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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

IRA Meeting - April 11


"Spend It All, Spend It Now"

April 11, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: Guahan Academy Charter School

Get Connected, READ! First Place Winner

Get Connected, READ! First Place Winner, Kai'Lee Quinata with her teacher Christina Blas (top teacher at San Vicente).

Snapshots with Mayor KenJoe Ada from Yona

Yona Mayor Ada (far right) takes a self with Guam IRA President Mary Livingston (far left) and Visiting Author Chair Verna Mendiola (middle).

Mauor KenJoe Ada from Yona had fun taking this selfie after he sang for all of the Guam IRA members.

Mayor KenJoe Ada was grateful for his lei and book.

Snapshots with local author Jacqueline Sablan

Local author Jacqueline Sablan conducts a Read Aloud with her book titled Atfabeton Chamorro.

Pictured L-R:  Martha Sudo, IRA Grant Chairperson; and Jacqueline Sablan, author of Atfabeton Chamorro and I Lepblon Litratu, Gi Fino' Chamorro.

Pictured L-R:  Mary Livingston, Guam IRA President; Becky North, alternative grand prize IRA winner; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, IRA grand prize winner; and local author Jacqueline Sablan.

Congratulations, Lois T. Gumataotao, for being Guam IRA's random drawing grand prize trip winner

Pictured L-R:  Becky North, IRA alternate grand prize winner; Lois T. Gumataotao, IRA grand prize winner; and Vangie Chaco, IRA President-Elect.