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Providence Council To Host Visitation

Providence Council 67 will be hosting a Visitation in honor of Regional President Jeff Masse and his suite of officers on Saturday, November 14. The event will be held at the Kelly Gazzerro VFW- 1418 Plainfield Pike -Cranston RI. There will be a social hour at 6:30pm with dinner at 8:00pm. Cost is $30 per person and reservations are required.

The menu this year features a choice of Surf and Turf or Chicken and Turf along with Pasta, Salad, Vegetable, Coffee, Tea and dessert.

On Saturday, November 14th at 12 noon there will be a luncheon honoring First Lady Kathy Masse. The event will also be held at the Kelly Gazzerro VFW- 1418 Plainfield Pike -Cranston RI. The cost is only $5 and is always well attended and fun. Reservations are required.

CLICK HERE for more information on these events and to make reservations.


Manchester Hosts Visitation

Manchester Council hosted a Visitation in honor of Regional President Jeff Masse and his suite of officers on Sunday, September 27th at Belmont Hall in Manchester. This was a new location for Manchester Council with the announcement of the closing of the Chateau Restaurant last year.

The Visitation began at 2pm with dinner being served propmtly at 2:30pm. Dinner was a buffet featuring Roasted Turkey with gravy and all the fixings, Boneless Fried Chicken, Green Bean Almondine and Beef Burgundy with Pasta. There was also a fresh garden salad and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. 42 members from all over New England came to enjoy dinner and fraternalism.

Manchester Council also conducted a fundraising event to benefit the Grand Council. This was one of GC Jeff Masse's challenges. Members of Manchester Council donated a pop up canopy, 2 canvas folding chairs and a snow brush to be raffled off. PC ben Carbone won the canopy, PGC Art Newcombe won the 2 chairs and PGC David Accinno won the snow brush. $330 was raised to benefit the Grand Council.

GC Jeff received a statue of the "Thinking Man" with his name, dates of his service as Regional President and his theme "What's Next". First Lady Kathy Masse and Regional Chaplain Beth Newcombe each received a wicker basket with artificial Autumn flowers arranged on it.

PGC Debbie Rouleau received her 25 year membership pin and she was presented the pin by GC Jeff and her husband, PGC David Rouleau.

The Johnny Lobello Fund

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.


Providence Council Seeks to Help Veterans

Providence Council Secretary Treasurer Sister Sandra Lobello received a call from the Veteran’s Administration; they are in need of coats for the homeless veterans.

And you and your council can help and get credit for this charitable event.

So Providence Council is looking for donations of new or gently used coats in sizes L, XL, XXL for men and any sizes for women. So go in your closet, see if you have a coat or two that you do not wear often and send them to Sandra Lobello c/o Charles Cavallaro 6 Hebdeen St., Johnston RI 02919. Providence Council 67 will reimburse for shipping costs. You can also bring them in October to the Providence Council “Turkey Trot” or in November to the Providence Visitation.

Don’t forget that the weather is getting cold and many are in need. Angela Goff and Charlie Cavallaro will get them to the VA just as soon as we get them.

Don’t forget Providence Council’s “Turkey Trot” on October 23rd.  All funds raised at this event will go to the Homeless Clinic at the Providence VA Hospital. Sandra, Angela and their committee have a lot of prizes to give out that night

Western Mass 686 Donates to Cancer Patient 

Western Mass Council 686 gave Pastor Ryan Bradley a donation to help him with his son Luke’s Medical expenses. 10 year old Luke is facing a second bout of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He is recovering from Neurosurgery,

Luke was in Boston Children’s Hospital where he was one of a few children selected to undergo a trial treatment program “proven to really help kids who’ve relapsed”.

Luke started getting intense headaches while in the hospital. In his third week he contracted Bacterial Meningitis due to his weakened immune system. He underwent brain surgery to relieve cranial pressure and to drain the fluid that was occurring on the brain.

Luke is working to regain his speech and is receiving physical therapy to help him move his arms and his legs. He has also resumed his chemotherapy.

Luke is now doing better and hopes to be cancer-free soon.


UCT Photo Contest


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.

Tri-City Visitation A Success

The members of Tri-City Council hosted a Visitation on Sunday, September 13th in honor of Regional President Jeff Masse and his suite of officers. Although is was not a bright sunny day, forcing the event into the spacious confines of Leo and Sue's garage, it did not dampen the spirits of the council members or any of the 42 UCT members attending.

Dinner was a grilled chicken, salad, baked beans, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, rolls and dessert. After dinner GC Jeff spoke to the members and reminded everyone that summer is over and it is time to get back to work. He would appreciate any invitation to a council event and he reminded every council to appoint someone who would be responsible for sending items to this website.

The members of Tri-City Council presented Jeff with a box of assorted hot sauces and cash gift.

Providence Clam Bake A Success


The members of Providence Council 67 hosted a very successful Clam Bake and BBQ on Sunday, August 9th. The event was held at the Portugese American Social Club in Smithfield, RI.


The attendees had a choice of steamed lobster with mussels and chowder or bbq chicken, ribs, steak tips and hot dogs. There was also garden salad and brownies for dessert. In all 57 members of UCT enjoyed a wonderful summer day under the pavillion. There was also a free drawing for 2 gift baskets.

Pictures appear under the "Photo Gallery" tab



Twin City to Hold Visitation


Twin City Council will be hosting a Visitation in honor of Regional President Jeff Masse and his suite of officers on Saturday, October 17th at Rolandeau's Restaurant in Auburn, ME. Rolandeau's Restaurant is located at 775 Washington St. in Auburn, ME

The Visitation will begin at 6:30pm with dinner being served propmtly at 7:00pm. Dinner will be a buffet and the cost will be $30 per person. RSVP's can be made with PGC Bob Blanchard by calling him at 207-783-9471.

Please see the attached flyer by clicking on the picture above for more information and overnight accomodations. Please call right away if you plan to stay overnight.


Twin City Driving for Fun Day

Twin City #160 accepted my challenge and invited me to Mechanic Falls, Maine on August 26th to be part of their 5th annual Special Needs Driving Day.  As the kids arrived, you could feel the excitement in the air.  Doug Larrabee had the kids set up the course, driving stakes in the ground and tying ribbons on them.  Then the fun began!  Eighteen special needs young people took turns completing the course - and not one stake went down!  Each driver was cheered on by others, many high-fives were given, and smiles were all over the place. 


After the kids had each had a turn driving the course, they cooked up hot dogs and had a great lunch.  Then, before leaving, many, if not all of them, sought out Doug to personally thank him (and me!) for the day.  A truly uplifting day. Even though a little rain fell, it never dampened the kids' spirits. 

Again - I want to issue the same challenge to each council in New England - to invite me to some service project you have planned this year.  I want to visit each council and see you in action.  Thank you, Twin City #160, for inviting me.  It showed me once again how impactful UCT can be in people's lives. 

Many photos under the "Photo Gallery" tab.


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