Community Briefs – October 15, 2019


SHRM meeting on Oct. 23

The Society for Human Resource Management NMI Chapter is inviting its members, associated HR and management staff, and interested members of the public to attend its next general membership meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Pacific Islands Club Saipan’s Charley’s Cabaret beginning at 11am.

The meeting will feature PSS Cooperative Education program coordinator Brandon Nicholas and Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence executive director Maisie Tenorio. This meeting is open to the public.

The presentation includes a lunch buffet at the cost of $20 for SHRM members and $30 for non-members. Reserve your seat by contacting Penny Jones by email at or Denise Montenegro at or by telephone at 323-5867/68.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The NMI Chapter is affiliated with the national organization. For more information about the NMI Chapter, visit their website at (PR)

Military training in Dandan, Warning Area 517, open ocean

SANTA RITA, Guam—Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct training Oct. 15-17, from 11am to 11:55pm at the Dandan-Malojloj training site in Inarajan.

These types of trainings are 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 training. The public should be advised that routine helicopter training, often accompanied with the use of blanks, can occur during these trainings.

The U.S. Navy will conduct training today, Oct. 15, from 3-11pm; Oct. 16, from 1pm to 10pm; and Oct. 17, 5pm to 11:55pm, at Warning Area 517.

W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00”N. W-517 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. W-517 supports surface and aerial gunnery, missiles, and laser exercises. W-517 is contained within the following coordinates: 13° 10”N/144° 30”E, 13° 10”N/144° 42”E, 12° 50”N/144° 45”E, 11° 00”N/144° 45”E, 11° 00”N/143° 00”E, 11° 45”N/143° 00”E, and 12° 50”N/144° 30”E.

The U.S. Navy will also conduct open-ocean exercises on Oct. 16, from 6am to 5pm, within a 10-nautical-mile radius of the following coordinates: 13˚48’’N/144˚41’’E.

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

CHamoru commission meeting set

The Kumisión i Fino’ CHamoru yan i Fina’nå’guen i Historia yan i Lina’la’ i Taotao Tåno’ (Commission on CHamoru Language and the Teaching of the History and Culture of the Indigenous People of Guam) will hold its second October monthly meeting on Oct. 24, 2019, Thursday, from 2:30pm to 5pm at the Guam Museum conference room, in Hågatña. Call Roland Blas, Kumisión secretary, for special accommodations and agenda at 480-4047 or email at (PR)

Golf tournament fundraiser for JKPL

The 4th Annual Friends of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library Golf Tournament Fundraiser is happening on Sunday, Nov. 10, at Lao Lao Bay Golf & Resort’s west course. Game format is Low Gross and Double Peoria, 2-Person Scramble (Men and Women). Cost to participate is $200 entry per team. All proceeds will help support the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library and its resource and collection development, circulation materials, and library programs. Last day to register is Thursday, Nov. 7, at 5pm. (PR)

Guam to release more tax refunds

HAGATNA, Guam—The Guam Department of Revenue & Taxation will mail this week 942 tax refund checks totaling approximately $ 2.3 million, including refunds garnished to repay government debts for error-free returns filed on or before April 20, 2019.

For inquiries, contact the Income Tax Branch of the Department of Revenue & Taxation at 671-635-1840. (PR)

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