79th Annual Meeting & Dinner

On Saturday, April 2nd, we held our 79th Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballrooms.

The evening kicked off at 5:00pm with the Annual Meeting.  HiTel members filled the meeting room to the brim as Chairman Glen Moribe and other board members shared of this past year’s financial success with the credit union.  President Norman Okimoto proudly shared of Hawaiian Tel FCU’s top 10 ranking for healthiest credit unions in the nation.  Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union ranked 6th out of 6,000+ credit unions nationwide!  The board also discussed important information for the future, such as the April 25th opening of our next in-store branch in the Pearl City Wal-Mart.  Towards the end of the meeting, Glen was sent off with many thanks and aloha as his tenure as chairman came to a close.

Then came the moment all the members were waiting for – the door prizes!  This year’s prizes ranged from gift cards, electronics, a 55″ LED TV, overnight stays at local hotels, and the grand finale – a trip for two to Las Vegas!  Augie T was there to announce the winners and their prizes, all while entertaining the crowd with jokes.

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 7-course Chinese dinner that included crab meat and tofu mushroom soup, curry shrimp and fried haupia, asparagus beef, crispy duck with plum sauce and Chinese bun, steamed bass, and crispy chicken with pineapple sauce.  For dessert: chilled almond tofu delight.  Everything was super ono!

The entertainment for the night started with Mailani Makainai, who performed numerous  songs and was accompanied by Kaui Dalire performing hula.  Afterwards, John and Ernie Cruz Jr with their band set up to entertain the crowd with both brothers’ numerous hits and crowd favorites.  The evening ended with Mystical Sounds starting the dancing portion with the Electric Slide. Thanks to these performers and their beautiful voices and talents, the room was definitely ‘electric’ and feeling a lot of ‘island style’.

The 79th Annual Meeting and Dinner was an overall huge success.  There were great prizes, great food, and great entertainment.  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!

HiTel FCU Annual Dinner 2014


HiTel FCU’s Annual Meeting and Dinner will be held on Saturday April 19, 2014 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.  Tickets will only be sold at the King Street Branch from Friday, February 14th until Friday, March 28th.  Members who purchase a full table of ten will get a complimentary Hilton HawaiianVillage parking pass for that evening.  The meeting will begin promptly at 5:00pm and dinner to follow at 6:00pm.

Ticket prices are $25 per member and $40 per non-member.  All forms will be processed as soon as they are received so don’t wait!  Visit our website at hitelfcu.com to print out a form – fax, mail or bring it into any of our branches.

Live entertainment by The Dukes of Surf will surely put a boogie into your step as they take you back to the golden days with a fresh take on a classic sound that is unique for today’s day and time.  Visit their website at http://thedukesofsurf.com/ for more information

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!