HCFCU Names Employee of the Year at 80th Annual Luncheon

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Hawai‘i Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) recently recognized Novie Gonzalez, a 10-year employee with the organization, as “Employee of the Year” during its 80th Annual Membership Luncheon.

Gonzalez joined HCFCU in 2007 as a Call Center Representative I and is now an ACH/EFT Specialist.

“Novie is such a wonderful member of our ‘ohana,” said Tricia Buskirk, president and CEO of HCFCU. “Every day she demonstrates absolute dedication to her work, our members and to the community through our various fundraising efforts. It’s also amazing that in her 10 years of service she’s achieved a near-perfect attendance record. This shows her enthusiasm and ongoing commitment to the credit union and ensuring it’s continued success. She definitely deserves this award.”


Additional HCFCU team members were also recognized for their outstanding service. Norma Johnson and Senior Teller received 25-year service awards. Twenty-year service awards went to Laura DeBoer, Branch Manager, Jane DeMello, Loan Officer II, and Kelly Gorloff, Compliance Officer. Receiving 15-year awards were Jason Ayers, AVP/Loan Manager, and Patricia Cerney, Loan Processor. Receiving 10-year awards were Davelyn Esperanza, Branch Support Coordinator, Rosette Freitas, Loan Processor, David Miyashita, Marketing Coordinator, and Robyn Naihe, Support Services Coordinator. Employees receiving 5-year awards included Tricia Buskirk, President/CEO, Charmaine Cirera, Branch Support Coordinator, Evelyn DeLeon, Teller II, Catherine Furukado, Teller I, Joelle Kamaka, Call Center Representative II, and Ku‘ulei Pali-Forth, Teller II.

The luncheon, attended by HCFCU members, board members, staff and guests, also featured a commemorative video honoring the credit unionʻs 80-year legacy.

HCFCU is a nonprofit credit union owned by more than 39,000 members with branches in Honoka‘a, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala. The credit union offers checking and savings account services, as well as credit cards, auto, mortgage, construction, small business, education and personal loans. HCFCU also offers online and mobile banking, investment services, youth programs and support for a number of local programs and events.


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