Golf and Political Advocacy Champions Awarded After Great Day on the Greens at NJCUL's 24th Annual Golf Tournament

Posted by Marissa Anema Wednesday, May 23, 2012 2:28:00 PM


JAMESBURG, N.J. – New Jersey credit union golfers spent a beautiful day on the greens Tuesday at the New Jersey Credit Union League’s 24th Annual Golf Tournament at Forsgate Country Club. The rain held off for the around 140 golfers who took to Forsgate’s two renowned golf courses, Banks and Palmer, for the tournament, which benefits the League’s political advocacy efforts.

After a cloudy but warm day on both courses, golfers heard from N.J. Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) during the awards and dinner on his plans to change the economic state in New Jersey if elected to the U.S. Senate. Senator Kyrillos also commended credit unions for being there for consumers as well as their communities, and alluded to his support of member business lending (MBL) legislation, stating that “competition is good”. 

Financial Resources FCU Chairman Emeritus Peter Bruno (right) was awarded with an Advocacy Award for his political advocacy efforts. NJCUL Chairman Lou Vetere (left) and NJCUL President/CEO Paul Gentile (center) presented Bruno with the award. 

For the first time, the League awarded one credit union volunteer and one credit union professional for their outstanding political advocacy efforts. Financial Resources FCU Chairman Emeritus Peter Bruno received the award for his efforts as a volunteer and First Jersey CU President/CEO Chris Davis received the award for his efforts as a professional.

Tournament winners Healthcare Employees FCU's John Dawidowski, Shields Business Systems' Todd Kimball, Ted Capaldi and Greg Heinimen pictured above with the coveted "President's Cup". 

As for the winners of the tournament, the foursome made up of Healthcare Employees FCU’s John Dawidowski, Shields Business Systems’ Todd Kimball, Ted Capaldi, Greg Heinimen had the best team score, taking home the coveted President’s Cup trophy, a new prize at the tournament. 

Ron Amar from United Teletech FCU and Sam Mowaswes from First Point FCU won the Closest to the Pin at the Banks and Palmer Courses, respectively. As for Longest Drive, winners were Lou Ellis from Jersey Central FCU and Maria Solorzano from Liberty Savings FCU on the Banks Course, and Todd Kimball from Shields Business Systems and Anita Whalen from Atlantic Health Employees FCU on the Palmer Course. 

Thanks to all of our golfers and our great sponsors for a successful tournament! Check this week's Weekly Exchange for more photos of the day's events!


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