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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman elected Board Chair of United Way

Rodney A. Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut at the organization’s Annual Meeting on January 26, 2018. Butler (at right in photo) takes over for Brian A. Orenstein (at left in photo), President and CEO of Charter Federal Credit Union, who served two years as Chairman and will remain on the board.

Will Achieving Our Goals Actually Make Us Happy?

January is flying by, so I’m taking a second to pause and check on how I’m doing with my New Year’s resolutions. I’m an overambitious person, but self-aware enough to realize that I don’t always nail the follow-through, so my approach to resolutions is to make a whole bunch of goals and then hope that statistically by the end of the year I’ll have achieved one or two. Shoot for the moon, right? At this point I’ve put work toward exactly one of my (Ten? Twenty?) resolutions so far, so I’d give myself a score of ‘better than usual’.

Make the Holidays Magical with the Tommy Toy Fund

To say Christmas is a big deal in my family would be an understatement. The Christmas carols start playing as soon as Thanksgiving is over, every room in the house is decorated with garlands and lights, advent candles are lit, and celebrating with extended family lasts several days. Tree-decorating and cookie-making are mandatory family traditions. As a kid, everything Christmas-related felt like absolute magic.

Giving Tuesday is here!

Black Friday tends to arouse strong feelings in a lot of people, both positive and negative. While many are excited to take advantage of deals and get their holiday shopping done, others feel that this kickoff to the holiday season is a shallow and dangerous tradition. Reports over the last few years have detailed the physical injury that retail employees and other shoppers have sustained at the hands of particularly fervent Black Friday shoppers, the details of which have only fueled this debate further.

Cold weather means energy assistance programs in higher demand, plus energy saving tips for your home

Project Warm-up is a winter heating assistance program of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut which collaborates with other local service providers to meet the home heating needs of families in southeastern Connecticut. Your donation to United Way is helping families in need through programs including Project Warm-up.

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