Globetrotters Honolulu

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.



HiTel Commercial Shoot


On Tuesday, October 22nd HiTel FCU gathered at a secret location to shoot their new commercial featuring Augie T., Lanai, Yoko and Kalea. This was the very first time that the original spokes people and new mascots of the credit union have met. It will be a very fun and cool commercial. So go out and tell all your friends and family about the new commercial as well as the services of Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union. Remember that we are a full service financial institution and we are open to the community. With locations at Kapolei, Kunia and Mililani Walmarts, as well as in Kalihi, Downtown, Kaimuki and Wheeler – we are there for all your money needs.

The whole gang at the commercial shoot is excited and can’t wait for the new commercial to air, so keep an eye out for it on the Augie T. Show on K5 and Cooking Hawaiian Style on OC16 with Lanai.

Kapiolani Radiothon 2013

On Thursday, August 22nd, HiTel FCU participated in the annual Radiothon for Kids!  Kapiolani Hospital for Women and Children uses all proceeds from the event to support Hawaii families who are in financial need while receiving care.

The amazing crew of KSSK broadcasted from the dining commons of the hospital while our team manned the phones.  We cheered on the listeners and encouraged them to pick up their phones and donate.

After our shift, our special friends, Yoko and Kalea, made a few visits around the children’s wing.  The keiki were so happy to make new friends with our ladybug and turtle.

The radiothon was a huge success! They raised over $150,000!

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.

School Tools 2013

On Sunday, June 30, 2013, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union employee’s joined KITV’s staff and volunteers to collect  “School Tools” at Sam’s Club in Pearl Highlands for Hawaii’s keiki’s. Our staff arrived with a van full of donations that our members generously donated to our 7 branches. This year our members and staff came through with bags, boxes, and armload of supplies.

“School Tool” donations were being taken at both town and Pearl City Sam’s Club locations. Together, both locations collected seven pallets of school supplies and over $7,000.00 in monetary donations.   The generous donations received from our generous friends and neighbors in Hawaii, will provide 1,755 low income children with school supply kits for this upcoming 2013 – 2014 year!

Our mascots, Yoko and Kalea, also made a special appearance to greet club members and their families!  Balloons and candy were given to the donors to thank them for their generosity.  Both Yoko and Kalea enjoyed taking pictures with the keiki and receiving warm hugs.

Again, we would like to thank everyone who donated, because “you” have made a difference in the lives of Hawaii’s keiki!

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