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If Your School Could Use $10,000 Read This Post!

Posted September, 2012 by: UCT

UCT gives back to people with intellectual disabilities by sponsoring a video contest for $10,000! UCT is excited to announce our upcoming video contest, “UCT Gives Back” which will award $10,000 to one very deserving school. UCT Gives Back is open to schools with programs for people with intellectual disabilities or universities with programs to train special education teachers – and the… Continue Reading…

Reviving a Sense of Community

Posted August, 2012 by: UCT

My son was recently married, and it was a great weekend.  Everyone enjoyed the rehearsal dinner, the wedding, and the reception.  It was a lot of fun.   The ceremony was very well done, and one aspect of it struck me.  At one point in the service, the minister asked the parents of both the bride and groom to stand.  We were… Continue Reading…

Shhh…We’ve Got a Secret

Posted August, 2012 by: UCT

It’s been said that fraternal benefit organizations are the “best kept secret” in the insurance industry. And you know we must be EXCELLENT at keeping secrets because the majority of people today aren’t quite sure what a fraternal benefit society is. But when we’ve got such an amazing story to tell, such great products, and non-profit status that helps local communities, why in… Continue Reading…

The Importance of Trust

Posted August, 2012 by: UCT

Since the financial crisis hit in 2008, there have been several high profile cases of people in the financial sector behaving badly.  The unethical and criminal behavior that has been reported, coming on the heels of a financial meltdown, has resulted in a dramatic decrease in trust in financial institutions.   In May of this year, the Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index… Continue Reading…

UCT Gives Back – Our Fans Say it Best

Posted August, 2012 by: UCT

As Sir Winston Churchill said, “we make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” UCT’s members give of their time, talents and treasures to enrich the lives of others and make their communities a better place to live. But it doesn’t stop there: UCT gives scholarships to individuals pursuing degrees relating to teaching individuals with… Continue Reading…

US House votes on a resolution promoting American Fraternalism

Posted July, 2012 by: UCT

On April 18, 2012, a resolution was introduced to Congress.  The Promoting American Fraternalism Resolution recognizes the important contributions of Fraternal Benefit Societies to US communities. Among the points made in the resolution are: “… fraternal benefit societies have historically and continue to provide critical benefits to Americans and United States communities.” “…America’s fraternal benefit societies are long-standing mutual aid organizations created… Continue Reading…

5 Reasons UCT’s Local Council Websites ROCK!

Posted July, 2012 by: UCT

  UCT’s website recently underwent a facelift and in the process opened up a whole new world for our local councils – they now have individual websites! Besides checking out how cool these rockin’ new websites are, here are 5 reasons you should visit UCT’s local council websites:      1) Get the Inside Scoop – See what UCT’s local councils are all about.… Continue Reading…

Fraternals – Hidden Gems in Plain Sight

Posted June, 2012 by: UCT

Today we are excited to share our blog space with Ethan White, UCT’s Social Media Intern and soon to be graduate of The Ohio State University. Without further ado…Ethan White’s “Fraternals – Hidden Gems in Plain Sight.” I don’t know about you, but when I think of a fraternal benefit society the first thing that comes to mind is some sort of secret… Continue Reading…

UCT Celebrates 125 Years of Community Service

Posted June, 2012 by: UCT

UCT will hold its 125th annual meeting at the end of this month in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  The organization held its first annual meeting in 1888 and since that first meeting has grown to include members in all 50 states and all 10 provinces of Canada. UCT is a membership organization with a long history of helping families and local communities.  But we… Continue Reading…

Food for Thought…Fighting Hunger

Posted June, 2012 by: UCT

UCT doesn’t just talk about helping communities and giving back – we put our money where our mouths are…by supporting the Mid-Ohio Foodbank Operation Feed campaign. OPERATION FEED is a community-wide food and funds drive coordinated by Mid-Ohio Foodbank. o Each year, Mid-Ohio Foodbank joins forces with local businesses, schools, civic groups, and individuals to raise critically needed donations in this community-wide campaign effort.… Continue Reading…

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