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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 employees get in the back-to-school spirit

Posted September, 2017 by: David Knapp

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…

New UCT member benefit makes giving back even easier

Posted August, 2017 by: David Knapp

Give the gift of hearing to yourself and help someone in need at the same time! That’s the idea behind Precise Hearing and Ideal Hearing’s latest campaign for UCT members. Earlier this year, UCT partnered with Precise Hearing and Ideal Hearing to offer an amazing hearing aid discount to all of our members. Precise and Ideal can help UCT members save thousands… Continue Reading…

UCT helps fight hunger in Central Ohio with two big summer events

Posted June, 2017 by: David Knapp

Summer officially arrives this week! It is perfect timing because this week the home office staff is ramping up our support for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and our Operation Feed campaign. We’re hosting the third annual UCT Food Truck Rally here on Watermark Island this Wednesday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 local food trucks have agreed to take part… Continue Reading…

The 130th UCT Convention is almost here! Are you ready?

Posted June, 2017 by: David Knapp

We’re less than one month out from the UCT Convention! Sandy Shafer, Vice President of Fraternal, wanted to share some insight into this year’s event and what you can expect…. “In just a few weeks, many of our loyal UCT members will head to Greenville, South Carolina for the 130th UCT Convention. Greenville is one of the most picturesque locations in the… Continue Reading…

Michigan community benefits from UCT and our dedicated members

Posted May, 2017 by: David Knapp

Plenty of celebrating going on in Coldwater, Michigan lately! Last month we announced that the Waldron Learning Center won second place and $5,000 in the UCT Gives Back AGAIN video contest. Waldron Learning Center is designed to provide additional education for students whose learning disabilities prevented them from receiving a high school diploma. Through the Pathways to Independence program students learn the… Continue Reading…

Who you gonna call? The fraternal department!

Posted April, 2017 by: David Knapp

UCT’s home office fraternal department has experienced some changes in the past few months – most notably retirements and new hires – that have left some of our members wondering who to contact about programs, reports, and general local council needs. Not to worry. We’ve got you covered! Please note the following UCT home office email and phone contacts for your fraternal… Continue Reading…

Many reasons to celebrate in March – but one cause holds a special place in the hearts of UCT members.

Posted March, 2017 by: David Knapp

March is a month full of celebration and awareness. We kicked off March with a salute to UCT women in honor of Women’s History month, it is also Colon Cancer Awareness Month, National Reading Awareness Month and American Red Cross Month, to name a few. But there is one cause that is near and dear to UCT – National Developmental Disabilities Awareness… Continue Reading…

Smithsonian Exhibit

Posted June, 2016 by: UCT

Later this year, the Smithsonian will open an exhibit called Giving in America, which will explore the role of philanthropy in America. It will delve into all types of philanthropic efforts including large donations to endow museums or educational institutions, volunteer fire departments, and Fraternal Benefit Societies. As reported in US News, “’Our goal is to help them understand what it means to… Continue Reading…


Posted May, 2016 by: UCT

This is the time of the year that we begin to compile statistics on the community service work of our members. We haven’t finalized the numbers for this year, but last year our members contributed over 100,000 volunteer hours and over $1.2mm to various charitable and community causes. I’m sure there will be similar numbers this year. UCT, like other Fraternals, is a non-profit… Continue Reading…

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