ASFM Golf Outing Raises More Than $31,000 for Legislative Advocacy
Credit union industry leaders from across Michigan gathered on July 16 to play golf and boost grassroots advocacy efforts at the annual A Stronger Financial Michigan (formerly CURE) Golf Outing in East Lansing.
Almost 80 golfers participated in the event at Forest Akers West golf course on the campus of Michigan State University and a record 41 sponsors helped raise the gross total of $31,140 that will go toward the Michele Myrick Scholarship Fund. Scholarships help credit union leaders attend important grassroots lobbying events such as the CUNA GAC and Hike the Hill in Washington.
During the golf outing, there was a bit of excitement when Dick Starr from Financial Plus CU came within inches of a hole-in-one on the 12th green, which was the $10,000 hole-in-one contest hole.
At the dinner, awards were given to the two top scoring teams, and men’s and women’s closest to the pin and longest drive. The team winning first place was Randy Penner and Eric Esser from Community Financial
, Doug Clark from The Case Group and Mike McHugh from The Leduc Group. The team award for second place went to Dick Starr, Byron McCarthy, Charlie Cotterman and Harvey Stevens from Financial Plus. Individual awards went to Rosemary Cheslock from Option 1 CU
and Joe Kalush for longest drive, and Michele Makely from Portland FCU
and Jim Trommer from United Financial CU
for closest to pin.
Dick Starr from Financial Plus CU came oh so close to winning $10,000 for a hole in one at the ASFM Golf Outing.
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