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UCT members make a difference through community service

Posted July, 2012 by: David Knapp

UCT members are volunteers across the U.S. and Canada giving back locally every day through community service. Our members produce amazing results. Over the past three years UCT’s numbers included more than $3 million donated to causes and charities, more than $300,000 awarded in scholarships, and more than 370,000 collective hours of volunteer service given to communities and causes. That’s strength in… Continue Reading…

US House votes on a resolution promoting American Fraternalism

Posted July, 2012 by: UCT

On April 18, 2012, a resolution was introduced to Congress.  The Promoting American Fraternalism Resolution recognizes the important contributions of Fraternal Benefit Societies to US communities. Among the points made in the resolution are: “… fraternal benefit societies have historically and continue to provide critical benefits to Americans and United States communities.” “…America’s fraternal benefit societies are long-standing mutual aid organizations created… Continue Reading…

5 Reasons UCT’s Local Council Websites ROCK!

Posted July, 2012 by: UCT

  UCT’s website recently underwent a facelift and in the process opened up a whole new world for our local councils – they now have individual websites! Besides checking out how cool these rockin’ new websites are, here are 5 reasons you should visit UCT’s local council websites:      1) Get the Inside Scoop – See what UCT’s local councils are all about.… Continue Reading…

Some summer volunteer ideas

Posted July, 2012 by: David Knapp

The sun’s shining and just about everyone is out and about – summer’s in full swing! It’s the ideal time of year to get active and give back to your community through volunteer service. Here are (in my opinion) some all-time great summer songs to help motivate you. “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” Sly & the Family Stone Summertime is fun time,… Continue Reading…

Fraternals – Hidden Gems in Plain Sight

Posted June, 2012 by: UCT

Today we are excited to share our blog space with Ethan White, UCT’s Social Media Intern and soon to be graduate of The Ohio State University. Without further ado…Ethan White’s “Fraternals – Hidden Gems in Plain Sight.” I don’t know about you, but when I think of a fraternal benefit society the first thing that comes to mind is some sort of secret… Continue Reading…

UCT Celebrates 125 Years of Community Service

Posted June, 2012 by: UCT

UCT will hold its 125th annual meeting at the end of this month in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  The organization held its first annual meeting in 1888 and since that first meeting has grown to include members in all 50 states and all 10 provinces of Canada. UCT is a membership organization with a long history of helping families and local communities.  But we… Continue Reading…

Reasons for Volunteering – Members Speak Out

Posted June, 2012 by: David Knapp

Volunteering makes us feel good. And getting to meet and learn about other people is a nice perk. But people volunteer for a lot of different reasons that are unique and personal. I could list some of these reasons, but why not let volunteers speak for themselves? Here are some darned good reasons from UCT members who are longtime volunteers. Randy Young,… Continue Reading…

Food for Thought…Fighting Hunger

Posted June, 2012 by: UCT

UCT doesn’t just talk about helping communities and giving back – we put our money where our mouths are…by supporting the Mid-Ohio Foodbank Operation Feed campaign. OPERATION FEED is a community-wide food and funds drive coordinated by Mid-Ohio Foodbank. o Each year, Mid-Ohio Foodbank joins forces with local businesses, schools, civic groups, and individuals to raise critically needed donations in this community-wide campaign effort.… Continue Reading…

About UCT

Posted April, 2012 by: UCT

UCT is a non-profit financial services membership organization with over 70,000 members in the U.S. and Canada. Our members work to enhance their communities through community service, charitable fundraising and helping those in need. Our non-profit status means that instead of paying dividends to shareholders, our insurance operations help support members’ community service efforts. Members decide on a local basis which causes… Continue Reading…

Top 5 Reasons to Subscribe to the New UCT Blog

Posted April, 2012 by: UCT

Welcome to the UCT blog! Instead of going on and on about our organization, trying to sell you something, or being irrelevant, the UCT blog will use its powers for “good” so there’s no reason you shouldn’t subscribe. In fact, here are the top 5 reasons you SHOULD subscribe to the UCT blog:

  1. You like things light and straightforward. No long, droning blog posts here – short, sweet and to the point so you can get on with your day.
  2. You prefer relevant stories and information. UCT is a non-profit financial services organization whose members lead community-service projects in their local communities – but that’s not all you’ll hear about on our blog. We realize the world doesn’t revolve around UCT, so our blog posts will comment on real life – world happenings, pop culture topics, and more.
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