On Friday, August 22, 2014, HiTel FCU volunteered at the annual Kapiolani Radiothon for Kids. Throughout the two-day event, there were other volunteer groups that helped with the live phone bank. Phones were ringing off the hook gathering generous donations from many callers, while GEICO Hawaii matched each of those donations during the “Power Hour.” 100% of all proceeds will stay in Hawaii and be used to purchase medical equipment, assist with neighbor island travel, and to fund education and research programs. Thank you again to everyone who donated a gift of a miracle to Hawaii’s children and their families.
On Wednesday, July 9th, HiTel FCU opened a new Fort Branch inside of the Downtown Walmart on Fort Street Mall. Shoppers were eager to see the new two story retail store, and flooded the isles – customers were literally shoulder to shoulder.
A few HiTel FCU employees were set up right on the mall with both 93.9 the Jamz and Island 98.5 giving away a lot of cool things. The credit union brought their wheel and winners who landed on the one lucky spot received a prize of their choice – a glass cup with a mini Yoko or mini Kalea doll, a shopping cart full of goodies or a HiTel FCU money bag. There was also a entry box to win a iPad mini and Ni’ihau shell necklaces.
It was only one entry per person, however, anyone who opened a checking account with $100 would get three entries or $500 would get 20 entries. Winners will be announced all throughout the month of August!
On Thursday July 10th, Pastor John from Hope Chapel blessed our branch to protect and bring good fortune to both the branch and staff. Fort Branch is our fourth Walmart Branch here on Oahu. Our employees are excited in servicing all your money needs!
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On June 1st, HiTel FCU officially welcomed Sheraton Hawaii FCU to our credit union ‘ohana! Sheraton Hawaii FCU was formed in 1959 and by merging with us, they will be able to expand services to members. In addition, our new branch will continue their operations at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort – and is located on the third floor in the forward annex building. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
On Wednesday June 18th HiTel FCU employees celebrated the United Cerebral Palsy Casual Day in casual attire – Jeans, tennis shoes and the UCPA cotton blue t-shirt. There were 67 employees that donated to the cause, and it was definitely a treat for them to dress down for such a special occasion.
UCPA of Hawaii is part of a nation wide network that provides educational programs and supports research in cerebral palsy. The credit union participates in their two biggest events, the other being the Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race at the McCully Shopping Center.
The famous Harlem Globetrotters entertained people of all ages at the Neal Blaisdell Center on Saturday, April 26th. It was a day full of pre-game festivities followed by a delightful exhibition game. When the doors first opened, HiTel FCU had a table set up for a drawing to win two side line tickets, and the lucky winners were announced just minutes before the game.
Both our athletic mascots took the court as they were announced as “Honorary Globetrotters Team Captains!” Yoko and Kalea received a certificate of appreciation and had a paparazzi photo shoot with some key members including players, coaches, and their mascot Globbie.