2016 Guam Society Calendar of Events (as of June 23, 2016)

The Guam Society of America Calendar of Events for 2016 is provided below.  Please check our website for updates or changes.  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 benefits of membership in the Society.  For paid events hosted by the Guam Society, Guam Society members receive discounted rates, invitations to Congressional activities and other VIP events.  If you are interested in helping in any of these events or in being a Chairperson for one or more of the events listed below, please send an email to info@guamsociety.org or contact the Guam Society at (478) 284-6996.

January/February/March 2016:

Sat, Jan 9th – Guam Society Officers Meeting - Pete and Ana Camit’s Residence, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Sun, Feb 7th – General Membership Meeting (1st Quarter, 2016) & Guam Society Super Bowl Party at 3:30pm – Joe & Aylene Mafnas’ Residence, Centreville, Virginia

Sat, Feb 13th – Volunteer Appreciation Night – Quantico Gardens Restaurant, Quantico, Virginia – 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Sat, Mar 5th – Executive Board/Cherry Blossom Committee Meeting – Mel & Char Harris’ Residence, Edgewood, Maryland – 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Sat, Mar 12th - Guam Society Bowling Diaspora Fundraiser, Fort Meade Bowling Center, Fort Meade, Maryland – 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Sat, Mar 19th – 2016 Guam Society Cherry Blossom Coronation Ball, The Club on Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland – 6:30pm – 11:30pm

April/May/June 2016:

April – National Cherry Blossom Celebration - National Conference of State Societies (NCSS) Events*:

*Sun, Apr 10th – Cherry Blossom Lantern Lighting Ceremony, Washington, DC

*Wed, Apr 13th – Cherry Blossom Congressional Reception, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

*Fri, Apr 15th – NCSS Grand Ball and 2016 Cherry Blossom Queen Coronation, Marriott Gateway, Crystal City, Virginia

*Sat, Apr 16th – Annual Cherry Blossom Parade, Washington, DC

Sat, May 7th – Guam Society Executive Board Meeting, Pete and Ana Camit’s Residence, Upper Marlboro, Maryland - 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Sat, May 28th – Guam Society Annual Memorial Day Picnic, Freedom Park, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

Mon, May 30th – Guam Society Scholarship Submission Deadline (Memorial Day)

July/August/September 2016:

Sat, Jul 2nd – General Membership Meeting (2nd Qtr, 2016), Joe & Aylene Mafnas’ Residence, Centreville, Virginia – 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Fri, Jul 8th – Congressional Liberation Wreath Laying Ceremony, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia – 8:00am

TBD – Cultural / Dance Workshop with Kutturan Chamoru

Sat, July 9th – Annual Guam Society Liberation Picnic/Scholarship Presentation – Pavilion #4 902 Reece Road, Fort Meade, Maryland

Mon, July 11th  - Congressional Reception, Cannon Caucus room, 345 Cannon House Office Building, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Sat, Aug 20th – General Membership Meeting (3rd Qtr, 2016) / Election Nominations for Guam Society 2017-2018 Administration – Danny and Terri Smith’s Residence, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Sat, Aug 27th – Pacific Fun Day, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (Guam Hosts)

Fri, Sep 2nd – Roberto L.G. Lizama Memorial Golf Classic Tournament, Joint Air Force Base Andrews, Maryland

Sat, Sep 17th – Guam Society Executive Board Meeting, Pete and Ana Camit’s Residence, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Wed, Sep 14th – Pacific Night Reception (New Zealand Embassy, Washington, DC)

October/November/December:

Sat, Oct 1st – NCSS Softball Tournament – Guam Society Softball Team (if interested in playing, contact the Guam Society at info@guamsociety.org)

Sat, Oct 8th – Chamorro Night, Location: The Cottage, Fort Meade, MD

Wed, Oct 19th – Finalize Election Ballot for Membership Dissemination

TBD – Guam Society Bowling Tournament – Fort Meade, MD

Tues, Nov 1st – Deadline for Mailing Election Ballots to Guam Society Members

Wed, Nov 30th – Wed, Dec 7th – Santa Marian Kamalen Novenas – Multiple Locations (various Guam Society Members homes hosting nightly novenas)

Sat, Dec 3rd – Annual Guam Society Christmas Party – Joint Base Myer-Henderson Community Center, 228 McNair Road, Bldg 405, Fort Myer, Virginia 22211

Thur, Dec 8th – Santa Marian Kamalen Novena/Mass – Basilica of the National Shrine to the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC  No host reception afterwards – location TBD

Sat, Dec 10th – Wreaths Across America – Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Sat, Dec 17th – General Membership Meeting (4th Qtr, 2016) / Guam Society Election for 2017-2018 Officers, Danny and Terri Smith’s Residence, Upper Marlboro, Maryland