Posts by Kate Chillinsky

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UCT kids get life lesson during “Bring Your Child to Work Day”

Posted June, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

This week, we celebrated “Bring Your Child to Work Day” at the UCT home office in Columbus, Ohio. I asked our Special Projects Coordinator, Jessica Myers, who helped organized the event to write the blog for this week. As you are about to read it was an inspiring day for everyone involved! “Yesterday was UCT’s third annual “Bring Your Child to Work… Continue Reading…

UCT helps fight hunger in Central Ohio with two big summer events

Posted June, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

Summer officially arrives this week! It is perfect timing because this week the home office staff is ramping up our support for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and our Operation Feed campaign. We’re hosting the third annual UCT Food Truck Rally here on Watermark Island this Wednesday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 local food trucks have agreed to take part… Continue Reading…

The 130th UCT Convention is almost here! Are you ready?

Posted June, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

We’re less than one month out from the UCT Convention! Sandy Shafer, Vice President of Fraternal, wanted to share some insight into this year’s event and what you can expect…. “In just a few weeks, many of our loyal UCT members will head to Greenville, South Carolina for the 130th UCT Convention. Greenville is one of the most picturesque locations in the… Continue Reading…

Michigan community benefits from UCT and our dedicated members

Posted May, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

Plenty of celebrating going on in Coldwater, Michigan lately! Last month we announced that the Waldron Learning Center won second place and $5,000 in the UCT Gives Back AGAIN video contest. Waldron Learning Center is designed to provide additional education for students whose learning disabilities prevented them from receiving a high school diploma. Through the Pathways to Independence program students learn the… Continue Reading…

Second place video contest winner thanks UCT for support

Posted April, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

Nothing makes us happier than being able to help others, especially children! And through the UCT Gives Back AGAIN video contest, we were able to do just that. Earlier this month, Community Outreach manager Jen Szymczak shared the good news about the two schools chosen for first and second places in the video contest. Let me be honest, it was not an easy… Continue Reading…

Five simple steps to participating in JOIN HANDS DAY

Posted April, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

We are less than one month out from the official Join Hands Day – a day dedicated to bridging the gap between older and younger generations through community service. UCT local councils have participated in the event since it started in 2000. Being that I’m one of the newest members to UCT, I wanted to know more about how I could get… Continue Reading…

Sesame Street welcomes a new friend

Posted April, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

A new friend is making her debut on Sesame Street! Her name is Julia – she is sweet, curious and loves to play. And she has autism. We’re excited to announce a new friend joining us on Sesame Street! She’s Julia, a 4-year-old with autism! — Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) March 20, 2017 Julia, a green-eyed, orange-haired character, will help her new… Continue Reading…

Many reasons to celebrate in March – but one cause holds a special place in the hearts of UCT members.

Posted March, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

March is a month full of celebration and awareness. We kicked off March with a salute to UCT women in honor of Women’s History month, it is also Colon Cancer Awareness Month, National Reading Awareness Month and American Red Cross Month, to name a few. But there is one cause that is near and dear to UCT – National Developmental Disabilities Awareness… Continue Reading…

It’s not goodbye, rather see you later. Longtime employee and friend says goodbye to UCT and members.

Posted February, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

If you’ve been a part of UCT for any amount of time, you know Ann Marshall. Everyone here at the home office knows that Ann is a lifeline to our members. Even when they should be calling another area, they end up on the phone with Ann. Ann is retiring this month, and we couldn’t let her leave without giving her the… Continue Reading…

UCT welcomes new marketing manager

Posted February, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

Allow me to introduce myself: I’m Kate Chillinsky, the new marketing manager at UCT. I’ve been working here for a few weeks now, but in reality I’ve been a part of UCT my whole life. (I’ll get to that in just a moment.) I recently moved back to Central Ohio with my husband and two sons, after living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for… Continue Reading…

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