Members Recognized for Volunteer Efforts

COLUMBUS, October 2010 — The American Fraternal Alliance has recognized seven UCT members for their outstanding volunteer efforts by naming them 2010 Fraternal MVPs (Most Valuable Participants).

The MVPs are:

  • Mary Applegate, Fort Myers, Fla. Council 900
  • Stanna Funk, Frontier Council 727, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  • Richard (Rick) Gruszecki, Alliance, Ohio Council 261
  • Marcia Hoos, Capitol Council 95, Springfield, Ill.
  • Jane Mason, Andrew Jackson Council 226, Jackson, Miss.
  • Dorothy Points, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Council 534
  • Kevin Stinson, Ardmore, Okla. Council 151

Fraternal MVPs are Fraternalists in Action who volunteer their time, energy and compassion to strengthen their communities through participation in local council activities and other charitable endeavors.

About the American Fraternal Alliance

The 124‐year‐old American Fraternal Alliance unites 69 not‐for‐profit fraternal benefit societies operating in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The association represents nearly 9 million fraternalists in 32,000 local chapters, making it one of America’s largest member‐volunteer networks. Fraternal benefit societies provide their members with leadership, social, educational, spiritual, patriotic, scholarship, financial and volunteer‐service opportunities. Combined, the American Fraternal Alliance’s member‐societies maintain more than $363 billion of life insurance‐in‐force and, in 2009 alone, contributed almost $402 million to charitable and fraternal programs, and volunteered nearly 108 million hours for community‐service projects. These statistics demonstrate the commitment that fraternals make to those in need and exemplify the true meaning of the American Fraternal Alliance signature phrase: United in service and financial security.