Become an HGEA Retiree


Even when you are retired, you still need a union — to protect your public pension, to improve your retirement benefits, and to help elect government officials who understand the needs of retired public employees. That is why HGEA established the Retirees Unit and why we're urging you to join our ranks when you retire!

The HGEA Retirees Unit is composed of over 9,500 retired county and state government employees. As the largest government retirees organization in the state, we are affiliated with AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), our "watchdog" at the Federal level. Together we lobby Congress, appeal to state legislators and even fight City Hall, in the effort to preserve and enhance our social security, pension and health care benefits. We also encourage all willing members to get involved with the political campaigns of candidates that are endorsed by HGEA, as they will fight to ensure our hard-earned retirement.

Events & Activities

To view the wide range of fun and exciting Retiree events and activities statewide, click here for the HGEA events calendar. Or call the Retirees Unit at (808) 543-0054. You can also find out about upcoming events through the Ho‘olaha, the Retirees Unit's bi-monthly newsletter.

Contact Us

HGEA Staff
Mahie Trask, (808) 543-0090,
Tammy Gann, (808) 543-0054,
Or for more information, please email

State Board of Directors
President: Ruth Walker
Vice-President: Susan Goya
Secretary: Arlene Shimokawa
Treasurer: Muriel Masumura

Hawaii Chapter Directors
President: Thomas Kiyojima
Vice President: Olga Hayashi
Secretary: Evelyn Togashi
Treasurer: Vicky Calica

Kauai Chapter Directors
President: Timothy Albao
Vice President: Greg Enos
Secretary: Delores Kaauwai
Treasurer: Asako Iwamoto

Maui Chapter Directors
President: Steve Criss
Vice President: Molly Imoto
Secretary: Naomi Matsuura
Treasurer: Lori Fong

Oahu Chapter Directors
President: Ava Kridler
Vice President: Audrey Aki
Secretary: Susan Morishige
Treasurer: John Wadahara