Our motto is “People Helping People” and reflects our commitment to the
community and its members.
United Commercial Travelers (UCT) was started by some
traveling salesman in 1888 in Ohio. In those days traveling salesman were
away from their families for weeks if not months at a time. They felt forming an
association could serve two purposes.
- To create a group that could purchase insurance (which was very expensive at
the time) for all its members at a low cost.
- To provide a support structure for families when their loved ones were
As the group grew and flourished and as they became financially stronger they
also started not only doing things for their members but also donating to
community causes and events. Initially, because several members had children
with Intellectual Disabilities UCT focused much of their community donations on
causes related to this.
As the organization grew it eventually opened it ranks to all business people
and broadened the scope of charities it supported concentrating on Youth and
Sports as well as Cancer and senior citizens. Still the core principal of people
helping people remained.
Here in Fredericton our council was founded by a traveling salesman, Frank
Corbin with the same goals in mind. It was founded on the same principal of
looking out for members but also doing good things for the community. Over the
years we have donated thousands and thousands of dollars to our community. There
are other groups that donate more but we certainly do our part. Often time the
charities we choose to support are of special interest to one or more of our
Our council has also focused on many fraternal activities as well. All members
of UCT Fredericton who are ill or lose a loved one receive a visit from our Sick
and Visiting committee, usually with a fruit basket. We also have a scholarship
fund for members and their families, golf, curling and other social activities.
But there are two other areas where we build on fraternalism.
The first is when members get involved in our fund raising events like Cash
Dinner, our Charity Poker Events or Casinos. When we work on these events it
helps build our sense of fraternalism among members and we feel good about what
UCT does in the community.
The second is to get involved in UCT Atlantic Grand activities. By attending
Grand (Atlantic) convention, Grand Golf, or Grand Curling, UCT members have an
opportunity to meet people from around Atlantic Canada and form life long
In the end what you will get out of UCT is what you put into it, because you are the U in UCT.
Founded in 1948, Fredericton Council has approximately 400 members.
Projects we support include: Intellectually Disabled; Senior Citizens’ Programs;
Youth and Drug Awareness Programs; Safety Awareness as well as Cancer Programs.
Our meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at the Fredericton
Inn, 1315 Regent Street, Fredericton, NB. Please click the Calendar of Events
link on the right for specific dates and time.
So What is UCT?
UCT is a group of individuals who are dedicated to the principal of People
Helping People and apply that philosophy to all UCT members in Fredericton and
around North America as well as to our community as a whole.
UCT offers its membership affordable insurance protection to their members and
provides mutual aid and support through fraternal benefit and discount programs
and much more.
Membership Discounts include: Esso, TD Home and Auto Insurance, Car Rental,
Buckeye Moving and Storage (Mayflower), Hotel and Theme Parks, and much more.
In addition to the obvious benefit of your insurance
coverage, UCT offers many advantages:
Community Service programs/projects include: Youth Programs, Public
Safety, Drug Awareness, Wishing Wells (Cancer Education and Prevention), Special
Council Contact Information
Home: (506) 206-7810
Mobile: (506) 478-7810
Work: (506) 206-7810
UCT Fredericton Council # 746
P.O. Box 1015
1315 Regent Street