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Manchester Council Holds Visitation

Manchester Council 195 held it's visitation in honor of Grand Counselor Yolande and her suite of officers on Sunday, October 5 at the Chateau Restaurant in Manchester.

The menu featured Chicken Parmesan, Baked Haddock and Sliced Top Round of Beef with Sauce Bordelais. Also potatoes, pasta, salad, vegetable medley and green beans with bacon and onions and dessert. Manchester Council provided hot hors d'oeuvers prior to the event and Grand Counselor Yolande delighted everyone attending with a free drink at the bar in lieu of not having a hospitality room due to the afternoon event.


41 people attended the event and each received a tin of Lindt chocolate candies and M&M's. GMD Carmino Russo gave choclate bars with Yolande's logo theme to PGC Charlie Cavallaro and GC Yolande for membership writing. Congratulations to them and to Manchester Council 195's newest member Denise Walsh!

GC Yolande also presented chocolate bars to her sister Louise and her niece Adele for coming as guests to the visitation. Master of Ceremonies PSC Jim Walsh presented chocolate bars to the oldest (Ben Carbone) and youngest (Alexandra Quinn) UCT members in the room. Brother Ben narrowly edged out PGC Henry Cheetham by only one month!

Jim also presented chocolate bars to the eldest (Henry Cheetham) and newest (Denise Walsh)  UCT members. The final presentations of gigantic Lindt chocolate balls filled with smaller truffles were presented to PGC David Rouleau, husband of Grand Chaplain Debbie Rouleau, PGC and also to PGC's Cheryl and David Accinno to bring home to the the twins, Caroline and Kristin!

SC Debbie Rouleau presented Yolande with 4 sets of hand made (by Debbie) quilted placemats as a gift from Manchester Council.


Thank you to all who attended!



Providence Council Visitation Weekend

Providence Council 67 held its annual Visitation weekend on November 14 and 15. The weekend began with the council meeting Friday evening at 7pm at the Kelley Gazzero VFW Post 1418 Plainfield Pike in Cranston, RI. It was attended by over 50 guests and members including the Grand Counselor, Yolande Cotnoir-Walsh and Supreme Counselor Dave Burt.

Following the meeting everyone enjoyed a nice dinner of pasta and veal & peas along with apple pie for dessert. Grand Counselor Yolande spoke to the members and shared her appreciation for everything they do in their community. Supreme Counselor Dave also commented on the council activities and was eager to share them with others during his travels this year.

On Saturday the members of Providence along with Grand Counselor Yolande and Supreme Counselor Dave dedicated the new Kaye Trainer that was purchased for the Pawtucket Pirates, a member team of ASHA (American Special Hockey Association) at the Dennis Lynch Arena in Pawtucket.

The members of Providence donated $2500 at the Supreme Session in Columbus, Ohio this year for this purchase and it was finally delivered earlier this month.

Providence Council then hosted a luncheon in honor of New England's "First Man", Jim Walsh. Jim is the husband of Grand Counselor Yolande and only the 4th man to achieve this lofty position! The members and guests enjoyed pasta, soup and a chicken caeser salad with pumpkin pie for dessert. There were also many prizes for the members, many of which were handcrafted by the Providence members themselves.

Jim received a beautiful throw with a collage of baseballs on 1 side and pictures of his favorite drink on the other! He was grateful and couldn't wait to snuggle up with the Grand Counselor under the throw!!

Saturday evening was the Visitation in honor of Grand Counselor Yolande. The meal was a very delicious Surf and Turf dinner. The event was attended by more than 80 members and guests including Supreme Counselor Dave and his wife Phyllis. The evening also featured dancing and fruit basket gifts for the dignitaries that attended. The members presented Grand Counselor Yolande with a cash gift and Supreme Counselor Dave a gift as well.

It was a great weekend. Pictures will be appearing on the Photo Album page soon.



Manchester Plungers Ready To Go Again!

PGC David Rouleau and Grand Junior Counselor Jeff Masse are ready to take the plunge...the "Penguin Plunge" on Sunday, February 1, 2015. This  is the 16th year that Special Olympics of New Hampshire has sponsored the Penguin Plunge at Hampton Beach in Hampton, NH. This event raised over $600,000 for Special Olympics last year!

This is the third time that Jeff and David will do this event. They are seeking your help and/or your council's help in assisting Special Olympics. Please go to the site below to make your donations. Manchester Council has donated $350.00 to each of the plungers!




Manchester Council attends with them every year to support them (and hold the dry clothes) and then we go to dinner at Newick's Restaurant to celebrate (and warm up). Plan now to join us and please help to fund this great event!


Twin City 160 Holds Visitation

Twin City Council 160 held its Visitation in honor of Grand Counselor Yolande Cotnoir-Walsh and her suite of officers October 19th at Rolandeau's Restaurant in Auburn, ME.

31 people attended a Friday night dinner at Marco's Italian Restaurant, a tradition over many years, with the Grand Counselor. Following dinner Yolande opened a hospitality room at the Fireside Inn.

Saturday was a day to relax with shopping and gambling at the casino in Oxford, ME. The hospitality room was reopened in the afternoon. The social hour prior to the Visitation was at 6:30pm prior to the buffet dinner at Rolandeau's Restaurant with 38 people in attendance. Yolande was presented with earrings and a bracelet to match a necklace that was given to her this summer by Twin City Council 160 at their council outing.

Grand Counselor Yolande thanked all of the members for attending and was grateful for such a great weekend.

Well done Twin City Council 160!



UCT Photo Contest

UCT would like to have more photos to use in our publications and also give the councils a chance to win some money. Please download the attached flier to share with your council! Click below.

UCT Photo Contest










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