May 12, 2017 // This Week’s Notebook: Support Cleveland Center controller Derek Zensen’s son, Peyton
Cleveland Center (ZOB) controller Derek Zensen’s son, Peyton, was born with Dravet syndrome. Dravet syndrome is a rare genetic brain dysfunction affecting children within their first year and continuing throughout their lives. Like other children with Dravet syndrome, Peyton experiences random seizures, chronic infection, growth issues, and delayed development of language and motor skills.
One in 20,000 children will be diagnosed with Dravet syndrome. Diagnosed children often have trouble sleeping, periods of hyperactivity, and difficulty interacting with others. Service animals are proven to provide comfort for children with Dravet syndrome, distracting from unpleasant medical procedures and encouraging independence.
You can show your support by ordering one of the shirts below. Contact ZOB FacRep Russ Hannu at [email protected]. All funds from shirt sales will go towards helping Peyton get a service animal. You can also support Peyton at youcaring.com/teampeyton.
NATCA Store Product of the Week: Paracord Keytag
Features of this product: The NATCA 3” Paracord Keytag can be unraveled for emergency use. The twisted braid body of red, white, and blue is made of U.S. military grade parachute cord with pull strength of 550 pounds. The carabineer can be attached to a belt or bag, with a split ring for keys. The NATCA logo is proudly displayed at the end of the keytag.
Made in U.S.A.
To see the item and how to order: Select USPS or UPS as your shipping preference on your orders. Reminder: Apparel items take 3-4 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.
To check on stock availability or for further assistance, call 800.266.0895 or email [email protected].
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. Please also include or update your email address so we can send you NATCA updates like the NATCA Insider or other important announcements. For further assistance, contact Customer Service at 800-266-0895 or email [email protected].
Member Benefits: Theme Parks
Summer is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about the family vacation. What do you have planned for fun with the kids this summer?
You work seriously hard all year taking care of the flying public and your family. Don’t you think it’s time to have some serious fun on a vacation as well?
Look no further than www.natcabenefits.com. Disney, Six Flags, and Kings Island theme parks await the kid in all of us at discounted prices that won’t break your vacation budget. When you’re done making your heart race on dry land, take the kids somewhere to cool off in the refreshing waters of a fun-filled waterpark because NATCA has discounts for all Great Wolf Lodge and Schlitterbahn parks across the nation!
Upcoming Retirement Seminars Provided By 4 Square:
Thank you for your interest in attending a NATCA Retirement Seminar by 4Square Financial Literacy Partners. Each locale hosting a seminar will hold both a standard seminar for members with more than 15 years of service from 3 – 9 p.m. local time, and a Career Optimization and Retirement Education (CORE) Seminar for members with fewer than 15 years of service from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time.
To register for a seminar, log in to the NATCA Portal and click the “Events” tab, followed by “2017 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 once your registration is complete. A second email will be sent three weeks prior to the seminar with logistical information for the seminar along with instructions on how to obtain a benefits estimate at the seminar. You may access the benefits data collection form on the confirmation page once you register.
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.
Although you may register anytime, we ask that you register three weeks prior to the event. Walk-ins are permitted with a 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 [email protected].
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. Log in to the NATCA Portal to register.
Oklahoma City Meet & Greet Dates: 2017 Schedule
NATCA leadership makes it a priority to educate ATC Academy Students about NATCA and their rights as part of the future air traffic controller workforce. NATCA will be hosting a lunch meeting in Oklahoma City at 12:30 p.m. local time and a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. local time for each date listed below in Oklahoma City. Check back in the Insider for more details as each date approaches.