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...]

1st Quarter, 2017 General Membership Meeting and Super Bowl Party

The Guam Society of America's first general membership meeting of the Guam Society 2017 Calendar Year will be held from 3:30-5:30 pm on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the home of Society President, Aylene Mafnas at 5001 Marshall Crown Road, Centreville, VA  20120. The meeting will start a  little later than usual and afterwards  we will have the … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

2017 Guam Society Cherry Blossom Princess Coronation Ball

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2017 Guam Society Cherry Blossom Princess Aubrey Mantanona Please join us at the 2017 Guam Society Cherry Blossom Princess Coronation Ball in honor of Guam Society Cherry Blossom Princess Aubrey Mantanona Aubrey is the daughter of Frank Mantanona (Dededo, Guam) and Rosanne Meno (Inarajan, Guam), residing in Woodbridge, Virginia.  She is 2016 … [Read more...]

Håle’ Para Agupa’ presents Chamorro Learning Session: The Art of Making Titiyas (Inero 2016)

Join Håle’ Para Agupa’: Hinekkan Manhoben Para I Manmamaila’ in their next Chamorro learning session on Sunday, Inero 8th 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 … [Read more...]

2017-2018 Guam Society Officers Take Oath of Office

GSA 2017-2018 Officers Oath of Office Ceremony

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the 2017-2018 Guam Society Officers were sworn into office by the Honorable Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Guam's Congressional Representative at the Guam Congressional Office in the Rayburn House Office Building.  The ceremony took place the same date that Congresswoman Bordallo was sworn in as part of the 115th U.S. … [Read more...]

Message from Outgoing Guam Society President Pete Camit

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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 … [Read more...]

Håle’ Para Agupa’ presents Chamorro Learning Session: “I Am Chamorro” Yan Cooking Chamorro (Disiembre 2016)

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 … [Read more...]

2016 Santa Marian Kamalen Novena and Mass Schedule

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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 rrmeno@gmail.com. Each year we rotate the nightly novena amongst Guam Society members who have volunteered to host a novena.  This gives our members an … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

Håle’ Para Agupa’: I Am Chamorro

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 … [Read more...]

Guam Society Softball Team Takes 1st Place in NCSS Softball Tournament

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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  … [Read more...]

2016 Chamorro Night – Sat, Oct 8, 2016

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  Hafa Adai! 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 … [Read more...]

2016 Pacific Fun Day Picnic – Sat, Aug 27, 2016

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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 … [Read more...]

Guam Society of America Scholarship Awards – 2016

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, … [Read more...]

2016 Guam Society Liberation Picnic – Saturday, July 9, 2016, 12-7pm

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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 … [Read more...]

2016 Congressional Reception – 72nd Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam and the Battle for the Northern Marianas Islands – Monday, July 11, 2016

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                                        Mr. Peter Camit, President of the Guam Society of America, together with the Honorable Madeleine Z. Bordallo (Guam's Congressional Representative) and … [Read more...]

2016 Liberation Wreath Laying Ceremony – Friday, July 8, 2016, 8 AM

2016 Liberation Wreath Laying Ceremony

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 … [Read more...]

2016 Memorial Day Picnic – Freedom Park, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland – Sat, May 28, 2016

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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...]

2016 18th Annual Roberto LG Lizama Memorial Classic Golf – Fri, Sept 2, 2016

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Hafa Adai! The 18th Annual Guam Society Roberto LG Lizama Memorial Classic Golf Tournament will be held Friday, September 2, 2016, at the Courses at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.  Kick start the 2016 Labor Day Weekend by coming out to support a fantastic cause as the tournament benefits the Guam Society of America's Scholarship … [Read more...]