Community Briefs – November 14, 2017

PH consulate outreach this week

The Philippine Consulate General in Guam, in coordination with the Office of Honorary Consul Eli Arago, will conduct a mobile consular outreach in the CNMI this week until Nov. 17, 2017, at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe, from 9am to 6pm. Those who wish to renew their passport may submit their application at the Finasisu Terraces, Apartment Building D, second floor (top of the Mini-Mart Store), Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (12pm to 1pm, break time). For any inquiry about passport renewal, call Mel Santos at 233-6293. (PR)

Free seminar on marketing today

The CNMI Small Business Development Center will be offering a free business seminar called “How to Write a Marketing Plan” at the Commonwealth Development Authority boardroom today, Nov. 14, 2017, from 8:30am to 10am. It will be presented by Nicole Babauta, director/business adviser at CNMI SBDC. To register, contact the CNMI SBDC office at 664-3018 or visit http://pisbden.ecenterdirect.comievents. (PR)

FOA meeting at Everest Kitchen tomorrow

The Friends of the Arts will hold its first member meeting in two years tomorrow, Nov. 15, from 6:30pm to 9pm, at the Everest Kitchen Restaurant, on Micro Beach Road across the American Memorial Park and next to Bridge Capital in Garapan. The meeting will also include musical and thespian entertainment. Meal cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children under 11.

FOA welcomes back its president, Susan Fischman-Tudor, and several new board members this year: Cherlyn Cabrera, Nicole Winegardner, Tucker Baldwin, and Katie Hoyt. Continuing board members include Fischman-Tudor, MariLou Conner, Frank Gibson, Harold Easton, Jody Jordahl, and Neil Fama. Confirm your attendance by email to Gibson at flgibson@yahoo.com or 287-7476. (PR)

Military training at Orote Point, FDM

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at Orote Point tomorrow, Nov. 15, from 9am to 8pm. The training will be contained within the following coordinates: 13° 25’ 24″N/144° 38’ 15″E.

The training is designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. Residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the trainings.

Training will also take place at the island of Farallon de Medinilla on Nov. 16-18, from 10am to 11:59pm.

It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

Survivors, caregivers support meeting on Thursday

All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the next monthly support meeting of the Commonwealth Cancer Association this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, starting at 5:30pm at Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Giovanni’s conference room. Guest speaker will be Phuong Luu, MD, director of Public Health Services, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. To RSVP or for more information, call the CCA at 682-0050 or email at ccamarianas@gmail.com. (PR)

Sales training for holidays on Thursday

The “Customer Service & Suggestive Selling for the Holidays” training seminar will be conducted this Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9am to 12pm at the Saipan Chamber of Commerce conference room (Marianas Business Plaza, third floor, Suite 315). Registration fee is $50 per person for Saipan Chamber of Commerce members and $55 per person for non-members. Light refreshments are included. To register, call 670-234-7150 or email coordinator@saipanchamber.com. (PR)

Kantan Isla this Friday

The Kantan Isla Music Festival will be held this Friday, Nov. 17 at the Garapan Fishing Base, from 5pm to 11pm. For additional information, call CCA at 322-9982. There would be a raffle drawing and incentives for participating individuals. Ten vendor slots are open for non-profit organizations, families, and churches that want to raise funds. The council will be providing tents but a $25 park and recreation fee is required.

Las Vegas Night this Saturday

The 2017 Rotary Club of Saipan’s Las Vegas Night this Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Saipan World Resort’s Royal Taga Hall, from 6pm to 12pm. This year the Rotary Club of Saipan will make a donation to the Rotary Club of Las Vegas Nevada to help those in this year’s mass shootings. Each ticket is $5 or get five tickets for $20. You can call the Rotary Club of Saipan at 783-6378 for tickets, or visit any of the distribution points at Megabyte, NMPASI, or Paradise Dental. (PR)

VA benefits counselor to visit Saipan in Dec.

A U.S. Department of Veterans Benefits Administration benefits counselor will be at the Saipan VA Outreach Clinic on Dec. 15, 2017, from 9:30am to 3:30pm. The benefits counselor will be available to answer benefits questions, and assist with the claim process. The Saipan VA Outreach Clinic is located at the MH II Bldg. Suite 206, Marina Heights Business Park in Garapan. To request an appointment, contact Ruth Coleman at 322-0035. (PR)

Marriage Encounter Weekend this Friday to Sunday

The next CNMI Marriage Encounter Weekend will take place at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan on Nov. 17-19 2017, this Friday to Sunday. It is open to husband and wife couples of all denominations and mixed faiths. There is a non-refundable application fee of $100. If couples are unable to fund the $100, M.E. will find sponsors to pay the fee. To participate, email cnmime@gmail.com or call Joe and Linda Muña at 287-2102. Space is limited to the first 15 couples only. (PR)

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