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

Monday, December 17, 2018

Guam IRA Donates Children's Books to Ayuda Foundation

On December 14, 2018, the Guam Council of the International Reading Association donated books to the Ayuda Foundation to help support the holiday drive for children in Tinian and Saipan.

Sunday, December 9, 2018




JANUARY 19, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

VENUE: JQ San Miguel Elementary School

Monday, November 5, 2018

November 2018 Guam Council IRA Newsletter

IRA Grant Winners

Vivian Wolff, Chairperson of IRA’s Grants Committee, presented checks to Joseph Certeza of St. Francis Catholic School, for his grant project entitled, “Empowering CHamoru Language in the Classroom”, and to Haane Barcinas of Agueda Johnston Middle School, for her grant project entitled, “Addressing Deviant Behavior in Youth & Promoting Student Literacy with Mentor Texts from Authors Across Oceania”.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

UPCOMING MEETING: Nov. 9 & 10 at the 31st Annual Regional Language Arts Conference*

NOVEMBER 9 & 10, 2018

FRIDAY:  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.                                           

SATURDAY:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 P.m.

VENUE: Pacific Star Hotel

*Please note that there is a conference fee. Visit for details.

Language Arts Conference - Nov. 9 & 10

Monday, October 8, 2018

IRA Donation to 31st Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

The IRA Guam Council donated $1,500 to the 31st Annual Regional Language Arts Conference. Pictured above L-R: Jose Cruz, LAC Chair; Dr. James Sellmann, Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS); Lois Taitano Gumataotao, IRA Guam Council President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Co-Chair. Not pictured are LAC Co-Chairs Dr. Clarisa Quan; Dr. Catherine Stoicovy; Dr. Chris Garcia; and Evelyn Chargualaf, LAC Administrative Coordinator.

IRA Read-A-Thon 2018-2019 Kick-Off Snapshots