GREENVILLE, South Carolina, July 2017 – Charlie Cavallaro of Providence, Rhode Island Council 67 was honored as the recipient of the UCT Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s recent annual convention in Greenville, South Carolina.
“I’m proud and surprised to have been chosen for this year’s award,” Cavallaro said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be part of an organization that gives so much to communities across North America. I really love the volunteering that is such a big part of UCT.”
Through his work with Council 67, Cavallaro has dedicated a big part of his life to UCT for more than 53 years. During that time he has given 100 percent to the organization and, through it, to his community. He serves as a trustee for the Chris Antonelli New England Scholarship Fund, helping to improve the care, rehabilitation and education of children and adults with developmental disabilities. He works side by side with his fellow Council 67 members to support veterans programs, Special Olympics, underprivileged children, kids with cancer, and babies with birth defects. And he supports the local food pantry, homeless shelter, blood bank, and animal clinic, actively making a difference where he lives.
Cavallaro has served through the UCT lines of offices at both the local and regional levels, earning his past president and past regional president honors. He is currently the New England regional president. He has the distinction of serving on every local and regional UCT committee over the years including safety, intellectual disabilities, and youth and drug awareness, and has served as a delegate-at-large for the organization’s annual convention.
According to UCT Vice President of Fraternal, Sandy Shafer, members like Cavallaro are what UCT is all about. “Charlie has kept the UCT spirit of volunteering alive in his community for more than 50 years. We’re so grateful for his unwavering dedication, and we thank him from the bottoms of our hearts for all he has done for UCT.”