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PGC Charlie Cavallaro and Ethel recently celebrated a milestone anniversary. Happy 54th Wedding Anniversary to a great couple!

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 will be holding its annual Visitation weekend on November 14 and 15. The weekend will begin with the council meeting Friday evening at 7pm at the Kelley Gazzero VFW Post 1418 Plainfield Pike in Cranston, RI.

Lady’s and Men’s Luncheon

Honoring the First Gentleman of New England

PSC James Walsh

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kelly Gazzero VFW

1418 Plainfield Pike -CranstonRI.

Luncheon 12:00 Noon     $5 Donation


Ethel Cavallaro   401-231-1317   or   Dolores Cavallaro   401-467-5706

(Reservations are a must)


Grand Counselor’s Visitation and Reception

Honoring the Grand Counselor of New England

PC Yolande Walsh

  Saturday, November 15, 2014

Social Hour 6:30 -7:15    Dinner 8:00    Dancing 8:30

Salad, Macaroni, Surf & Turf, Baked Potato, Coffee & Dessert

Kelly Gazzero VFW

1418 Plainfield Pike -CranstonRI.


Charles Cavallaro Sr.  401-231-1317   Carmino Russo 401-353-2688

Music by the Last Chance

Donation $ 30.00 pp

Supreme Counselor David Burt and his wife Phyllis will be attending.

David Burt of Lancaster, Ohio, is a member and past local president of UCT’s Lancaster, Ohio Council 6. He has served on many Ohio Regional Council committees and was regional membership director during 2007-2008 and 2011-2012. In 2003, he and his wife Phyllis were honored as the Ohio Regional Council's top volunteers. He is a past president of the Grand Counselors' Association and a past UCT Chaplain.

David attained a bachelor's degree in floriculture from the Ohio State University. After graduating from college he served in the U.S. Army, earning a sharpshooter award. He is a Vietnam veteran and a life member of Lancaster VFW Post 1380. He is also a member of Masonic Lodge 57 and is currently president of the City of Lancaster Tree Commission. He is involved each year conducting Arbor Day programs for elementary school children. He has been active with the Lancaster High School Percussion Ensemble for over 25 years and attends Faith Memorial Church. He was employed as a customer service representative by American Electric Power for 34 years until his retirement in May 2008.

Plan now to attend!



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!


Tri City Council Holds Visitation

Tri-City Council 823 held its annual visitation in honor of Grand Counselor Yolande Cotnoir-Walsh and her suite of officers on Sunday, September 7 following the Cathedral of the Pines service. Approximately 33 people attended the event that featured a BBQ chicken with salad, rolls, corn on the cob and lots of desserts. The event was held at the home of PGC's Leo and Sue Rufiange in Ashburnham, MA - a short hop from the Cathedral in Rindge, NH.


The members of Tri-City council presented Yolande with a cool hat with a fleur-de-lis (symbolizing french heritage) and a cash gift. GMD Carmino Russo provided members with an informational and member sign up kit.

Thank you Tri-City for a great day!


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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