2018 Annual Convention

Please join us at Hawaii Credit Union League’s 80th Annual Convention to be held on May 17-19, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa on the island of Maui.  Our theme for this convention is “Our Legacy Our Promise.”  We offer another meaningful convention of topical educational sessions featuring some of the nation’s greatest credit union speakers, informational exhibits, exciting product offerings, and networking opportunities with fellow credit union officials.

On Thursday, May 17, we have concurrent educational tracks of “free” preconvention sessions to satisfy the training needs of volunteers and staff starting at 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm.  We are also hosting a Welcome Reception at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm to kick-off the convention.  Credit union volunteers or staff do not need to register for the convention to attend the preconvention sessions.  However, registration for the preconvention sessions are required to electronically distribute presentation handouts prior to the convention and determine appropriate meeting room set up.

 Registration is now open for the convention and golf tournament:

  • Online convention registration available to member credit unions and qualifying vendors.
    Pay by credit card (Mastercard or Visa) or select "Check" and mail check to Hawaii Credit Union League.  Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment.


  • Print convention registration form available to member credit unions and qualifying vendors.
    Mail completed registration form along with check to Hawaii Credit Union League to confirm your participation.


Once again, we are working hard to create a memorable convention.  If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Kishida, HCUL Education & Training Director, at 808.203.6408 from Oahu, or toll-free at 888.331.5646 ext. 408 from any of the neighbor islands.  We hope to see you there! 

NCUA Chairman to keynote Opening Ceremonies

Your League is pleased to announce NCUA Chairman J. Mark McWatters will be the keynote speaker its 80th Annual Convention Opening Ceremonies on Friday, May 18.

President Trump designated J. Mark McWatters as the tenth Chairman of the NCUA Board on June 23, 2017. McWatters previously served as Acting NCUA Board Chairman beginning on January 23, 2017. He was nominated to the NCUA Board by President Obama on Jan. 7, 2014. Following Senate confirmation, he took office as an NCUA Board Member on Aug. 26, 2014. McWatters served as Acting Board Chairman from January 23 to June 23, 2017.

Prior to joining the NCUA Board, McWatters served as the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and as a Professor of Practice at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and as an Adjunct Professor at the university’s Cox School of Business. He also served on the Governing Board of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the Advisory Committee of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.

McWatters served as a member of the Troubled Asset Relief Program Congressional Oversight Panel and as counsel to Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas). He also practiced law as a partner with three large cross-border law firms and as counsel to an international hedge and private equity firm where he specialized in taxation, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Immediately after graduating from law school, McWatters served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Walter Ely of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Los Angeles.

McWatters is licensed to practice law in Texas and New York and as a Certified Public Accountant in Texas. He earned a J.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and a LL.M. degree from Columbia University School of Law and New York University School of Law.

Sign up for Friday's Casino Night and get your game on!

Envision brings the Vegas vibe to our Friday night at the convention. Those who attended our annual convention in 2015 reveled in the high energy excitement of Just Like Vegas. (And if you don’t remember, we have video.) Relive that thrill at this year’s Casino Night.

Play craps, black jack, roulette and poker with door prizes announced every 15 minutes. Dine on delicious entrees, salads, and desserts at three different food stations. Beverage stations, a no host bar, and live music round out the evening. Sign up for Casino Night when your register for the convention!

Preconvention educational sessions

Your League has secured a slate of preconvention speakers to deliver relevant information on topics of concern for your credit union. From BSA to cybersecurity to risk management, to millennials in the membership and the workplace, these Thursday afternoon sessions bring value added educational opportunities for credit union volunteers and staff.

Please sign up for these preconvention sessions when you register for the Hawaii Credit Union League 80th Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, from May 17-19. Preconvention Sessions will be held concurrently on Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm and 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm.  Interested attendees must register for these free sessions.

Bank Secrecy Act Training 
Dorie Fitchett, Hawaii Credit Union League Regulatory Officer
Understand the importance of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regulatory requirements, ramifications, risks and consequences of noncompliance with BSA, the U.S. Patriot Act, and Office of Foreign Assets Control

Risk Governance - How to Achieve Effective Risk Taking 
Steven Houle, CFA, FRM, Catalyst Corporate FCU
Taking risks and dealing with uncertainty are common elements of the credit union business model. Developing a culture that effectively incorporates oversight, communication and management of risks will help optimize credit union decision-making and performance. Learn strategies for managing risks, ways to optimize decision making and performance, and why risk communication is critical.

Reach the Next Generation of Members 
Kathy Morris, Financial Reality Foundation Hawaii Coordinator
Karina Wentworth, Financial Reality Foundation Executive Director
The average age of a credit union member is mid-to-late 40s, which makes attracting the next generation of members vitally important. Your credit union has a powerful opportunity to attract young members through a proven initiative – Get REAL Financial Reality Fairs. These fun and interactive events teach students real-world skills like managing a household budget, saving for a home, discerning “needs” and “wants”, and planning for unexpected financial situations. Discover the concept behind Financial Reality Fairs, the credit union’s role, and highlights of last year’s successes.

Millennial Workforce and Succession Planning 
Lisa Sutton, PSCU SVP Human Resource 
Delve into the new reality of millennials in the workplace and explore the dynamics of leadership in today’s work environment. Discussion will also focus on succession planning for boards and internal staff.

Data Breach Preparedness: Real Risks, Real Data, and Real Answers for Your Credit Union 
Mark Pribish, Vero Vice President and ID Theft Practice Leader
Jim McCabe, Vero SVP, Identity Theft Services 
John Iannarelli, FBI Special Agent (ret.)
This presentation uniquely addresses the critical importance for credit unions to have strong response and recovery programs in place “before the breach strikes”. Far too many cybersecurity presentations only address possible new ways to avoid the unavoidable data breach and rarely are credit unions given concrete and proven best practices to be fully prepared for a data breach disaster.  Get very specific examples of real risks, real data, and real answers related to breach events.

General and Concurrent Educational Sessions
Friday & Saturday, May 18-19, 2018

• The New Workforce: Essential Insights for Effective Engagement and Coaching of the Millennial Mindset 
• Five Things the Leaders we Love Most Do Differently
Josh Allison, ThinkCafe 
Josh is a workplace leadership and development expert, specializing in solutions for leaders and their teams for the 21st century marketplace. He has spoken and worked with organizations from Hawaii to New York and 25 states in between. He serves as a CUNA FUSE Institute faculty member, is a graduate of Leadership Spokane and certified as a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE).

• What’s Now and What’s Next for Credit Unions, Consumers, and Our System 
• Transformation & Strategic Planning: Economic Realities for Our Members and How We Must Plan to Win
Mollie Bell, CUNA
Mollie Bell, chief engagement and transformation officer for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), works to implement lasting, positive change within CUNA as defined by CUNA's vision and strategic plan. Prior to joining CUNA, she served as Filene Research Institute's chief engagement officer responsible for collaborating with and developing new benefactors, maturing Filene's membership processes, and managing Filene's brand and events. Bell held positions at CUNA Mutual Group and Accenture, Her diverse background also includes positions in law, teaching and sales.

Blue Zones Project
Royce Fukuroku, Blue Zones Project- Central Maui
Royce Fukuroku is the Organization Lead for the Blue Zones Project- Central Maui. The community-based well-being improvement initiative is a systematic approach that uses scientifically proven lessons of longevity, health and happiness to create vibrant communities and boost the well-being of their residents. He works closely with worksites, restaurants, and grocery stores to help transform Central Maui into a healthier place to live, work, and play for future generations to come.

Thrive with a Positive Mindset
Alice Inoue, Happiness University
Alice Inoue is the founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Happiness University (Happiness U). She is an expert life guide and author of six nationally award-winning books on life wisdom, self-growth, and happiness. She has two columns, one in MidWeek titled “A Mindful Moment,” and an award-winning column in the Sunday Star-Advertiser called “Go Ask Alice” that offers pertinent life guidance.

Economic Update 
Chris Low, FTN Financial
Chris Low has over 25 years' experience tracking US and global economies, financial markets, central banks, and fiscal policy, and six years' experience as a money manager. Low has been quoted in Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many other publications around the world. He is a regular on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and Fox Business Channel and is often heard on the BBC World Service radio and American Public Media's "Marketplace."

• Board Succession Planning at its Simplest and Finest
• Best Practices of the Modern Credit Union Board
Kevin Smith, Team Resources
Kevin Smith is publisher and a consultant with TEAM Resources and brings extensive experience in designing and implementing professional development resources to grow leaders within the credit union industry. He also oversees the TEAM Resources board self-evaluation programs.

• Bring Your Digital Lending into the End Zone
• Trending:  Credit Unions in 2025 
Cortney Angeley, Filene Research 
As an Impact Director, Cortney Angeley aims to prepare credit unions for the next generation, while remaining true to the “people helping people” philosophy. She thrives on making human connections to understand what drives people, and then helps guide them to take action using research-based solutions.

Open to all credit unions and vendors regardless of HCUL annual convention participation.  Must pay for golf registration fees to participate in the tournament, unless purchasing a Pikake Sponsorship which include (1) 3-person team.  Credit unions and vendors can also participate by purchasing a Plumeria or Friends of Credit Unions sponsorship which does not include golf registration. 

Net proceeds from this tournament will benefit Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

Print golf registration information and registration form. Online registration is not availableMail completed registration form along with check payable to Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network and mail to Hawaii Credit Union League to confirm your participation.

Kaanapali Golf Course – Kaanapali Kai 

Thursday, May 17, 2018 

12:30 p.m. Shotgun 

Check-in Time 
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

$125 per person (includes cart, green fees, and lunch) 
(Sponsorship opportunities and registration forms will be available on January 19, 2018)

Awards will be held in conjunction with the Welcome Reception at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort in the Exhibit Hall 

Limited to 120 paid players;  individual or team entries on a first-come, first-serve basis

MARCH 23, 2018

3-person modified scramble (2-putt maximum)
Double-bogey maximum per hole      

Max handicap 
Men = 28, Women = 36

Team handicap 
Minimum = 30, Maximum = 70. 10% of combined handicaps will be used to determine the team’s handicap

Men = White, Women = Red

$10 each (2 maximum) Proceeds to benefit HCUL Political Action Committee

We appreciate your support! For more information, contact Grant Kashiwabara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.