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The Dog Days are here!

Posted August, 2020 by: Anita Neal

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “the dog days of summer” or the “the dog days of August” around this time of year. This generally refers to what is often the hottest and most humid time of summer in the Northern Hemisphere when many of us – dogs and humans alike – just want to lie around because of the heat. Certainly we’ve… Continue Reading…

UCT members don’t let COVID-19 get them down

Posted July, 2020 by: Linda Fisher

The last six months have been surreal in so many ways. Mask wearing. Social distancing. Sheltering in place. Locking down. These are concepts that had no place in most of our worlds before spring 2020. Still, we’ve all taken deep breaths and slowly but surely adjusted to this “new normal” that our lives have become. We’re human, that’s what we do. Our… Continue Reading…

UCT convention highlights 2020

Posted June, 2020 by: Linda Fisher

It was a UCT convention unlike any other. More than 125 UCT members enjoyed the safety and comfort of their homes while taking part in the 2020 convention conference call on June 27 to discuss the business necessary to keep our organization running seamlessly for another year. An earlier edict issued by the Board of Governors cancelled our face-to-face annual convention in… Continue Reading…

A little history about Flag Day

Posted June, 2020 by: Anita Neal

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 in commemoration of the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the Red, White and Blue in front of homes and businesses. It’s a pretty big deal for many of us – that’s why I want to share… Continue Reading…

UCT members continue to support their communities

Posted May, 2020 by: Linda Fisher

UCT members make a difference in their communities across North America and positively impact those who live there through their volunteer community service efforts every day. They embody UCT’s commitment to being the place where community and compassion unite and ask for very little recognition in return. That’s why I’m here, to acknowledge all of the good that they do. As we… Continue Reading…

The May E. Tisdale Scholarship Fund is still awarding scholarships!

Posted April, 2020 by: Anita Neal

2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the May E. Tisdale Scholarship Fund, which awards college scholarships to the children and grandchildren of UCT members. This was established by UCT’s Supreme Auxiliary; the program is administered by auxiliary past international presidents and is supported through memorials, gifts and donations. The May E. Tisdale Scholarship Fund awards a number of scholarships based on contributions… Continue Reading…

How UCT’s safety poster contest and other programs & contests will be affected by COVID-19 and the cancellation of the UCT convention

Posted April, 2020 by: Linda Fisher

COVID-19, along with the cancellation of the 2020 UCT convention, is forcing us all to make adjustments to the ways we conduct our UCT business. It’s a new normal that, hopefully, won’t last for too long. The UCT home office is working on adjusting deadlines and requirements to accommodate for cancellations and shutdowns that are taking place during this time. Many of… Continue Reading…

Important news about changes to the Medal of Honor program due to the Coronavirus

Posted March, 2020 by: Linda Fisher

With the COVID-19 virus making its way across the U.S. and Canada, we want our UCT members to stay in and stay safe and healthy. The last thing we want you to worry about are UCT programs you participate in and how they will be affected by this crisis. Please be assured that we will be adjusting deadlines and requirements over the… Continue Reading…

Last call for Volunteer of the Year nominations!

Posted February, 2020 by: Linda Fisher

Last call! I know every UCT local council has at least one member who goes the extra mile in their volunteer efforts and deserves to be nominated for their achievements. Don’t let the good works of these members go unrecognized – submit a nomination for the Volunteer of the Year Award before April 30, 2020. The Volunteer of the Year Award is an… Continue Reading…

February is heart month – here’s why

Posted February, 2020 by: Anita Neal

With Valentine’s Day just days away, it seems like a good time to talk about our hearts – literally. Through the American Heart Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the U.S. and Canada want to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health and what we can do to reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. We can… Continue Reading…

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