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Aug. 5, 2016 // This Week’s Notebook: Archie League Award Nominations Now Being Accepted!

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Dec. 31, 2016, is the deadline for the 13th Annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards!

Remember — any member can nominate another member. All events since Jan. 1, 2016, are eligible for nomination. All winners will be honored during Communicating For Safety 2017 at Bally’s in Las Vegas.

Download the flyer to place in your facility or send to members!

To submit nominations:
NATCA is proud to introduce the new Archie League Medal of Safety Awards Nomination form.

Please be as detailed as possible in your submissions and include all relevant materials. Nominations will be considered during the annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards judges meeting that will take place in January 2017.

You can also mail nomination submissions (postmarked on or before Dec. 31, 2016) to the NATCA National Office at:

National Air Traffic Controllers Association
Attn: Sarah Zilonis
1325 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

The NATCA Communications Department is here to assist you. Direct all questions and requests for additional information to Archie League Medal of Safety Awards Coordinator Sarah Zilonis at [email protected]. Please do not hesitate to contact her if you have any questions, concerns, or issues in submitting the nominations.


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What’s New at the NATCA Store? Cuff Links
NATCA cuff links with die struck emblem with enamel color fill and gold two-tone finish; packed in gift boxes. Never tried them? Make a fashion statement and represent NATCA at the same time!

Price: $14.
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].


  • 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 the 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 us at [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 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 them at [email protected].

Benefits Spotlight: Car Rentals
Do you have a business trip or vacation coming up, and find yourself in need of a rental car? Let Union Plus make the decision easier for you. Your membership in NATCA can earn you up to a 25 percent discount on a variety of vehicles, plus you also get to support your fellow union brothers and sisters who work for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National. Discounts are also available from Enterprise, Dollar, and Thrifty.

Click on www.unionplus.org/autos-cars/rental-car-discounts and start your drive to save today.

Cambridge Corner: Your Income
When you retire, your most immediate concern may be how you’ll pay all your living expenses without a steady paycheck. Having a clear idea of how much you spend each month on mortgage or rent, property taxes, insurance premiums, car costs, groceries, and utilities can help. Calculating your expenses will allow you to determine how much income you’ll need to cover them. Where will that income come from? Listing your anticipated income sources should be your next planning move. Social Security may account for some of it. Check your benefits statement or visit the Social Security website (www.ssa.gov) to estimate how much you’ll receive.

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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