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Celebrate International Credit Union Day!

International Credit Union Day is October 20th!
Enter our FREE drawing for a chance to win 1 of 5 beautiful gifts handcrafted in Vermont by VSECU members. Each day during the week of October 17-21 we will draw a name from all entries received to win the gift of the day, so enter early!

To enter, email us with only your name and daytime phone number. Only one entry per person please. The last drawing will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday October 21st.

Plus! Stop by a branch location on Thursday, October 20th!

  • Get your Halloween trick-or-treat bag—while supplies last!
  • Discover how our business partners can offer you even more services through your VSECU membership

Enter our drawing for these great prizes:

Monday, October 17
Storm Jar—Retail Value: $55
Songbird Pottery, Peacham, Vermont
Web: www.songbirdpottery.com Email: songbirdpottery@aol.com

From their studio in the scenic Northeast Kingdom, Harley and Patricia Strader of Songbird Pottery produce a wide range of functional and decorative stoneware and porcelain using local materials such as river clays and wood ashes. When the electricity fails during a storm, why fumble around in the dark for candles? The decorative Storm Jar includes matches and candles, and the lid flips over to become a candle holder. All pottery is lead-free and dishwasher-safe.






Tuesday, October 18
“Amethyst Intrigue” Scarf—Retail Value: $110
Trudy’s Fancy Handweaving, Montpelier, Vermont
Web: www.trudysfancy.com Email: TOFANCY@aol.com

The hand-woven Tencel scarf by Trudy McBride Otis, an award winning weaver, is a one-of-a-kind creation in a purple color palette. Tencel is made from wood pulp using an environmentally friendly process. “Amethyst Intrigue” is 6 × 62 inches and is soft, shiny and drapes nicely, making it a lovely fashion accessory. Trudy is a native Vermonter who lives in Montpelier and weaves in her sun porch studio.


Wednesday, October 19
Sherpa Bear—Retail Value: $69.95
Johnson Woolen Mills, Johnson, Vermont
Web: www.johnsonwoolenmills.com Email: woolens4u@pshift.com

Johnson Woolen Mills represents Vermont around the world, carrying on a tradition that began in 1842. Current owner Stacy Barrows Manosh continues to use patterns that are more than a century old. Skilled workers from the local area still do the cutting and sewing of their legendary fine woolen outerwear for the entire family. Be sure to visit their beautiful retail store in Johnson, which features a wide range of gifts for everyone in the family.






Thursday, October 20
“Summer Mill”—Retail Value: $325
Diane G. Bell, Weston, Vermont
Web: www.dianebell.belltowertrio.com Email: dgbell_adelphia1@comcast.net

”The Summer Mill,” a Weston town highlight, was recently painted as a plein air piece by Diane G. Bell in her home gallery. Diane paints the local landscape regularly with several other fine area artists. She has a degree in art and has been painting watercolors for many years. Diane is a “signature member” of the Vermont Watercolor Society and exhibits her work in Vermont’s finest galleries.






Friday, October 21
Spiral Pendant and Earrings—Retail Value: $52
Copper Creations, Hinesburg, Vermont
Web: www.etsy.com/shop/coppercreationsvt Email: coppercreationsvt@gmail.com

From her rural Vermont workshop, Lori Yarrow uses a range of techniques to turn simple metal shapes into wearable art. Lori started making jewelry about eight years ago, progressing from beads and wire to mixed metals and semi-precious stones. Lori loves the challenge of working with metal because it can be formed, hammered and heated into the desired shape and then patinaed, textured and polished to achieve her one-of-a-kind pieces.


Enter Now

Each day during the week of October 17-21 we will draw a name from all entries received to win the gift of the day, so enter early! To enter, email us with only your name and daytime phone number. Only one entry per person please. The last drawing will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday October 21st.