UCT Convention

greenville-main-streetUCT heads back to Greenville and the South Carolina Upcountry

Located halfway between Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, Greenville is the epicenter of South Carolina’s Upcountry, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Boasting great shopping, dining, nightlife, and scenic and family attractions, its nationally-acclaimed downtown features tree-shaded streetscapes, public artwork, lush parks, unique shops, and a 60 foot waterfall.

Many UCT members experienced Greenville during our 2009 UCT convention – and loved it! Now those members and more will have an opportunity to take in all that Greenville and the rolling South Carolina Upcountry have to offer when we head back to the city July 3-6 for our 2017 convention at the Hyatt Regency Greenville.

Hyatt room rates are as follows and are applicable three days prior and three days following the convention, based on availability:

$119 per night – single/double rooms
$129 per night – triple rooms
$139 per night – quadruple rooms

Reservations MUST be made by no later than June 7, 2017, by visiting https://resweb.passkey.com/go/UnitedCommercialTravelers617 or calling 402.592.6434. Be sure to tell them you’re with UCT.

Not just any Main Street

Downtown Greenville’s Main Street is literally right outside the Hyatt Regency’s back door. It’s one of the beauties of the city – you don’t have to go very far to satisfy your appetite for exploration and discovery. The downtown area is packed full of things you’ve never seen, places you’ve never been, foods you’ve never tried, experiences you’ve never had and friendly people who can’t wait to share it all with you.

Alive with the sights, smells and sounds of a vibrant city, yet as friendly and comfortable as a small town, this isn’t just any main street – the National Trust for Historic Preservation has awarded Greenville with the Great American Main Street Award.

Whether it’s shopping, dining, night life, or special attractions, downtown Greenville delivers. And don’t forget to check out the Mice on Main! We hope to see y’all there!

2017 convention service project to help the Meyer Center for Special Children

This year’s convention service project is collecting needed items for Greenville’s Meyer Center for Special Children, whose mission is to help children living with disabilities reach their maximum potential.

For over 60 years, the Meyer Center has provided a one-of-a-kind environment that offers quality early childhood education and combines it with essential speech, physical, and occupational therapies. To learn more about the center go to http://www.meyercenter.org.

The center’s needed items include:

  • Baby wipes
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Ziploc bags
  • Plastic forks and spoons
  • Sticky notes
  • Target & Walmart gift cards

If you would rather send your items to us to transport to the convention, please send them to: UCT, c/o Jen Szymczak, 1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43215 to arrive by no later than June 16, 2017. If you prefer to make a monetary donation to the center, please make your check payable to the Meyer Center for Special Children and send it to Jen by no later than June 16.


2016 Proceedings of the 129th Annual UCT Convention, Louisville, Ky. (unapproved)


Tentative Schedule of Events

Sunday, July 2, 2017
Member Registration – Noon
Past International Presidents’ Reception and Dinner – 6 pm

Monday, July 3, 2017
GCA Officer’s Meeting – 8 am
ISTA Officer’s Meeting – 8 am
Past International Presidents’ Meeting – 8 am
Member Registration – 9 am
AMOB Officer’s Meeting – 9:30 am
Past International President Spouses’ Luncheon – Noon
Past International President’s and
UCT Board Member’s Luncheon – Noon
Standing Committees Meeting Room – Noon
Canadian Delegation Caucus – TBA
May E. Tisdale Committee Meeting – 1 pm
UCT Charities Millionaires Club Reception* – 3 pm
AMOB Reception & Meeting – 4 pm
Memorial Service – 6 pm
Official Opening and Key Note Speaker –
Leverage: How to do more with less – 7 pm

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Auxiliary Past Presidents’/Auxiliary Past Regional Presidents’ Breakfast – 7 am
Regional Presidents’, Past Regional Presidents’ & Regional Membership Directors’ Breakfast* – 7 am
Committees’ Meeting Room – All day
GCA Meeting – 8:30 am
ISTA Meeting – 8:30 am
May E. Tisdale Committee Meeting – 9 am
Judy Woodworth’s Luncheon – 11:15 am
General Business Session
– Presentation: The UCT Story – Keith Ward – 1 pm
Dixie Corner Delegation Caucus – 4:30 pm
Financial Update – 4 pm
Drummers’ Reception* – 6 pm

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Standing Committees Meeting Room – All day
– Presentation: The Right Stuff: Finding the “Right” New Members
– Julie Vreeland, MAVA – 8-9 a.m.
General Business Session – 9 am
Social Hour – 6 pm
UCT Banquet – Hawaiian Style – 7 pm

Thursday, July 6, 2017
2017-2018 UCT Committees’ Breakfast* – 7:15 a.m.
General Business Session and Installation – 9 a.m.-Noon
– Presentation: 130 Challenge – Kate Chillinsky – 9 a.m.
UCT Officers’ Luncheon/Meeting* – 12:30 p.m.
UCT Officer Spouses’ Luncheon* – 1 p.m.

* Invitation Only