Hawaii Foodbank

Hawaiian Tel FCU  is actively supporting the Hawaii Foodbank’s “Fight Hunger Spark Change” Campaign from now until Sunday, October 5th.  The Hawaii Foodbank is competing with 128 other food banks across the nation for the Walmart grant of $60,000 – if we are one of the top 50.  Voting is easy:

  1. Visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger from your computer or mobile device
  2. Log on to Facebook
  3. Click on the VOTE button
  4. Share your vote and encourage others to vote for the Hawaii Foodbank, and #HFBfighthunger for an entry to win two general admission tickets to Great Chefs Fight Hunger on March 21, 2015.

If granted the lump sum – the Hawaii Foodbank will share $15,000 with two member agencies: lighthouse Outreach Assembly of God, Waipahu and Surfing the Nations, Wahiawa.  Both agencies will receive a $7,500 credit to restock their shelves.

Lighthouse Outreach Assembly of God is led by Pastor Joe Hunkin Jr. is a community food distribution center and homeless shelter since October 2006.  This shelter houses over 120 individuals who have the ability to receive social services for rental assistance, financial planning and medical aid.

Surfing the Nations/Feeding the Hungry is led by Pastors Tom and Cindy Bauer is a mission outreach servicing the needy in both Wahiawa and Kalihi since 1998.

The winning entry will be selected from all Facebook “Share your Vote” entries marked with the #HFBfighthunger between now and October 5th, 5:59am.  The winner will receive two general admission tickets to Great Chefs Fight Hunger on March 21, 2015.  You may vote and enter this contest once every 24 hours, so vote and enter every day!

Fort Branch is Finally Open!


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!

Like our Facebook page at Hawaiian Tel FCU and view more pictures from our Grand Opening!

Kunia & Mililani Branch Grand Openings

Labor Day Weekend was an especially thrilling one for HiTel FCU, as the Credit Union celebrated the opening of its TWO newest branches in grand style. The grand opening of the Kunia Branch (located in the Kunia Walmart) took place on Saturday, August 31, and the fun and excitement moved to the Mililani Branch (located in the Mililani Walmart) on Sunday, September 1.

Popular radio personalities Maleko from Star 101.9 and Krey-Z Oshiro of Island 98.5 were on hand to oversee the festivities, give away prizes and keep the crowd entertained during the live broadcasts from both events.

Attendees took their turns spinning the lucky slot machine to try to win not one, but TWO brand new cars— a Cadillac ATS and a Cadillac XTS!

The famous HiTel FCU prize wheel was spinning fast and furious, and many attendees won fabulous prizes such as flashlights, keychains, lunch bags and more!

The grand opening events also marked the first appearance of the HiTel Hurricane, a money-grabbing machine which was stocked with cash prizes, as well as chances to win iPads, iPad Mini’s and Kindle Fire HD tablets.

Those who opened new accounts at either event were also entered into the iPad and Kindle drawings, and received special gifts.

HiTel FCU’s cuddly and adorable mascots—Yoko and Kalea—also made an appearance at both events, posing for pictures with the keiki and their families.

Mahalo to Clear Channel Hawaii and Honolulu Cadillac, and also to everyone who took the time to drop by and take part in the
celebrations. The Credit Union’s staff looks forward to serving you at the newest locations!

Congratulations to our lucky iPad/Kindle winners:

Kenneth A.
Candy C.
Divinia L.
Patricia B.

Mililani Opening

This past Monday, we opened our third branch in a Walmart store! This branch, located in the Mililani Walmart was designed to offer a new credit union experience. The first thing you will notice about this branch is its size. Our designers maximized the use of this small space by creating our pod. This pod, located in the center of the branch, is where our members will have interactions unique to our credit union. We have eliminated the teller counter to create a more personal engagement between member and teller.

Here are some photos from the Mililani branch soft-opening:

Pastor John of Hope Chapel Ala Moana joined us again to bless this branch

Pastor John of Hope Chapel Ala Moana joined us again to bless this branch

Mililani Branch Manager Micah and Teller Operations Manager Margie celebrate this great day

Mililani Branch Manager Micah and Teller Operations Manager Margie celebrate this great day

One big group shot in front of the branch

One big group shot in front of the branch

Board Member Scotty Bowman, Judi Moreland of FSI, and Chairman Glen Moribe

Board Member Scotty Bowman, Judi Moreland of FSI, and Chairman Glen Moribe

L to R: Megan, Judy, Paulette, Daralyn, Revelyn, Natasha, and Erin

L to R: Megan, Judy, Paulette, Daralyn, Revelyn, Natasha, and Erin

The Marketing and I.T. Team

The Marketing and I.T. Team

Micah and our first member to visit the Mililani Branch

Micah and our first member to visit the Mililani Branch

We hope to see you at this new location soon!

Kunia Branch Opening

On Monday, March 18th, we opened our second branch within a Walmart store!  This branch is located inside the Kunia Walmart.  If you park on their roof parking lot and take the elevator down, you will find that the elevator opens up right next to our branch!  The first things you will notice are the sleek countertops and bright signage on our television.  Then you will see the friendly familiar faces of our tellers!  They are ready to serve you with any financial needs!

Here are some photos from the soft-opening:

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Pastor John of Hope Chapel Ala Moana blessed our branch

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Anne and Pastor John unwrapped the maile lei

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Anne had the honors of opening up the branch

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Anne, the Kunia Branch Manager, and President Norman Okimoto

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Chaiman Glen Moribe, Pastor John, VP of Marketing and I.T. Paulette Ito, President Norman Okimoto, and Board Member Scotty Bowman

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Here is the Kunia Team: Brenlyn, Sharla, Anne, Christine, and Ed

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Christine took a quick photo with the first member to visit our Kunia Branch!