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UCT’s safety poster contest – helping kids face what troubles them

Posted August, 2019 by: Anita Neal

From an adult perspective, the life of a child might look like pure bliss, but we all know that childhood poses challenges and concerns for every generation. Like those before them, today’s kids have to tackle any number of issues surrounding their personal safety: school and playground upsets, traffic risks, household hazards, stranger danger, bullying. But they also have to live with… Continue Reading…

UCT’s scholarship programs – helping students with college educations

Posted July, 2019 by: Anita Neal

It’s no secret that obtaining a college degree today can be illogically expensive. A quick look at just how expensive it’s become succeeds in producing some sticker shock. For example, in-state tuition and fees in the U.S. to attend a public four-year institution last year averaged around $9,400. Typical costs in Canada were a little lower at $6,800; still, students in both… Continue Reading…

UCT members make an impact through community service!

Posted June, 2019 by: Anita Neal

Every day, across the U.S. and Canada, UCT members make a difference in their communities and have a positive impact on those who live there through their volunteer community service efforts. Our members are special people, and they’re humble people too. Their dedication to putting into action UCT’s commitment to being the place where community and compassion unite is commonplace to them.… Continue Reading…

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

Posted May, 2019 by: Anita Neal

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: Anita Neal

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…

Give from the heart to help children and families in crisis

Posted March, 2019 by: Anita Neal

UCT members are some of the most generous, community-conscious people there are. In addition to all the good works you do in your local communities year-round, each year in July you make sure we leave our mark on our annual UCT convention host city by supporting the programs and services of a worthy local cause or organization through our convention service project.… Continue Reading…

UCT employees are all heart all year ’round

Posted December, 2018 by: Anita Neal

UCT employees are pretty special people. I’ve said this many times over the years, and I’ll keep saying it. There are only around 50 of us who work at the home office in Columbus, Ohio, but we strive to give back to our local community as much as, if not more than, many organizations twice our size. Every single UCT employee is… Continue Reading…

This Thanksgiving we give thanks for our UCT members

Posted November, 2018 by: Anita Neal

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States, and for many of us that means hanging out with family and friends, eating too much turkey and pumpkin pie, watching too much football and Netflix, and taking too many long naps. But it also means being thankful. Thanksgiving is, after all, the official season of gratitude: that old-fashioned, warm, fuzzy, out-loud appreciation for all… Continue Reading…

This Veterans Day, let’s show our support for our Vietnam vets

Posted November, 2018 by: Anita Neal

As Veterans Day approaches this weekend, there will be a well-deserved outpouring of support for all those who have served the United States in uniform. After almost two decades of war, public support for veterans and those serving in today’s all-volunteer force remains extremely high. Unfortunately, that hasn’t always been the case. All veterans deserve our recognition and gratitude, but this year… Continue Reading…

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