Several years ago the NATE Member Services Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that a new category be added for “Retired Members”. The goal was to provide an avenue for industry professionals to remain involved with NATE after they had retired. It is a win-win situation, the NATE Membership as a whole benefits from the experience and knowledge of Retired Members; and the Retired Members can keep in touch with the friendships they have formed over their career with other NATE Members and keep abreast of industry issues through Tower Times magazine.
As the Baby Boomer generation nears retirement, we encourage NATE Members to consider becoming a “Retired NATE Member” and keep involved in the communications and broadcast industry.
Tim Rajkowski, owner of Tower 2000, formerly known as Tim’s Tower Service and a NATE Founding Member, sold his company and officially retired on January 18, 2008.
Since NATE’s inception, Tim was an active member, sponsoring numerous NATE Annual Conference & Expositions, a NATE/OSHA National Partner, encouraged his employees to serve on committees, and he himself served on the Trade Show Committee. The new owners have changed the company name to True North Tower.
After working in the industry for over 35 years, Tim wanted to continue to be a part of the Association; therefore, on March 31, 2008 he joined NATE as a Retired Member. Tim continues to reside in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, and enjoys a well-deserved lighter schedule.
We congratulate Tim on his retirement and look forward to seeing him at future NATE events.