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Top 5 Things to do in 2013

Posted December, 2012 by: UCT

OK – so everyone and their brother posts a “Top 10 list of places to see” or “Top 10 vacation destinations” at this time of year, but we wanted to offer something else…a top 5 list of things to do in 2013 (so original, right?).  Peruse the list and see what you can add to your “to-dos” in 2013!   Visit a… Continue Reading…

A New Approach to Fraternalism

Posted December, 2012 by: UCT

As you can see on our website, UCT is a non-profit financial services membership organization. It is an unusual business model, but one that has been around since the late 1800’s.  The basis of our non-profit status can be found in section 501 (c) (8) of the Internal Revenue Code, a section outlining what constitutes a “Fraternal Beneficiary Society”.   All 501 (c) (8) organizations have a… Continue Reading…

There’s Still Time to Win $10,000!

Posted November, 2012 by: UCT

UCT Gives Back closes the door on submissions TOMORROW, November 30th – so get your video entry in before 12:01am on December 1st!  The odds of winning are HIGH so don’t shy away – enter your video TODAY! IT’S SIMPLE TO ENTER! Create a short video up to two minutes long The video doesn’t need to be professionally filmed – use a… Continue Reading…

Winter Hockey Festival

Posted November, 2012 by: UCT

NHL Hockey Fans are clearly disappointed that the season has been delayed. Not only are fans unhappy, there have been articles about ancillary businesses (bars, restaurants, etc.) being affected, particularly in Canada.  While NHL hockey has been on hold, there are other hockey teams that have continued to play. There are college and high school games to see, and the ASHA teams are still… Continue Reading…

UCT Gives Thanks – and Gives Back

Posted November, 2012 by: UCT

Thanksgiving festivities were held October 8th for all Canadians, and as Americans gear up for the big day on November 22nd, we at UCT are stopping to GIVE THANKS for many good things. In addition to good health, shelter, food and clean water, we at UCT are thankful for…   …Schools that serve individuals with intellectual disabilities. In fact, we’re so thankful… Continue Reading…

Making a College Education Affordable

Posted November, 2012 by: UCT

As we near Election Day, those of us who live in swing states are receiving a lot of attention from candidates of both parties and from the media.  The speeches and the advertising blitz in the final weeks have been overwhelming.   Over the course of the campaign, the presidential candidates have disagreed on many issues, often vehemently.  Their proposed solutions to many of the nation’s problems… Continue Reading…

All About Blogs

Posted October, 2012 by: UCT

We love that you enjoy reading the UCT Blog…but have you read these other great blogs? Check out a few of our favorites:   American Cancer Society   Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding… Continue Reading…

Helping to create a cancer-free world

Posted October, 2012 by: UCT

Most of you have probably seen the efforts to help with Breast Cancer Awareness Month by NFL and MLS teams.  Pink is evident in every stadium.   A cure for cancer is something everyone hopes for.  Almost everyone in America has been affected by cancer either personally or through friends and loved ones.     UCT members have helped to support cancer research in many ways. … Continue Reading…

UCT Gives Back – Nominate Your School to Win $10,000!

Posted October, 2012 by: UCT

UCT Gives Back launched this week and we want YOUR school to submit a video for a chance at winning $10,000! UCT Gives Back is a video contest open to schools with programs for people with intellectual disabilities and universities with programs to train special education teachers – and the winning school will receive $10,000! I know what you’re thinking…creating a video… Continue Reading…

Social Enterprise

Posted September, 2012 by: UCT

I recently attended the annual meeting of the American Fraternal Alliance, and it was a great meeting.  One of the speakers was Jim Collins, best selling business author of books such as Good to Great and Built to Last.  He had many interesting things to say, and he felt, as he put it, that the zeitgeist was moving in a direction that favored the Fraternal business model.… Continue Reading…

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