July 21, 2017 // This Week’s Notebook: Member in Need; SkyOne Member Benefits; and Seminar Dates
One of the things I love the most about our Union is our willingness to give a helping hand. This is an opportunity to help a NATCA member on a happier note. The support I have seen from our NATCA brothers and sisters helping members in need have been amazing. Here is our chance to come together and help a NATCA member to not only change his life, but also change the life of a child needing a family.
Dante Dozier was a new hire at Lafayette (LFT) coming to us after separating from the Air Force. Upon his arrival in September 2015, he instantly inquired about joining NATCA and has been an outstanding member ever since. Dante has taken his training very seriously at LFT and has certified very quickly.
Dante and his wife, Robynne, have been married for over eight years now. Over those years they have been to countless doctor’s appointments, experienced failed fertility treatments, and received a heartbreaking diagnosis. It wasn’t until after dealing with the disappointment that they realized they were following the wrong path all along. They believe God has laid out the idea of adoption on their hearts, and they are ready to answer the call.
Please help the Dozier family answer their calling through a domestic infant adoption. Unfortunately, it is extremely expensive to adopt a child in the U.S. In fact, the cost of a domestic adoption varies widely, from under $15,000 to more than $50,000. According to surveys conducted annually by Adoptive Families, the median total cost of a domestic adoption is $30,000 to $45,000.
Any help you could give would not only be helping a fellow NATCA member but it would also be helping a child find a loving home.
You can donate to to the Dozier family by clicking here.
NATCA Store Product of the Week: Bottle Insulator
Features of this product: Colorful NATCA bottle insulator has the function of thermal insulation to keep bottles colder longer. It has a solid white NATCA logo in the center of the 1/8″ high density, open-cell foam zipper bottle insulator.
Colors: Blue, Red
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 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. 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 continue to 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].
Benefits Spotlight: SkyOne offers great services for NATCA members!
Are you looking for a bank that understands your needs? Perhaps a more personalized banking experience? SkyOne Federal Credit Union offers this and much more to thousands of air transportation employees, their families, and even other members of their household. SkyOne understands your career and lifestyle and even provides relief in the event of layoffs or furloughs. Some of the other things offered are:
- Checking accounts
- Savings accounts
- Money Market Accounts
- Auto loans
- Personal loans
- Credit cards
- Home Equity Loans
- And much more!
In addition to the services listed above, SkyOne gives complimentary consultations regarding Thrift Savings Plans (TSP), Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), Federal Employee Retirement Systems (FERS), Federal Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), and Federal Employee Long Term Care Insurance Program (FELTCIP). Complimentary seminars on financial planning are also offered.
SkyOne goes above and beyond to fit your personal, profession or even your local NATCA needs. Check them out at www.skyone.org. Let SkyOne make your life easier. It will change the way you think about banking!
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 also are 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.