Community Briefs – April 27, 2018


Registration open for 2018 Corporate Challenge

The Saipan Chamber of Commerce will hold its 18th Annual Corporate Challenge on May 27, 2018 at the Minatchom Atdao Pavillion in Susupe and is now accepting teams for registration. Aside from team building, the event aims to raise funds for the SCC Education Scholarships and similar programs. Deadline for registration is on May 11, 2018, at 5pm. Slots are limited to the first 14 registered teams. For more information, call 234-7150 or email or visit (PR)

Weightlifting federation to hold fundraiser

The CNMI Weightlifting Federation will hold its 1st Sports Fundraising event on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Roundhouse, Garapan Central Park, from 8am to 2pm. There will be food, drinks, books, arts, crafts, clothes, and many other items for sale. The event is being planned to become an annual fundraiser. (PR)

Management ‘boot camps’ set

The Saipan Chamber of Commerce and Island Training Solutions will be offering a second session in the afternoon for the upcoming “Management Boot Camp,” a two-part training seminar that teaches managers, team leaders, and aspiring line workers the essential skills to lead others in the workplace. The seminars will take place at the Saipan Chamber of Commerce conference room on the third floor of Marianas Business Plaza, Suite 315. Part 1 is set for Thursday, May 24, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and Part 2 is set for Thursday, June 21, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Registration fee for each course is $50 per person for Chamber members and $55 per person for non-members. Reservations and advance payment are required, as seating is limited. To register, call (670) 234-7150 or email (PR)

VA sets town hall meeting

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is having a town hall meeting in the CNMI, hosted by the Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health Care System director Jennifer Gutowski. This will be to share information, hear feedback from veterans and to answer questions on VA healthcare. The town hall are for Saipan, Rota and Tinian:
-Saipan: American Memorial Park theater on May 1, from 5pm to 6:30pm
-Rota: The Mayor of Rota’s conference room, May 2, from 9:30am to 12:30pm
-Tinian: The Mayor of Tinian’s conference room, May 3, from 9:30am to 11:30am.
All veterans, their families, survivors and any organization or individual who works with or on behalf of veterans are encouraged to attend.
Point of contact is Ruth Coleman at 322-0035. (PR)

Free seminar on STEP Program for small businesses

The CNMI Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Development Authority, will be offering a free seminar focusing on the CNMI State Trade Expansion Program for small businesses that are interested in expanding their market through export. The training will be held at CDA boardroom in San Jose, first floor, today, April 25, 2018 from 9:30am to 11am. The CNMI STEP Program is a state-federal partnership, funded by a grant from the Small Business Administration. (PR)

SCS art show and writers showcase

The Saipan Community School invites the public to its SCS Annual Art Show and Young Writers Showcase on Friday, April 27, at 6pm in the SCS chapel. Student pieces for display range in complexity from Kindergarten through 8th grade.  The SCS Young Writers Workshop will be displaying written work from Kindergarten all the way through the 8th grade.  To learn more about SCS, contact principal Amanda Allen Dunn, via email at, call 234-6687, or visit the school on Beach Road in Susupe. (PR)

OES registration information

The Oleai Elementary School will be accepting registration for new enrollees for school year 2018-2019:
-Kindergarten: starting on April 16, 2018
-1st to 5th Grade: June 11, 2018
Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30.
Registration forms are available at our main office. Documents can be submitted to the office on Mondays-Fridays between 1pm and 4:30pm. For more information or inquiry call our main office at 664-3942. (PR)

SSHS parent-teacher conferences

Saipan Southern High School will have its fourth quarter mid-progress parent-teacher conferences today, April 27, from 3pm to 5pm on campus. (PR)

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