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Grand Counselor Yolande would love to have the opportunity to visit each of the local councils.

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Providence Clam Bake & BBQ a Success

Providence Council 67 held it's clam bake and BBQ on Sunday, August 17 at the Portugese American Social Club in Smithfield, RI. Approximately 65 people attended to help make the event a success and several applications were received. All those in attendance are hoping that this becomes an annual event!

Supreme Convention Stuff

The annual Supreme Convention for the Order of United Commercial Travelers of America was held in Columbus, OH from July 6-9. PGC Charlie Cavallaro had the honor of serving on the Supreme Resolutions Committee. This committee had a lot of potential for some very serious work because of 2 controversial resolutions that were presented at the convention but were withdrawn.

PC Sandra Lobello served the International Secretary Treasurer's Association (ISTA) as Page. She was elected and installed later in the meeting as Vice President and will serve in that capacity at the annual convention next year in Wichita, KS.

PGC Patricia Maddalena served the Past Grand Counselor's Association (GCA) as a Regional Vice President and will soon serve that association as president.

PGC Charlie Cavallaro received a "Rose for the Living" for his contributions to UCT in our Grand Council. Congratulations Charlie, it is well deserved!

PGC Mary Newcombe has received a committee appointment for this year. She has been appointed to serve as an at-large committee person and will serve on a committee at the annual convention next year at the pleasure of our new International President, David Burt.

UCT Charities Trust Fund received $1,500 in donations, the Fraternal Fund received $5,500 in donation and Mae E. Tisdale Scholarship Fund received $9,651 in donations.

In addition to that UCT has adopted a new fundraiser to help the ASHA programs. We are attempting to raise enough funds to purchase 65 Kaye Trainers at a cost of $2500 each. These trainers will assist new skaters or physically challenged skaters to participate on the ice. $18,500 was raised during the convention for this purpose, enough money to purchase 7 1/2 trainers! PGC Charlie Cavallaro and PC Sandra Lobello presented a check for $2500 from Providence Counsil 67 for one of the trainers!! 


Cathedral Of The Pines

in Rindge, NH

Never Before Heard Special Music!

Inspirational Readings!

Plan to attend!

A New Page Added!

There is a new page on the website - "Membership Development". It will be used by Grand Membership Development Director PGC Carmino Russo to help keep you informed about how to find and recruit new members and retain existing members. There are brochures available on the page but you will need to go to the website to obtain applications because they are all state specific except for the fraternal application which is available on our site.


Andre B. Soucy, PGC

Andre B. Soucy, 87, a lifelong Lowell resident, died Wednesday May 28, 2014 at D'Youville Senior Care surrounded by those who loved him. He shared 58 years of marriage with the late Rita M. (Furtado) Soucy who passed away in 2005. 

Born in Lowell on June 19, 1926, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Eva (Beausoleil) Soucy. 

Andy enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II, serving aboard the SS Robert Stuart, where he received the following medals, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. 

Over the years, Andy's career spanned in many areas throughout Lowell including associations with Armour & Co., Conant's Market and Belvidere Beef & Fish, Inc. He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Parish and held membership in both their Holy Name and St. Vincent de Paul Societies. He proudly served as a Past Grand Counselor of the Grand Council of New England, Order of United Commercial Travelers of America having been a member for over 60 years. 

Andy is survived by his children, Joan and Michael Armstrong of Lowell; Patricia and Thomas Hebert of Lowell; Judith Hartman of Westerville, OH; Brian and Carol Soucy of Pelham, NH; Cheryl and Leo Sheridan of Lowell; Joseph and Maureen Soucy of Lowell; his grandchildren, Michael Nangle, Laurie King, Kelly Nangle, Christopher Armstrong, Jennifer Armstrong, Melissa Hebert, Matthew Hebert, Leslie Desrochers, Brittany Hartman, Kaitlin Soucy, Matthew Soucy, Kristen Laurin, Leo Sheridan, Ashley Soucy, Jonathan Soucy; his great grandchildren, Jillian and Kendall Nangle, Thomas, Sean, Colin and Owen King, Kaylie, Riley, Cassie and Cara Armstrong, Emilie Tackett, Emma Desrochers, and Baby L expected in October; a sister, Cecile Joyal of Tyngsboro; nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was predeceased by his daughter and son in law, Carol A. and Robert P. Nangle, his grandson, Brian E. Soucy, Jr. and his brothers, Rene H. Gerald A., Maurice L., and Donald P. Soucy. 

Andy's family would like to express their heart-felt appreciation to the staff at D'Youville Senior Care for the compassionate way in which he was cared for during his time there.





Goodbye Carol We Love you and Miss You

Carol Carbone entered the Eternal City Council on Tuesday, August 19. Arrangements have not been announced but will appear here when they are. Please pray for Carol, Benny and their family.

Tri City Council 823

Would like to invite you to our Visitation honoring our Grand Counselor Yolande Walsh

September 7, 2014 After the Cathedral of  the Pines Program

Leo and Sue Rufiange Home
5 Stodge Drive

Ashburnham, MA 01420 

Menu:   Bar-B-Que Chicken 

Cost: $25.00 per person 

Please come and enjoy an afternoon of fraternalism and fellowship – this is what UCT is about. 

Art & Mary Newcombe 978-345-1464

Leo & Sue Rufiange 978-827-6559

And leave a message if you do not get us

Please respond by: September 2, 20014

 Manchester Council Changes Date  

Manchester Council 195 has changed the date of it's Visitation in honor of Grand Counselor Yolande and her suite of officers. The new date is Sunday October 5, 2014 at the Chateau Restaurant in Manchester, NH. More information about the visitation will appear soon.

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


Children's Hunger Alliance


UCT collected enough coloring books, crayons, chalk, bubbles, jump ropes and more for the Children's Hunger Alliance's summer reading program to fill 20 boxes at the convention this year! In addition more than $5000 was donated by councils and individual UCT members.

Each year we take on a local cause as a community service project in the city where our annual convention is being held. This year'srecipient in Columbus, Ohio we supported the Children's Hunger Alliance, which works to ensure all area children are fed regular and nutritious meals and develop lifelong healthy eating habits.

Guy Carleton Stowe, PGC

G. Carleton Snowe of Auburn, ME and Sarasota, FL joined the Eternal City Council on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the age of 95.

Carlie was born in West Gardiner, ME on December 9, 1918 to Guy Rueben and Hazel Trafton Snowe. He moved to Auburn at a young age and was a 1936 graduate of Edward Little High School, and later graduated from New England Institute.

He served as a machinist's mate in the Navy in WWII. After the war he worked for his father-in-law at Dillingham and Sons Funeral Home. In 1947 he founded Maine American Burial Vault Company, which later became Superior Concrete Company. In 1966 he and his wife Barbara opened Old Tavern Shops in Litchfield, ME

In 1939 he married the love of his life Barbara Dillingham. They were married for 72 years until her death in 2012.

Carlie was an outstanding leading businessman of the community and active civically. He belonged to several charitable, business and fraternal organizations including UCT which he joined on December 22, 1948 as a member of Twin City Council 160. He served as Grand Counselor in 1959-1960 and received his PGC honors on May 1, 1961.

He is survived by his daughter Gretchen Snowe-Bly and husband Chuck Bly, former daughter-in-law US Senator Olympia J. Snowe, widow of son Peter, (whom he always thought of as a daughter) and her husband, former Governor John McKernan. He is also survived by several grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great, great grandaughter. He also leaves his brother John and wife Beth Snowe, sisters-in-law Gertrude Snowe and Mary Jane Dillingham.

He was predeceased by his wife Barbara and son Peter along with brothers Kenneth and Richard.

Having completed his tasks on this earth, may he rest in peace.







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