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 12/31/15)
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 2016 Association Annual Meeting.

Presidential Tier - $1,001 and above
Bergeron, Joseph & Paulette AVCU
Finnigan, Joseph Vermont FCU
Ambassadorial Tier - $501 to $1,000
Dwyer, John New England FCU
Gammon, Sean Members Advantage Community CU
Isabelle, Bernard & Crystal Vermont FCU
O'Brien, Tom Heritage Family FCU
Potter, Lance Vermont FCU
Randall, Lisa Vermont FCU
Stearns, Dean & Teresa Members Advantage Community CU
Senatorial Tier - $251 to $500
Brock, Thomas Brock & Brock, PLLC
Cote, John & Kathleen AVCU / Members Advantage Community CU
Giard, Jean Vermont FCU
Kent, Bryan AVCU
Lagerstedt, Kathryn NorthCountry FCU
Leonard, Susan New England FCU
Levandowski, Matthew Heritage Family FCU
Necrason, Adam & Diana Necrason Group
St. Peter, James New England FCU
Sylvester, Karen NorthCountry FCU
Congressional Tier - $101 to $250
Allen, Carrie Heritage Family FCU
Benoit, Stacey Members Advantage Community CU
Blier, Kim Affordable Benefit Solutions, Inc.
Broughton, Frank Vermont FCU
Cowie, Robert NorthCountry FCU
Devereaux, Kathy NorthCountry FCU
Fullerton, Michelle AVCU
Huyer, Lisa NorthCountry FCU
Miller, Robert Vermont State Employees CU
Morgan, Robert NorthCountry FCU
O'Brien, Katie Tricorp FCU
Savoie, Ken NorthCountry FCU
Turner, Cynthia Vermont FCU
Gubernatorial Tier - $51 to $100
Haley, Matt & Sarah Heritage Family FCU
Harris, Hessy Members Advantage Community CU
Loso, Kevin Heritage Family FCU
Placey, Kathy Vermont FCU
Selectboard Tier - $1 to $50
Carroll, Rich River Valley CU
Duclos, Steve River Valley CU
Post, Steven Vermont State Employees CU
Atwood, Mike Superior Lending Solutions
Bartoo, Michael Marquis
Beck, Thom Vermont State Employees CU
Bogue, Donna Vermont FCU
Bolster, Glen A. M. Peisch & Company
Boynton, Sam Superior Lending Solutions
Burgess, Karen NorthCountry FCU
Burgess, Todd A. M. Peisch & Company
Calkins, Derrick TELigence Partners
Cheney, Kimberly Vermont State Employees CU
Crapo, Thomas Vermont FCU
DesMeules, Bob Tricorp FCU
Edgar, Bob CUNA Mutual Group
Fisher, Doug Vermont FCU
Flynn, Jackie New England FCU
Giguere, Mark Superior Lending Solutions
Goodell, Kathi NorthCountry FCU
Griffiths, Kathy NorthCountry FCU
Hommel, Rick Vermont State Employees CU
Husk, Brigitte NorthCountry FCU
King, John TELigence Partners
Kipp, Bridget Vermont FCU
Laba, Randy Members Advantage Community CU
Ladabouche, Norm A. M. Peisch & Company
Ladner, Reem NorthCountry FCU
Lyon, Rich A. M. Peisch & Company
Malroux, Jennifer Association of Vermont Credit Unions
McDonough, Jeff Vermont FCU
McElvany, Norm Vermont State Employees CU
Mcewen, Mary NorthCountry FCU
McLoud, Mike Tricorp FCU
Morse, Jeff & Tammy River Valley CU
Newton, Mary New England FCU
Nolasco, Pete New England FCU
Nowinski, Denise Tricorp FCU
Olio, Teresa NorthCountry FCU
Olsen, Brenden CUAlliance
Pidgeon, Jason New England FCU
Pierce, Jeff CUNA Mutual Group
Piette, Heather Vermont FCU
Plummer, Jozlyn Members Advantage Community CU
Pratt, Ty New England FCU
Roberge, Tom March of Dimes
Smith, Jeff NorthCountry FCU
Strackbein, Diane New England FCU
Taginski, Francis NorthCountry FCU
Titus, Rod Members Advantage Community CU
Wheeler, Scott Granite Hills CU
Willis, Lynn NorthCountry FCU

The names listed on this Honor Roll are recognized for contributions made from January 1, 2015 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.