May Newsletter

May Meeting Celebration Snapshots

Congratulations Guam IRA on your 50th Anniversary, 2018 Read-A-Thon Winners, and Newly-Elected Officers! We applaud your mission of promoting literacy throughout Guam and in Micronesia. Enjoy the following snapshots!

Read-A-Thon 2018 Kick-Off Snapshots

Language Arts Conference - Dec. 1 & 2

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.

Inaugural IRA Anthology

Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Martha Sudo 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!

IRA Grant Schedule for SY2017-2018

IRA Grant Application for SY2017-2018

September 2018

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Guam IRA President visits Kids International Ministries in the Philippines

To fulfill an outreach mission to promote literacy to a place of need, Guam Council IRA donated over 180+ books, slippers, stationary writing kits, and lunch to over 80 orphans at the K.I.M on December 26, 2012. Why Manila?, you may ask. Manila is home to more than 70,000 street kids. In addition, there is the growing concern for the 1.7 million children living in impoverished and crowded informal settlements springing up all across Metro Manila. Many of these children, rather than going to school, are taking to the streets to beg, work and play. Children come to the K.I.M.  for a variety of reasons—some have been abused, others neglected or abandoned. To care for these children, the organization Kids International Ministries supports several children’s homes. To address the needs of kids and their families in the nearby impoverished settlements, KIM supports a variety of community ministries: Christian education, medical and dental care, livelihood development programs, recreation activities and evangelical outreach ministries. Thank you to John F. Kennedy High School Teacher, Alfredo Mendoza and the President’s cousin Charina Fernandez for accompanying on this mission. Below are the snap shots taken during the mission.

Pictured above L-R:  Charina Fernandez, Jonathan Pilarca, Guam IRA President, and Alfredo Mendoza, JFK Teacher visits K.I.M. 

Guam IRA Donates over 180 books, slippers and stationary writing kits

Guam IRA sponsors lunch and passes out chocolates and candy to over 80 orphans

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