Great response to annual golf outing
Once again, this community has responded and made the Wabash Valley Community Foundation’s 19th Annual Golf Outing a success. The Community Foundation board, volunteers and staff would like to thank all of those who participated and sponsored the event. The event netted over $32,000 for the Community Foundation.
This tournament wouldn’t have been such a successful fundraising event if it weren’t for the generosity of our various sponsors. We would like to recognize Monarch Beverage for again being the title sponsor of this event for the ninth year.
Our other major sponsors include Sackrider and Co. (trophy sponsor), Riddell National Bank (lunch sponsor), Templeton Coal Co. (cart sponsor), Burke Spring Inc. (food tent sponsor), Riddell National Bank. Wabash Valley Mechanical Contractors and Westminster Village Terre Haute (beverage cart sponsors), Smith Barney-Terry Hogan (hole-in-one sponsor) Baesler’s Market (snack and raffle prize sponsor), and Terre Haute Savings Bank (water sponsor).
The hole sponsorships demonstrate the extent of the community support for the Community Foundation. The Foundation appreciates their generosity. Our 2013 Hole Sponsors include 500 Express, All State Manufacturing, Baesler’s Market, Clabber Girl, CSN, Dick Vining, Distributors Terminal, Duke Energy, Embroidery Express, FEG, First Financial Bank-Trust Services, Forrest Sherer, Freitag-Weinhardt, Hamilton Center, Holiday Inn, Jewett Printing, Jo Einstandig, Marketability, Meis Ventures, MillerWhite Marketing, Old National Bank Insurance, Ragle & Co., Randy Stevens, RBW Logistics Co., Inc., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Terre Haute Economic Development Corp. ,Terre Haute Savings Bank, Union Hospital, United Actuarial Service, Vigo County School Corp., and Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy, LLP.
Twenty-nine teams played in the outing. Congratulations to Industrial Supply Co. team of Don Ireland, Jack Simpson, Tristan Ireland and Jason Ireland for winning with the lowest gross score and to Central Wabash Valley Construction Trades team of Mike Jones, Bill Treash, Bubba Harris and Jeff Hayes for winning with the lowest net score.
Congratulations also to First Financial Bank-Trust Services, second place low net; First Financial Bank, second place low gross; Light House Mission, third place low net; and City of Terre Haute, third place low gross.
The other businesses that fielded teams include 500 Express, Central Wabash Valley Construction Trades, City of Terre Haute, CSN, Freitag-Weinhardt, Inc., Hulman & Co. IBEW Local 725, Indiana State University,
Individual Golfers were Dick Vining, Bob Sanders, Ralph Cutter, Jim Cristee and Brian Miller, Jadcore, Light House Mission, Monarch Beverage, Old National Bank, First Financial Bank, First Financial Bank-Trust Services, Industrial Supply, Old National Bank Insurance, Regional Hospital, Riddell National Bank, Sycamore Engineering, Terre Haute Savings Bank, Terry Hogan-Smith Barney, Union Hospital, Wabash Valley Packaging, Westminster Village Terre Haute (two teams) Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy, LLP, and Wright, Shagley & Lowery.
A special thanks goes also to those individuals and businesses that contributed toward the success of the tournament including Coldwell Banker Troy Helman Realtors, Hulman and Co., and Legacy Professionals, LLP.
Finally, I want to thank the many volunteers who served on the steering committee on tournament day. Those include: Champ Coughlin, Maureen Coughlin, Curtiss Davis, Sandy Reece, Richard Shagley, David Doti, Charlie Williams, Carolyne Holcombe, Becky Fredrick, Francie Sutch, Jon Ford, Julie Baesler, Carolyn Monaghan, Rick Shagley, Fred Nation and Jackie Lower.
The Foundation appreciated the community’s support. It looks forward to the 20th Annual Event next year on May 1, 2014. For those interested in volunteering with the Foundation, visit our website, wvcf.com and select About Us, then Career/Volunteer Opportunities to review volunteer opportunities available.
— Dick Vining
Spring Outing Chair, WVCF
Doing your part on climate change
A review of 12,000 papers on climate change, in the May 15th issue of “Environmental Research Letters”, found that 97 percent of scientists attribute climate change to human activities. Although we’re unlikely to reverse climate change, we can mitigate its effects by reducing our driving, energy use, and meat consumption.
Yes, meat consumption. A 2006 U.N. report estimated that meat consumption accounts for 18 percent of man-made greenhouse gases. A 2009 article in the respected World Watch magazine suggested that it may be closer to 50 percent.
Carbon dioxide, the principal greenhouse gas, is generated by burning forests to create animal pastures and by combustion of fossil fuels to confine, feed, transport, and slaughter animals. The much more damaging methane and nitrous oxide are discharged from digestive tracts of cattle and from animal waste cesspools, respectively.
Each of us has the power to reduce the devastating effects of climate change every time we eat. Our local supermarket offers a rich variety of soy-based lunch meats, hotdogs, veggie burgers and soy and nut-based dairy products, as well as an ample selection of vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts. Product lists, easy recipes, and transition tips are at www.livevegan.org.
— Theo Mattson