2017 Guam Society Calendar of Events (as of Jan 14, 2017)

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 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 (703) 868-5660.

January/February/March 2017:

Sat, Jan 14th – Guam Society Officers Meeting - Joe and Aylene Mafnas’ Residence, Centreville, Virignia

Sun, Feb 5th – General Membership Meeting (1st Quarter, 2017) and Guam Society Super Bowl Party at 3:00pm – Joe & Aylene Mafnas’ Residence, Centreville, Virginia

Sat, Feb 18th – Membership Appreciation Night – Chairpersons Sara Harrison and John Salas, McLean Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8241, 1051 Spring Hill Road, McLean, VA  22102; 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Sat, Mar 11th – 2017 Guam Society Cherry Blossom Coronation Ball – Chairperson Juvy Blas, Location: Mount Vernon Ballroom, Fort Belvoir Officers Club, Fort Belvoir, Virginia – 6:00pm – 11:00pm

April/May/June 2017:

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

*Sun, Apr 2nd – Cherry Blossom Lantern Lighting Ceremony, Washington, DC

*Wed, Apr 5th – Cherry Blossom Congressional Reception, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

*Fri, Apr 7th – NCSS Grand Ball and 2017 Cherry Blossom Queen Coronation, Marriott Gateway, Crystal City, Virginia

*Sat, Apr 8th – Annual Cherry Blossom Parade, Washington, DC

Sat, Apr 22nd (Tentative) – Guam Society Bowling Tournament – Chairperson Gerald Corpuz, Location:  Fort Meade Bowling Center, Fort Meade, Maryland - 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Sat, May 13th – Executive Board Meeting – Keith and Sara Harrison’s Residence, Alexandria, Virginia, 12:00pm

Sat, May 27th – Guam Society Memorial Day Picnic – Chairperson Paul Sanchez, Location:  TBD, 12:00pm-6:00pm

Mon, May 29th – Guam Society Scholarship Submission Deadline (Memorial Day)

Sat, Jun 10th – General Membership Meeting (2nd Quarter, 2017), Joe and Aylene Mafnas’ Residence, Centreville, Virginia at 12:00pm

July/August/September 2017:

Sat, Jul 1st – Executive Board Meeting, Paul and Terry Sanchez’s Residence, Manassas Park, Virginia at 12:00pm

Fri, Jul 14th (Tentative) – Congressional Liberation Wreath Laying Ceremony, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia – 8:00am

TBD – Cultural / Dance Workshop with Kutturan Chamoru

Sat, July 15th – Annual Guam Society Liberation Picnic (Chairperson Gerald Corpuz) and 2017 Scholarship Presentation (Chairperson Mike Blas), Location:  TBD, 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Mon, July 17th (Tentative) – Congressional Reception, Location:  TBD, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

TBD – NCSS Softball Tournament  - Guam Society Softball Team

TBD – Virginia Beach Liberation Gathering (Virginia Beach Area)

Sat, Aug 12th – General Membership Meeting (3rd Quarter, 2017) – Danny and Terri Smith’s Residence, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Sat, Aug 19th – Pacific Fun Day – Chairperson Terri Smith, Location:  TBD, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Fri, Sep 1st – Roberto L.G. Lizama Memorial Golf Classic Tournament – Chairperson Edgar Yanger and Ray Duenas (Golf Fiesta), Joint Air Force Base Andrews, Maryland

Sat, Sep 9th – Executive Board Meeting – Joe and Aylene Mafnas’ Residence, Centreville, Virginia

TBD – Pacific Day Reception (New Zealand Embassy, Washington, DC)

October/November/December 2017:

Sat, Oct 7th – Chamorro Night – Chairpersons: Peter Camit, Paul Sanchez  and Maria Perez, Location: TBD

Sat, Oct 28th (TBD) - Guam Society Bowling Tournament – Fort Meade, MD / Followed by Halloween Party (TBD)

Thur, Nov 30th – Thur, Dec 7th – Santa Marian Kamalen Novenas – Chairperson Rosanne Meno, Location:  Multiple Locations (various Guam Society Members / Volunteers hosting nightly novenas)

Fri, Dec 8th – Santa Marian Kamalen Novena/Mass – Chairperson Rosanne Meno; Location:  Basilica of the National Shrine to the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC.  No host reception after the novena and mass, Location:  TBD

Sat, Dec 9th- Annual Guam Society Christmas Party – Chairperson Terri Sanchez and Sanchez Family Members; Location:  Manassas Park Community Center, Manassas, Virginia, 12:00pm-5:00pm

TBD – Wreaths Across America, Chairperson – TBD, Location:  Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Sat, Dec 16th – General Membership Meeting (4th Quarter, 2017), Danny and Terri Smith’s Residence, Upper Marlboro, Maryland