Event Description

The annual golf outing was held on September 8th at Riverbank Golf Club in South Lyon. Ninety-two people signed up to golf, the largest number of golfers in recent history!

Breakfast and registration began at 8am with a tee time of 9:30am for the scramble format. Golfers were given goodie bags with golf balls, tees and snacks, lots of snacks!

Winners announced at the excellent dinner were:

Closest to the Pin:

Men Hole# Women
John McCrary 2 Colleen Nametz
Troy Davis 8 None
Nate Roller 12 Joan Schanta
Ron Massey 14 Joan Schanta


Winners received a $25 gift card. Congratulations to the long drivers!

The top finishing Men’s Team of Chris Nordin from The Glass Academy, Ed Kulczycki, Steve Okray and Jim Thorpe shot a 61. The top Mixed Team of John McCrary, Tom Shea, Bill and Chris Skrzypek finished with a 65. The top Women’s Team was Dana Bodin, Tina DiFranco, Jean Slottke and Sue Slottke with a 68.

Winning teams get to pick first from the nice array of door prizes including golf related equipment and clothing, rounds of golf and other miscellaneous items including two beautiful pieces of glass donated by The Glass Academy in Dearborn. Congrats to the winning teams!

Helping us keep costs low and improving quality were Hole Sponsors:

Brian Maxson from Merrill, Presenting Sponsor with 5 holes, Direct Financial Credit Union with 3 holes, Roger and Cathy Vrabel with 2 holes, and sponsoring 1 hole were Jann Cantelon representing Ruby Red, Dean Sellers Ford, Jerome Brown for Detroit Soul Restaurants, Tom Burzynski for Total Technology Management, Francine Pegues with the MI Women’s Golf Association and Kathy Elston.

These donations make a huge difference in what we can offer to golfers at the outing. Special thanks also to the Retiree Association for their contribution for our door prizes.

Our volunteers this year include the Golf Committee of Brad Gavle, Kathy Elston and John McCrary and those working the event were Janet Kean, Beleta Williams and Lucile Willingham. All three handled registration with Janet taking some pretty fabulous pictures during the event and Beleta and Lucille adding a 50/50 to raise funds for the charities the Association donates to each December.

Riverbank has such an exceptional group of people who are a pleasure to work with so we have booked next year’s event for September 6th, 2024. Mark your calendars!