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Credit union honors Baldado as ‘Employee of the Year’


Jan Baldado, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union training coordinator, was named its Employee of the Year at the organization’s annual membership meeting and luncheon May 12.

Baldado, who has been employed at the Credit Union for close to nine years, received multiple nominations for this award. She is recognized as a reliable team player with the Credit Union’s Call Center and a “guiding light” to new employees.

Jan Baldado

Baldado has been active in a number of the Credit Union’s committees, as well as multiple community activities.

In presenting the award to Baldado, Hawaii Community FCU President/CEO James Takamine said Baldado was an employee “who always goes the extra mile to make our members happy. She is appreciated by her co-workers for her attention to detail, her time management and organizational skills and her great patience.”

In addition, several Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union volunteers and staff were recognized for their years of service.

They are:

* Volunteer Service Awardees:
Virginia Squier (30 years) and Peggy Ciriako (5 years)

* Staff Service Awardees:
Norma Johnson (20 years), Laura DeBoer (15 years), Jane DeMello (15 years), Jason Ayers (10 years), Patricia Cerney (10 years), Andrea Hori (10 years), Davelynn Esperanza (5 years), Rosette Freitas (5 years), Todd Hashimoto (5 years), David Miyashita (5 years), Robyn Naihe (5 years), Charlene Pinho (5 years), Norma Riguis (5 years), Priscilla Sabado (5 years), Kenneth Shaw (5 years)

The celebratory event, held at The Fairmont Orchid, included a proclamation from Mayor Billy Kenoi recognizing Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s 75th anniversary and proclaiming the day “Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union Day.”

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union currently observing its 75th anniversary. It is wholly owned by its more than 40,000 member/owners and the financial institution has branches in Honokaa, 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 elementary schools from Paauilo to Hookena and supports numerous Island of Hawaii programs and events.

Membership in Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is open to all island residents.

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