Don and Arlyce Ausdemore Named Unsung Heroes!

Chippewa County Credit Union was pleased to present Don Ausdemore and his late wife Arlyce Ausdemore, of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, with the Unsung Hero Award on January 3, 2023. The award highlights the “unsung heroes” of Chippewa County. The individuals selected have demonstrated outstanding service to our community.

CEO Connie Toensing presenting Don with The Unsung Hero Award at CCCU

Don and Arlyce, who called Sault Ste. Marie home for 56 years, exemplify what this award is about. Throughout the years they have given their time and talents to the community in a variety of ways. Along with working for Sault Schools the couple spent their free time volunteering whenever possible.

Don said giving back was what he and Arlyce had always know. “We grew up in a farming community where everybody helped everybody out. We tried to continue that throughout our lives.”

And continue it they did. Between the two, the couple spent countless hours volunteering with Road to Recovery, providing newborn stockings for Christmas and New Year’s babies at War Memorial Hospital, assisting in the Feed America program, working at Big Bear, and being active within the auxiliary, hospital improvement drive, hospital flea market and relay for life. They were also instrumental in establishing scholarship programs and assisted in the groundwork for LSSU’s Center for Freshwater Research and Education.

Don and Arlyce Ausdemore, this quarter’s, Unsung Hero Award Recipients

For Don and Arlyce, it was important to give back “We did well for ourself and were fortunate.We wanted to give back to the community and college.”

When congratulated on the award, Don was humbled. “Thank you for doing this, but I don’t want to toot my own horn.” Chippewa County Credit Union is happy to toot it for him and Arlyce.

Along with the award, Don received a $50 savings account at Chippewa County Credit Union, $50 in Chamber Bucks, and an assortment of Chippewa County Credit Union promotional items.

During each quarter of 2023, Chippewa County Credit Union will select a winner from a list of nominees who have shown exemplary service to their community. If you know a deserving candidate for the Chippewa County Credit Union Unsung Hero Award, please submit their name and a brief summary of support via email to Candidates may be
retail service employers or employees, public service employees, or volunteers.