GCFCU’s 5th Annual Rubber Ducky Race
The Rubber Ducky Race will be back again this year at the Chautauqua Lake Dragon Boat Race! Hosted by the Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, the Ducky Race is a community fundraiser to support the Chautauqua Lake Association, Laker’s Disabled Sled and Special Hockey, Blue Star Mother’s Christmas Care Package Collection for our service men and women overseas, and GCFCU’s Scholarship Program and their Warmth and Toys for Kids Collection. In 2019, Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union raised over $11,000 to benefit these local organizations and programs and they are ready to do it again!
Lakers Disabled Sled Hockey Team
Sled and Special Hockey have become an essential way of nourishing a sense of pride and accomplishment for those with mental or physical disabilities. It offers exercise, team building, and social interaction with their peers.
Chautauqua Lake Association
The CLA’s mission is to provide effective and efficient lake maintenance services for the benefit of all Chautauqua Lake users. As the “Stewards of the Lake,” the CLA serves to promote and facilitate the ongoing scientific monitoring of Chautauqua Lake and its ecosystem.
The CLA performs annual general lake maintenance, aquatic vegetation control, floating debris removal, shoreline and post-storm clean-up, plus scientific monitoring to meet lake management needs.
Blue Star Mothers Christmas Care Package Collection
The Blue Star Mothers Lake Erie, New York Chapter 4 is a local group of mothers who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military. They are a non-profit Veterans service organization supporting our military children while promoting patriotism. GCFCU and their members join forces with the Blue Star Mothers every Christmas to collect items to fill Christmas Care Packages that ship to our men and women overseas during the Holiday Season.
GCFCU’s Scholarship Program
Each year, GCFCU participates in the New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA) statewide scholarship program for credit union members who are college bound high school seniors. In addition to the statewide program, GCFCU sponsors its very own Scholarship Program, giving students more opportunities to win!
Annual Warmth and Toys for Kids Collection
Every year, GCFCU and their generous membership come together and collect an impressive amount of toys to go to our local children in need. 2019, GCFCU added to their collection to include warmth for our local children as well! Last collection, they were able to split the donations between Love INC and Toys for Tots covering both southern and northern Chautauqua County.