CULAC & Vermont Credit Union Political Action Committee (CUPAC)
Vermont Credit Union Political Action Committee (CUPAC) is a state-level political fundraising entity for Vermont credit unions. Individual donations are used to make campaign contributions to candidates for state-level office who are supportive of credit union interests. The combination of Vermont's campaign finance law and federal laws place certain limits on contributions made to Vermont CUPAC:
  • Any individual may contribute up to $2,000 to CUPAC in any one election cycle (this does not preclude separate contributions directly to candidates).
  • State credit unions may make corporate contributions to CUPAC not to exceed $2,000 per election cycle, but contributions over $100 are subject to a 35% federal tax reported on IRS Form 1120 POL.
  • Federal credit unions may not contribute to any campaign or political action committee.
  • All credit unions may provide financial support for the administration of CUPAC without any tax. Administrative support can be used to cover expenses for a fundraiser, pay for printed materials, etc. Such funds never go to support any candidate.
  • CUPAC funds are separate from the Association of Vermont Credit Unions and stringent reporting requirements to the Vermont Secretary of State are followed.

Political Advocacy Honor Roll (through 12/31/14)
Those listed below are demonstrating their commitment to the preservation of credit union uniqueness through financial contributions to political action (CULAC & VT CUPAC). They will be recognized for their support at the 2015 Association Annual Meeting.

Presidential Tier - $1,001 and above
Bergeron, Paulette & Joe AVCU
Finnigan, Joe Vermont Federal
Ambassadorial Tier - $501 to $1,000
Dwyer, John New England Federal
Gammon, Sean Members Advantage Community
Isabelle, Bernie Vermont Federal
Potter, Lance Vermont Federal
Senatorial Tier - $251 to $500
Cote, Kathy & John Members Advantage Community / AVCU
Giard, Jean Vermont Federal
Huyer, Lisa NorthCountry Federal
Kent, Bryan AVCU
Leonard, Susan New England Federal
Randall, Lisa Vermont Federal
St. Peter, Jim New England Federal
Sylvester, Karen NorthCountry Federal
Congressional Tier - $101 to $250
Benoit, Stacey Members Advantage Community
Brock, Richard Brock & Brock, PLLC
Cowie, Bob NorthCountry Federal
Devereaux, Kathy NorthCountry Federal
Dion, Jennie ORLEX Government Employees
Fullerton, Michelle AVCU
Hance, Marsha & Ron Heritage Family Federal
Lagerstedt, Kathryn NorthCountry Federal
Levandowski, Matt Heritage Family Federal
Morgan, Bob NorthCountry Federal
Necrason, Adam Necrason Group
Robinson, Curran Vermont Federal
Savoie, Ken NorthCountry Federal
Stearns, Dean & Teresa Members Advantage Community
Gubernatorial Tier - $51 to $100
Best, Susan ORLEX Government Employees
Burgess, Kevin & Karen NorthCountry Federal
Harris, Hessy Members Advantage Community
Harvey, Bill & Edie Members 1st
Martelle, Randy Heritage Family Federal
O'Brien, Tom Heritage Family Federal
Oski, Jessica Necrason Group
Placey, Kathy Vermont Federal
Stotyn, Monica AVCU
White, Sandi Vermont VA Federal
Selectboard Tier - $1 to $50
Addison, Avis & Richard Heritage Family Federal
Adorisio, Brenda & Jim NorthCountry Federal
Allen, Carrie Heritage Family Federal
Baker, Charlene AVCU
Beck, Tom VSECU
Bollman, Christi & Keith White River
Bork, Cynthia VSECU
Brock, Thomas Brock & Brock, PLLC
Brooks, Lynn NorthCountry Federal
Broughton, Frank & Maryann Vermont Federal
Burgess, Todd A. M. Peisch & Company
Carroll, Rich River Valley
Casko, Don Tricorp Federal
Cenate, Marleen Heritage Family Federal
Chagnon, Ariel NorthCountry Federal
Chamberlin, Betty Members 1st
Ciano, Jody eDOC Innovations
Clark, Beverly & John One
Cobb, Nate One
Cooney, Michael River Valley
Cron, Richard VSECU
Davis, Eric Vermont Federal
Drugg, Ben One
Duclos, Steve River Valley
Duggan, William Members 1st
Ferland, Ralph Tricorp Federal
Fisher, Doug Vermont Federal
Fortier, Jill River Valley
Fox, Jill JMFA
Gabriel, Mike Members Advantage Community
Gillander, Nellie VSECU
Goldman, Philip NorthCountry Federal
Gonyaw, Kimberly NorthCountry Federal
Goodell, Kathi NorthCountry Federal
Goulette, Chris A. M. Peisch & Company
Grady, Karen One
Griffiths, Jessica & DJ NorthCountry Federal
Griffiths, Kathy NorthCountry Federal
Hasbrouck, Joyce Covered Bridge
Hommel, Rick & Lisa VSECU
Husk, Ashley NorthCountry Federal
Husk, Brie NorthCountry Federal
Isham, Jean Vermont Federal
Jarvis, Heather VSECU
Jewett, Melissa NorthCountry Federal
Kane, Shanna Opportunities
Karparis, Chuck VSECU
Kaufman, Jeanne Heritage Family Federal
Kiel, Tristan eDOC Innovations
Kisselbach, Lynn NES Group
Laba, Randy Members Advantage Community
Ladabouche, Norm A. M. Peisch & Company
Ladner, Reem NorthCountry Federal
Lake, Bob Green Mountain
Loso, Kevin Heritage Family Federal
Lyon, Rich A. M. Peisch & Company
Malroux, Jen AVCU
Maxson, Richard Law Offices of Fred V. Peet
McClellan, Seth CUAlliance
McDonough, Jeff Vermont Federal
Mcewen, Mary NorthCountry Federal
McFaun, Mary Ann Members Advantage Community
McLoud, Mike Tricorp Federal
Meacham, Kate NorthCountry Federal
Mead-Belanger, Eileen VSECU
Menard, Barbara One
Messer, Christine Heritage Family Federal
Morey, Leslie River Valley
Morse, Tammy & Jeff River Valley
Nowacki, Jill Credit Union League of Connecticut
Nowinski, Denise Tricorp Federal
O'Brien, Katie Tricorp Federal
Olio, Theresa NorthCountry Federal
Olsen, Brendan CUAlliance
Pearson, Jen AVCU
Pierce, Jeff CUNA Mutual Group
Plummer, Jozlyn Members Advantage Community
Poczobut, Susan Granite Hills
Polaski, Joe CU Members Mortgage
Post, Nancy & Steve VSECU
Provencher, Phil NorthCountry Federal
Rees, Lisa Vermont Federal
Roberge, Tom March of Dimes
Robert, Mary AVCU
Rocheleau, Jesse A. M. Peisch & Company
Rosenstreich, Judy VSECU
Roy, Steve Tricorp Federal
Shortell, Kevin Law Offices of Fred V. Peet
Smith, Jeff NorthCountry Federal
Stearns, Adam Members Advantage Community
Stowe, Jill VSECU
Taft, Jeff One
Taginski, Francis NorthCountry Federal
Taylor, Jon CUAlliance
Thomas Cedergren, Karen River Valley
Titus, Rod Members Advantage Community
Vogt, Deb Tricorp Federal
Wheeler, Scott Granite Hills
Willis, Lynn NorthCountry Federal
Wisell, Judy Members 1st

The names listed on this Honor Roll are recognized for contributions made from January 1, 2014 to the "through" date shown above. A new recognition period begins on January 1 of every year. The levels associated with the names of Honor Roll members only include the current amounts received or reported. To ensure you are placed within the correct level, please report all personal contributions to CULAC and Vermont CUPAC to John Cote at 800-234-8285 x 7033, or fax your information to 802-864-4391. The Honor Roll is updated regularly as contributions merit. If you would like to know your actual dollar amount needed to advance to the next level, or if you believe the level you have been placed in is incorrect, please contact John.