The Guam Society of America honors members who have contributed and volunteered their personal time and efforts to support the Society over the years as Manaina. Manaina is a derivative of Saina and translates in the Chamorro language to Elder or Parent, or someone who is well respected because of their knowledge and experience. Many of the honorary members have served as officers, committee chairpersons, provided their expertise and most … [Read More...]
The Guam Society of America Calendar of Events for 2017 is provided below. Please check our website for updates or changes as some of the events are still being coordinated and updates will be posted as soon as available. Members will receive emails with the most current information, usually before any updates are posted to the website - we encourage you to join the Guam Society of America to get these direct updates - its one of the key … [Read More...]
Hafa Adai Guam Society Members, Family and Friends,
As my term as President of the Guam Society of America concludes on December 31, 2016, I want to personally thank you for supporting your Guam Society during the past two years. With your support the Guam Society has continued to foster and perpetuate the Chamorro culture and traditions in the Washington, DC region. Many of you have volunteered your time and actively participated in many … [Read More...]
Join Håle' Para Agupa' in their next Chamorro learning session on Sunday, Disiembre 4th at 1:00 p.m.
Please, arrive 15-30 minutes early for socializing, as we will begin on time.
The session will be hosted at Danny and Terri's residence in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Please, join the Håle' Para Agupa' e-mail mailing list for learning session invites and more information at email@example.com or … [Read More...]
2016 Guam Society of America Santa Marian Kamalen/Our Lady of Camarin Novena and Mass Schedule is provided below. For questions, please contact Rosanne Meno at (571) 329-8993 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year we rotate the nightly novena amongst Guam Society members who have volunteered to host a novena. This gives our members an opportunity to attend the novenas that are close to where they live. In the past four years, … [Read More...]
LOCATION CHANGE & ADDITION OF WHITE 'KARABAO' GIFT EXCHANGE
The Guam Society will be celebrating its annual Christmas Holiday Party on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Please note that due to security requirements at Joint Base Fort Myer, Virginia the Guam Society has changed the location of this year's Christmas Party. We apologize for the short notice change but we hope you'll make it out for this great annual event.
Details about the … [Read More...]
Join Håle' Para Agupa' in their very first Chamorro learning session on Sunday, November 6, starting at 1:00PM.
Please, arrive 15-30 minutes early for socializing as we will begin on time.
Chamorro Learning Session: I Am Chamorro
Details: Håle' Para Agupa' introduction to all participants, additional information regarding structure and participant expectation will be reviewed, set-up of Zoom capability for participant engagement in … [Read More...]
On Saturday, October 15, 2016 the Guam Society of America's Softball Team took first place during the annual National Conference of States Societies Summer Insanity Softball tournament. Guam dominated the championship game with a score of 26 to 3 against the Montana State Society team. The team had previously placed runner up in last year's tournament and this year were in it to win it. Led by Coach Anthony 'Ton' Cruz, Team Guam made … [Read More...]
The Guam Society announces it's 2016 Chamorro Night Event. An event that celebrates our culture and promotes our people and our beautiful island of Guam.
***IMPORTANT - PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR RSVP AND INFORMATION REQUIRED***
Since this event is on a military installation, there are required information that must be submitted for attendees that do not have military identification (active or retired) for base … [Read More...]
Hafa Adai Guam Society Members, Family and Friends,
An annual event in the Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia area is the Pacific Fun Day Picnic.
This event began under Reverend Meki To'alepai (Samoa) of Baltimore, in the summer of 1985 bringing local Polynesian music and entertainment groups and communities closer together for a day of fellowship and cultural sharing. This is a family oriented activity to share songs, dances, arts and … [Read More...]
The results of the 2016 Guam Society of America Scholarships were presented at the Annual Liberation Picnic held on Saturday, July 09, 2016 at Pavilion #4, Fort Meade, MD. The winners announced at the picnic are:
$1,500 Brigida Lizama College Student Scholarship – Brooke Mincey
Brooke is a 2015 graduate of Forrest Park High School, Woodbridge, Virginia. At Forest Park High School, she active in Future Business Leaders of America, … [Read More...]
It's that time of year again for our annual Liberation Picnic - join us as we celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam.
This year's Liberation theme is "Håtsa: The Revitalization of our People and our Land! - Håtsa: I Rinueban i Taotao-Ta yan i Tano’-Ta!
The people of Guam are seeing a revitalization of i kotturan Guahan. The Chamorro people survived war and colonialism threatened to strip the island of its … [Read More...]
Mr. Peter Camit, President of the Guam Society of America, together with the Honorable Madeleine Z. Bordallo (Guam's Congressional Representative) and the Honorable Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Commonwealth of Northern Marianas' Congressional … [Read More...]
Join the Honorable Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Congressional Representative for Guam and the Honorable Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Congressional Representative for the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands during their annual tribute recognizing the commitment and sacrifices of those who gave their lives in the Liberation of our islands during World War II.
This annual Wreath Laying Ceremony commemorates the 72nd Annual … [Read More...]
The Guam Society of America kicks off its 2016 summer events with our annual Memorial Day Picnic.
This year's picnic will be held at Freedom Park at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 12:00PM-6:00PM. … [Read More...]