The Ouimet Chair serves in a variety of capacities at the approximately 100 Massachusetts clubs that actively support the Ouimet Fund. Ouimet Chairs coordinate sales of the Ouimet Bag Tags at each club, which is The Fund’s most important fundraising source. They may help in the development of caddie programs, recruit young workers to apply for the Ouimet Scholarship, interview prospective applicants and arrange for their club to be an interview site. Ouimet Chairs may also help in a variety of other fundraising roles, including recruiting Lifetime Members of the Ouimet Society, introducing new “Friends of The Fund” who want to elevate their impact on our annual awards, arranging for their club to participate in the Golf Marathon and the Annual Banquet, or hosting events.
The Ouimet Fund congratulates Ouimet Fund Board Member, Patrick Fischoeder, on his selection as the 2017 Ouimet Chair of the Year! Mr. Fischoeder is a member at both The Country Club and The Kittansett Club and works tirelessly throughout the year to enhance many Ouimet programs at each. He first served as the Ouimet Chair at Kittansett in 2013 and 2014 and has now served in that role at TCC for the past four years. His efforts were recognized in front of many of his peers at The Fund’s 2017 Annual Meeting.
Patrick spends his days as a Client Advisor at Rockefeller & Company in Boston, but is always available to talk about his “next Ouimet thought.” Along with the club’s leadership, Patrick has led recent Bag Tag program efforts at TCC as well as bolstering their roster of Ouimet Scholars. The Country Club, during his Ouimet Chair tenure, has also consistently been in the top three for the Golf Marathon fundraising.
Most recently, Patrick has expanded visibility of Scholar success stories and new fundraising initiatives. He has been instrumental in four new endowed Scholarships being created by Kittansett and TCC members and their families. These examples of elevated support from individuals are part of a growing Endowed scholarship Program that are making an even greater impact on our annual awards.
Also, Patrick’s involvement in Member/Caddie outings at both clubs have been models that other clubs have implemented to add value for the members and strengthen the mentorship opportunities to the young loopers. In addition to caddie speakers at these events, an inaugural reception was held at TCC this year for members to hear from The Fund and three of their own Ouimet Alumni. His concept to get up close and personal with former caddies who have gone on to success after graduation, reinforced what each member invests in with their donations.
His outreach for new Bag Tag and Golf Marathon support is widespread and he often serves as an enthusiastic Ouimet representative when meeting with other long-time supporting clubs. Patrick Fischoeder is a model example of a Ouimet Chair and we are thrilled to recognize his efforts.
Ouimet Chair Award Recipients
2001 Carolyn & F. Henry Savage, Jr. – Wianno
Dr. Lee Othon – Marshfield
2002 Bob Mix – Oyster Harbors
2003 Todd Wetzel – Tatnuck
2004 Bob Hutchins – Longmeadow
2005 Milt Yanofsky – Belmont
2006 Richard Bane – Kernwood
2007 Dan Doyle – Oakley
2008 Mike Grilli – Worcester
2009 Charlie Connolly – Winchester
2010 Ed Vahey – Wellesley
2011 Steve Goodwin – Woodland
2012 William L. Healy, M.D. – Concord & Eastward Ho!
2013 Jim Moriarty – Mount Pleasant
2014 Jack McDaniel – Worcester
2015 Bill Kelleher – Pocasset
2016 Frank Trapasso – The Ridge Club
2017 Patrick Fischoeder – The Country Club