Board of Directors

2020 Board of Directors Election

February 20 to March 15, 2020

As a credit union member-owner, you enjoy the privilege of electing the Board of Directors and thus participate in decisions affecting the future and direction of Hawaii State FCU. Voting instructions will be available in February.

2020 Board of Director Nominees

Statements were submitted by candidates to the Nominating Committee to fill three open seats on Hawaii State FCU’s Board of Directors. Each position carries a three-year term and begins in March 2020. Board members serve on a voluntary basis and are responsible for ensuring that the credit union serves the financial needs of its members. The Board works with the credit union’s management team to develop quality products and services to meet this goal.


Photo of the 2020 Board of Director Nominees, Terrence Aratani, Kaulana Park, Joshua Strickler and Mark Yamakawa


Read more about each nominee and their commitment to Hawaii State FCU and you.

Cast Your Vote Online to Support

Aloha United Way Centennial Logo

Giving Back to the Community

For every online vote we receive in our 2020 Board of Directors election, $5 will be donated to the Aloha United Way. Cast your vote online, and Hawaii State FCU will donate $5 for every vote up to $10,000!

Aloha United Way’s mission is to bring resources, organizations and people together to advance the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. Recently celebrating its 100th anniversary, the organization currently supports more than 300 nonprofit organizations and through these independent agencies supported 920,000 service encounters during the past year for families and individuals in need.

Nominations by Petition Now Being Accepted

Hawaii State FCU is currently accepting nominations by petition to fill three positions on our Board of Directors. Nominations made by petition must be signed by a minimum of 500 Hawaii State FCU members age 16 and older as of December 31, 2019. A separate petition form must be completed and submitted to the Nominating Committee for each nomination. Along with the petition form, each nominee must submit a statement of qualifications, biographical data and a complete application packet.

To obtain additional information regarding nominations by petition, please call the credit union’s Administrative Office at (808) 447-8050 or email [email protected]

The deadline for the Nominating Committee to receive the completed nominations by petition is 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Call for Supervisory Committee Applications

Hawaii State FCU is currently seeking candidates for two open seats on our Supervisory Committee. Each seat carries a three-year term. By volunteering to serve on the Supervisory Committee, you have the opportunity to learn about credit union operations and take an active role in making Hawaii State FCU Hawaii’s premier credit union. The Supervisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that the credit union’s Board of Directors and management meet required financial reporting objectives and establish practices and procedures to safeguard members’ assets.

The Supervisory Committee consists of up to five volunteers and meets on a monthly basis to review various credit union operations.

If you are interested in applying for one of the open positions on the Supervisory Committee, please contact the credit union’s Administrative Office at (808) 447-8050 or email [email protected] Interested members must meet qualifications and submit an application no later than 5 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2020.

Save the Date for Our 83rd Annual Meeting*

Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Manoa Grand Ballroom

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the business meeting promptly following at 10 a.m. Agenda items include introduction of the 2019 Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee, president’s message, adoption of standing rules, Nominations Committee report, 2020 election results and a member forum.

Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend the members-only Annual Meeting.


* Annual Meeting is for MEMBERS ONLY. Please bring a government issued ID (Driver’s License, State ID, Passport or Military ID).

After Our Annual Meeting, Attend a Complimentary Seminar**

Following our Annual Meeting on March 21, we are offering a complimentary seminar. The seminar will start promptly at 11:30 a.m. and you do not need to attend the Annual Meeting to attend the seminar.

Seminar:  Planning a Long Term Care Strategy

Conducted by Shawn Britt, CLU, CLTC, Director, Long-term Care Initiatives, Advanced Consulting Group for Nationwide Financial.

With life expectancies increasing, more individuals and families than ever before are now having to think about elder care planning. Who will handle your physical, personal and financial affairs as you age? Who will be an advocate for your care? It is an important subject that many families avoid discussing until it’s too late. Learn more about preparing a long term care strategy now, different situations to consider when creating your plan and planning resources available to you.

If you’re interested in attending, please register at

Meet Our Board of Directors

  • Hawaii State FCU Vice Chairman Ryan Morita
    Ryan Morita
  • Hawaii State FCU Director Marion Higa
    Marion Higa
    Vice Chairman
  • Hawaii State FCU Chairman Grant Tanimoto
    Grant Tanimoto
  • Hawaii State FCU Treasurer / Secretary Terrence Aratani
    Terrence Aratani
  • Hawaii State FCU Director Richard Blangiardi
    Richard Blangiardi
  • Hawaii State FCU Director Kaulana Park
    Kaulana Park
  • Monica Toguchi
    Monica Toguchi Ryan

Where Money Has a Heart

Unlike a bank that’s more concerned with profit, we’re a not-for-profit concerned with our member’s financial and personal well-being. We’re all about people helping people. We hope that it shows in everything we do.

Grants & Scholarships

Hawaii State FCU has already awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarships since 1996. Recipients each receive $5,000 to be used toward a university, college or trade/vocational school.


It’s important to recognize and appreciate everything our Hawaii teachers do for our kids. That’s why we created the Investing in Education Grant. The money can be used to buy classroom supplies, books, electronics and more.


We believe in volunteering for worthwhile causes in our local communities. Look for us out in the community year-round as we do our part to improve the lives of others.

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** Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (“CFS”), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. The credit union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members. CFS does not provide tax advice. For specific tax advice, please consult a qualified tax professional.

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