Community Briefs – May 11, 2018

BECQ closed today
The Bureau of Environmental & Coastal Quality will be closed today, May 11, 2018, for a professional development workshop. As such, payments can be made at the CNMI Treasury Office or the CNMI Supreme Court. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, May 14, 2018. (PR)

NEA awards $296,700 for Guam 
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) announced yesterday that the National Endowment of the Arts has awarded the Guam Council on Arts and Humanities $296,700 in federal grants assistance. This grant will support CAHA’s efforts to promote arts programs, services, and activities on Guam, including performances and exhibitions, healing arts and arts education programs, festivals, and artist residencies.

“I have long championed programs that promote the arts and cultural activities on Guam. It is important that we provide resources to help our artists showcase their work and talents with our community. As Guam’s representative in Congress, I join my colleagues each year in supporting federal funding for the NEA, which is provided to local organizations in the states and territories throughout the country. I look forward to CAHA utilizing these funds to further promote the arts on Guam.” (PR)

CAO community report meetings set
The Carolinian Affairs Office is holding a community report meeting on May 16 at the Kagman Youth Center. The CAO is asking members of the Refaluwasch community to attend the meeting. Contact the CAO at (670)234-6385 with any questions or concerns about the meetings. (PR)

Meeting for farmers/producers
There will be a farmers/producers meeting on May 15, at 9am at the Kagman Agriculture Station to discuss the upcoming 31st Agriculture Fair. All farmers and producers who wish to participate in the fair must register their names and plants/animals to display. Also, farmers will be asked to select amongst themselves who will participate in the Agriculture Fair Committee. They will be selecting officers for president, vice president, and secretary/ treasurer. (PR)

Reunion meeting for MHS Class of ’88
All graduates of MHS Class of ’88 will be having their final meeting on May 14, 2018, to discuss their 30th year class reunion for June 29, 2018.  Meeting location will be at Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Cepeda’s residence in As Lito at 6:30pm.  If you have any questions, you may contact Eleanor Cepeda through MHS Class of 88 WhatsApp group. (PR)

Nominees sought for MINA’s Green Awards
The Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance is seeking nominations for this year’s Green Award for presentation at the annual Green Gala event slated for Sept. 14, 2018. The deadline for submission of nominees is June 1, 2018. Awards are given in the following categories, and nominations will be accepted from Saipan, Tinian, and Rota: Environmental Champion Award, Environmental Heroes Award, Green Business of the Year. Submit nominations to rguerrero.mina@gmail.com. For additional information, call 233-7333. (PR)

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