June 2, 2008
12th Annual Golf Classic

Sandwiched in between weeks of cold, damp spring weather and an early June tropical heat wave, the Milford Chapter’s 12th Annual Red Cross Golf Classic took place on a perfect golfing day – blue skies and comfortably warm with a slight breeze.

Our golfers arrived at Orange Hills bright and early on Monday, June 2 to get their wake-up juice, coffee and breakfast before teeing off for 18 holes of golf.  Snacks, fruit and plenty of liquids kept everyone going until it was time to head to Aldario’s Restaurant for the raw bar, the plentiful buffet spread, the awards luncheon and raffle drawings which included prizes of rounds of golf, dinners, overnights, theater tickets and much more.

Winning Men's Foursome
Gary Baccher, Paul Kuraitis,
Sean Space, Dave McCarthy

Winning Women's Foursome
MaryAnn Baudouin, Dorette Daniels,
Debbie Bragdon, McGee Tondora

In the men’s division, first place went to the team of Gary Baccher, Paul Kuraitis, David McCarthy and Sean Space with a score of 63.  Second place winners were Dave lurix, Jim Chacho, Tom Lindberg and Greg Smith.   The third place winners, Doug Milne, Fred Heimann and Al Stanczyk, were decided by a matching of cards.

Five women’s foursomes played with us this year and prizes were awarded to the first place team of McGee Tondora, MaryAnn Baudouin, Debby Bragdon and Dorette Daniels.  Second place winners were Judy Hosking, Joan Altvater, Edee Lockyer and Joan Sprague.

Others winners were Jim Chacho for Closest to the Pin and Ernie Grabber for Closest to the Line winner.  Paul Kuraitis had the Men’s Longest Drive while Suzanne Keyes won it for the women.

Since our first tournament in 1997, the Golf Classic has netted over $206,000 to help fund the programs and services the Milford Chapter provides.  Thanks to our golfers and many sponsors, this year’s event cleared an additional $19,000.  Our special thanks to THE Milford Bank who has supported our tournament every year and was our Event Sponsor again this year. Mark your calendars for next year’s event - as always - on the first Monday in June! 

James A. Schofield, Joyce A. Milne
Board of Directors/Golf Classic Co-Chairs


June 11, 2008
Tribute to
Joan Heybruck

The Milford Chapter of the American Red Cross hosted a special recognition for Joan Heybruck at their 90th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 11, 2008.  Mrs. Heybruck was recognized for her 35 years of service and dedicated leadership to the Milford Chapter and to the Milford community. Mrs. Heybruck retired from the Red Cross in February, 2008 after serving as its Executive Director for 30 years. The event was held at Aldario’s Restaurant, 240 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford beginning with a social at 6 p.m.