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Welcome to the Regional Council of New England's webpage.

jeff_logo1b-1.jpgGrand Counselor's Message

Click on Jeff's logo for a copy of the Grand Counselor's message

Supreme Convention Stuff

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!

2016 Service Project Announced

The 2016 sevice project for the convention to be held in Loisville, KY has been announced and is detailed in the UCT winter magazine. You can also read about it here!


The latest issue of The Sample Case is now available!

 Click here to read the spring 2016 issue or go to www.uct.org to browse our other publications on the Member Publications page on the Members' Area of our website. 

  The spring 2016 issue of UCT's The Sample Case includes:

  • UCT Louisville, Kentucky 2016 convention highlights
  • UCT convention service project to benefit Kosair Kids Book Blast!
  • The value of volunteering part II - a Q&A with Jen Szymczak & Keith Ward
  • UCT Winter Hockey Festival highlights
  • UCT Gives Back to Special Hockey video contest results
  • Spring volunteer ideas 

Remember, anything in blue and underlined is linked to a webpage as are most of the pictures. Click to see where they take you!

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.



Grand Convention Stuff

Grand Council committee reports have been posted on the website under the "Members Only" tab. Please review them and print them if you want. 2014 Reports will be removed soon.

Proposed amendments to the Grand Council bylaws.

Convention Schedule

 
   

Convention Registration & Meals

 
   

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!

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Grand Counselor Jeff would like to have some fun on Friday night. So dig out your ugliest shirt and ugliest shoes...we know you got 'em...and bring 'em to the convention!

Remember, anything in blue and underlined is linked to a webpage as are most of the pictures. Click to see where they take you!

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 Grand Counselor's Message

Click on the logo above for a copy of the Grand Counselor's message

UCT Photo Contest

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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.

 

 

 



Johnny Lobello Bike Run

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The Johnny LoBello Friendship Fund Annual Bike Run and Family Fun Day will be on Sunday June, 26, 2016 at the Portuguese American Social Club - 32 Fenwood Ave, Smithfield, RIThe Bike Run is to help children whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Bike Run registration starts at 9am and the Family Fun Day starts at noon.  The cost of the BBQ is $15, children under 10 are free.  There will be music, raffles, a water slide for the kids and our Atlantic City Raffle, airfare and 3 days-2 nights accommodations.

Please contact Sandra Lobello to make a donation or for more information, sandral1021@gmail.com.

Manchester Donates

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On a rainy April 26, 2016, Grand Councilor Jeff Masse and Junior Councilor Dennis Walsh, both of Manchester 195, made a clothing donation to Liberty House, a veteran's shelter designed to help veterans transition out of homelessness. The clothing consisted of finer shirts, pants and shoes to help the veteran's to be able to dress more appropriately for important functions such as job interviews. The clothing was greatly accepted by Liberty House ensuring us it would be put to good use.

Narragansett Holds Visitation

Narragansett Council held its Visitation in honor of Grand Counselor Jeff Masse and his suite of officers on Saturday April 30, 2016. Approximately 40 people attended the event emceed by none other than Jack Robertson.

The evening started with cocktails at 6:00 pm with a buffet dinner following at 6:30 pm at Twelve Acres of Smithfield. The menu consisted of chicken, rice and vegetable soup, chicken, pork, fish, potatoes, green beans, pasta, rolls, dessert and coffee. Following dinner, Grand Counselor Jeff Masse had the opportunity to address the members present. He started with a trivia game and gave out small prizes to the members after which he talked about his membership theme - "What's Next". He talked about the importance of having fun but also the more serious side of running councils effectively, succession of officers and his plans for the Grand Convention at the beginning of June.

Pictures are available in the Photo Gallery.

UCT Kaye Trainer Campaign Update

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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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