March 21, 2020

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Venue: Liguan Elementary School

February Newsletter

Read-A-Thon Kick-Off Snapshots

January Meeting Snapshots

IRA Community Book Fair Snapshots

Guam IRA Donates Children's Books to Organizations -

On November 18, 2017, the Guam Council of the International Reading Association donated books to three organizations during its 17th Annual Community Book Fair held at the Agana Shopping Center. The organizations that received the book donation include the Micronesian Resource Center; Philippine School; and Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association.

Guam IRA Donation to organizations on November 18, 2017: Pictured L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA Webmaster and Immediate Past President; Rufina Mendiola, Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) member; Aileen Namelo, Micronesia Resource Center Project Manager; Rose Cruz Castro, Guam IRA President; Liwanag Dominguez, Philippine school representative; and Geri Charfauros, Guam IRA Treasurer.

IRA Guam Anthology


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


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!

Application Deadlines: April & October meetings, 11:00 a.m.

IRA Grant Application for SY2019-2020

September 7
October 5
November 15 & 16 - Language Arts Conference
December 14
January 11
February 8 - RAT Kick-Off
March 21
April 18 - Spend It All, Spend It Now
May 2

Saturday, April 17, 2010

In Loving Memory of Margarita Meno "Ta" Yoshida

The IRA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Margarita Meno Yoshida, fondly known as “Ta” (familian Anako/Tisu) of Malojloj. Ta, a loving IRA friend and grandmother of IRA President-Elect, Margaret "Yoshi" Asuncion, was called to her eternal rest on April 13, 2010 at the age of 90. She will always be remembered. May she rest in peace.

Rosary is being at 6:30 p.m. weekdays and Sunday, followed by Mass at 7 p.m., with rosary on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 6 p.m. at San Isidro Church, Malojloj.

Funeral plans will be announced later.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Guam Author and Storyteller, Dottie Wintterle, to Hold Autograph Session April 10

Guam author and storyteller, Dottie Wintterle, will hold an autograph session for her new book titled Silent and Forgotten on April 10, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the IP Coffee Company in Mangilao.

Wintterle is the author of Grandma's Love and Grandpa's Love. She has been an educator for over forty years, specializing in elementary education. She came to Guam in 1969 as a teacher with a two-year contract and has made Guam her home ever since.

Eric Ode Captivates Angels at LBJ Elementary School!

LBJ Elementary School, known as the "Home of the Angels" was treated with an author visit by Eric Ode. The angels were captivated by his lively performance and writing process he shared, as part of poetry writing.


Pictured above: Eric Ode explains about his poetry.

Pictured above: Eric Ode autographs one of his books.

Pictured above: Eric Ode performs songs for a couple of his poems.

Pictured above: Eric Ode with IRA Rep Jennifer Artero

Pictured above: Eric Ode with LBJ Librarian Nancy Kelley