MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


UPCOMING GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

SEPTEMBER 3, 2016
"Create a print-rich environment"
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue: George Washington High School
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ANNUAL BOOK DONATION



On May 27, 2016, IRA board member Jane Rayphand delivered the annual book donation from the Guam Council International Reading Association to our local Prison and Alee Shelter, Catholic Social Services.




Guam IRA annual book donation to the local prison on May 27, 2016. Pictured L-R: Guam IRA Board Member Jane Rayphand and Officer Gayle Sugiyama.




Guam IRA annual book donation to the Alee Shelter on May 27, 2016. Pictured L-R: Guam IRA Board Member Jane Rayphand and Constancia Gopez from the Alee Shelter, Catholic Social Services.



Congratulations IRA 2016-2017 Board Members!



President:
Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera
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President-Elect, Readathon 2016-2017 Chair:
Rose Cruz Castro
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Recording Secretary:
Martha Sudo
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Treasurer:
Nilfa Milan
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Corresponding Secretary:
Neldie Pendon-Limtiaco
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Grants:
Lois T. Gumataotao
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Hard Cover:
Lea Calvo, Sophia Fujikawa, Marilyn Balajadia
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Software:
Geri Duenas
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Book Exchange:
Jane Rayphand
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Paperback:
Annette Raguindin
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Novelties:
Margaret Beam, Darlene Quichocho
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Young Adults:
Dylan Orot, April Cordova
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Professional Development:
Erlinda Arriola, Martha Sudo
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Author Visit:
Lois T. Gumataotao
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Membership:
Stephanie Taitano, Margaret Asuncion
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Historian:
Frances Blanco
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Webmaster:
Liwanag Dominguez
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Newsletter:
Grace Griffin
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Professional Resources:
Liwanag Dominguez, Elaine Madrazo
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Door Prizes:
Evangeline "Vangie" Chaco
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May Newsletter




Author Visit: Dr. Vardell Shares her Love of Poetry


Highlights from the Read-A-Thon 2016 Kick Off

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IRA members celebrated the Read-A-Thon Kick Off: "Get Connected, Read More" on February 6 , 2016 with interactive Read Alouds conducted by students of Liguan Elementary School; singing performances by Marc LaPlante and the Adacao Honor Choir; meaningful workshops by Lola-Victoria Leon Guerrero, Kisha Borja-Quichocho, and Martha Sudo; and countless ed tech giveaways.


RAT 2016 Activities:

Read-A-Thon Celebration with Celebrities at Finegayan Elementary School

Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Lois Taitano Gumataotao at the Grants table.

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Click on the following links to access important grant information and the IRA grant application, which are now Word-ready! Just download them, and you are ready to type!


IRA Grant Schedule for SY2015-2016

IRA Grant Application for SY2015-2016




September 3
October 1
November 18
December 3
January 14
February 4
March 4
April 8
May 6

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Guam Council IRA Receives Honor Council

Congratulations to the Guam Council IRA for receiving the ILA Honor Council Award!  Guam IRA has been instrumental in promoting literacy on Guam since 1968, and it will continue in its efforts to do so for many years to come.  Our mission is to develop an awareness of the powerful impact of reading, and we aim to make connections to the island's community through various literacy projects and events including our Annual Read-A-Thon, Author Visits, educator grants, Annual Language Arts Conference sponsorship, literacy workshops/presentations, professional development credit opportunities, local book donations and International book donations to our neighboring islands, affordable and resourceful books, tools, supplies, and engaging projects that promote literacy on the island of Guam and Micronesia at large.

Guam IRA Receives ILA Honor Council Award for 2015-2016 at the ILA Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.  Guam IRA was recognized as an HONOR COUNCIL of the International Literacy Association for its achievements in programs, membership, promotion, and community service.  Pictured L-R:  April Cordova, Guam IRA Board Member; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, 2016-2017 Guam IRA President; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Guam IRA Board Member; Evangeline P. Chaco, 2015-2016 Guam IRA President; Dylan Orot, Guam IRA Board Member; and Annette Raguindin, Guam IRA Board Member.


Monday, June 13, 2016

Annual Book Donation - May 27

On May 27, 2016, IRA board member Jane Rayphand delivered the annual book donation from the Guam Council International Reading Association to our local Prison and Alee Shelter, Catholic Social Services.



Guam IRA annual book donation to the local prison on May 27, 2016. Pictured L-R: Guam IRA Board Member Jane Rayphand and Officer Gayle Sugiyama.



Guam IRA annual book donation to the Alee Shelter on May 27, 2016. Pictured L-R: Guam IRA Board Member Jane Rayphand and Constancia Gopez from the Alee Shelter, Catholic Social Services.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Congratulations, 2016-2017 IRA Board Members!

President:
Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera
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President-Elect, Readathon 2016-2017 Chair:
Rose Cruz Castro
.
Recording Secretary:
Martha Sudo
.
Treasurer:
Nilfa Milan
.
Corresponding Secretary:
Neldie Pendon-Limtiaco
.
Grants:
Lois T. Gumataotao
.
Hard Cover:
Lea Calvo, Sophia Fujikawa, Marilyn Balajadia
.
Software:
Geri Duenas
.
Book Exchange:
Jane Rayphand
.
Paperback:
Annette Raguindin
.
Novelties:
Margaret Beam, Darlene Quichocho
.
Young Adults:
Dylan Orot, April Cordova
.
Professional Development:
Erlinda Arriola, Martha Sudo
.
Author Visit:
Lois T. Gumataotao
.
Membership:
Stephanie Taitano, Margaret Asuncion
.
Historian:
Frances Blanco
.
Webmaster:
Liwanag Dominguez
.
Newsletter:
Grace Griffin
.
Professional Resources:
Liwanag Dominguez, Elaine Madrazo
.
Door Prizes:
Evangeline "Vangie" Chaco

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

REMINDER: General Membership Meeting at Westin - May 21


MAY 21, 2016
"Read and Write in the Computer Age"
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Venue: Westin Hotel

10th Annual Writing/Poster Contest


Student Prizes