NATCA Charitable Raises Over $18K at CFS 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Once again, the NATCA Charitable Foundation (NCF) had another successful event at Communicating for Safety (CFS) in Las Vegas, and it's only the beginning of the year! Monday's charity night was all fun and games, and the Archie League table sponsored tables was a big hit. In total, NCF raised over $18,000!
The first night of CFS, NCF and the Safety Committee hosted the annual charity night. Hundreds of people gathered in the Brasilia Room at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino to have a go at the Plinko board and prove their aviation knowledge in a game of pub trivia. The silent auction offered amazing handcrafted pieces, such as Trisha Pesiri's painted artwork and Donnie Martindale's handmade NATCA quilt. Members and facilities generously donated items such as a laptop computer, a Kindle Fire HD and Washington Nationals Box tickets. Everything sold, and the proceeds will go to NCF to be allotted to local causes and nonprofits in the future.
During the conference, members had a chance to sign the 1187 Payroll Deduction, which allows members to donate a percentage of their monthly income to NCF. A significant number of new 1187 donors signed up at CFS at $90 a pay period.
NATCA Locals and NATCAvists also had a chance to sponsor Archie League Medal of Safety Awards banquet tables starting at $300. The donations were huge and the sponsored tables brought in $5,400. Each sponsored table was decorated with a flowered centerpiece, created by NCF volunteers, and a bottle of wine, which was given to a lucky winner of the table.
"Volunteers, whether new or experienced, help make the atmosphere not only at CFS, but every day with NCF, exciting and fulfilling," said NCF President Elena Nash. "The volunteers’ giving spirit makes every day worth it, and we had a ton of fun this year at CFS!"
A special thanks to our volunteers: Lisa Barbarello, Betsy Beaumont, Steve Hansen, Robin & Bob Hill, Jamaal Haltom, Terri Jeffries, Leanne Martin, Josh & Carina Motley, Evan Munro, Jerry and Elena Nash, Chris Prestia, Kelly Richardson, Tanja Rowland and her boyfriend Aaron, Karen Smith, Hillary Stroud, AnnMarie Taggio, Dawn and Nate Taylor, Diane Ullmann, Carrie Uphus and Jen VanRooy.
And a big thank you to our table sponsors: Bob Aitken, Phil Barbarello, Scot Morrison and Nathan Burch, Scott Conde, Don Chapman, Tomaso DiPaolo, Brian Dowd, Ham Ghaffari, Trish Gilbert, Kelvin Hale, Julio Henriques, Mike Hull, Curt Howe, Dean Iacopelli, Jerry Johnston, Garth Koleszar, Tim Leonard, Mike MacDonald, Kevin Peterson, Paul Rinaldi, Steve Rosenfeld, Victor Santore, Matt Sullivan, Jim Ullmann, NATCA Safety and Training Department, National Legislative Committee, National Safety Committee, NATCA National Office, Scott Airitam's Leadership Systems, LLC, NATCA ATSAP Team, and NATCA Locals Dallas/Ft. Worth Center (ZFW), Houston Center (ZHU), Miami Center (ZMA), Chicago Center (ZAU), Boston Center (ZBW), and Atlanta TRACON (A80) Los Angeles Center (ZLA).