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2012 Chairperson and Board Of Directors May 30, 2012Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is pleased to announce three new members elected and one new member nominated for a one-year term to the nine-member board of directors. Carol Ikeda, retired 4-H youth educator, University of Hawaii, and Donald Sasaki, retired owner of CAL-Kona Produce Inc., were the two new directors elected for 2 of the 3 board seats up for election. Thomas Whittemore, retired First Hawaiian Bank executive, was re-elected by the members. Mary Katayama, president of Union Products of Kona, Inc., was nominated by the Nominations and Elections Committee to fulfill a remaining one year-term seat.
The board named its officers: Dwight Manago as chairman and Daryl Kurozawa as vice chairman, Thomas Whittemore as treasurer and Mary Katayama as secretary. “I pledge to lead the new team with strategic direction, integrity, and transparency,” said Manago.
Also serving on the board in 2012 will be:
- David Kaapu
- Peter Thoene
- Peggy Ciriako
- Carol Ikeda
- Donald Sasaki
Board members are elected by Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union members and serve three-year terms on a voluntary basis. They are responsible for providing direction to staff to meet members’ financial needs, as well as maintain the sound fiscal condition of the credit union.
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is also pleased to announce the naming of its 2012 supervisory committee: Dr. Greg Chun, chairman and secretary; Thomas Griffiths, and John Rocha.
The supervisory committee is appointed by the board of directors and is given the responsibility of ensuring the safety and soundness of the credit union in accordance with the Federal Credit Union Act, regulations of the National Credit Union Administration, and state and federal laws.
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union currently observing its 75th anniversary. Hawaii Community FCU is wholly owned by its more than 40,000 member/owners and the financial institution has branches in Honoka`a, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala. In addition to complete checking and savings services, the credit union offers credit cards, auto, mortgage, construction, small business, educational and personal loans; investment services; money-saving programs and more. It sponsors Student Credit Unions at Kealakehe, Kohala and Konawaena high schools, Children’s Savings Projects at eight elementary schools from Pa`auilo to Ho`okena and supports numerous Hawaii Island programs and events. Membership in Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is open to all island residents.