COMMUNITY BRIEFS – September 21, 2017

Posted on Sep 21 2017

Lions Club to celebrate 25th anniversary
In celebration of its 25th year anniversary in the CNMI, the Saipan Fil-American Lions Club will be a host a fundraiser called “The Ultimate Drag Queen 2017” on Nov. 4 at the Royal Taga Hall of the Saipan World Resort, with VIP tickets priced at $25 and general admission at $10. Proceeds will be used for the club’s community projects like improvement of road signage along the Beach Road Pathway and the annual Christmas gift-giving campaign to underprivileged children, among others. Fourteen candidates will be competing; the top 5 will be receiving cash prizes, sashes, bouquets, and a crown. All non-winners will have consolation prizes. The show will be choreographed and directed by Ernie Molina. For more details and sponsorsorships, call SFALC president Annamae Adaza at 483-5237, vice president Lourdes Ortiz at 785-2306, VP Leony Mendoza at 287-7563, secretary Mario Mayuga at 285-1021, or Molina at 789-8212. (PR)

Free Service Academy Nights this week
The office of Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan is hosting free Service Academy Nights this week for those interested in learning more about the educational and career opportunities offered by the U.S. military academies, eligibility requirements, and how to apply.

• Rota: Thursday, Sept. 21, Dr. Rita H. Inos Jr./Sr. High School, from 5pm to 7pm
• Tinian: Friday, Sept. 22, Tinian Jr./Sr. High School, from 5pm to 7pm

To RSVP or for more information, contact the congressional office at 323-2647 or email (PR)

Half-day at MHS
Friday, Sept. 22, is half-day for all Marianas High School students. Dismissal is at 12:30pm. The first quarter mid-progress reports will be released from 4pm to 6pm at the E courtyard. (PR)

PTSA meeting for Kagman cluster schools
The Kagman cluster schools will be having a PTSA meeting today, Sept. 21, 2017, from 5pm to 6pm. Topics to be discussed: School budget proposals, committee support, uniforms, betel nut consequences at the high school level and more! There will be a cake raffle. Call the school at 237-3921 or 664-4100. (PR)

FOA presents one-act comedies
The Friends of the Arts’ first production of the new season, One-Act Comedy Night, presents comedies written by David Ives, Robert Anderson, and Shel Silverstein and will be performed by Cherlyn Cabrera, Harold Easton, Neil Fama, Gios Gozon, Maria Mettao, Deirdre Rosete, Chuck Sayon, Emma Timmons, Rinisa Torres, Kristine Wolf, and Les Wolf. It will be directed by Harold Easton and staged at the Dolphin Theatre inside the Marianas High School campus, and will run on the evenings of Sept. 22, 23, and 24 at 7pm. Tickets for non-FOA members will cost $8, while tickets for adult FOA members will cost $6 and students is $4. Seats are limited. Call Frank Gibson at 287-7476 or by e-mail at (PR)

Free seminar on small business taxes
The CNMI Small Business Development Center will be offering a free business seminar on Saipan at the Commonwealth Development Authority boardroom today, Sept. 21, 2017, from 8am to 12pm. The free seminar is called “Everything You Need to Know About Small Business Taxes” and will be presented by the CNMI Division of Revenue & Taxation and CNMI Division of Customs Services. To register, contact the SBDC office at (670) 664-3018 or online by going to to register. (PR)

EEO opportunity, civil rights updates at SHRM meeting
Glory Gervacio, director of the EEOC’s Honolulu Office, along with Jenna Grambort and Sebastian Aloot from the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., will be presenting on updates and current issues on the topic “Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights” at a meeting of the Society for Human Resource Management NMI Chapter on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s SandCastle, from 8:30am to 2:30pm. This presentation is open to the public and includes the Hyatt lunch buffet and morning snacks and drinks at the cost of $40 for SHRM members and $50 for non-members. Reserve your seat by contacting Penny Jones by email at or Denise Montenegro at or by telephone at 323-5867/68. (PR)

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