2017 80th Annual Meeting and Dinner

On Saturday, March 25, we held our biggest event of the year- our 80th Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Sheraton Hawaii Ballrooms.

The evening kicked off at 5:00pm with the Annual Meeting.  Over 500 Hawaiian Tel FCU members filled the meeting room as Chairman Primo Pimental and other board members shared of this past year’s financial success with the credit union.  President Norman Okimoto proudly shared that Hawaiian Tel FCU’s received recognition that we are one of the healthiest credit unions in the nation.  Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union were one of the 64 credit unions who made the list of top 200 credit union for the second year. This is a reflection of the collective efforts of our members, staff, and volunteers of the credit union over the years!

Then came the moment all the members were waiting for – the door prizes!  Thousands of dollars in door prizes were given out to enthusiastic attendees. Lucky members won prizes from gift cards, electronics, a 55″ LED TV, Disneyland or Seaworld passes, an overnight stay at the Sheraton, and the grand prize – a trip for two to Las Vegas!  Augie T was there to announce the winners and their prizes, all while entertaining the crowd.

The meeting lasted about an hour, and as soon as it was over, everyone headed to the next ballroom for the dinner portion of the night. We were served a delicious 8-course Chinese dinner that included Chicken Soup, Ginger Chicken, Spicy Kung Pao Shrimp, Ham w/ Baby Bok Choy, Oyster Beef, Sweet N Sour Fish, Chop Suey Noodle. For dessert: chilled Almond Float.  Everything was super ono!

The entertainment for the night started with Darren Benitez, who performed numerous songs like his famous “Donkey” song. Afterwards, Ben and Maila performed Disney songs. The evening ended with Mystical Sounds starting the dancing portion with the Electric Slide. Thanks to these performers and their beautiful voices and songs.

The 80th Annual Meeting and Dinner was an overall huge success. A big MAHALO to everyone who came to join us!  We hope you all had a wonderful night, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Check out all of our Annual Dinner photos here!