2021 2nd Quarter Newsletter

Apr 6, 2021
The Hickam Difference. Making it Better Together

Member Appreciation Prize Drawing Winners!

Congrats to our winners of the member appreciation prize drawing

As a “thank you” to our loyal members, Hickam Federal Credit Union recently held a Member Appreciation Cash Prize Giveaway. Thirty-one lucky members were randomly selected and awarded prizes of various cash denominations including two Grand Prizes of $1,000! In total, $7,000 in prizes were awarded. Congratulations to all winners of our Member Appreciation Prize Drawing!

Darrell K Member Appreciation Prize Drawing Winner
Scott Kaulukukui, President/CEO (left) and Brian Sawai, Director of Marketing (right) present Darrell K. with $1,000 grand prize.

Erik J Member Appreciation Prize Drawing Winner
Scott Kaulukukui, President/CEO (left) and Brian Sawai, Director of Marketing (right) present Erik J. with $1,000 grand prize.

This April We're Celebrating National Credit Union Youth Month

Be a credit union saver and your savings will never go extinct
Every April, National Credit Union Youth Month serves to encourage kids to develop healthy savings habits by making saving fun, exciting and educational.

The theme for this year’s Youth Month is “Be a Credit Union Saver & Your Savings Will Never Go Extinct”. Together, we’re encouraging our youngest members to learn common financial concepts kids should understand: Saving, Spending, Charitable giving, Investing, and Budgeting.

National Credit Union Youth Month is a great way to begin empowering your child to save for their future! Join us this April as credit unions across the country focus on educating youth about financial health.

2021 Jurassic Savings Giveaway Drawing. Promotional Period April 19 - April 30
Enter for a chance to win 
four (4) tickets to the 
Jurassic Adventure Tour 
at Kualoa Ranch!

Open a new MoneyMight$ or MoneyMarvel$ Youth Savings Account
during the promotion period to enter

for a chance to win! 

Already have a MoneyMight$ or MoneyMarvel$ Account? 
That’s RAWR some!
Stop by any branch to complete the
Jurassic Savings Giveaway Entry Form or
Print and complete an Entry Form and turn in to any branch
to enter for a chance to win!

Click here for Official Rules.

Hickam FCU Honors Employee of the Year

Core Values Caring, Integrity,  Commitment

Hickam FCU would like to congratulate our Employee of the Year, Carrie Kato of our Human Resources department. Carrie truly exemplifies Hickam FCU’s Core Values of Caring, Integrity and Commitment. Carrie is always cheerful, accommodating, and ready and willing to help assist employees with work-related concerns and employee benefits. Carrie is respectful and will take time to explain work policies, programs, and benefits options to help staff members with their employment. Plus, Carrie can always be counted on to bring a big smile when rewarding fellow employees with recognition awards and monthly morale treats. Mahalo Carrie for a job well done!

Abigail Nishida, Board of Director (left) and Scott Kaulukukui, President/CEO (right) honor Carrie Kato as Employee of the Year. 

Community Service

Hickam FCU Provides Free Tax Preparation For Those in Need.

Hickam Federal Credit Union is proud to serve, not only our members, but those in the community as well. For the past 14 years, Hickam FCU has participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and provided free income tax preparation service to low-income individuals, individuals with disabilities, and the elderly.

From February thru April, Hickam FCU staff volunteers prepared tax returns, at the Pearl City Branch. The VITA tax preparation program aids those who might otherwise not have had access to reliable or affordable tax preparation service or taken advantage of eligible tax credits.

 Avoid Stimulus Payment Scams

As a third round of stimulus payments goes out to eligible individuals and families, scammers are looking to take advantage of those in financial need. With hundreds of millions of dollars being lost to fraud, avoiding falling for a stimulus payment scam is important.

As with the previous stimulus payments, scammers are looking to take advantage of those who are already in dire need. Remember, stay vigilant and be aware of the tactics used by scammers to avoid becoming a victim.

Unsolicited Phone Calls or Messages
If you get a phone call, voicemail or email message from someone claiming they are with the Internal Revenue Service, use the contact information from the IRS official website to verify the legitimacy of the call or message. Additionally, do not click on any links sent to you via social media, text message or email. The Federal Trade Commission notes that the IRS will not call, text, email or contact you on social media to ask for personal information such as your Social Security Number, credit card information or bank account number.

Threats of Penalty
If you receive a phone call and the person claims you will lose your payment or suffer a financial loss if you don't take immediate action and provide your personal information, that is a scam. If anyone asks for information such as your Social Security Number, credit card information or bank account number, you should hang up. If the threat is via email or text message, do not respond and delete the message immediately. The key is to not take any immediate action. Scammers are trying to trigger a quick emotional response to get you to act before thinking things through.

Offer to Get Your Payment Faster
If someone contacts you claiming they can get you your stimulus money faster or that they can expedite payment via wife transfer, cash apps, prepaid debit card or a gift card for an upfront fee, that is a scam. The IRS does not offer expedited stimulus payments.