Chalan Pago-Ordot Village Newsletter – April 3

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Guam – The Chalan Pago-Ordot Village Newsletter is issued by Chalan Pago-Ordot Mayor Jessy Gogue.

Ordot-Chalan Pago Village Newsletter, April 3

1. 2014 Small Business Administration (SBA) Awards: The SBA Office on Guam recently recognized local Entrepreneurs & Small Business Champions for their outstanding service to Our Island and the People of Guam. Of the seven (7) awardees, three of them are part of our Community and we would like to “Congratulate” them on the receipt of their award and “Thank” them for their recognized contributions to our Island Community. Siska Hautpea (Ordot) – SBA Women in Business Victor Rodgers (Ordot) – SBA Veterans Champion of the Year Wayne Santos (Chalan Pago) – SBA Financial Champion of the Year

2. YOUTH FEST 2014: This weekend is the 4th Annual Island Wide Youth Fest, 2014 hosted by Sanctuary Inc. This event takes place on Saturday, April 5th from 3pm to 8pm at Sagan Bisita, Agat. Sanctuary Inc. is an organization that has focused their efforts, for more than 42 years, in supporting our disadvantaged and trouble youth and, your support and participation in Youth Fest 2014 is greatly appreciated.

3. SPECIAL OLYMPICS – Guam Track & Field: On Saturday, April 12th, beginning at 8am, the Special Olympics Guam organization will host their annual Track & Field events at Okkodo High School.

4. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Mayor’s Office will be conducting a Spring Clean-up of the Community Center and the surrounding area on Saturday, April 12th, from 8am to 1pm. This will involve painting & grass cutting around our facilities in preparation for our Easter events. If you would like to volunteer to support this activity, please contact the Mayor’s Office.

5. APPLICATIONS FOR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE: Beginning April 15th, the Department of Public Health & Social Services will be accepting applications for Child Care Assistance from qualified eligible families.

6. Islandwide EASTER EGG HUNT: The Department of Parks & Recreation, alongside McDonald’s of Guam, will host their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 16th, at 12noon. This event will take place at the War In The Pacific Park, in Asan, and is open to all children.

7. Village EASTER EGG HUNT: Ordot-Chalan Pago will host their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 16th, from 3pm to 6pm at the Community Center in Chalan Pago. Prospective egg hunters must be equipped with their own Easter Egg Baskets; and the hunt for eggs will, primarily, be for children 13 years and younger. This event will also include some light refreshments for both adults and ALL children who attend. If you have any questions regarding our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, please feel free to contact the Mayor’s Office.

8. WW-II SURVIVORS: The Manenggon Memorial Foundation has requested the assistance of each of the Mayor’s Offices to provide them with a list of names & contact information of living residents who survived WW-II on Guam, especially those living survivors of the Manenggon Concentration camp or any other camp throughout the island, during the war. If you would like to be added to our Village listing, please contact the Mayor’s Office. Only the names of residents who contact our office will be submitted to the foundation.

9. WESTERN SARE CONFERENCE: The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) group is hosting an Educational Conference in Tumon, from May 19th – 21st, 2014. For more information regarding this training conference, visit their website at: http://westernsare.org/pacislandconference. There is a registration fee and, if you would like to apply for a scholarship to help pay this fee, you can complete and turn-in the application attached. Scholarship applications are due no later than April 16, 2014. “Early Bird” registration of $100.00 also ends on this date.

10. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School (MCS) SCHOLARSHIPS: The Mount Carmel Alumni & Endowment Foundation in cooperation with Village Mayors is reaching out to families who are interested in sending their child to a private school but may not have the financial resources to achieve this goal. If you have a child, Kindergarten to 8th Grade, interested in attending a private school, the MCS Scholarship program may be the program for you and your family. For more information regarding this program, you can contact Mrs. Gloria Cruz Barretto @ 565-5128/3822.

11. BURGLARIES & THEFT OF PROPERTY: There were three (3) reported burglaries in our District, to include the break-in at Agueda I. Johnston Middle School that I had mentioned last week. It is also believed that these criminals are “on foot” with a driver & vehicle waiting for them from a distance. If you believe that you have credible information regarding the persons victimizing our Villages or information regarding any crime, please step forward and help us identify who these individuals are. Your vigilance and support is the only “real solution” that will put a stop to the crime occurring throughout our Island. ADDITIONAL NOTE: Island wide, there has also been an increase of “MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS” over the past week. When parking your vehicle; park in a well-lit and highly visible area.

12. GUAM CRIME STOPPERS: If you have any information on a theft or burglary or any other criminal act, please call the Crime Stoppers’ hotline number: 477-HELP (4357) or “*HELP” on your Docomo Cell Phone and report what you know. Your tip can help us put a STOP to the crime plaguing our Island; and, you can remain anonymous when reporting this information. A crime tip can also be reported “on-line” by going to the Guam Crime Stoppers website at: http://guam.crimestoppersweb.com – This website will allow you to upload a photo of a crime you witness; and, if your tip leads to an arrest and conviction, you may be eligible for a cash REWARD.

13. REGISTER WITH THE MAYOR’S OFFICE: Although NOT a requirement under Guam Law, residents are encouraged to register their household with the Mayor’s Office. If you haven’t registered with our office in the past, the documents we will need from you include: a lease agreement; utility bill; photo I.D.s for each member in the household or a birth certificate for household members without a photo I.D. Registering with our office is ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT for those households caring for a person with a disability or caring for a person who may require “special assistance” in the event of an emergency OR natural disaster. Note that several government agencies require a Mayor’s Verification from our office, to include the initial registration of your child in our public schools, an application for a Guam I.D., or a request for public/housing assistance.

14. ZUMBA “TONING” CLASSES: Make a commitment, now, to spend more time on improving your health. A good start would be to join our Zumba “Toning” Class being held at the Community Center every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Contact Janet Champaco at 777-2441, for more information.

15. MUAY THAI KICKBOXING FITNESS CLASS: Muay Thai Kickboxing classes are being held every Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday at the Community Center. Please contact Brogan Walker at 929-0993 or the Mayor’s Office regarding the scheduled time for these classes.

16. COURT & LEGAL NOTICES (POSTED AT THE MAYOR’S OFFICE): None.

CONTACT NUMBERS TO THE MAYOR’S OFFICE: 472-8302/8303 or 477-1333
Administrative Assistant: Julie (Rosemarie) Posadas
Municipal Clerk: Natasha Quitano

MAYOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION: ocp.mayor@gmail.com or 727-7567 (cell)
Released by: /s/ Mayor Jessy C. Gogue