Community Briefs – January 22, 2020

Posted on Jan 22 2020

Alternative contact no. for MLSC

The Marianas office of Micronesian Legal Services Corp. is having trouble with its telephone lines. If you call and cannot reach the MLSC at its regular numbers, try 235-6102. Thank you for your patience and understanding. (PR)

Class of ’81 reunion meeting

There will be a Class of 1981 reunion meeting 6pm at Tech-Nic Gaming Center on Middle Road above the Sherwin Williams building across the Bank of Hawaii branch. (PR)

Free govt contracting workshops in Guam

The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering free government contracting training workshops for January 2020.
Workshops run from 9am to 10am at the University of Guam in the Jesus and Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business and Public Admin Building, Margarita Perez & Jaime Tuquero IT&E Lecture Hall, Room 131(unless otherwise specified):
– Jan. 23:  Government of Guam Procurement – The Guam PTAC will explain government of Guam procurement, where to find opportunities, and how to submit bids.
– Jan. 30: DLA Internet Bid Board System –The DLA Internet Bid Board System provides the capability to search for, view, and submit secure quotes for DLA supply RFQs, RFPs, and IFBs. The Guam PTAC will guide you through the process of setting up an account and navigating the system.
For Project Management Professionals, Guam PTAC workshops may count toward your annual Professional Development Unit goals.
Register on our website,, or call/email Therese at 735-2552/  Walk-ins are welcome! (PR)

UFO to unveil new bus stop

The United Filipino Organization is inviting the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly-built school bus stop across the Commonwealth Health Center in Garapan today, Jan. 22 at 9am. Whoever will be attending the event should be at the site before 8:45am, since they will be having a short program before the ceremony.
UFO, in collaboration with SuperTech, has been working on this project since late 2019. The ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday signals the completion of the project. (JN)

SHRM membership meeting set

The Society for Human Resource Management-NMI Chapter will have a general membership meeting on Feb. 7, Friday, with the venue to be announced later. The meeting starts at 9am with the induction of the 2020 NMI SHRM board members.
Guest trainer will be Fran Sepler, president of Sepler & Associates. Sepler is best known for her pioneering work in harassment prevention and workplace investigations.
Training topics:
– 9:30am – 12:30pm: “Respect in the Workplace.” Based on values of respect and fairness, this training focuses on skill building for employees such as: bystander intervention and giving and getting feedback
– 1:30pm – 5:3pm: “Leading for Respect.” Learn how to respond appropriately to concerns and complaints made by employees, focusing on the employee’s perceptions of fairness and the supervisor’s responsibility to respond with emotional intelligence
This training includes lunch and costs $50 for SHRM members and $60 for non-SHRM members. Reserve your seat by contacting Roman Tudela at or Denise Montenegro at
SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The NMI Chapter is affiliated with the national organization. (PR)

Water service outage in parts of Gualo Rai

There will be a scheduled water service interruption for portions of Gualo Rai mainly for customers located along Gualo Rai Road on the west side of the Gualo Rai traffic light on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, from 8am to 5pm. Commonwealth Utilities Corp. customers in the affected areas should expect restoration of water services soon after.
The purpose of this water interruption is to allow CUC’s contractor, AIC Marianas Inc., to connect the new 8-inch distribution main to the existing 16-inch main as part of CUC’s Gualo Rai Waterline Replacement Project funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a result of the waterline replacement, a more reliable water system will be provided to the community. (PR)

2020 Red Cross Walkathon on April 25

The American Red Cross-NMI Chapter’s 2020 Walkathon will take place on April 25, a Saturday. The event will include a 10K walk and lots of fun and games for the entire family. Activities will include a community resource fair, face painting, bounce houses and lots more. For information on the walkathon and how you can support, volunteer or participate, call the NMI Chapter at 234-3459 or e-mail at (PR)

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