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Happy UCT Halloween, past and present

Posted October, 2018 by: Debbi Myers

What is it about those years when you have those “significant number” birthdays that makes one spend time reflecting on the past? This is one of those years for me. Every October the UCT Costume Contest to benefit Toys for Tots is held. The employees dress up in costumes, and we all vote for the best with our spare change. As always,… Continue Reading…

How the UCT Safety Poster Contest impacted one student’s life

Posted August, 2018 by: Anita Neal

Each year, UCT sponsors a safety poster contest for students in public, private and parochial schools and for students with intellectual disabilities. Schools across North America are eligible to participate, once contacted by a UCT local council. Judging is conducted in three levels for each division. Posters are judged according to originality, artistic ability and clarity of content and winners are awarded… Continue Reading…

Members receive top honors at UCT convention

Posted August, 2018 by: Anita Neal

Congratulations to Past International President Darlene Gillies of Neepawa, Manitoba Council 924, who was named the 2018 Volunteer of the Year! Through her local council Darlene has been involved with community service for decades, coordinating Join Hands Day projects with local youth, assisting with UCT Safety Poster Contests, organizing safety days to benefit area students, and volunteering for Special Olympics. Through her… Continue Reading…

UCT members turn out to help Savannah’s Urban Hope

Posted July, 2018 by: Anita Neal

I’m always saying that UCT members are some of the most generous, community-conscious people I know, and don’t you know they always prove me right! In addition to all the good works members do in their local communities year-round, each year in July they make sure we leave our mark on our annual UCT convention host city by supporting the programs and… Continue Reading…

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

Posted April, 2018 by: Anita Neal

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…

Get moving to submit your Volunteer of the Year award nominations

Posted February, 2018 by: Anita Neal

UCT members are special volunteers and the cornerstone of our organization. Every day, across North America they’re making a difference in their communities and having a positive impact on those who live there. UCT members are also humble volunteers, going about the business of making life better for others without much thought of what they might get in return. That’s why it’s… Continue Reading…

UCT’s Medal of Honor program gets a makeover

Posted January, 2018 by: Anita Neal

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: Anita Neal

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…

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

Posted December, 2017 by: Anita Neal

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: Anita Neal

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…

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