Ohio Convention 2016

Highlights from the Ohio Convention 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Grand Counselor David Van Order and his daughter Julie pose at the Grand Counselor Night Luau.

Grand Counselor David Van Order and his daughter Julie pose at the Grand Counselor Night Luau.

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Grand Counselor David Van Order presents Grand Page Homer Huprich his gift at the Luau.

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Grand Treasurer Larry Morton receives a gift from David Van Order at the Luau.

Grand Counselor David Van Order presents Grand Conductor Tom Smith a gift at the Luau.

Grand Counselor David Van Order presents Grand Conductor Tom Smith a gift at the Luau.

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Grand Counselor David Van Order hugs his wife Executive Board Member Mindy.

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Grand Counselor David Van Order deliver his final address to the Grand body.

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A somber moment at the Memorial Service.

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UCT President Tom Hoffman from Texas addresses the Grand Body.

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Guest Speaker Rev. Nancy Day-Achauer, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church accepts several boxes of craft items collected from UCT members as part of this year’s community service project.

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Executive Board Member Mindy Van Order, AKA Ohio’s First Lady and “Peacock,” is now an official Feather Duster, a designation received as she retires as First Lady.

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Alan Firestone, spouse of incoming Grand Counselor Lee Ann Firestone, is being inducted as the new “Peacock.”

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Ten councils from Ohio won Medal of Honor distinction in the 2015-2016 membership year. Columbus Council 1 and M.J. Terapak Council 144 both won Gold. This is Council 1’s second year in a row winning Gold. Congratulations to all.

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Homer Huprich, right, poses with his wife Gerri after winning the Ohio Fraternalist of the Year award, Ohio’s top honor for volunteering and dedication to UCT.

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2016 Ohio Fraternalism of the Year recipient Homer Huprich poses with members of his home council Salem Council 590.

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Brian Ward, center, is Ohio’s newly installed Grand Conductor. With Brian is Installing Marshals Sarah Akins, left, and Al Lutz.

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Lee Ann Firestone, center, of Salem Council 590 is installed as Ohio Grand Counselor.

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UCT Chairman of the Board presents Lee Ann the gavel during installation ceremonies.

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Lee Ann’s parents, Newly installed Grand Chaplain Homer Huprich and her mother Gerri, welcome Lee Ann as Grand Counselor.

David Van Order, center, is installed as Grand Past Counselor.

David Van Order of M.J. Terapak Council 144, center, is installed as Grand Past Counselor.

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Grand Executive Member Mindy Van Order of M.J. Terapak Council 144 receives her Past Grand Counselor honors after service six year on the Board. Presenting her with her PGC pin is her daughter Julie.

Receiving his Past Grand Counselor honors is Al Lutz.  for serving on the line for six years. Presenting his PGC ring is his wife Donna.

Receiving his Past Grand Counselor honors is Al Lutz of Salem Council 590. for serving on the line for six years. Presenting his PGC ring is his wife Donna.