Guam Society of America Manaina / Honorary Members – as of February 2017

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 … [Read more...]

2017 Mardi Gras Membership Appreciation Night

2017 Membership Appreciation Nite

This event is for 2016 and 2017 members of the Guam Society.  It is the annual membership appreciation dinner in recognition for our members' support of the Guam Society's events in 2016 and to encourage support throughout the events for 2017.  This evening was reintroduced in 2011 by former Guam Society President Juan T. Salas (who also serves … [Read more...]

Guam Society Hosts Governor and First Lady of Guam


Members of the Guam Society of America had a special treat during a Snow storm, sleet and freezing rain on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  The Governor of Guam, Eddie Baza Calvo  and the First Lady Christine Calvo braved icy roads and blizzard like conditions to join the Guam Society Members and their families from the Washington D.C. area for a … [Read more...]

Former Congressman and Retired U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Ben Blaz – Funeral Services


The Guam Society of America joins the Blaz Family in mourning the passing of Guam Society Member, former Congressman and retired U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Vincete Tomas "Ben"  Garrido Blaz.  "Tun Ben" passed away on January 8, 2014 at the age of 85 years old.  He survived a Japanese prison camp during World War II and later became the … [Read more...]