HONOLULU — Hawaii State Federal Credit Union’s (Hawaii State FCU) annual board of directors election will provide members the opportunity to help support Kapiolani Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network. For every online ballot cast this voting period, Hawaii State FCU pledges to donate $5 to support injured and critically ill children at Kapiolani Medical Center, until the organization reaches its $10,000 goal.
Russel Yamashita, attorney and current board chairman; Dr. David Weiss, former chief of child psychology at Tripler Army Medical Center; Grant Tanimoto, attorney and current board member; Marion Higa, former state auditor; and Rick Blangiardi, general manager of Hawaii News Now are running to fill two seats on Hawaii State FCU’s board of directors, serving a three-year term beginning March 2016. Members may vote via paper ballot or online at hawaiistatefcu.com/election from Feb. 3 to March 3, but only online votes are eligible for the Kapiolani Children’s Medical Network donation.
“One of the great benefits of Hawaii State FCU membership is the opportunity to elect our board of directors, and we encourage our members to take an active role in guiding the future of this institution,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “Voting online is quick and easy, environmentally friendly and cuts printing and mailing costs, while directly benefitting the children of Kapiolani Medical Center at the same time.”
Last year, Hawaii State FCU participated in its first online giving campaign and raised $10,000 for Make-a-Wish Hawaii by donating $5 for every online vote received.