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Pheasant Fall Classic Raises $4,000 for CUPAC

The 13th Annual Pheasant Fall Classic brought together credit union leaders and supporters to help raise more than $4,000 for the Credit Union Political Action Committee (CUPAC). CUPAC funds support credit union-friendly lawmakers and candidates on the state level in Missouri.  

"It's critically important to have a well-funded CUPAC, especially as we head into the 2016 elections," says David Kent, director of state legislative affairs for the Missouri Credit Union Association. "There will be nearly 200 seats up for election next year, including every statewide office other than state auditor. The better funded our PAC is, the more we can help to support those lawmakers and candidates who exhibit their support for credit unions in Missouri."

Twenty credit union leaders and supporters took part in the pheasant hunt, which took place near Centertown, Missouri on October 14. The event included lunch, a clay shooting contest and a money-bird giveaway. Roger Reiser from Community Choice Credit Union won the money-bird contest while Dave Wagner from United Labor Credit Union won the clay shooting contest.

The following credit unions took part:

  • CommunityAmerica Credit Union
  • Missouri Credit Union Association
  • Riverways Credit Union
  • River Region Credit Union
  • United Labor Credit Union
  • Vantage Credit Union




Pheasant Fall Classic Sponsors

Sponsors are a big reason for the success of the Pheasant Fall Classic each year. "Their generous support helps us keep the costs down for each individual participant, and it also helps ensure the event raises a sizeable amount for CUPAC," says MCUA's Tim Loveless, who organized the event.

The Missouri Credit Union Association thanks the following sponsors:

  • JM Floyd & Associates - Main Event Sponsor
  • CUNA Mutual Group - Lunch Sponsor
  • MemberClose - Tower Sponsor
  • CommunityAmerica Credit Union - Bird Prep Sponsor

The following groups sponsored a shooting station:

  • Auto Services Company, Inc.
  • CU Holding Company
  • Credit Union Lending Systems
  • Heartland Business Services
  • Kansas Corporate Credit Union
  • Reliable Lenders Solutions
  • Riverways Credit Union
  • United Labor Credit Union

Contribute to CUPAC/CULAC

CUPAC is the state Political Action Committee and provides campaign contributions to credit union supporters in state-level elections here in Missouri. CULAC is the federal PAC for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and fulfills its mission by contributing to and supporting federal candidates and committees that support the credit union movement. To learn more about CUPAC/CULAC and how you can help support these efforts, contact Amy McLard or David Kent.

Photo: Pheasant Fall Classic participants gather together prior to the start of the pheasant hunt.