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Ways to honor service members on November 11

Posted October, 2021 by: David Knapp

November 11 is a special day for UCT President Dianna Wolfe. Her husband, Richard, is a Vietnam veteran, which gives the day personal meaning to her. She was raised in a home that valued family, tradition, and the sacrifices made by service members throughout the generations, values that still mean a great deal to her today. And her daughter Deb was born… Continue Reading…

5th annual UCT Food Truck Rally set to help Operation Feed

Posted May, 2019 by: David Knapp

The 5th annual UCT Food Truck Rally will once again kick off the UCT home office’s Operation Feed campaign for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank from 11 am-2 pm on Thursday, June 6. Columbus foodies throughout Columbus and especially the Grandview area turn out each year to sample eats from different area food trucks – and help the local community in the process. It’s… Continue Reading…

Spotlight on Council 448 in Brandon, Manitoba

Posted May, 2019 by: David Knapp

If you’re a curling fan, you probably know the annual Tim Hortons Brier, Canada’s national men’s curling championship, was held this year in Brandon, Manitoba. And you probably also know that in the final Alberta defeated Team Wildcard 4-3 by scoring two in the tenth end to win. I have to confess I know next to nothing about curling. I do know,… Continue Reading…

UCT’s Medal of Honor program gets a makeover

Posted January, 2018 by: David Knapp

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 looks forward to a busy 2018

Posted January, 2018 by: David Knapp

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed the holidays and are starting to get back into your daily routines. We are looking forward to the new year and the opportunities it brings. One of the things we’re working on is providing you, our members, with more information on the benefits that are available to you. We’ll be sending out email blasts, direct… Continue Reading…

Let’s say Thank You on Thanksgiving

Posted November, 2017 by: David Knapp

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…

Reaching out to veterans on November 11 – and beyond

Posted November, 2017 by: David Knapp

Tomorrow is Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada, one day set aside each year to show appreciation for our service people and the other to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. For many of us, war is a phenomenon glimpsed only through the lens of a TV camera or a journalist’s account of fighting… Continue Reading…

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

Posted November, 2017 by: David Knapp

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…

Stop procrastinating! Start the 130 Challenge today!

Posted October, 2017 by: David Knapp

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…

UCT donates more than 25,000 meals to hungry families in Central Ohio

Posted August, 2017 by: David Knapp

The UCT home office staff rallied once again to show our support for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and the people who depend on it. UCT’s Special Projects coordinator Jessica Myers along with HR manager Nicole Watson led the charge for this year’s Operation Feed campaign. Straight from Jessica, here’s how this year’s campaign turned out: “We recently wrapped up another successful UCT Operation… Continue Reading…

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