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Hawaiʻi State FCU Ties Board Election to Make-A-Wish Donations

February 25, 2015, 8:56 AM HST
* Updated February 25, 8:57 AM
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Hawaiʻi State FCUBy Maui Now Staff

Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union will contribute up to $10,000 to Make-A-Wish Hawaiʻi by donating $5 for each online vote received during its 2015 board of directors election. Donations to Make-A-Wish Hawaiʻi will only be made for online votes.

This is the first year Hawaiʻi State FCU has partnered with a nonprofit organization, initiating a unique take on corporate giving.

“At Hawaiʻi State FCU, our members can take an active role in guiding the future of this institution by voting for its board of directors,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaiʻi State FCU. “Voting online not only makes the election process quick and convenient, but it’s also better for the environment and helps the credit union save money on printing and mailing costs.”

Three of the following five candidates will be elected to fill the seats: Dr. David Weiss, Ph.D.; Ryan Morita; Russell Yamashita; David “Nalu” Akaka; and Rochelle Lee Gregson.


Hawaiʻi State FCU board election voting will open on March 2 and run until April 10, 2015. All eligible members can vote through a secure website or by paper ballot.


Voting online by secure website will be available from 12 a.m. on March 2, 2015 through 11:59 p.m., April 10, 2015. Paper ballots will be mailed by March 2 and must reach election tellers in Dublin, Ohio by April 10. Voters must be 16 years or older and a member of Hawaii State FCU as of December 31, 2014. For more information about the upcoming board elections and for candidate bios visit:

About Make-A-Wish Hawaiʻi

Make-A-Wish Hawaiʻi grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1982, Make-A-Wish Hawaiʻi has granted close to 1,000 wishes through the support of the community and more than 400 volunteers. Annually, there are more than 100 local keiki who are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition who qualify for a once in a lifetime wish. Make-A-Wish Hawaiʻi is dedicated to offering a life-affirming wish experience to each and every one of these local children.


In addition to fundraising and granting wishes to our local keiki, Make-A-Wish Hawaiʻi hosts approximately 1,000 children annually from across the country and around the globe who wish is to visit the Aloha State.

About Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union
Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union, founded in 1936, serves state, city and county employees as well as nonprofits and select businesses and their families. Hawaiʻi State FCU has more than 83,000 members and holds more than $1.3 billion in assets. Hawaiʻi State FCU provides financial advising, checking, savings and loan services at seven branches throughout Oʻahu and one in Kahului, Maui. For more information, go online.

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