UPDATE FOR 2016 Guam Society Christmas Holiday Party – Sat, Dec 3, 2016

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 party are provided below – click on this link to download the updated flyer for more info:   GSA 2016 Christmas Party Flyer – Update

DATE:  Saturday, December 3, 2016

TIME:  12:30PM – 5:30PM (ENDING TIME CHANGED)

WHERE: MANASSAS PARK COMMUNITY CENTER, 99 ADAM’S STREET, MANASSAS PARK, VIRGINIA 20111

Please send and email RSVP to Terry Sanchez at tms4nenes@gmail.com by Friday, November 15, 2016.

The RSVP servers several purposes:  1)  Helps in planning accordingly for food preparation and beverages; 2)  To ensure that Guam Society member children ages 12 and under receive a gift from the Guam Society .

Calendar Year 2016 Guam Society Member Children (12 years old and below) who attend the party will receive a gift from Santa; gifts will be purchased for the member children who are in attendance at the meeting. 

Non-members may bring a gift for Santa to hand out for their children as well (please ensure to specify this when you RSVP – we don’t want any of our guests children to feel left out or forgotten by Santa).

SEND CHILD’S NAME, AGE, and GENDER to tms4nenes@gmail.com.

As we did last year, we plan on conducting a Novena honoring Santa Marian Kamalen as part of the event as this is during the week-long novena period for our island’s Patroness.

For food contributions/pot-luck coordination, please contact: Terry Sanchez via email.

The event committee is soliciting donations for raffle prizes.  If you would like to donate towards this effort, please contact Terry at tms4nenes@gmail.com.   Thank you for your continued support of the Guam Society and we look forward to seeing you as we welcome the 2016 holiday season.

Come Out and Celebrate the Holidays – Island Style!

WHITE KARABAO GIFT EXCHANGE: In past years Christmas parties, the White Karabao Gift Exchange (a Chamorro Version of the White Elephant Gift Exchange) was a tremendous hit and many of our members have asked that we hold continue this event.  If you would like to participate, simply bring a wrapped gift (minimum value of $20); since Santa is bringing gifts for the member children 12 and under, this gives teenagers and adults alike an opportunity to participate in their own gift activity.  Please ensure gifts are in good taste – it is the holidays after all.

If you would like to participate or get more information, please contact Juvy Blas, our White Karabao Gift Exchange point of contact via email at juvy.blas@verizon.net / juvy.r.blas.civ@mail.mil (please send emails to both addresses) or via phone at (703) 629-1194 (Cell) or (703) 545-4248 (Work).

We look forward to seeing you at this event.