Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union Employee of the Year: Novie Gonzalez

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union announced at its 80th Annual Membership Luncheon that Novie Gonzalez, a 10-year employee of the organization was named “Employee of the Year.”  Gonzalez joined HCFCU in 2007 as a Call Center Representative I and is now an ACH/EFT Specialist. Additionally, HCFCU members, board members, staff and guests viewed a new commemorative video honoring the credit union’s 80-year legacy and heard highlights about 2016 initiatives.  The video and 2016 Annual Report can be found online at www.hicommfcu.com.

HCFCU of the Year Movie Gonzalez (center, holding plaque), is surrounded by her HFCU colleagues: (l.to r.): Tricia Buskirk, Norma Johnson, Laura DeBoer, Robyn Naihe, Patricia Cerney, Charmaine Cirera, Evelyn DeLeon, Novie Gonzalez, Jason Ayers, Kuulei Pali-Forth, Joelle Kamaka, Davelyn Esperanza, David Miyashita. Photo Credit: Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union.

“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.”

During the luncheon HCFCU also recognized team members for their years of devoted service.  Receiving 25 years service awards is Norma Johnson, Senior Teller. Receiving 20 years are Laura DeBoer, Branch Manager, Jane DeMello, Loan Officer II and Kelly Gorloff , Compliance Officer. Receiving 15 years are Jason Ayers , AVP/Loan Manager and Patricia Cerney, Loan Processor. Receiving 10 years are Davelyn Esperanza, Branch Support Coordinator, Rosette Freitas, Loan Processor, David Miyashita, Marketing Coordinator, and Robyn Naihe, Support Services Coordinator. Receiving 5 years are Tricia Buskirk,  President/CEO, Charmaine Cirera, Branch Support Coordinator, Evelyn DeLeon, Teller II, Catherine Furukado, Teller I, Joelle Kamaka, Call Center Representative II and Kuulei Pali-Forth, Teller II.

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union owned by it’s over 39,000 member/owners with 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; online and mobile banking; investment services; youth programs and supports numerous Hawaii Island programs and events.  Membership in Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is open to all Hawaii Island residents. For more information visit www.hicommfcu.com.

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