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For members of The Order of United Commercial Travelers of America   A Fraternal Benefit Society
www.uct.org                                                                        Spring 2008




The American
and Canadian
Cancer
Societies
Dedicated to eliminating
cancer and saving lives

The wild,
wild west
A brief overview of
Denver’s history with
Supreme Session
reservation details


Fraternalists
in Action
Outstanding
fraternalists
recognized
by the National
Fraternal
Congress of
America
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                                                                                                                   Another productive
                                                                                                                   year for UCT

                                                                                                                                       I
                                                                                                                   A note from Supreme Counselor Dianna Loafman

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                                                                                                                                                          want to thank all of you for joining
                                                                                                                                                     me this year in promoting my theme,
www.uct.org                                    Volume 155, Number 2                                        Spring 2008
                                                                                                                                                     “Reach Beyond Your Limits.” Numan
                                                                                                                                                     and I are grateful to everyone we have
                                                                                                                                                     met during the past year and commend
   WHAT’Sinside                                                                                                                                      you for working to keep UCT alive in
                                                                                                                                                     your councils. We appreciate your
     2 TD Insurance Home and Auto                                                                                                                    hospitality and are thrilled to have been
	        	 Top	Canadian	insurer	offers	competitive	rates                                                                                             a part of your meetings. Our visits
                                                                                                                             throughout the Supreme Domain have assured us that the
     4 The wild, wild West                                                                                                   UCT spirit of fraternalism is alive and well.
	        	 A	brief	overview	of	Denver’s	history                                                                                 Thanks to your hard work and dedication, and the efforts of
     5 Supreme Session 2008                                                                                                  our member-agents, UCT once again experienced
	        	 Reserve	your	spot	now                                                                                             membership growth during the 2007-2008 membership year.
                                                                                                                             This is a fantastic achievement! Now we must continue to do
     6 Life Line Screening                                                                                                   our part to invite our new members to become involved in our
	        	 Fast,	accurate,	preventive	health	screenings	can	protect	 local councils. I urge you to reach beyond your limits to new -
             your	health	and	your	life                                                                                       and current - members to make them aware of the fraternal
     7 Emergicare Plus                                                                                                       and community involvement opportunities available
	        	 Accidents	happen…UCT’s	Emergicare	Plus	makes	sure	 through UCT.
             you’re	covered	when	they	do                                                                                        UCT’s members certainly reached beyond their limits this
                                                                                                                             year to qualify for the membership development awards
     8 Members in action                                                                                                     program. This year we had 396 members sponsoring new
	        	 A	pictoral	of	UCT	members	helping	their	communities                                                               members. One hundred twenty-three members qualified for
  10 The American and Canadian cancer Societies                                                                              the Pacesetter’s Club for sponsoring three or more new
	        	 Dedicated	to	eliminating	cancer	and	saving	lives                                                                  members. Thirty-six members qualified for the Drummer’s
                                                                                                                             Club for sponsoring 10 or more new members while nine
  12 Fraternalists in Action                                                                                                 members qualified for the President’s Council for sponsoring
	        	 Outstanding	fraternalists	recognized	by	the	National	                                                             50 or more new members. Congratulations to all those
             Fraternal	Congress	of	America                                                                                   who qualified.
  14 UCT’s member benefits and discounts                                                                                        Local councils throughout the United States and Canada
	        	 How	your	membership	means	more	than	just	insurance                                                                were quite productive this year as well. The Medal of Honor
  15 In Recognition / Membership Awards /PGC Deaths Program,set requirements to striveto March 31on three award              councils
                                                                                                                                         which runs from April 1
                                                                                                                                                                  to achieve
                                                                                                                                                                               each year, gives

  16 2007-2008 Membership Development Program                                                                                levels - gold, silver and bronze - and provides opportunities to
                                                                                                                             galvanize members, achieve monetary awards and gain
                                                                                                                             community recognition. This year approximately 15 councils
                                                                                                                             earned a Medal of Honor award. These councils will be
                                                                                                                             recognized at the Supreme Session in Denver.
                                                                                                                                As you can see, we have a great deal to be proud of. Again,
    The Order of United Commercial Travelers of America                         Home Office Management Team
          Founded Jan. 8, 1888 — Columbus, Ohio                 Executive Vice President                         Ronald Hunt thank you for all of your efforts. Numan and I hope to see
Home Office:       (614) 228-3276     Toll-free: (800) 848-0123 Vice President, Fraternal/Marketing        Mike Hammontree
Canadian Office: (403) 277-0745       Toll-free: (800) 267-2371 Vice President and Controller                  Kevin Hecker  many of you at this year’s Supreme Session, being held July 5-
                 Supreme Officers 2007-2008
                                                                Vice President, Information Technology
                                                                Chief Agent for Canada
                                                                                                                 Ronald Ives
                                                                                                            Lindsay Maxwell
                                                                                                                             8, 2008, in Denver, Colo. We look forward to the year ahead
Supreme Counselor           Dianna Loafman, Fort Worth, Texas                                                                and ask you to support incoming Supreme Counselor Keith
Supreme Junior Counselor            Keith Ward, LaGrange, Ky.                      Home Office Departments
Supreme Past Counselor            David Piper, Jackson, Mich.   Claims:                           Ext. 550                   Ward and his theme, “Run for the Roses with UCT.”
Supreme Conductor                 James Walsh, Hookset, N.H.    Customer Service:                 Ext. 551
Supreme Page                 Stewart Wagner, Bourbonnais, Ill.  Fraternal:                        Ext. 126                      –	Dianna
Supreme Sentinel             Randy Young, Baton Rouge, La.    Public Relations:     Ext. 130
Supreme Secretary-Treasurer Glenda Dickey, San Jose, Calif.
Board of Governors Stewart McDonald Sr., Martinsburg, W.Va.
Board of Governors          Darlene Gillies, Neepawa, Man.    Editor               Linda Fisher, lfisher@uct.org
Supreme Chaplain        Thomas Hoffman, Pasadena, Texas.      Art Director        David Knapp, dknapp@uct.org

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 If you’re looking for some
 insight into the adventure and
 history of the American West,
 Denver is a perfect place to
                                   The wild,
 start. Once little more than a
 dusty crossroads, the city
 came into its own during the
 great “Pikes Peak or Bust
 Gold Rush” of 1859 when
                                   wild West        A brief overview of Denver’s history

 flakes of placer gold were
 found where the South Platte
 River meets Cherry Creek.        B          efore the great Colorado gold
                                  rush, the Rocky Mountains offered little
                                  to attract settlers, except “hairy bank
                                  notes,” the beaver pelts prized by fur
                                  trappers, traders and fashionably
                                  dressed gentlemen in Eastern America
                                                                              city in the West, second only to San
                                                                              Francisco.
                                                                                 The turn of the century brought
                                                                              industrialization, a blossoming culture
                                                                              and respectability to Denver. The
                                                                              wealth mined from the mountains was
                                  and Europe. The gold rush changed all       poured into parks, fountains, grand
                                  that, as the rudely dispossessed            theatres, statues, tree lined streets and
                                  Cheyenne and Arapaho soon                   elaborate mansions. Denver became
                                  discovered when, almost overnight,          the most elegant city in a 1,000-mile
                                  more than 30,000 people crossed the         radius and was known as the “Queen
                                  Great Plains to head for what was to        City of the Plains.”
                                  become known as Denver City.


                                  An unconventional past                      Exploring Denver’s
                                      Aggressive leadership, spearheaded      heritage
                                  by William N. Byers, founding editor of         Today the city’s colorful history can
                                  the Rocky Mountain News, and                be appreciated in a number of
                                  Territorial Governor John Evans,            locations. LoDo (Lower Downtown)
                                  insisted that the area Indians must go,     has 120 historic buildings from the
                                  leading to a number of fateful              Victorian era, many of which have been
                                  skirmishes with the Native Americans.       transformed into restaurants, nightclubs
                                  And there was more. In its first few        and art galleries.
                                  years, Denver City survived a flood, two        At the Colorado History
                                  major fires, and even raised an army        Museum, visitors can glimpse what life
                                  that defeated an invading force of          was like for the pioneers, Native
                                  Confederates from Texas during the          Americans, soldiers, cowboys and
                                  Civil War.                                  miners who have called Colorado
                                      With the discovery of more gold in      home, while the state’s fascinating
                                  the mountains, Denver City became a         railroad history can be explored at the
                                  boomtown. Saloons, gambling halls           Colorado Railroad Museum. An
                                  and wagon trains lined the mud-filled       outstanding Western art collection,
                                  streets and every outlaw, lawman and        including a vast exhibit of Native
                                  desperado in the West made a visit.         American textiles, pottery and
                                      As the 20th century approached, a       contemporary works, provide a vivid
                                  network of railroads was built that         look at Western history at the Denver
                                  made Denver, as it was now known, the       Art Museum.
                                  banking, minting, supply and                    And, two of Denver’s most famous
                                  processing center not only for              citizens, the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown,
                                  Colorado, but for neighboring states.       who survived the Titanic, and Buffalo
                                  Between 1870, when the first railroads      Bill Cody, the West’s famous buffalo
                                  arrived, and 1890 Denver grew from          hunter and showman, are honored at
                                  4,759 to 106,713. In a single generation,   the Molly Brown House and Buffalo
                                  it became the second most populous          Bill’s Museum & Grave.


                                   For more information about Colorado’s capital city, visit www.denver.org.
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                                                                                        Don’t forget, the deadline Take
                                                                                                                   Note
  SUPREMEsession				2008
                                                                                        for reservations is

                                                                                        June 20, 2008!
                                                                                        For more information, contact

Reserve your spot now for the                                                           the Fraternal Department at
                                                                                        (800) 848-0123, ext. 126,
                                                                                        or at amarshall@uct.org.
121st annual Supreme Session
Hotel registration
    Supreme Session room rates at the Hyatt Regency Tech         Tentative Schedule
Center begin at $99 plus tax per night for one king or two       Upon arrival at the Supreme Session, attendees will receive a
double beds. Please call the hotel directly for rates and        finalized schedule, including rooms and times for all events.
availability for suites or for any special requests.             Meeting rooms and times are subject to change.
The deadline for registration is June 20.
                                                                 n Friday, July 4, 2008
    Please register by calling the Hyatt Regency Tech Center
at (303) 779-1234 or by faxing the hotel at (303) 714-           PSC Reception and Dinner – 6 pm
4671. Make sure to identify that you are with United             n Saturday, July 5, 2008                                    Take
Commercial Travelers or UCT.                                                                                                 Note
    The Hotel address is: Hyatt Regency Tech Center,
                                                                 PSC Meeting – 8 am                               Open
7800 E.Tufts Ave., Denver, CO 80237.
                                                                 AMOB (Officers only) Meeting – 8 pm
                                                                 ISTA (Officers only) Meeting – 9 am
                                                                                                                  Luncheon
                                                      Take       Membership Registration – 9 am-5 pm          This year, the
Parking                                               Note       GCA (Officers only) Meeting – 10 am          traditional
   Complimentary             New Schedule                        PSC Spouses Luncheon – Noon                  Spouses
self-parking with in and     Important: Supreme                  Charities Trust Millionaires Reception – 3 pmLuncheon will
out privileges to UCT        Session dates are July 5-8,         OFFICIAL OPENING & MEMORIAL SERVICE – 7 pm   be open to all.
members is offered. Self-    2008. The Supreme Session                                                        Everyone is
parking is in the covered    Opening Ceremonies                  n Sunday, July 6, 2008                       encouraged
garage, with a maximum       will begin on SATURDAY              Interdenominational Church Service – 7:30 am to attend.
garage clearance of 8’ 2”.   instead of Sunday as in             ISTA Meeting – 8:30 am                       Reserve
                             previous years.                     GCA Meeting – 8:30 am                        tickets with
Transportation                                                   May E. Tisdale Committee Meeting – 9 am      your Grand
n FROM THE AIRPORT                                               OPEN LUNCHEON – 11:30 am                     Luncheon
                                                                 Supreme Council Business Session – 1:30 pm & Banquet
   Taxi: Taxi service from Denver International Airport is       Drummers Reception – 6 pm
approximately $45-$65 per trip to and from the airport.                                                       Coordinator.
   Super Shuttle: Cost is $19 per person one way or $34          n Monday, July 7, 2008
round trip. Contact Super Shuttle at 303-370-1300,               AMOB Breakfast – 6:45 am
1-800-Blue-Van or www.supershuttle.com.                          Auxiliary PSC/PGC Breakfast – 7 am
                                                                 Grand Counselors & Grand Membership Directors Breakfast – 7 am
n WHILE AT THE HOTEL                                             Supreme Council Business Session – 9 am
    Hyatt Shuttle: Hyatt Regency Tech Center offers              Grand Past Counselors Luncheon – Noon
complimentary shuttle service within a five-mile radius of       Social Hour sponsored by the Hyatt Regency Tech Center – 6 pm
the hotel, including Park Meadows Mall. Availability is on a     SUPREME BANqUET – 7 pm
first-come, first-served basis. Any requests for trips farther
than five miles will be assessed a service charge. Please        n Tuesday, July 8, 2008
inquire at the Concierge desk for more information and           Supreme Committee Chairpersons Breakfast – 7:15 am
schedules.                                                       Supreme Council Business Session and Installation – 9 am
    Light Rail Service: Travel to downtown Denver is just
minutes via Light Rail. A new stop is located at the             • A meeting room will be available for Supreme committees to
Belleview Station, on the E line, only one block from the          meet beginning at noon on Saturday, July 5.
hotel. Light Rail maps are available at the Concierge desk       • Caucus rooms will be available on Saturday, July 5, and Sunday,
or at www.rtd-denver.com.                                          July 6, on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Life Line Screening                                                                        Protect your health. Protect your life.
Fast, accurate, preventive health screenings
can protect your health and your life




C
                                            to visualize the
         ardiovascular	disease	        carotid arteries,
(CVD)	is	becoming	an	                  the arteries that
increasingly	prevalent	condition	      bring blood to
in	most	Western	countries.	CVD	is	     the brain. The
the	No.	1	killer	of	both	men	and	      majority of
                                       strokes are
women	in	North	America	and	a	          caused by
leading	cause	of	permanent	            plaque build up
disability.	Stroke	is	the	third	       in these
leading	cause	of	death	in	the	         arteries.
United	States	and	the	fourth	        n Atrial
leading	cause	of	death	in	Canada	      Fibrillation is
-	primarily	because	50	percent	of	     an abnormal
                                       heart beat
stroke	victims	experience	no	          (arrhythmia) that affects the atria -           and three-blood screenings that
warning	signs	prior	to	their	attack.   the upper chambers of the heart -               check for cholesterol and glucose levels
                                            and is the most common form of             as well as C-reactive protein levels,
    Fortunately, CVD, stroke and other      sustained arrhythmia.                      which are markers for heart disease, are
serious problems can be avoided and       n During the peripheral arterial             also available at discounted rates. Some
treated before they become life-            disease (PAD) screening, risk is           restrictions may apply.
threatening. Life Line Screening, a UCT     evaluated through a measurement
benefit and the leading provider of
preventive health screenings
                                            called the “Ankle-Brachial Index,”
                                                which is obtained by reading the       Take control of your health
in the United States,                                 systolic pressure in the ankle      Life Line Screening offers a way to
offers U.S. members      The mission                     and arm. PAD is also          get high-quality screenings that are
                                                                                       accurate, convenient and inexpensive
painless, non-
invasive
                    of Life Line Screening                 known as “hardening
                                                              of the arteries.”        by bringing them to your local church
screenings at a   is to make people aware                   n The abdominal            or community center.
discounted
rate. Life Line
                   of an undetected health                       aortic aneurysm
                                                                  (AAA) screening
                                                                                          Each test takes only a few minutes. A
                                                                                       board-certified, licensed physician
Screening’s       problem through health                          uses the same        evaluates the results and reports, which
preventive                                                        ultrasound           you are encouraged to share with your
vascular          screenings and tests and                       technology to         own doctor, are generally mailed within
ultrasound
screenings can
                   encourage them to seek                        visualize the         three weeks.
                                                                abdominal aorta,          Payment may be made at the time
detect the           follow up care with                      the largest artery in    you schedule your screening. While
warning signs of
CVD and help stop it
                       their physician.                    the body, to measure
                                                         the diameter of the aorta
                                                                                       credit cards are encouraged, check and
                                                                                       cash payments are also accepted.
in its tracks.                                       for aneurysms.                    Payments made at the screening site on
    The Stroke,Vascular                         An osteoporosis screening              the day of the appointment are subject
Disease & Heart Rhythm package            can be added for just $10. Two-blood         to a $3 finance charge.
is available to U.S. members for only
$135. The package consists of four          You may have already received or will be receiving information about Life
screenings designed to help identify       Line Screening coming to your area. For more information about this valuable
risk of stroke, vascular disease and
                                           benefit, contact Life Line Screening at (800) 772-8319. Make sure to
abdominal aortic aneurysm:
                                           mention code BDHW-056 when you call. Information may also be obtained by
n The stroke/carotid artery                visiting www.lifelinescreening.com/uct.
    screening uses Doppler ultrasound
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Emergicare Plus
Accidents happen…UCT’s Emergicare Plus
makes sure you’re covered when they do




N           one	of	us	anticipates	an	
accident	happening	to	us	or	our	
loved	ones,	but	we	all	know	that	
it’s	a	possibility.	UCT’s	
Emergicare	Plus	accident	only	
coverage	gives	you	and	your	
family	the	protection	you	deserve	
in	the	event	the	unexpected	
should	occur.	


Emergicare Plus can help                   OFFERS
you and your family with the               BASE
expense of emergency and                   BENEFITS     ...Plus
follow-up medical treatments
for accidents at home, work,
school, play or while traveling,
all at an affordable price.                !       Emergicare Plus coverage offers you and your family base
                                                   benefits that provide solid protection.


Supplements other                          !
                                           ! membership discount.
                                              Emergicare II DOUBLES the base benefits with a

coverage
   When your other coverage can’t pay
because the deductible hasn’t been
                                           !
                                           !! membership discount.
                                              Emergicare III TRIPLES the base benefits with a

satisfied or it covers only                Base benefits include:
hospitalization, Emergicare Plus can       n Ambulance/Paramedic service up to $100 per accident
help fill these needs.
   Emergicare Plus is guaranteed issue
                                           n Physician visits up to $100 per accident
coverage. All applying members (18         n X-ray benefits up to $50 per accident
through 65 years of age)* and their        n Cast or splint application benefits up to $50 per accident
eligible dependents will be approved.
No medical exams or questions are          n Prescriptions and injections up to $50 per accident
required, and you can’t be turned down     n Emergency Room benefits up to $50 per accident
because of health.
   There are no deductibles with
                                           n $2,000 for loss of life, sight or double dismemberment
Emergicare Plus and benefits are paid in      per accident
addition to any other coverage you may     n $1,000 for loss of sight of one eye or single
have, including Medicare and Blue             dismemberment per accident
Cross/Blue Shield. Benefits are paid
directly to you unless you request         * Maximum issue age may vary by state.
otherwise. Emergicare Plus is
guaranteed renewable. Benefits are not         For more information about Emergicare Plus and how it might
reduced or canceled at any age as long                help you, contact the Fraternal Department at
as premiums are paid when due.                     (800) 848-0123, ext. 126, or at amarshall@uct.org.

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                                             Members of Williamsport, Pa. Council 350 join with Cub Scout Packs #12 and #7 to place new flags on
                                             the graves of war veterans in Williamsport Cemetery, the city’s oldest cemetery. The Cub Scouts provided
                                             papers explaining the meanings of the various war markers as part of the outing. q




Senior Counselor Len Marks, left, and
Past Counselor Joe Saso of Ottawa, Ont.
Council 1046, present a wreath on
behalf of the local council, the A.C.T.-
UCT Dominion Grand Council, and all
Canadian councils during the
Remembrance Day ceremonies at the
National War Memorial in Ottawa. On
November 11 Canadians wear poppies
and gather at war memorials across
Canada to pay tribute to Canadians who
died in war. At the 11th hour of the 11th
day of the 11th month, the time the
Armistice of World War I was signed in
1918, Canadians observe two minutes of
silence to remember.




           a
  MEMbERSin	 ction                                                                                           Congratulations
                                                                                         to Madawaska Council 830, Edmundston,
                                                                                         N.B., which celebrated its 50th
                                                                                         anniversary of “People Helping People”
                                                                                         on April 12, 2008.




Members of the Illinois and Georgia-Florida Grand Councils gather to share
friendship and fraternalism in the Sunshine State. Seated are Susan Hedglin, Louis
Amell Jr. Council 339, Streator, Ill.; and Sara Kish, Sarasota-Manatee Council 800,
Sarasota, Fla. Standing are: Paul Carroll, Capitol Council 95, Springfield, Ill.; Liz
Schwartz, Champaign-Urbana Council 478, Champaign, Ill.; PSC Ron Hedglin, Louis
Amell Jr. Council 339, Streator, Ill.; Mildred Adkins, Sarasota-Manatee Council 800,
Sarasota, Fla.; Mel Schwartz, Champaign-Urbana Council 478, Champaign, Ill; and         Members of Edmonton, Alta. Council 1046 pose with their
Carolyn Corkum, Sarasota-Manatee Council 800, Sarasota, Fla.                            trophy for winning the Alberta Provincial Curling Bonspiel.
                                                                                        The closed event, sponsored by Cranbrook, B.C. Council
                                                                                        1023, featured 12 competing rinks. Pictured from left are:
                                                                                        Wayne Gasmo, Larry Deptuck Jr., Senior Counselor Elly
                                                                                        Opdenkelder, Dwight Hunter and Frank Gouche.


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                                                                                       Angelina “Angie” Levy
                                                                                        of	San	Gabriel	Valley	Council	779,	San	Gabriel,		
                                                                                        Calif.,	has	been	chosen	as	one	of	the	29th	
                                                                                       Congressional	District	Women	of	the	Year	for	her	
                                                                                       remarkable	achievements	as	a	community	
                                                                                       activist	mentor	and	volunteer.	
                                                                                           Angie	is	the	founder	and	owner	of	The	School	
                                                                                       of	Fashion	and	Design	in	Alhambra,	Calif.	The	
                                                                                       school	for	students	with	developmental	
                                                                 disabilities	has	operated	in	Alhambra	for	nearly	20	years	and	
                                                                 combines	Angie’s	two	passions:	fashion	design	and	working	with	
                                                                 people	with	developmental	disabilities.
                                                                    In	addition	to	learning	reading,	math,	and	computer	and	
                                                                 everyday	life	skills,	students	at	the	school	also	learn	how	to	sew,	and	
Cyndi Stoughton, left, education director of Robert Bycroft      everything	they	make	is	sold	in	the	school’s	boutique.	Angie	also	
School, and Bill Woolf of Salem, Ohio Council 590, visit a       encourages	her	students	to	become	active	and	caring	members	of	
classroom during one of Bill’s many visits to the school. Bill
has been lauded as one of the school’s most avid supporters,
                                                                 society.	They	have	contributed	handmade	items	to	victims	of	the	9/11	
as evidenced by the below testimonial from Cyndi.                and	tsunami	disasters	and	to	many	other	causes.
                                                                                                                      A	documentary	

In today’s world	                          it	seems	as	if	
                                                                                                                   about	Angie	and	The	
                                                                                                                   School	of	Fashion	and	
everyone	is	always	in	a	hurry	and	never	has	time	to	                                                               Design	was	released	
do	what	is	expected	of	them,	let	alone	something	                                                                  last	year.	The	city	of	
extra.	There	is	one	person	I	know	of,	however,	who	                                                                Alhambra	also	recently	
always	makes	time	for	students	at	Robert	Bycroft	                                                                  declared	an	Angelina	
School,	a	school	for	students	ages	3	through	21		                                                                  Levy	Day	to	honor	her	
with	disabilities.                                                                                                 accomplishments.
   This	person	is	Bill	Woolf	from	UCT’s	Salem	
Council	590.	Bill	calls	me	every	month	to	see	what’s	
going	on	with	our	program.	He	always	has	positive	                                                             Students at The School of
                                                                                                               Fashion and Design proudly
things	to	say	about	what	we	are	doing	and	what	                                                                display some of the handmade
great	work	we	do.	When	we	were	campaigning	for	a	                                                              items they have learned how
levy,	Bill	arranged	for	me	to	come	and	speak	to	their	                                                         to sew. t
group.	He	arranges	for	oranges	and	candy	canes	at	
Christmas,	the	Easter	Bunny	and	candy	for	Easter,	               Angie Levy, center,
                                                                 and students
and	an	ice	cream	and	cookie	treat	at	the	end	of	the	
                                                                 display items made
school	year.	Bill	is	very	low-key	about	the	great	               at The School of
things	he	does.	When	I	thank	him,	he	always	turns	it	            Fashion and Design
around	and	thanks	us.                                            that are to be
   So,	Bill,	I’m	putting	it	in	writing.	We	think	you	            donated to
are	terrific	and	we	thank	you	for	all	you	do!                    charitable causes.
                                                                 Angie makes a
   Cynthia	D.	Stoughton                                          point to teach her
   Education	Director                                            students the value
   Robert	Bycroft	School                                         of contributing to
                                                                 society. u

                                                                                                       Members of Providence, R.I. Council
   Have you moved or changed                                                                           67 take the time to staff a booth at the
  your phone number or e-mail                                                                          Special Olympics Carnival to raise
                                                                                                       money for the Special Olympics
  address? Well, let us know.                                                                          summer games. Pictured from left are:
  Please contact the Customer                                                                          John Cavallaro, Charles Cavallaro,
  Service Department at                                                                                Ethel Cavallaro, Carmino Russo, Ben
                                                                                                       Carbone, Carol Carbone, Fred
  dlee@uct.org or at                                                                                   Santagata, Minnie Russo and Barbara
  (800) 848-0123, ext.551.                                                                             Santagata. The council also donated
                                                                                                       funds to the Special Olympics. t

                                                                                               	                the	SAMPLEcase	              9
                                      The American
                                      and Canadian
                                     Cancer Societies
I    ts prevalence makes
cancer one of the best
known and most feared
                                  Organizations dedicated to eliminating cancer
                                                       and saving lives
                                                                                                     Cancer
                                                                                                     research -

                                 A                                                                   the cornerstone
of diseases. For some,
cancer statistics may be                  ccording	to	recent	statistics,	about	565,650	
just numbers, but for the          Americans	are	expected	to	die	of	cancer	this	year,	                  Both organizations
many who have watched          making	it	the	second	most	common	cause	of	death	in	the	 have made cancer
loved ones suffer from the        United	States,	exceeded	only	by	heart	disease.	About	              research, a vital and
disease or who have                                                                                  expensive undertaking,
battled it themselves, it’s
                                     1,437,180	new	cancer	cases	are	expected	to	be	
                                                                                                     their cornerstone. As the
very real.                       diagnosed	in	2008.	An	estimated	72,700	deaths	from	                 largest private, not-for-
   That’s why cancer            cancer	will	occur	in	Canada	and	at	least	159,900	new	 profit source of funds in
education and prevention         cases	of	cancer	are	expected	in	the	country	this	year.              the U.S. for scientists
programs, as well as fund-                                                                           studying cancer, the
raising campaigns in local                                                                           American Cancer Society
communities, have long                                                                               focuses its funding on
been priorities for UCT                                                                              investigator-initiated,
members in the U.S. and                                                                              peer-reviewed proposals,
Canada. Local councils                                                                               ensuring that scientists
conduct educational                                                                                  propose projects they
meetings for members                                                                                 believe are ready to be
and the public and                                                                                   tackled with available
actively support cancer                                                                              knowledge and
events, programs and                                                                                 techniques.
organizations, particularly                                                                             The Canadian Cancer
the American and                                                                                     Society and its research
Canadian Cancer                                                                                      partner, the National
Societies.                                                                                           Cancer Institute of
   The American Cancer                                                                               Canada (NCIC), are
Society and the Canadian                                                                             committed to controlling
Cancer Society are                                                                                   and eventually conquering
community-based                                                                                      cancer through leading-
voluntary health                                                                                     edge cancer research. The
organizations dedicated                                                                              NCIC allocates funding
to eliminating cancer as a                                                                           through a strict national
major health problem by                                                                              review process that
preventing cancer, saving                                                                            involves scientific experts
lives, and diminishing                                                                               and lay people, who are
suffering from cancer,                                                                               often cancer survivors,
through research, education, advocacy       financial resources in funding research   ensuring that the money contributed by
and service.                                programs; educating people on healthy the Canadian Cancer Society is directed
   The American Cancer Society was          lifestyle choices that may reduce the     only to excellent cancer research
originally founded in 1913 by 15            incidence of cancer; advocating for       across Canada.
physicians and businessmen in New           social and political change that may         Dr. Jim Woodgett is a researcher
York City. The Canadian Cancer Society result in fewer cancer deaths; and             heading the division of experimental
was formed in 1938 in order to educate      offering individual and group support     therapeutics at the Ontario Cancer
Canadians about the early-warning           services for cancer patients, caregivers, Institute in Toronto. The funds he
signs of the disease.                       family, and friends.                      receives through the Canadian Cancer
   Both Societies focus their efforts and                                             Society and the NCIC help support his

10		    SPRING2008
                              In 2007
                        193 U.S. members
                      spent 990 hours and
                     $11,240 supporting the
                    American Cancer Society,
                       while in Canada 280
                   members spent 1,440 hours
efforts to
understand how and $44,280 supporting
                                               Advocacy                                  patients’ appearance and self-image
                                                                                         during chemotherapy and radiation
proteins might
                      the Canadian Cancer     and service -                              treatments.
play a role in the
development of                Society.       reaching out                                    Kathleen Gough is a patient navigator
                                                                                         with the American Cancer Society in
cancer. He has found the                            through influence                    Columbus, Ohio. Over the years she has
funding invaluable and the
breakthroughs in research amazing.              and support                              witnessed the shock, anxiety, sadness,
                                                                                         uncertainty and, for some people,
   “Advances in robotics and computing         Through grassroots action, direct         depression that often accompany a
have radically speeded up the research      lobbying and applied policy analysis,        cancer diagnosis. She is convinced that
process. We can now do in an afternoon      the American and Canadian Cancer             the Society’s patient services and
what would have taken my lab 10 years       Societies work to influence policy, laws,    navigator programs help cancer patients
to do not so long ago. The lights have      and regulations affecting their priorities   to thrive despite their illness.
been switched on; the stadium is full,      and goals. In doing so, they have
                                                                                             “You know, you really can’t offer
and most of the faces we don’t              become established leaders on cancer
                                                                                         solutions or sort out another person’s
recognize. It’s a very exciting time.”      issues and respected voices for the
                                                                                         problems, especially when it’s
                                            cancer community before local and
                                                                                         something as devastating as cancer,”
                                            national lawmaking bodies.
Community programs -                           Advocacy initiatives rely on the
                                                                                         she explained. “Just being there,
                                                                                         listening, caring and offering a shoulder
awareness through                           combined efforts of a community-based
                                            grassroots network of cancer survivors,
                                                                                         to cry on is sometimes the best thing
                                                                                         you can do. I really believe that through
education                                   caregivers, volunteers, staff, health care   our programs patients come to
    In addition to funding cutting-edge     professionals, public health                 understand that there is no ‘correct’ way
cancer research, the American and           organizations, and other collaborative       to cope with cancer and that the
Canadian Cancer Societies contribute a      partners who successfully influence or       feelings and fears they’re experiencing
percentage of money raised to support       support policies, laws and regulations       won’t last forever.”
community-based educational                 that ensure all cancer patients have
                                                                                             The American and Canadian Cancer
programs aimed at reducing the risk of      access to the cancer information,
                                                                                         Societies are at work in local
cancer through awareness, prevention        preventive care, treatment and follow
                                                                                         communities throughout North
and detection.                              up services that improve health
                                                                                         America. You can help in the fight
                                            outcomes and quality of life.
    Prevention programs focus primarily                                                  against cancer by participating in
on tobacco control and smoking                 The patient services programs of          fundraising efforts and helping with
cessation; the relationship between diet,   both organizations provide a wide            programs in your area.
physical activity and cancer prevention;    range of support for patients, their
promoting coordinated school health         families, their caregivers, and their
education programs; and making the          communities from the time of diagnosis            For more information or
                                                             to the end of the cancer
public aware of the
                                                             experience.
                                                                                             to get involved with the
importance of
reducing the risk                                               Some of these
                                                                                             American Cancer Society,
of skin cancer.                                              important services              call (800) ACS-2345 or
While programs                                               include emotional               visit www.cancer.org.
vary across the two                                          support programs, hair
countries, they are                                          donation and wig                To contact the Canadian
all designed to                                              programs, home care             Cancer Society, phone
help adults and                                              services, transportation        (416) 961-7223, e-mail
children make                                                to cancer treatments,
health-enhancing                                             camps for children with         ccs@cancer.ca or visit
decisions and act                                            cancer, and programs            www.cancer.ca.
on them.                                                     that help restore cancer

                                                                                         	              the	SAMPLEcase	        11
2008 Fraternalists in Action
UCT’s outstanding fraternalists are being recognized by the
National Fraternal Congress of America



U
                                            Steve to become an active member of           president during 2000-2001. In 2002 he
           CT’s	2008	Fraternal	             his community. He loves working with          was honored as the Congress’s
MVP’s	(Most	Valuable	                       young people and has given his time           Fraternalist of the Year for service to
Participants)	to	the	National	              and financial assistance to such groups       community, church, family and
Fraternal	Congress	of	America’s	            as the Boy Scouts of America, Court           fraternal insurance. He has represented
(NFCA)	Fraternalists	in	Action	             Appointed Special Advocates of                the Ohio Fraternal Congress to the
                                            Louisiana (CASA), the Louisiana High          NFCA on several occasions.
program	are	already	being	                  School Athletic Association (LHSAA),
recognized	by	the	NFCA	for	their	           Baton Rouge youth teams sports and
exemplary	fraternal	and	                    the Catholic School Athletic League.          Suzanne Y. Rufiange
community	service	achievements.	               In addition, Steve stays busy                  A member of
The	Fraternalists	in	Action	                supporting the United Way, the Baton          Tri-City Council
                                            Rouge Arts Council, several local             823, Fitchburg,
Program	is	a	two-pronged	                                                                 Mass., for 24 years,
initiative	to	recognize	outstanding	        churches, the St. George and Baton
                                            Rouge Fire Departments, St. Jude              Suzanne has found
fraternalists	and	to	educate	public	        Children’s Research Hospital, Our Lady        membership in the
officials	about	the	importance	of	          of the Lake Hospital and Habitat for          organization to be
fraternal	benefit	societies.	To	find	       Humanity.                                     a family affair. Her
out	more	about	the	program,	visit	                                                        husband, Leo, and
                                                                                          their children are active members, and
UCT’s	Web	site	at	www.uct.org.	             Robert J. “Bob” Gruszecki                     Suzanne has come to regard her UCT
                                               A 35-year                                  friends as family as well. The Rufiange
                                            member of                                     family, in fact, has been honored as the
Stephen R. “Steve” Desselles                Alliance, Ohio                                New England Family of the Year by the
   Steve is a 35-                           Council 261, Bob                              New England Fraternal Congress.
year member of                              originally joined                                 Suzanne has served through the line
Baton Rouge, La.                            the council                                   of offices of Tri-City Council 823,
Council 499.                                because he was                                earning her Past Counselor honors. She
Having grown up                             impressed with                                has also served as Grand Secretary of the
with UCT as a part                          UCT’s focus on                                New England Grand Council, earning
of his life - his                           helping people with intellectual              her Past Grand Counselor honors.
father and mother                           disabilities and youth.
                                                                                              Suzanne’s UCT involvement (along
have been                                      He has served through the line of          with the Tri-City Council 823 team)
members for nearly 50 years - Steve         offices of Alliance Council 261, earning      includes decorating the council’s float
considers himself a UCT “brat.” In fact,    his Past Counselor honors and has             for Fitchburg’s annual Fourth of July
he claims he met his lifelong best friend   served through the line of offices of the     parade, supporting the local American
in a playpen at a UCT meeting. And, he      Ohio Grand Council, earning his Past          Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event,
has continued the UCT tradition with        Grand Counselor honors.                       volunteering for Special Olympics,
his own family: his wife, two sons and         Bob has been involved with                 supporting a local food pantry,
daughters-in-law are all members.           numerous activities within Council 261        coordinating can and coat drives to
   Steve has served through the line of     through the years including coordinating      benefit scouts and underprivileged
offices of Baton Rouge Council 499,         sponsorship of a local Hot Stove baseball     persons, supporting UCT’s scholarship
earning his Past Counselor honors and       team and placing Wishing Wells in local       program for students seeking to teach
served through the line of offices of the   business establishments to collect            people with intellectual disabilities, and
Mississippi-Louisiana Grand Council,        money for programs for people with            serving as secretary for a local
earning his Past Grand Counselor            intellectual disabilities. He was named       scholarship fund. She has also served as
honors. He has also been on several         the Alliance, Ohio Council 261 Man of         secretary-treasurer and president of the
Supreme committees. He is currently the     the Year in 1982 and the Ohio Grand           New England Fraternal Congress.
secretary-treasurer for Alexandria, La.     Council’s Fraternalist of the Year in 1999.       A community project especially close
Council 193 and is also secretary for the      Since 1985, Bob has represented the        to Suzanne’s heart is the support of Tri-
Mississippi-Louisiana Grand Council.        Ohio Grand Council at the Ohio                City Council 823’s sponsorship of a
   His UCT involvement has allowed          Fraternal Congress and served as its          special needs (intellectual disabilities)

12		    SPRING2008
Boy Scout troop. Funds are raised for        as an NFCA MVP for the week of                 Bert has served
scouting fees, projects, summer camps,       March 24, 2008.                             through the line of
etc. Suzanne facilitated a trip for the                                                  offices of Troy
troops to partake in the New England         Richard “Sid” Toleno                        Council 403,
Fraternal Congress Summer Meeting                                                        earning her Past
Flag Day Flag Raising Ceremony held at          A member of                              Counselor honors.
Pequot Museum at Foxwoods in                 Roseburg-Umpqua                             She has also
Connecticut.                                 Council 887,                                served through
                                             Roseburg, Ore., for                         the line of offices
   Suzanne has already been                  24 years, Sid
recognized as an NFCA MVP for the                                                        of the New York Grand Council,
                                             originally joined                           earning her Past Grand Counselor
week of March 10, 2008.                      the organization                            honors. She is currently president of the
                                             because Council                             Grand Counselors’ Association.
Carol Jane Shoope                            887 helped to
                                             sponsor his men’s softball team and he         Bert is dedicated to her local council,
    Carol Jane has
                                             felt a sense of obligation. Through the     focusing on charitable service,
been a member of
                                             years that obligation has turned to         increasing membership and member
Bluegrass Council
                                             respect for both UCT and its members.       support. She has functioned as Council
89, Lexington, Ky.,
                                                                                         403’s cancer committee chairperson for
for 18 years. She is                            Sid has served through the line of       the past five years and is committed to
a second                                     offices of Council 887, earning his Past    raising and donating funds for cancer
generation                                   Counselor honors and has served             patients and their families.
member – her                                 through the line of offices of the
father was a                                 Oregon-Washington-British Columbia             When it comes to increasing council
member for more than 50 years and her        Grand Council, earning his Past Grand       membership, she believes in
mother joined the organization when          Counselor honors. He is currently           encouraging young people to join the
the Ladies Auxiliary dissolved.              making his way through the Grand            organization, participate in council
                                             Council line of offices for a second time   activities, and grow within the council
    Jane, as she is known within UCT,
                                             and serves on numerous committees on        as she did. She has a knack for making
became of member of Harlan, Ky.
                                             the local, Grand and Supreme levels.        new members feel welcome by sharing
Council 700 when her mother signed
                                                                                         her UCT stories with them and by
her up. She was active within the               Some of Sid’s projects include           providing social mixers for them after
council for 13 years before joining          volunteering at a local dog park, serving   council meetings.
Council 89, where for the past five years    as assistant coach for a high school
she has found fraternalism, friendship       lacrosse team and as coach for a junior        An active member of her community,
and a new sense of involvement.              high school team, assisting with making     Bert has received public recognition for
                                             Braille books, restoring a local park,      her work with youth. She has for many
    She has served through the line of
                                             and participating in walk-a-thons for       years volunteered as a liaison for Kid’s
offices of Bluegrass Council 89, earning
                                             the American Cancer Society and the         Care, supplying various needed items to
her Past Counselor honors. In addition
                                             Diabetes Association. He and his wife,      high school seniors in the Brittonkill
she has served two terms as promotional
                                             Dianna, who is also an active UCT           School District. She also chairs a semi-
chairperson for the Ky.-Va.-W.Va.-Md.-
                                             member, sponsor an annual high school       annual baby clothing drive for unwed
D.C. Grand Council and she spent two
                                             scholarship in memory of their late son.    mothers. In addition to these activities
consecutive years as a member of the
                                                                                         she joins other Council 403 members in
Supreme Press Committee.                        Sid has been a longtime supporter of     serving meals to athletes and their
    Jane is dedicated to her local           the local Boys and Girls Club and           families at three Colonie School
community and demonstrates this              recently worked with Council 887 to         Wrestling Competitions, where 13-15
commitment through her active                provide the club with a new portable        schools attend each tournament.
involvement. Celebrate Recovery, a           electric scoreboard as well as a new
Christ-centered and Biblical-based           pitching machine.
alcohol and drug awareness program              Sid has already been recognized as an         The Fraternalists in Action
that meets for fellowship and                NFCA MVP for the week of March 3, 2008.         program is a unique opportunity to
instructional teachings once a week is                                                       keep fraternalism and fraternalists
one of her top priorities. Jane also helps                                                   in front of federal and state
to coordinate an annual picnic for           Bertha “Bert” Zovistoski                        legislators. Watch for UCT’s
people with intellectual disabilities and,      Bert has been a member of Troy, N.Y.         fraternalists to be spotlighted for
along with her husband, has been             Council 403 for 25 years. Her husband,          their efforts - and learn more about
involved for many years with Harlan          Frank, also a longtime member,                  other society’s fraternalists - by
Little League. In addition, she is the       encouraged her to join the organization         visiting the NFCA Web site at
organist and pianist for her local church.   so they could work together on                  www.nfcanet.org.
    Jane has already been recognized         community projects.

                                                                                         	                the	SAMPLEcase	           13
UCT’s member benefits
and discounts
How your membership means more
than just insurance



A                                                                                                        SBundle
                                                                                                           AVE
                                             a special package for
      s	a	UCT	policyholder	you	              U.S. members that
know	that	we	offer	carefully-                includes stroke/carotid
developed,	affordably	priced	                artery screening, atrial


                                                                                                         a
insurance	products.	What	you	                fibrillation screening
may	not	know	is	that	while	we	               (abnormal heart rhythm),
                                             peripheral arterial disease
understand	such	products	are	                (PAD) screening, and
important	to	protect	UCT’s	                  abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
members	and	their	families,	                 screening. The package is available
we’re	also	aware	of	the	value	of	            for members for only $135, a price not        Choice Hotels Discount –
extra	protection	and	savings.	In	            available for the general public.          Members may save up to 20 percent off
keeping	with	this,	we	make	                  Osteoporosis and two-blood and three-      applicable rates at thousands of Sleep,
                                             blood screenings are also available at     Comfort, Quality, Clarion, Econo Lodge
available	to	members	and	their	              discounted rates.                          and Rodeway inns, hotels and suites
families	a	number	of	benefits	                  Medicare Part D Prescription            throughout the United States
and	discounts:                               Drug Coverage* – UCT and                   and Canada.
                                             UnitedHealthcare have partnered to            TD Insurance Home and Auto
                                             offer U.S. members comprehensive           Discount – Canadian members are
    UCT Foundation Benefit (disaster         Medicare Part D prescription drug
relief) – This fund is designed to give                                                 eligible to receive preferred rates for
                                             coverage at affordable prices. This        home and auto insurance through TD
immediate assistance to members in the       program from UnitedHealthcare gives
event of a major disaster-related                                                       Insurance Home and Auto, our
                                             members the freedom to choose from         insurance partner. This discount
emergency such as a fire, flood or           two plans starting as low as $27 a month
tornado. This benefit covers the                                                        enables members to enjoy some of the
                                             in many states – all of which cover        many benefits that TD Insurance Home
member’s primary residence only.             many generics and key brand-name           and Auto offers: competitive rates,
    Fraternal Benevolent Benefit –           drugs and require no annual deductible.    outstanding client care, additional
This benefit may provide financial              PreScrip Prescription Card              discounts for safety-conscious behavior,
assistance to UCT members who                Savings** – U.S. members may receive       no-interest payment options and fast
become permanently physically or             possible savings on prescription           claims settlements.
mentally incapacitated.                      medication by using UCT’s PreScrip            Esso Discount – Through this
    Widows’ and Orphans’ Benefit –           prescription drug card at participating    program, Canadian members with
This benefit may provide supplemental        local pharmacies.                          business vehicles may receive a
income to needy families of deceased            Buckeye Moving and Storage              discount on gasoline with a minimum
members.                                     Discount – Members may receive             monthly purchase.
    Car Rental Discounts – When              discounts and credits on packing and
traveling, UCT members may receive           moving costs throughout the U.S. and       * Please note that program requires an
discounts with National, Hertz, Alamo        Canada through Buckeye Moving and          additional fee.
and Avis throughout the United States        Storage, an agent for Mayflower Transit,   ** May not be used in conjunction with Medicare
and Canada. Hertz, in fact, offers           one of the most respected moving           Part D prescription coverage.
members special year-round discounts         companies in the business.
on daily, weekly, weekend, and monthly          Theme Park Discounts –                     Don’t miss the opportunity to
rentals for business or pleasure traveling   Members may save money with this             take advantage of your UCT
in the United States or worldwide.           membership to Club USA, the official         member benefits and discounts.
    Life Line Screening* –                   discount program of Sea World, Busch         For more information contact the
Cardiovascular disease, stroke and           Gardens and other Anheuser-Busch             Fraternal Department at
other serious problems can be avoided        Theme Parks. Club USA discounts are
                                                                                          (800) 848-0123, ext. 126, or at
and treated before they become life          available free of charge to UCT
threatening through Life Line Screening,     members.                                     amarshall@uct.org.

14		    SPRING2008
  MEMbERSHIPawards                                                                         INrecognition                                                                             The Sample Case
We extend our congratulations to the following members for achieving 60 and 50         United Commercial Travelers is pleased to extend its
                                                                                                                                                                                     magazine deadlines
years of membership in UCT. This list reflects membership awards for January           appreciation to the following members who have
2008 through March 2008. Please note that only those members receiving their           sponsored three or more new or reinstated members.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Members are urged to submit
awards during these months are included in this list.                                  Numbers reflect applications approved by the Home                                             information about local and Grand
60 YEARS                       81 Kenneth L. Smith        414 G. Gordon Sammis
                                                                                       Office between April 1, 2007, and March 31, 2008.                                             council activities, along with
  6 J. Earl Calhoun
  6 Gail E. Wood
                               83 Donald C. D. Andrea
                               83 John K. Gardner
                                                          414 Marvin D. Schnapp
                                                          414 John J. Wicker
                                                                                       A.C.T.- UCT DOMInIOn                           MICHIGAn                                       accompanying color photographs,
                                                                                       1017 Douglas Hornbeck..........5                43 Robert C. Russett.............10
 40 Roy E. Carlson             83 Jack M. Lower           452 Gerardo De Paolo
                                                                                       1022 Larry C. Billings ................4       452 David H. McKay .................5          for use in the magazine. Space and
 41 Norman George              83 Bruno G. Pieruccini     452 La Verne A. Miller
 43 Calvin M. Martin           86 Willis H. Campbell      452 Franklin J. Ross
                                                                                       1023 Donna Marie Brady........4
                                                                                       1064 Ronald J. B. Pifer .............3
                                                                                                                                      452 Cathy J. Suever..................4
                                                                                                                                       29 William A. Garrett..............3
                                                                                                                                                                                     timeliness permitting, information
 43 Earl H. Wahl               86 Philip J. Deuster       452 Leonard L. Signeski
 53 Encil Bailey               89 Carl D. O’Dell          463 Julian T. Byassee        ARkAnSAS
                                                                                                                                       43 June A. Lutz ........................3     and photos submitted to The	
                                                                                                                                      452 David J. Piper .....................3
 64 George Longmire
 69 Darol E. Lee
                               89 Darwin Yeary
                               93 Lilburn E. Bailey
                                                          464 Henry W. Wonsiecki
                                                          465 Lawrence W. Osche
                                                                                       204 Clarence R. Spharler ........3                                                            Sample	Case will appear in the
                                                                                                                                      MInnESOTA-nORTH DAkOTA
 80 Russell F. Hawley          93 William A. Guegel       478 Jean C. Davis            ATlAnTIC
                                                                                       854 Adrien J. Gagnon ............18
                                                                                                                                      325 Ruby G. Schepper ............ 3            issue closest to the deadline date.
 80 Joseph Hohensinner         95 Robert D. Albright      478 Corem L. Dennis                                                         347 Robert J. Schmoeckel......3
 81 Frank W. Wonnacott         95 Luther E. Bonnin        478 Elmo E. Denniston        854 Enoil Cote ..........................15                                                   ISSUE              DEADLINE DATE
 86 Raymond E. Goins           95 Calvin A. Engel         478 John C. Long             758 Ernest C. Brian .................14        MISSISSIPPI-lOUISIAnA
 86 Marvin O. Silmon           95 Donald G. Taft          478 Carl L. Millsap          854 Yvette Gagnon..................10          499 Calvin P. Bajon....................8       Autumn 2008        Aug. 4, 2008
                                                                                       827 Claire Wilt .........................10    226 Jane L. Mason ...................3
 93 Steve J. Niemann
100 Adolph N. De Ville
                               95 Richard A. Watts
                              100 James A. Baldwin
                                                          478 Patrick J. Sheridan
                                                                                       781 Raymond G. Englehart .....6                                                               Winter 2009        Dec. 3, 2008
                                                          491 Isaac F. Caudle                                                         MISSOURI
104 Robert W. Siefert         100 Robert W. Parks         491 Harry W. Ebbrecht        827 Roderick Henry..................6
115 William R. Bennett        103 Warren S. Simpson       494 John D. Anstett          838 Judith A. Woodworth ...... 6
                                                                                                                                      534 Dorothy L. Points ...............6            Photos arriving after an issue’s
                                                                                       883 Allan W. Bragg ...................4
115 Lyle B. Holtman
128 James R. Gustman
                              106 Leo A. Batson
                              106 Robert Bugni
                                                          494 Marion L. Longfellow
                                                          494 Donald L. Mundell        755 Bernd Regenbogen ..........4
                                                                                                                                      MOnTAnA-UTAH-IDAHO
                                                                                                                                       81 Jan G. Bunker.................... 4
                                                                                                                                                                                     deadline will be scheduled for the
134 Donald D. Lundquist       106 Logan E. Davis          494 Robert E. Pfohl          854 Denise Cote ........................3
                                                                                       879 Vernon K. Hirtle .................3        nEBRASkA
                                                                                                                                                                                     next issue of the magazine. Time
144 Nicholas A. Pollina       106 Howard A. McClure       494 Charles E. Radliff
144 Robert J. Stonecipher     108 Blaine R. Skerven       508 Richard L. Bowerman      746 Terry MacDonald .............3             104 Michael T. Roth ...............28
                                                                                                                                      134 Douglas D. Axford .............3
                                                                                                                                                                                     sensitive photos or those that
                                                                                       879 Audrey A. MacGillivary... 3
174 John W. Morris
182 Verne E. Barnes
                              109 Gary A. Kendall
                              109 Richard L. Lovgren
                                                          532 Charles D. Weaver
                                                          534 William E. Mathias       879 Larry W. MacLeod ............3             134 Wayne F. Schroeder .........3              involve a particular season or
182 Trusler R. Howe           111 Leonard A. Wilson       548 William E. Lefler        755 Bernard G. McNamara....3                   nEW EnGlAnD                                    holiday that has already passed
182 Lawrence B. Kisler        130 James L. Page           563 James F. Brown           CAlIFORnIA-nEVADA-                              67 Phil Diiorio ..........................6
195 John E. Shea              154 Roy W. Ormiston         564 W. E. Cash               ARIzOnA                                        160 Douglas M. Larrabee ...... 5               might not be used at all.
205 George M. Baker           156 Harold D. Farnam        569 Edwin J. Kreifels        779 Gloria J. Grand ...................4        67 Josephine A. Elliano .........3
213 Craig G. Kinnaman         156 Howard C. Runk          584 Stanley Halpern          405 Robert E. Williams .............3          195 James V. Walsh .................3
222 Fred N. Silliman
325 Herbert L. Schultz
                              174 Warren M. Cratch
                              174 Ernest L. Greene
                                                          589 John G. Johnson
                                                          589 Gerald C. King           CAROlInAS                                      OHIO                                           Photo submission guidelines
                                                                                       853 Margaret C. Helms............5             144 John R. Bettis ...................65
335 Duane Galstad             176 Floyd A. Deer           590 Charles F. Hohider
335 Howard H. Post            176 Frederick L. Jones      591 E. Keith MacKneer        853 Mary C. Adams ..................3          144 Charles G. Judah .............38
                                                                                                                                      144 Mike Hammontree..........25
                                                                                                                                                                                        Action photos and unique
354 James B. Lowes            176 Arthur R. Kimble        598 Robert C. Guskey         374 Robert F. Norton ................3
358 John W. Chew              179 James H. Brant          598 John R. Mansour          853 Joyce Trott ..........................3    144 Olin K. Barkdull.................19        shots are encouraged. 4 x 6-inch
                                                                                                                                      144 James M. Dubrueler ......11
377 Harold E. Hanke
414 Edwin K. Kohl
                              182 Edward J. Carrigan
                              182 Kenneth L. Davis
                                                          598 Kenneth C. Orr
                                                          598 Robert H. Shank
                                                                                       COlORADO-WYOMInG                               144 Martha Hammontree .....10                  colored glossies are preferred, but
                                                                                       727 Gerald T. Pauli ....................5
414 Douglas C. McDonald       182 Hobart R. Hinderliter   598 Sebastian S. Signorino
                                                                                                                                      144 Melinda Van Order .........10
                                                                                                                                      144 David Hassler.....................6
                                                                                                                                                                                     we will accept professionally
416 Jack C. Hulsey            182 Glenn I. Preston        621 Stephen Demchak          GEORGIA-FlORIDA
478 Leonard E. Curtis         182 John R. Quinlin         621 Warren L. Fox            808 Paul M. Halman .................3          144 William N. McLeod ...........6             printed digital photos or high
                                                                                                                                      144 Michael A. Morris .............5
532 Dana H. Craig
532 Ray W. Snell
                              182 Clayton H. Stephenson
                              191 Walter H. Hamilton
                                                          621 James C. Lombardo
                                                          626 Victor J. Wall
                                                                                       695 Al Shears ............................3
                                                                                                                                      261 Richard E. Gruszecki ........4             resolution digital files copied to a
                                                                                       IllInOIS                                       144 Richard D. Roulston .........4
535 Charles D. Masterson      191 Edward H. Loud          640 R. Douglas Fairbairn
                                                                                       339 Ronald F. Hedglin .............14          144 Timothy Jarrod Stewart...4                 CD or e-mailed to lfisher@uct.org.
540 Gilbert D. English        195 Bertrand J. Metivier    640 Don W. Wachnuik
                                                                                       412 Gary L. Deihs ......................9      144 Tony B. Bettis......................3
588 William J. Etter
591 Frank Guerrini
                              195 William E. Moran
                              202 Richard H. Andrews
                                                          649 James E. Shanyfelt
                                                          655 John P. Collins
                                                                                       478 Elizabeth Schwartz ..........5             144 Matthew Blankenship .....3                    Polaroid photos, laser copy
                                                                                       687 Mary E. Kraemer ...............3           144 Kenneth L. Davis ...............3
591 Robert L. Homan           203 Fredric F. Cornell      655 Yves Emond
                                                                                        93 James E. Loeffler...............3          261 Robert J. Gruszecki ..........3
                                                                                                                                                                                     prints and newspaper clippings
591 Norman S. Richard         203 Joseph C. Rizzo         655 Andre Godin
591 Charles W. Ross           204 Vernon E. Scallion      661 Gary L. Hackbarth
                                                                                        95 James E. Pope .................. 3
                                                                                       339 Joseph P. Yanello...............3
                                                                                                                                      144 Adam Price .........................3
                                                                                                                                        2 Donald A. Sutts ..................3
                                                                                                                                                                                     will not be accepted since they do
591 Harold Taylor
600 Sidney B. Katz
                              205 John C. Horsley
                              205 Robert L. Kile
                                                          661 Richard N. Kelly
                                                          661 Duane J. Kolb            InDIAnA
                                                                                                                                        3 Keith M. Ward ...................3         not reproduce well. Enclose a
612 Louis V. Murdock
612 Lloyd Williams
                              205 Hobert G. Texiere       661 Edward J. Neuhart          4 Michael Kurtz...................17         OREGOn-WASHInGTOn-B.C.                         separate piece of paper
                              209 Richard I. Le Dane      681 Henry J. Decker          354 Charles E. Short .................9        887 John C. Altman.................18
623 J. Glen Shaljean          212 Dale E. Kneubuhler      681 Donald R. Walker         212 Gerald Roemke ..................3          284 Kenneth E. Brown .............3            containing information about the
626 Robert K. Marshall        216 Herbert Rubinfield      694 Richard E. Kaweski
673 Eugene M. Habicht         217 Earl Chrudimsky         694 Thomas M. Major          IOWA                                           PEnnSYlVAnIA                                   photo, including the council
                                                                                       939 Mark E. Finken .............. 110          350 Frank Duane Sherman .....3
687 Stanley L. Eckhardt
687 Kenneth F. Marcotte
                              227 Donald A. Tiffany
                              236 Joseph C. Crupi
                                                          697 Max Berliner
                                                          720 McGinnis C. Bedsaul      939 Janet L. Henning..............41                                                          name and number, the activity
                                                                                                                                      TExAS
687 Robert M. Merino          236 Gilbert Kramer          720 Gay C. Delp              939 Maxell Coates ..................12
                                                                                       939 Kevin Gillingham................7
                                                                                                                                      934 Dianna Loafman ..............51            taking place, and the people
687 Thomas J. Ryan            242 Willard L. Dingus       734 Edmond E. Chrzan                                                        934 James Cashion ................50
694 Richard H. Gordon         242 Samuel J. Lackey        734 Daniel Holowaty          939 Charles L. Geissinger .......3
                                                                                                                                      922 Lynn A. Garris ...................11
                                                                                                                                                                                     pictured in left-to-right order. DO
695 William J. Kessler
720 Sidney G. Williams
                              244 Aime F. Stockbridge
                              249 Ronald E. Freemole
                                                          734 Anthony S. Rys
                                                          746 Joseph L. Sisk
                                                                                       kY.-VA.-W.VA.-MD.-D.C.
                                                                                       130 Henry B. Enochs ................5
                                                                                                                                      792 William A. Vogel ................5
                                                                                                                                      915 Thomas D. Hoffman ..........3
                                                                                                                                                                                     NOT write on the back of the
822 Richard A. Kunkle
1027 Tom W. Ellis
                              253 Arthur H. Hausman       749 William T. Vicars        209 Stewart F. McDonald .......3               934 Numan D. Loafman ..........3               photo. Photos will be returned
                              266 Garry H. Fletcher       758 Gerald B. Daigle                                                        148 Carl R. Mason ....................3
1051 N. Howard Love           266 Alvin M. Fyhn           758 Gerald Roberts           MAnITOBA-SASkATCHEWAn
                                                                                                                                      792 Kenneth D. Perry ...............3          only when specifically requested.
                              272 Alfred Smith            779 Lawrence S. Kampa        266 Cindy C. Waugh ...............51
50 YEARS                      274 William C. Myers        781 Neil J. Boudreau         266 Kathleen Chisholm .........49              WISCOnSIn
 11 David A. Roth
 14 William A. Hacker
                              274 Larry L. Parker
                              281 Hugh C. Overton
                                                          781 Franklin L. Brooks
                                                          781 Donald H. Mann
                                                                                       924 Darlene A. Gillies ............10
                                                                                       924 Warren G. Gillies................8
                                                                                                                                      335 Dorothy A. Hudson..........10
                                                                                                                                      335 Robert E. Hudson.............10
                                                                                                                                                                                     Not published
                                                                                       448 Dave L. Poets .....................4       337 Joan M. Browne................4
 14 Herbert T. Powers
 14 Donald E. Taylor
                              284 Alan A. Munro
                              306 Roy H. Cook
                                                          781 John R. Mann
                                                          788 Coley G. Stephens        924 Betty Ann Bold ...................3        337 Edward L. Stuebe .............4            n Membership plaque and pin
 14 William F. Taylor         323 William O. Dell         790 Marvin M. Wolynn         448 Peter G. Funk ......................3      337 Dianna J. Wolfe .................3           presentations
 15 Homer B. Jennings         325 James Keller            800 Donald K. Clark
 20 Richard F. Dutro          335 Arnold J. Hoffman       800 Cliff L. Coxon                                                                                                         n Local or Grand officer
                                                                                           PGCdeaths
 29 Stephen J. Figula         335 Ray P. Lind             808 Benny L. Walker
 33 G. Ross Flint             335 Richard Lindberg        822 Anthony Caliri Sr.                                                                                                       installations (unless it is a
 35 Joe B. Jones              335 Lyle M. Norquist        822 Anthony J. Callari
 40 Frank D. Neuman           337 Carl A. Cotsakis        822 Carl M. Constantino                                                                                                      unique circumstance)
 41 Warren R. Boli            337 Gerald G. Mielke        823 Joseph J. Tata
                                                                                       This list reflects reported Past Grand Counselor
 41 Jim K. Heilmeier
 41 Jerome B. Nelson
                              354 Merlyn Raikes
                              354 John J. Shanks
                                                          827 Harvey J. Roussel
                                                          835 Robert E. Jensen         deaths from Jan. 1, 2008, through March. 31, 2008.                                            Mail photos to: The Sample Case, 632 N.
 41 Daniel J. Schill          358 Clarence W. Astleford   853 F. Poe Carawan           Claude C. Freeman ................... Westex Council 892, Lubbock, Texas                      Park St., Columbus, OH 43215-8619.
 43 Thomas J. Girard
 43 Edward D. Hollingsworth
                              358 Paul A. De Long
                              358 Robert H. Kemmerer
                                                          853 Douglas E. Mann
                                                          1004 Fred H. Baldwin
                                                                                       Zeb V. Greene ............................. Sir Walter Council 474, Raleigh, N.C.             E-mail to: lfisher@uct.org
                                                                                       Clarence A. Rennie ....................................Kingston, Ont. Council 1044
 43 William E. Kerns          403 Joseph J. Bova          1014 Vern E. Newfield
 53 Charles W. Bartley        405 Ernest C. Blinkhorn     1016 Dale F. Gaehring
                                                                                       Pierre F. Levesque ...................................Grand Falls, N.B. Council 854
                                                                                       Earl K. Montgomery ...........................Oklahoma City, Okla. Council 70
                                                                                                                                                                                     questions about submissions should be
 53 Jerry R. Furbee           414 John J. Baker           1018 E. Fred Schenk          Ralph M. Norman ............. O. Lloyd Darter Council 191, Bristol, Tenn.                     directed to the Public Relations
 53 Weldon E. Good            414 Paul P. Blanchard       1029 Gordon F. Morrison
 64 George W. Gardner         414 John F. Duch            1051 Ivan C. Dufresne
                                                                                       Sherman A. Pruett Sr. .................................Denton, Texas Council 792
                                                                                       John A. Smith ............................................... Bathurst, N.B. Council 827
                                                                                                                                                                                     Department at (800) 848-0123, ext. 130.
 64 Roy F. Schnebli           414 James F. Kennedy        1065 O. A. Ross Hancock      Helmuth (Zeke) K. Ziegenbein ......Chippewa Falls, Wis. Council 335
 70 Charles W. Cox            414 Frederic W. Robinson
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                                                                                       Champion                       TheMark of a

“run For The roses
with UCT”is the theme for the
2008-2009 membership year.
     In my home state of Kentucky,
unmistakable quality, unparalleled tradition, a wish for excellence and a
burning desire to succeed are only a few of the traits that make a
thoroughbred champion. These same qualities emanate from UCT’s
champions, our members.
     Champions know that by helping others they are helping themselves.
They walk the extra mile, work the extra hour, and give a little more than
is necessary so that they not only become winners, we all become winners.
     Champions view every challenge as an opportunity. I ask you to
champion UCT by sponsoring at least one new member into UCT during
the 2008-2009 membership year. Emphasize that UCT members are
“People Helping People” striving to improve their communities
throughout the United States and Canada. Champions are goal setters.
Set obtainable goals for yourself to sponsor one new member.
     To the right is a small sample of the awards in store for you when
achieving your goals. As a special thank you for sponsoring your first
member, you will receive this Roadside Companion Kit that includes a pen,                                  UCT MeMbership
                                                                                                                 DevelopMenT
                                                                                                    AwArDs
flashlight, tire pressure gauge
and 3”x 5” paper pad in an
attractive case embossed with
the “Run for the Roses” logo.
Thank you for all that you do.

                                                                                                       progrAM
I look forward to working
with all of you.
Keith Ward
Incoming Supreme Counselor 2008-2009                                                                  2 0 0 8 • 2 0 0 9
                                                                                                      KEITH M. WARD, SUPREME COUNSELOR 2008-2009

* *Important rules information
Only new or reinstated insured members sponsored through one of UCT’s non-commissionable products and/or fraternal membership qualify for award credits. Products may not be available
in all states and provinces. Applications must be received and approved at the Home Office between April 1, 2008, and March 31, 2009. Reinstated members must have been out at least 12
months for their sponsors to receive award credits. The Order of United Commercial Travelers of America reserves the right to substitute an award with an item of equal or higher value.

				
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