Membership Volunteers Learn the Ropes
ALPA’s one-and-a-half day
Membership Seminar, a training session/refresher course for pilot Membership
volunteers, kicked off this afternoon with a welcome and introductions from ALPA
vice president–administration Capt. Bill Couette and Membership Committee
chairman Capt. Mark Nagel (PCL). The two discussed their roles, the
Association’s resources, and the immense network of pilots and professional
staff available to help support ALPA pilots.
Membership Committee representatives perform the important
role of ensuring that ALPA pilots are identified and accounted for and meet
their obligations to maintain the integrity and solvency of our union.
The 18 pilot volunteers from 13 ALPA airlines who attended today’s session at
the Association’s Herndon, Va., conference center, discussed talking to new
hires about what ALPA is and reviewed ALPA policy regarding member records and
classifications. ALPA staff covered what’s required to properly maintain rosters
and reports. In addition, ALPA vice president-finance Capt. Randy Helling talked
about the Association’s recent and current financial positions and how the union
manages dues dollars. Seminar presentations and activities continue tomorrow.