Saturday, March 24, 2018 marked HiTel FCU’s 81st Annual Meeting and Dinner. This year, we went back to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballrooms to celebrate.
The meeting was business as usual as Board Chairman Primo Pimental and President Norman Okimoto went over the past year’s successes – our continuing growth in membership and assets, and the welcoming of our newest members from HALFCU. And, of course, Augie T ended the meeting with door prizes. Over 90 members won a variety of prizes, from gift cards, pieces of art, hotel stays, and the grand prize: a trip for two to Las Vegas!
After the meeting, everyone made their way next door for dinner and was met with a pleasant surprise of pupus already laid out for them to eat. This year’s menu consisted of Hawaiian food, starting with ahi poke, pipikaula, dinner rolls, and fruit. The main course consisted of kalua pork, grilled chicken, fresh catch, and chicken long rice. For those with room to spare, dessert was a decadent pineapple upside down cake.
Our dinner entertainment was filled with both familiar and new faces. To start, Sonya Mendez dazzled us with her jazzy hits and matching dance moves. From Gloria Estefan to Earth, Wind, and Fire, Sonya and her band had the whole room grooving.
A newer face in Hawaii, NomaD came on stage and filled the room with reggae hits and original songs. He even made a song about HiTel FCU; how cool is that?! He had the crowd jamming and asking for a “hana hou”, so he performed his hit single “Take It All” to end the night. Fun fact: “Take It All” was the number one most requested song on Island 98.5!
All in all, the 81st Annual Meeting and Dinner was a great, fun way to celebrate the successes of 2017. Mahalo to everyone who came and made that night a memorable one!