Community Briefs – June 3, 2014


Northern Marianas Descent Corp. meeting

The Northern Marianas Descent Corp. will have a general membership meeting on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, starting at 6:30pm at the Carolinian Utt in Garapan. The meeting’s priority agenda item is the recent Article 12 federal court ruling. (PR)

Kagman High School notices

* Kagman High graduation practice on Friday, June 6, and Monday, June 9, at 9am, and on Tuesday, June 10, after the award ceremony.
* Kagman High Award ceremony: Tuesday, June 10, at 10am. All Kagman stakeholders are invited!
* Kagman High Graduation Ceremony: Wednesday, June 11, 3pm. All Kagman stakeholders are invited! Come witness the graduation ceremony of this year’s Class of 2014. (KHS)

Input sought from Kagman High parents

To Kagman High parents: KHS needs your input and feedback to reflect on our programs and services so we can see where we can improve for next school year.  KHS values your input and we want to know what we did that worked, what you think we could focus on for next year and where we need to improve. Go online and fill out the survey at the address:
For questions or clarification, call the main office a 237-3840. (KHS)

CCA board meeting on June 17

The Commonwealth Cancer Association’s board of directors will be holding its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 3pm at the CCA conference room. Agenda includes reports from the president and program updates. All board meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact the association at 682-0050 or email at (CCA)

CNMI San Diego Club meeting set

The CNMI San Diego Club will hold a general membership meeting on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 1pm at Kacy’s Residence (3372 Sageflower Drive) in Lemon Grove, Calif. All CNMI residents are encourage to attend. Important matters will be discussed. Please also bring a dish or drinks for everyone to enjoy.

For more information call club president David Atalig at 971-207-7653; vice president Frank Norita at  619-756-7551; or public information officer Kacy at 619-823-9059.

Origami workshop at AMP

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding with visiting origami artist Sachiko Fujimori at the American Memorial Park. Fujimori will demonstrate a variety of models and assist participants with folding. The workshop is free and open to the public. Join us for this unique opportunity on June 4, 2014, from 6pm to 7pm at the American Memorial Park Visitor Center. Paper will be provided. (NPS)

Navy, Air Force training at  Warning Area 517, FDM

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Navy will conduct training at Warning Area 517 on June 3-4, from 12:30pm to 8:30pm

The U.S. Air Force will conduct training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:
* June 3, from 1pm to 5pm
* June 5, from 9am to 3pm
* June 6, from 9am to 2pm

The general public—especially fishermen, commercial pilots, and marine tour operators—are advised to stay clear from the area during the times and dates indicated.

W-517 is an irregular shaped polygon comprising of 14,000 nautical square miles of airspace that begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. This will affect fishing in the vicinity of Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Bank.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla training area will be on a 10 nautical mile radius on all quadrants. (PR)

Family grief support meeting on June 5

A group that is in the process of forming a Compassionate Friends chapter on Saipan will be holding their monthly grief support meeting on Thursday, June 5, from 6pm to 7:30pm, in the NMPASI conference room on Middle Road, in Gualo Rai.

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others to be supportive. For more information, call Jill Derickson at 989-9821 or e-mail To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their website at (PR)

John Gonzales LIVE schedule

Last week’s John Gonzales LIVE that featured the PSS Heroes to Teachers Program will be replayed today, June 3, on TV Channel 14, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The program also rebroadcasts on

On Wednesday, John Gonzales LIVE will feature the topic “Understanding the Affordable Care Act: What applies, what does not in the CNMI.” Guests include Kaitlyn Mocanu and Anna B. Santos of the ACA Consumer Advocate Program, Department of Commerce. To participate in the discussion, contact via email:; call 287-9413; or text: 285-META (6382). (PR)

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