On Monday, May 12th, HiTel FCU had announced their Bishop Branch relocation on the 11th floor of the Hawaiian Telephone Company Building. Employees who came to visit the newly opened branch received a special treat – pop-a-licious popcorn! There was a popcorn bar set up, and there were toppings galore from Arare Mochi Crunch and Fruikake to Raisinets and Gummy Bears. Everyone had a blast adding goodies to their popcorn. In addition, members who made any transaction at the teller window received a leather key chain in appreciation of their membership. The branch is strictly for Hawaiian Tel employees as the credit union can serve all their money needs at a convenient location. However, in just a few weeks, the Downtown Walmart Branch will soon be opening on Fort Street to service the public.
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.
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!