Spring is here. Time to think of UCT and the New England Grand Convention in June.
Roses for the Living is a special part of each convention. It is time for each Council to submit names of members to receive a Rose.
Candidates that have never received a Rose will be honored with a pin, certificate, and a rose. Council members who have previously received a rose but deemed especially worthy, will be honored with a rose.
Names must be submitted by May 10, 2016. Please submit names to:
Mary F. Newcombe, PGC
176 Will Thompson Way
Fitchburg, Ma 01420
Members of Manchester Council baned toether to make a donation of much needed food items for Liberty House in Manchester, NH. The members had received word that the home for homeless veterans was in need of single meal food items such as beans, spaghetti, ravioli, pasta and such as well as drinks. The members pictured are: Back row - Jim Walsh, Denny Walsh, David Rouleau and Jeff Masse. Front row: Denise Walsh, Yolande Walsh, Debbie Rouleau and Kathy Masse. Not pictured is Sophie Poltack.
This is the 14th year walking as a team to help support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. They've raised over $60,000 through the years to support the wonderful research and support programs provided by the Society. The Light the Night Walk 2002 was one of the first events to keep Johnny's memory alive. Fourteen years later they continue to walk for Johnny and all the other "Johnnies" out there.
Please consider making a donation to support Team Remembering Johnny or joining us on Sunday, November 1st!
Thanks to dedicated people like you, funds raised from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night Walk help support the research of blood cancer treatments that save lives.
The Light The Night Walk brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, and our team is helping to shine a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
Without your efforts LLS could not fund the research of such treatments as targeted therapies that zero in on cancer cells and kill them or immunotherapy drugs that use a patient's own immune system to kill cancer.
Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams, and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening walks in over 200 communities across North America each fall.
Please check out the pictures on the "Photo Gallery" page.
All committees are asked to send an advance copy of their reports to Jim Walsh for publication on the website under the "Members Only" tab prior to the convention. Additional copies should be sent to Grand Secretary Cynthia Larrabee. 2014 Reports will be removed soon. If you wish to review any of them please do so prior to May 1st.
Please go to the "Coming Events' tab for lots of information on the Grand Convention to be held in Leominster from June 3rd to the 5th!
Please go to the "Upcoming Events" tab for lots of information on the Supreme Convention to be held in Louisville from July 2nd to July 5th!
The spring 2016 issue of UCT's The Sample Case includes:
Click on the logo above for a copy of the Grand Counselor's message
The 2016 sevice project for the convention to be held in Loisvill, KY has been announced and is detailed in the UCT winter magazine. You can also read about it here!
We’re looking for ACTION photos of your local council community service activities for use in The Sample Case and newsletters - and on our website and Facebook page. To give you incentive to send us your best dynamic ACTION photos, we’re sponsoring a quarterly UCT Photo Contest that will pay $500 to the winning council! That’s right, $500! So, get out your cameras and cell phones and start shooting photos now.
Narragansett Council announces that the Visitation in honor of Grand Counselor Jeff Masse and his suite of officers will be held on Saturday April 30, 2016.
Cocktails will begin at 6:00 pm with dinner to follow at 6:30 pm at Twelve Acres of Smithfield, 445 Douglas Pike – Route 7, Smithfield, RI. The cost for the evening is$30.00 per person.
Kindly make reservations by April 15, 2016 with Joanne Quinn or Cheryl Accinno. Their contact information may be found under the "Members Only" tab.
UCT kicked off the Kaye Trainer International Capital Campaign for special hockey programs in North America 2 years ago. This is an ongoing campaign until we reach our total campaign goal of raising $182,500, or 73 Kaye Trainer devices. Currently donations stand at just over $62,000, about a third of the total UCT is seeking.
What is a Kaye Trainer? It’s a physical therapy device used in rehabilitation centers worldwide and manufactured by Kaye Products. Originally designed for recovery from traumatic leg/hip injuries or illnesses, special hockey programs have discovered an alternative use for the device. According to Dave Chase of the Valencia S.N.A.P. Flyers special hockey program in Valencia, Calif., “The device is THE safest way to teach someone how to skate!”
The campaign is designed to supply every special hockey program with a Kaye Trainer, which includes suspension and harness. In total, each device costs $2,500, including shipping. Every donation helps and 100% of your contribution is tax deductible.
How can you help? You can donate online through PayPal, or checks can be made payable to UCT Charities* and mailed to the UCT home office at: UCT, Attn. Jen Szymczak, 1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43215. Each time a donation is made, the amount and the donor is made visible on the UCT home page
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