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Say cheese – we want to know who is joining us at the UCT Convention in Savannah, Georgia

Posted April, 2018 by: Kate Chillinsky

It’s that time of year again: regional conventions are underway, delegates are being selected and the UCT fraternal team wants to know who is joining us at convention this July in Savannah, Georgia. Just like last year, we will be holding the UCT Convention Photo Challenge. Let fellow members know you’ll be attending by taking a selfie or having someone else snap… Continue Reading…

UCT’s Medal of Honor program gets a makeover

Posted January, 2018 by: Kate Chillinsky

First and foremost, for the current member year of April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018, nothing has changed to the Medal of Honor program. Everything you’ve already completed or plan to complete will count towards the current program. But starting April 1, 2018, you’ll notice some differences in the Medal of Honor program. We’ve simplified it and made it easier for… Continue Reading…

UCT employees help make Christmas bright, one gift at a time

Posted December, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

Who is ready for Christmas? I’ll admit I still have some shopping to do, but the Christmas tree and decorations are up and ready for the holiday season. It has looked like Christmas here at the home office since before Thanksgiving, but over the past couple of weeks, it has really started to FEEL like Christmas. There’s Christmas music playing, cookies at… Continue Reading…

Let’s say Thank You on Thanksgiving

Posted November, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

Thanksgiving week is officially here! Bring on the turkey, football, family and of course the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade – a must-watch in my house. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been explaining Thanksgiving to my three-year-old son. Things like how it started, what we do, how to celebrate, what we eat…and then I finally asked him what he thought Thanksgiving… Continue Reading…

UCT’s Sudbury, Ontario Council 1051 tackles hunger head on

Posted November, 2017 by: Linda Fisher

Back in October I talked a little about hunger in North America and manageable ways that local communities can address this growing issue. UCT is already on it, with many of our local councils across the U.S. and Canada engaged in longtime support of food banks, food programs and special holiday projects for hungry individuals in their areas. One of those councils… Continue Reading…

UCT employees and members light the night in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Posted November, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

It was a night to remember! More than a dozen UCT employees, members and loved ones put on their walking shoes to show support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. UCT and thousands of Central Ohioans hit the pavement for the Light The Night Walk in Columbus, a special event that celebrates and commemorates the lives of people touched by cancer. Walking… Continue Reading…

UCT employees get creative with costumes to benefit Toys for Tots!

Posted November, 2017 by: Debbi Myers

In the late 1970’s UCT’s home office started a contest that some 40 years later has become a favorite tradition. On one day in late October we come to the office dressed up in everything from angels to vampires. One of my most challenging costumes was Princess Leia from Star Wars (have you ever tried to answer a telephone with buns of… Continue Reading…

Stop procrastinating! Start the 130 Challenge today!

Posted October, 2017 by: Kate Chillinsky

Seriously, what are you waiting for? There’s no better time than the present to get involved with the 130 Challenge. It is actually something you can accomplish with a little planning and enthusiasm. Just ask members of Regina, Saskatchewan 266 and Sudbury, Ontario 1051 who have already completed the council portion of the challenge. Or even better – UCT member George Thomas… Continue Reading…

Five ways to help with hunger in your community

Posted October, 2017 by: Linda Fisher

Given that last month was Hunger Awareness Week in Canada and that it’s Hunger Awareness Month in the U.S. this month, it seems like a good time to talk about hunger in North America and what ordinary folks like you and me can do about it. Hunger is a major public health concern throughout North America where nearly 1 in 7 individuals… Continue Reading…

UCT employees get in the back-to-school spirit

Posted September, 2017 by: Linda Fisher

The back-to-school season is in full swing, which means that civic groups, companies and local charities are busy spearheading school-supply drives for schools in need. UCT home office employees got in on the action by collecting 20 bags of supplies for students at Livingston Elementary School. Items donated included spiral notebooks, pencils, crayons, calculators, glue, disinfectant wipes and tissues. “Sending kids back to school… Continue Reading…

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