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Happy Hour!

Posted March, 2016 by: UCT

For over 25 years, UCT’s Columbus Council #1 has been a sponsor of the Columbus Sports Classic, a Special Olympics event held every May at Whetstone High School in Columbus, Ohio. It is part of UCT’s longtime support for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to supporting Special Olympics events, UCT is a corporate sponsor for the American Special Hockey… Continue Reading…

Fifth Annual Winter Hockey Festival

Posted February, 2016 by: UCT

The 5th annual UCT Winter Hockey Festival returns to its roots this weekend as we return to Northwest Ohio. The first two festivals were held at the outdoor rink in Ottawa Park in Toledo, and then we had one on the east coast, one on the west coast, and for the fifth festival we are back in the Toledo area. In addition to playing… Continue Reading…

Hidden Gems

Posted September, 2015 by: UCT

Last week, my wife and I spent 5 days cycling the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  It is a 200 mile trip around the island of Cape Breton.  We also tacked on a few days to travel around the province, and had the opportunity to visit Maitland, Annapolis Royal, Lunenburg, and Halifax.  While in Halifax we were able to visit… Continue Reading…

What’s new on our website?

Posted June, 2015 by: UCT

UCT’s website has undergone some updates recently. One item that is immediately apparent is the “What is UCT?” video on the landing page. It highlights the community service and volunteer work that UCT members have been doing for over 125 years. The expertise our members have developed and the support from Home Office staff can help anyone who wants to join us… Continue Reading…

A Day on the Hill

Posted April, 2015 by: UCT

On Tuesday, April 21, I was part of a group of fraternal executives that spent the day on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. The American Fraternal Alliance organizes meetings with members of Congress every other year to make sure our senators and representatives are aware of the impact that fraternals have in the US.  UCT, like all fraternal benefit societies, is a 501(c)… Continue Reading…

Benefits of Fraternal Benefit Societies

Posted December, 2014 by: UCT

Fraternal Benefit Societies have helped families and local communities for over a century. They provide financial security and community service opportunities to their members, and a sense of community driven by their common bonds, whether they be religious, ethnic, occupational, or like UCT’s common bond, good citizenship.  Our members, like those of other fraternals, volunteer every day to make their local communities better… Continue Reading…

Fraternal Alliance annual meeting held in Austin

Posted September, 2014 by: UCT

A UCT contingent attended the American Fraternal Alliance’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas, Sept. 4-6. UCT Vice President Tom Hoffman, Community Outreach Manager Jen Szymczak, Compliance Support Analyst Spencer Germann, and I attended the meeting. There were great speakers, and we returned home with many ideas to consider for our organization. We had a chance to listen to Dan Heath tell us how to improve… Continue Reading…

UCT’s 127th annual convention wraps up

Posted July, 2014 by: UCT

Last week, UCT held its 127th annual convention in Columbus, Ohio. UCT has been headquartered in Columbus since its founding in 1888, and while the location of the annual convention moves from year to year, occasionally the meeting occurs in UCT’s home town. It was a busy week, and while there was a great deal to do at the convention, attendees had the opportunity… Continue Reading…

UCT Gives Back Again video contest winners

Posted April, 2014 by: UCT

Last week we went to Eldon, Missouri, to present the first place prize for the UCT Gives Back contest to Eldon High School. Their program is very impressive, and the community worked to get out the vote to win the contest. The assembly where we presented the check was a great event, and I know the prize money will be put to good use… Continue Reading…

UCT Gives Back…Again

Posted March, 2014 by: UCT

After weeks of voting, with two schools running neck and neck to the end, we have two winners in our video contest, UCT Gives Back . . . Again. Eldon High School in Eldon, MO, is the winner of the $10,000 prize, and Saint Raphael Catholic Elementary School in Sudbury, ON, came in second place and wins the $5,000 prize.  All 10 of… Continue Reading…

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