Oahu Annual Meeting and Dinner Recap

On Saturday, April 19, 2014 Hawaiian Tel FCU gathered to celebrate their 77th Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  This year’s theme was “Working with you in mind.”

 

“To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity.  We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way.  We can never let up.”

                        -Ralph Bunche, Nobel Laureate and Diplomat

 

At the meeting, there were over 300 members in attendance to listen on the successful financial condition of 2013.  There have been many things that the credit union has undergone with the value-driven services of Popmoney and mobile banking, to the grand openings of our two newest Walmart branch locations (Mililani and Kunia), to the various community events and much more.  However, we are not going to stop there – HiTel FCU has a lot more in store for 2014.

 

In addition to the financials it was announced that Michael Yee and Deborah Lau Okamura had been selected to fill the vacancies on the Board of Directors.

 

Members were eager to win door prizes, as there were over $3,000 worth of various giveaways.  Lucky attendees were showered with gift cards of various restaurants and stores, hotel stays in Hawaii and California, the grand prize of a trip for two for Vegas and much more!

 

With the meeting concluded, everyone adjourned to the dining room to enjoy an opulent seven-course Chinese dinner while being entranced by the intoxicating voice of Jason Allen. Augie Tulba, our emcee, kept everyone entertained in his usual escapade style between gigs.  The post dinner entertainment was put on by the beach boy band The Dukes of Surf.  The band had everyone shimming in their seats.

 

Mystical Sounds’ mobile disco and light show was the perfect way to cap off a celebratory evening of fun and fellowship.
A big MAHALO to all who attended! Hope to see you all next year!  Post your pictures to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and tag us @hitelfcu and #hitelfcu.  To view more photos, visit our Facebook page!

Oahu Annual Dinner and Meeting

Hawaiian Tel FCU’s biggest event of the year — the 76th Annual Meeting and Dinner — was held on Saturday, April 6 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

At the meeting, which was held in the newly renovated Coral Ballroom, the financial condition of the Credit Union was discussed. It was also announced that Calvin Choy, Ken Miyasato and Glen Moribe had been selected to fill the vacancies on the Board of Directors.

Then it was time for the ever-popular door prizes! As in previous years, thousands of dollars in door prizes were given out to enthusiastic attendees. Lucky members won gift cards to great restaurants, BluRay players, a Kindle Fire, a $200 gift card to the Apple Store, and so much more!

With the meeting concluded, everyone adjourned to the dining room to enjoy a sumptuous seven-course Chinese dinner while being entranced by the exotic ukulele stylings of Taimane Gardner. Augie Tulba, our emcee, kept everyone entertained in his usual frenetic style.

Next up was Dita Holifield, who brought an energetic country/western flair to the proceedings. She invited Board Members Primo Pimental and Scotty Bowman to the stage to show off their golden singing voices, and concluded her set with a rousing line dance that got everyone up and moving.

Mystical Sounds’ mobile disco and light show was the perfect way to cap off a celebratory evening of fun and fellowship.

A big MAHALO to all who attended! Hope to see you all next year!

Ho Ho Hi Tel Holiday!

Is it just us or does Christmas shopping grow more and more hectic each year?  We just love this time of year, and want to make it easy for all of our members to check people off on their lists!

HOLIDAY

Gift Idea: Dinner and a Movie
Don’t know what to get for that couple or family on  your list?  Why not buy them dinner and a movie?  Pick-up Consolidated Theater movie passes from any branch for just $6.75 per ticket!  Pair the tickets with a restaurant gift card near the theater (like Big City Diner by  Ward Theaters, California Pizza Kitchen by Pearlridge Theaters, Ninja Sushi by Mililani Theaters, The Counter by Kahala Theaters, etc.)!  Wrap it up in a box and you’re good to go!

Gift Idea: Hawaii Themed
Most of us have family in far away places, so why not give them a Hawaii State quarter and limited edition stamp set?  Pick these up at the King St. Branch for only $12.95 each.  Pack this special item up with all the favorite local snacks like li hing mango, macadamia nuts, iso peanuts, etc.  This gift will make anyone off-island feel at home immediately!

Gift Idea: Kids Rule!
Pick up a friendly zodiac bank from any branch for your favorite child on your list!  These fun rabbit and tiger banks are just $10 each!  Pair this with a colorful Velcro wallet for the perfect stocking-stuffer for any kid!