Posts by Anita Neal

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UCT scholarship deadlines coming up fast!

Posted January, 2021 by: Anita Neal

College is expensive. That’s why UCT is here to help. If you have a child or grandchild headed off to college soon, a UCT scholarship might be just what they’re looking for to help them cover expenses. Better yet, maybe you know someone who needs financial assistance for college who would also like to be a member of a great organization that… Continue Reading…

Some reflections on the spirit of giving

Posted December, 2020 by: Anita Neal

During this holiday season I wanted to write about the spirit of giving. The true spirit of giving is doing for others with no expectation of gain. It might be a gift you bought, one you made, or the gift of time or volunteering to benefit others. Giving means different things to different people and that’s how it should be. Giving is an emotion, it will increase your… Continue Reading…

November 11 – remembering those who have served

Posted November, 2020 by: Anita Neal

Today is Veterans Day in the U. S. and Remembrance Day in Canada. Veterans Day is a federal holiday observed annually on November 11 to honor military veterans. Remembrance Day is commemorated on November 11th each year to mark the end of World War I in 1918 and to remember who died in the Great War and all other wars. For most… Continue Reading…

Team UCT steps up for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Posted October, 2020 by: Anita Neal

Despite restrictions due to COVID-19, UCT home office employees and members of Columbus’ M.J. Terapak Council 144 and Buckeye Council 2000 stepped up to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) annual Light the Night Walk on Oct. 23. The walk – a virtual walkathon this year – is expected to raise $1 million for blood cancer research, and UCT’s walkers raised… Continue Reading…

The Dog Days are here!

Posted August, 2020 by: Anita Neal

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “the dog days of summer” or the “the dog days of August” around this time of year. This generally refers to what is often the hottest and most humid time of summer in the Northern Hemisphere when many of us – dogs and humans alike – just want to lie around because of the heat. Certainly we’ve… Continue Reading…

A little history about Flag Day

Posted June, 2020 by: Anita Neal

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 in commemoration of the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the Red, White and Blue in front of homes and businesses. It’s a pretty big deal for many of us – that’s why I want to share… Continue Reading…

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Posted May, 2020 by: Anita Neal

Sunday, May 10, 2020, is Mother’s Day in the United States and Canada, which means that moms everywhere will be remembered with cards, flowers, chocolates and a whole lot of gratitude. But how did this day of appreciation come to be? The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 when she held a memorial for her mother… Continue Reading…

The May E. Tisdale Scholarship Fund is still awarding scholarships!

Posted April, 2020 by: Anita Neal

2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the May E. Tisdale Scholarship Fund, which awards college scholarships to the children and grandchildren of UCT members. This was established by UCT’s Supreme Auxiliary; the program is administered by auxiliary past international presidents and is supported through memorials, gifts and donations. The May E. Tisdale Scholarship Fund awards a number of scholarships based on contributions… Continue Reading…

UCT employees get ready for Operation Feed campaign!

Posted March, 2020 by: Anita Neal

UCT employees have been collecting food and raising funds for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Operation Feed campaign for decades. Last year was our best year yet for the campaign with $6,393 raised – equaling 25,640 meals for hungry Central Ohioans, a nearly 3,000 meal increase over last year. Employees had a great time participating in a number of fundraising events for the campaign,… Continue Reading…

February is heart month – here’s why

Posted February, 2020 by: Anita Neal

With Valentine’s Day just days away, it seems like a good time to talk about our hearts – literally. Through the American Heart Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the U.S. and Canada want to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health and what we can do to reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. We can… Continue Reading…

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