Mark your calendars! The 2018 VCUGC will take place June 20 at Country Club of Vermont in Waterbury Center. Together in 2017, we raised nearly $7,500 for the Vermont Foodbank, so our goal is to beat that in 2018. More details coming soon!
Results from the 2017 Vermont Credit Union Golf Challenge
Pictured above, left to right: The 2017 VCUGC 1st Low Gross champions from VSECU and Marquis with their trophies: Mark Wright, Rick Hommel, Jay Lunna, and Mike Bartoo,
The 2017 Vermont Credit Union Golf Challenge benefiting the Vermont Foodbank took place at Country Club of Vermont on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The team pictured above with three members representing VSECU (Mark, Rick, and Jay) and one representing Marquis (Mike) earned 1st Low Gross with a 10 under par 62.
With a score of 55.36, 1st Low Net honors went to the team from Members Advantage Community CU (pictured, left to right – Sean Gammon, Randy Laba, Adam Stearns, & Dean Stearns). For more pictures from the 2017 VCUGC, visit AVCU’s Flickr page.
Individual $100 gift card prizes were won by Bartoo and Jason Marin (Vermont Foodbank) in two Closest to the Pin contests and Todd Burgess (A. M. Peisch & Company, LLP) for the Putting Contest. A $100 gift card donated by AVCU was won by Matt LaBerge (New England FCU) in our 50/50 raffle fundraiser benefiting the Foodbank. Matt generously donated the $276 cash portion of his raffle winnings to the Foodbank, making a total of $552 raised via the raffle for our tournament benefactor.
The day came to a close with our Silent Auction, the proceeds from which were split evenly between Vermont Foodbank and Vermont Credit Union Political Action. The VCUGC Silent Auction raised a total of $835 and we greatly appreciate the following organizations which, along with AVCU, donated auction prizes: CUNA Mutual Group; Fiserv; Heritage Family CU; Members Advantage Community CU; New England FCU; One CU; Synergent; and Vermont State Employees CU.
AVCU would like to recognize and thank all our credit union and corporate sponsors for their participation and financial support for our annual charity golf tournament. We wouldn’t be able to keep growing this event and supporting Vermont Foodbank without you. Special thanks goes to Tricorp FCU which, in addition to being a Corporate Ace Sponsor, for the third consecutive year presented AVCU with a $500 check made out to Vermont Foodbankm, donated in lieu of giving a gift to attendees of its annual meeting, to be added to the total.
Combined with the proceeds from other credit union fundraising events held in 2017, altogether the Vermont Foodbank received nearly $7,500 on behalf of Vermont’s credit unions and these sponsors of the Vermont CU Golf Challenge:
- A. M. Peisch & Company, LLP – Corporate Ace Sponsor
- CUNA Mutual Group – Corporate Eagle Sponsor
- Heritage Family CU – Credit Union Birdie Sponsor
- Members Advantage Community CU – DOUBLE Credit Union Birdie Sponsor
- New England FCU – DOUBLE Credit Union Birdie Sponsor
- One CU – Credit Union Birdie Sponsor
- River Valley CU – Credit Union Birdie Sponsor
- Synergent – Corporate Ace Sponsor
- Vermont State Employees CU – DOUBLE Credit Union Birdie Sponsor
- Vermont FCU – Credit Union Birdie Sponsor & Second Full Foursome
- Tricorp FCU – Corporate Ace Sponsor
Last, but certainly not least, AVCU thanks our four volunteers from the Credit Union Young Professionals of Vermont (CUYPVT) whose efforts from start to finish helped make the day a resounding success (left to right): Sara DeLance (Heritage Family CU), Jessie Curry (Vermont FCU), Mallory Surprenant (NorthCountry FCU), and Austin Mullen (Members Advantage Community CU) – photo courtesy CUYPVT. AVCU is proud to support CUYPVT’s growth and looks forward to their involvement in future golf tournaments and events.