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

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

IRA Read-A-Thon Rep Luncheon

IRA's Past, Present, and Future Presidents: (L-R): Jonathan Pilarca, President 2012-2013; Debbie Castanieto-Duenas, President 2013-2014; and Neldie Pendon-Limtiaco, President 2011-2012 & 2004-2005

The Guam Council of the IRA School Representatives Luncheon was held at the World Cafe, Fiesta Resort on Saturday, May 4th, 2013.

Caption:  R.A.T. 2013 Committee (L-R):  Lelean Gapith, R.A.T. Treasurer; Debbie Castanieto-Duenas, President-Elect, 
and Mary Livingston, R.A.T. 2014 Chairperson.

Caption:  R.A.T. committee member, Julie Aguon relaxes with family members during the IRA School Reps 

Caption:  Several Island wide IRA School Representatives relax and feast at the World Cafe on Saturday, May 4th, 2013.

Caption:   Special guests of UPI School Rep, Rachel Douglas enjoy the fine dining and sweets of the World Cafe.

CAPTION:  Ironman 3 here I come!  JM Guerrero school rep, Jennifer Woodard shares her excitement with son, 
Joshua at winning a Tango Theater movie ticket during the IRA Rep Luncheon on May 4th.

CAPTION:  Mary Livingston, IRA President-Elect 2013-2014 distributes certificates and a gift bag to Anne Sengebau, 
FBLG school rep.

CAPTION:  President-Elect, Debbie Duenas presents Lou Farfan, Agueda Johnston Middle School Rep with a 
gift bag and certificate at a luncheon held in their honor.  

CAPTION:  Marlene Mendiola with her daughter receive a certificate of appreciation and gift bag for promoting
Read.A.Thon 2013: "Chill Out and Read" at Benavente Middle School.

CAPTION:  UPI Elem School Rep, Rachel Douglas displays her certificate of appreciation.

CAPTION:  Tracelyn Edwards, Inarajan Elem School Rep receives her certificate and gift bag as well.

CAPTION:   Mary Livingston, IRA school rep for San Vicente Catholic School is congratulated by President-Elect,
Debbie C Duenas for her supportive efforts with R.A.T. 2013: "Chill Out and Read!"

CAPTION:  Anne Sengebau celebrates winning an iPhone Otterbox Cover and a book.

CAPTION:  Tracelyn Edwards, Inarajan Elem School Rep also won an iPhone Otterbox Cover and a book.

CAPTION:  IRA School Reps and family members get ready to play the Tea Bag game...

CAPTION:  IRA School Reps play the Scavenger Hunt with a Twist game at the World Cafe. 

CAPTION:  Neldie Pendon-Limtiaco's son is the Victor!!

CAPTION:  Benavente Middle School Rep, Marlene Mendiola practices The Rope Game
at the IRA School Rep luncheon. 

CAPTION:  Lots of laughs (LOL) were had at the expense of the IRA School Reps… but the victorious rep 
walked away with the Baby Grand prize, which was a Juicer.

CAPTION:  JFK's School Rep, Geraldine Biliran won the grand prize at the recent IRA Reps Luncheon on May 4th.

CAPTION:  UPI Elem School Rep, Rachel Douglas receives five Division A & B Poster/Essay Contest winners' 
certificates and prize packages for distribution.

CAPTION:  Mary Livingston, SVCS School Rep receives three (3) certificates and prize packages for the 
Intermediate Essay Contest winners'.

CAPTION:  JFK High School Rep, Geraldine Biliran receives two High School Division Essay Contest winners' 
certificates and prize packages.

CAPTION:   A R.A.T. Committee that works well together, plays well together too! 
R.A.T. Comm. 2013… We Did It!!!

IRA Convention Highlights

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