benefits Spotlight: College Test Prep
Your child’s education is one of your top priorities as a parent. You want your children to have every opportunity to excel in their educational pursuits that you can afford. As a member of NATCA and Union Plus, you have access to educational assistance for your children at a cost well below what the average family would pay.

Classroom, online courses, and private tutoring are available for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, SAT subject tests, AP exams, GMAT, LSAT, GRE, DAT, OAT, and MCAT, at a cost of 15 percent to 60 percent less than standard fees. Practice tests for the GMAT, ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT are available online for free.

In need of some help with homework or with studying for a test? This program also has online tutoring available. College books from Princeton Review are available to order at a 10 percent discount as well. The best part of it all is their money-back guarantee. Princeton Review guarantees a student’s scores will go up or you receive a refund.

Your children deserve all the resources available to them for their education. Call 1-888-243-7737, or go to the Union Plus website to find out just how easy and affordable it is to give your children a leg up with their education.

Cambridge Corner: ETF Basket
Can you name an investment that acts like a stock but looks like a mutual fund? If you said “exchange-traded funds” (ETFs), you’re right on the money. ETFs typically consist of a “basket” of securities that mirrors a particular market index. Like stocks, ETFs trade on an exchange and can be bought or sold throughout the trading day. Since most ETFs are designed to follow an index, fund managers generally make changes to their investment lineup only when the underlying index changes. Because the goal is to match the performance of the index, fund expenses tend to be low.

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

Upcoming Retirement Seminars Provided By 4 Square:


Standard seminar for members with more than 15 years of service held from 3 to 9 p.m. local time.

Register 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].

We are now offering Career Optimization and Retirement Education (C.O.R.E.) Seminars in many cities! These seminars are geared towards employees with zero to 15 years of service who want to maximize their retirement benefits and plan for financial stability in retirement. Log in to the Portal today to see which cities are offering this great new program.

NATCA EDGE – Designed exclusively for NATCA members!
Can’t get to an in-person retirement seminar? We’ll bring the seminar to you!

Presenting an all-new, flexible access, web-based session of our popular retirement benefits seminar:


To register for a session, visit the NATCA Portal. Click “Events” on the menu bar on the home page, then select the “2016 NATCA Edge Online Retirement Webinar” link. Follow the questions and directions from there.

Personalized benefit estimate for participants paid for as an exclusive benefit for NATCA members. You will never be solicited or sold anything, ever!

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

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