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UCT’s 2022 convention service project focuses on Dodge Community Center

Posted April, 2022 by: David Knapp

In our pre-COVID days when UCT conventions were still being held in person, we selected a specific cause or charity in the city where the convention was being held and asked our members to donate to its programs. Obviously, we have had to suspend this practice for the past several years, but we will resume it this year by asking for support… Continue Reading…

Consider supporting UCT Charities during this season of giving

Posted November, 2021 by: David Knapp

Tomorrow will officially be December – and today is Giving Tuesday – which for many people means the start of the holiday season, traditionally the season of giving. And while giving during this time of year often involves holiday gifts, it doesn’t have to be limited to buying new Christmas socks for dad or cozy, comfy slippers for Aunt Kate. As this… Continue Reading…

How you can make 9/11 a day of service

Posted September, 2021 by: David Knapp

Saturday, September 11 is 9/11 Day, Patriot Day in the U.S., a National Day of Service & Remembrance. Especially on this 20th anniversary, it’s a great opportunity to help others in remembrance of those killed and injured on September 11, 2001, and in appreciation of the first responders and the countless others who rose up in service as a response to the attacks as… Continue Reading…

UCT recognizes member achievements

Posted June, 2021 by: David Knapp

As a 501.c.8 membership organization, UCT is all about the folks who make our status possible – our members. I don’t need to tell anyone what a tough year 2020 was, and our members felt every bit of the hurt. Still, it takes more than a pandemic to keep them down, and they persevered despite fears and restrictions, looking out for their… Continue Reading…

Despite a worldwide pandemic, UCT members impact their local communities

Posted May, 2021 by: David Knapp

It’s been a tough year, and at times it has felt like the world is unraveling. Whether it’s been dealing with sickness, separation from family and other loved ones, social distancing, working from home for the first time, and/or trying to homeschool kids, it hasn’t been easy. We’re all struggling to get back to something close to normal and, hopefully, we’re on… Continue Reading…

Team UCT steps up for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Posted October, 2020 by: David Knapp

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…

UCT members don’t let COVID-19 get them down

Posted July, 2020 by: David Knapp

The last six months have been surreal in so many ways. Mask wearing. Social distancing. Sheltering in place. Locking down. These are concepts that had no place in most of our worlds before spring 2020. Still, we’ve all taken deep breaths and slowly but surely adjusted to this “new normal” that our lives have become. We’re human, that’s what we do. Our… Continue Reading…

UCT employees get ready for Operation Feed campaign!

Posted March, 2020 by: David Knapp

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: David Knapp

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…

Help us help kids and youth at risk by supporting Arbor Youth Services

Posted January, 2020 by: David Knapp

At last year’s UCT convention in New Orleans, members contributed over $6,000 to One Heart NOLA to help kids navigating the foster system. For our 2020 convention in Lexington we’re asking you to dig deep into your reserves of generosity and community consciousness – not to mention your pockets – to donate to Arbor Youth Services, Lexington and central Kentucky’s ONLY emergency… Continue Reading…

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