UTC holds 110th convention and sponsors safety poster competition

United Commercial Travelers of America, Grand Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania held its 110th convention in Indiana, Pa. in May.

Counselors were honored by the presence of the Supreme International President, Larry Pilon and his wife, Carol, Canada.

Officiating the convention was Parliamentarian, Lorin Stough, PSC, from Harrisburg.

Four Williamsport area officers were installed.

Receiving the position of Grand Regional President was Priscilla Turner who appointed Virginia Swinehart as regional chaplain.

Entering into the chairs as the new Grand Regional Conductor was Mark Sherman and reinstalled on the Grand Regional Executive Committee was Fay Sagan.

Roses are given to the members who deserve special recognition for their efforts and service to the order. The rose for Williamsport 350 was awarded to Amanda Sherman.

At the Grand Counselor’s Banquet a plaque was presented to the counselor who displayed loyalty, service and dedication to UCT.

The “Distinguished Service Award” was presented to Frank Sherman, PGC, of Williamsport. Frank has been a member since 1999 and served the offices of Council 350 and Pennsylvania Grand Regional Jurisdiction. In 2012 he was the delegate for the Supreme Convention in Canada.

Next year’s Pennsylvania Grand Convention will be held at the Genetti Hotel and Convention Center hosted by Williamsport Council 350 on May 8, 9 and 10, 2014.

Also, three local students won first place in the regional safety poster competition sponsored be United Commercial Travelers of America, Grand Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania in May at the convention held in Indiana, Pa.

The winner in the upper level was Faith Upright, a homeschooler; in the middle level was Christian Thompson from Lycoming Valley Middle School and Siera Latsch from Andrew Jackson Elementary School. An honorable mention goes to Timothy Sherman, from Curtin Middle School who took second place in the Intellectual Disabilities middle level.

The three first place posters will advance to UCT’s international safety poster contest held in Illinois in July.

UCT is a non-profit financial services membership organization with over 70,000 members in the U.S. and Canada. Members work hard to enhance their communities through community service, charitable fundraising and helping those in need. Members decide on a local basis which causes and charities to support and how to best meet the needs of their communities.