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GINEN MEETING


GINEN I HILA MEETING


July 6, 2017


Time: 7:00 p.m.


Location: UOG, EC102

PRESS RELEASE

Prospective Master Storyteller

Ginen Application

Ginen i Hila i Maga'taotao Siha Association Membership Application




Christmas Caroling

CHAMORRO MONTH CULTURAL STORIES & ARTS AND CRAFTS AT THE HAGATNA PUBLIC LIBRARY




CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT GUAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL









GINEN ELECTION

Congratulations to the Newly-Elected 2015-2016 Ginen i Hila of Officers!  

President:  Antonia Masga Calvo

Vice President: Frances Blanco

Secretary:  Ewy Taitano

Treasurer:   Patricia Ann Quichocho

Historian:  Benita Lizama

Sgt.-at-Arms:  Annie Pineda

Webmaster:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera
Congratulations, Peter Robert Onedera, former Ginen/PIBBA International President, on being recognized as Sainan Minenhalom Sinangan Ginen I Hila’, or Master Storyteller, and the publication of your sixth book titled, “Tinige’ Hinasso."

Pictured L-R: Joseph Artero-Cameron, Department of Chamorro Affairs President; Onedera; Vincent Leon Guerrero, Chief Education Officer to Gov. Eddie Calvo; Senator BJ Cruz, Vice Speaker of the 33rd Guam Legislature; and Monica Okada Guzman, CAHA Board Chair.


Pictured L-R: Jacqueline Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator; Onedera; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, FestPac Literary Arts-Publications Co-Chair & PIBBA/Ginen i Hila i Maga'taotao Siha Association Webmaster.

Literary Arts Workshop Snapshots

Snapshots from the Sept. 6 workshops conducted by the Guam Literary Arts Committee for the GUAM Festival of Pacific Arts 2016. The workshops were held at the University of Guam CLASS Lecture Hall and HSS. Presentations focused on Indigenous Language, Oratory (Storytelling), Fashion, History, Publications, and Theater.
MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS
STORYTELLING SLAM MEANINGFUL!

Ginen I Hila’ I Maga’taotao Siha Association's MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS storytelling slam held on May 5, 2014 at the Mangilao Senior Citizens Center was filled with exciting stories and a chance to recruit new members. Enjoy the following video and snapshots taken during this special event!

MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS

Click on the video below to view Ginen i Hila' I Maga'taotao Siha Association's "MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS" on PhotoPeach.




MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS SNAPSHOTS

CAHA/PREL Talk Story Workshop


CAHA/PREL Talk Story Workshop

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The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) and the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) in collaboration with the Literary Arts Group of the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts Festival and the Guam Preservation Trust invite writers, storytellers and educators to a Talk Story Workshop. The theme for the workshop is the FestPac theme: “" What We Own, What We Have, What We Share, United Voices of the Pacific - Hafa Iyo-ta, Hafa Guinaha-ta, Hafa Ta Patte, Dinanna' Sunidu Siha Giya Pasifiku".

Presenters and topics for the workshop include Terrie Perez – Timeline/Storyline Process; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera – Historical Value of the Stories to be written; PK Harmon – Publication Matters; Leiana Naholowaa – Developing Program Topic of Stories; Dr. Monique Carriveau Storie – Techniques; Louie Gombar – Oral Presentation; and Antonia Masga Salas – Storytelling. Some stories resulting from this project will be featured in a PREL publication.

The workshop is FREE and scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3 & 10, 2014 at AV#1, RFK Library, University of Guam in Mangilao. Interested parties may register with CAHA by submitting their name and contact information via telephone at 300-1204 to 300-1208 or via email at kaha1@guam.net. For further information contact Jackie Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator at the numbers and email previously indicated.

CAHA/PREL Talk Story Snapshots

CAHA/PREL Talk Story Snapshots


Thank you to those who joined us in celebration of our 10th Anniversary.

Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!

10th Anniversary Celebration - Friday the 13th Zombie Walk

FRIDAY, THE 13TH ZOMBIE WALK

"FRIDAY THE 13TH ZOMBIE WALK" SUCCESSFUL

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Ginen i Hila’ i Maga’taotao Siha Association hosted its first FRIDAY THE 13TH ZOMBIE WALK on September 13, 2013. The event took place at the Paseo de Susana from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This event was free to the public, but donations were being accepted to benefit Rainbows for All Children - Guam.

Ginen i Hila'i Maga'taotao Siha Association was founded by Peter R. Onedera in 2003 and has been the literary arts delegation to the Festival of the Pacific Arts (FestPac) in Palau (2004); American Samoa (2008); and in the Solomon Islands (2012). The group is also preparing for its participation in Guam’s hosting of FestPac in 2016.

Thank you once again to all who joined us in this special event. For more information, please contact Peter R. Onedera at peteronedera@gmail.com or at 486-3210.

ABOUT US

This was the first group designated in an official capacity to represent the island as previous festivals normally consisted of visual artists, weavers, carvers, cultural singers and dancers. At the urging of J. Lawrence Cruz, former president of the Department of Chamorro Affairs and overall chairperson of Guam’s official delegation, Peter R. Onedera was contacted to form a group comprised of storytellers.



Thus, the following comprised the original members of the group:




Kevin James Camacho

*Peter John "Makahna" Duenas

David "Dave" De Leon Flores, Jr.

Leonila "Lila" Torres Gombar

Louis "Louie" Gombar

Dorothea Zita "Doring" Jesus

David Joseph "Dave" Lujan

Theodore Joseph "Ted" Tenorio Nededog

*Peter Robert Onedera, President

Rosa Salas Palomo

Theresa "Ewy" Gumataotao Taitano


Upon its return from Palau, a majority of the members decided to continue the group and has done so to the present. Others who have, at one time, been a member of the group as well as new ones are listed here:




Beverly Ann Borja Acfalle

Anthony J.P. Ada

Bernadita "Bennett" Lujan Aguon

Charissa Lynn Aguon

Severina Atalig

Gloriette "Gena" Babauta

Felix Benavente

Lourdes Benavente

*Francisca Camacho Blanco, Vice President

Frank Lee Borja

*Anthony Lloyd Calvo

*Antonia Masga Calvo, President

Julius Cesar Sotomayor Cena

Grace Christman

Elizabeth Terlaje Cruz

Dr. Jose Quinene Cruz

*Dr. Arlene Salas Diaz

Maria Borja Dooley

Maria Esteves

Nickolas "Nick" Fegurgur

Terrie C. Flores

David "Dave" Tedtaotao Gofigan

*Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Historian

Peter Judicpa

Ronald Tenorio Laguana

Benita M. Lizama

John M. Lizama

Dawn Maka

Cira T. McMillan

*Mae Cruz Mendiola, Secretary

Nikita Mendiola

Rufina Mendiola

Selina Onedera-Salas

Anna Maria Palacios

*Simeon Manibusan Palomo

Daniel J. Pangelinan

Jay Baza Pascua

*Juanita T. Peredo

*Annie Margarita Babauta Pineda

*Patricia Ann "Patti" Quichocho, Treasurer

Rosa Mafnas Quidachay

*Toni "Malia" Ramirez

Elizabeth Reyes

Carmen D. San Nicolas

Joseph T. San Nicolas

Joseph "Poping" Santos

Emily Sablan

Frances Sablan

Dallas Taijeron

Maria Ana "Ann" Tenorio Rivera

*Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster

Dr. Marilyn "Mern" C. Salas

Vincent John "Vinnie" Salas

Steven Santos

Julia Henderson Shore

Sandy Marie Stilwell

Jovita Taimanao

Jerome Tomagan

Victor Tuquero

*CURRENT MEMBERS

Monday, 10 October 2016

Condolences for the Masga Family


The Ginen i Hila' i Maga'taotao Siha Association family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Cristina Songsong Masga of Toto, mother of Ginen i Hila President, Antonia "Toni" Masga Calvo.  Masga left this Earth on October 2 at the age of 75.

Mass of intention will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Toto.  Mass will be held at 5:45 a.m. Oct. 6 and 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 9.  Rosary is being said nightly at 7 p.m. at 128 Nando St. in Toto.  Rosaries will be at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 9.  Last respects will be paid from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on October 11 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Toto.  Mass for Christian burial will be offered at noon.  Interment will follow at the Guam Memorial Park in Leyang, Barrigada.  She will always be remembered. God Bless her and her family. May she rest in peace.


Saturday, 9 April 2016

Condolences for Masga - Calvo Family

The Ginen i Hila family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of George Songsong Masga, brother of Ginen i Hila President Antonia "Toni" Masga Calvo.  George passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the age of 54.  Mass of Intention is being offered at 6:00 p.m. at San Vicente Church in Barrigada, except on Saturday, Mass at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Mass at 10:00 a.m.  Last respects will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Ada's Funeral Home in Afa'me, Sinajana.  He will always be remembered.  God Bless him and his family.  May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

FestPac Literary Arts Publications Poetry Night Memorable

The Poetry Reading Begins:  Pictured L-R:  Leiana Naholowaa, Emcee and Poet; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Publications Co-Chair and Poet.

Stars of the FestPac Literary Arts Publications Authors Night pose at Papa's on February 24, 2016.

Friday, 12 February 2016

FESTPAC 2016

Lyrics by Peter R. Onedera
Music Arrangements by Benita Mesngon Lizama


What We Own,
What We Have, 
What We Share,
United Voices of the Pacific.

Across the oceans, Pacific places,
these islands lie pride of the earth.
Rise all as one to reach the sky,
with wealth of tongues and hearts abound
We welcome all, our souls profound.

What We Own,
What We Have,
What We Share,
United Voices of the Pacific.

Art and music fill the air,
the ocean waves do declare.
Our languages and cultures, our Pacific share.
We show the world, we come together.
Our voices ring, we honor the ancestors.
Pacific harmony is what we bring.

What We Own,
What We Have,
What We Share,
United Voices of the Pacific.

This gathering of mankind to give and show
of timeless beauty who we are, our legacies bestow.
We stand as one, north and south, east and west
With spirit and pride,
Our heritage is our quest.

What We Own,
What We Have,
What We Share,
United voice of the Pacific.
United voices of the Pacific
United Voices of the Pacific!

2016 FESTPAC
Liriku as si Peter R. Onedera
Finetmåyen Dåndan as Benita Mesngon Lizama


Håfa iyo-ta,
Håfa guinahå-ta,
Håfa Ta Påtte, 
Dinanña’ Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku.

Gi tasi siha lugåt Pasifiku,
Manggaige todu i nasion,
Mannachu todu gi i mundo
U Hago’ i langet put rason.
Ginefsagan på’a yan kurason todu para unu
In tina finatto kurason-måmi såtton yan uniku.

Håfa iyo-ta,
Håfa guinahå-ta,
Håfa Ta Påtte,
Dinanña’ Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku.

Åtte yan dåndan un hungok gi aire
I napu kumuentos put fino’ yan kottura
inempåtte ni’ alientos.
In fa’nu’i todu mandanña’ ham
Sunidon-måmi in enra mañaina
Uniku Pasifiku entre ya-håmi.

Håfa iyo-ta,
Håfa guinahå-ta
Håfa Ta Påtte,
Dinanña’ Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku.

Tinaotao humanidå
In na’i yan in na’annok ginefpa’go.
Nu håyi ham ånti u ma hungok…
Manohge ham lågu yan håya, luchan yan kåttan
put ånimu, irensia, cho’cho’ ni’ ti chå’tan.

Håfa iyo-ta,
Håfa guinahå-ta,
Håfa Ta Påtte,
Dinanña’ Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku.
Dinanña’ Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku.
Dinanña’ Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Ginen News - Feb. 8

February 5th, Friday > 100-Day WAVE for FESTPAC @ 2 main intersections .. Marine Corps Drive & Rte 4 in Hagatna / Chief Quepuha Park. and .. Marine Corps Drive & Rte 16 in Dededo / Micronesia Mall

February 6th, Saturday > 8th Annual FANHA'ANIYAN PULAN CHAMORU / Chamoru Lunar Festival .. and .. Announcement of Official Delegations to the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts GUAM 2016 .. Certificate of Recognition & Pins

Thank You ALL who came out to support these 2 events 


<< WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK >>

P.I.B.B.A - GUAM Chapter Executive Officers Meet > February 9th, 2016 Tuesday @ UOG / HSS Conference Room


>>> Looking Ahead <<<

February 19th, Friday - Storytelling during the UOG Faculty Development Day

March 12th & 26th, Saturday - Chamoru Month Storytelling @ the Hagatna Library

General Membership Meeting @ UOG / EC110 7:00 pm

Meeting Dates (per current By-Laws, 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month)
FEB  (4th) & 18th .. MAR 3rd & 17th .. APR 7th & 21st
MAY 5th & 19th .. JUN 2nd & 16th .. JUL 7th & 21st
AUG 4th & 18th .. SEP 1st & 15th .. OCT 6th & 20th
NOV 3rd & 17th

Monday, 1 February 2016

Ginen i Hila News - 2-1

WEEK-IN-REVIEW .. January 24th - 30th, 2015

January 24th, Sunday > 3rd Annual LATTE PEACE FESTIVAL held at the TA-TU-HA Park in Tamuning .. Ms. Therese Quichocho, Liaison for Mayor Louise Rivera / Asst Mayor Kenneth Santos, welcomed and greeted Members .. Juanita Peredo, Ewy Taitano, Patti Quichocho, Annie Pineda, Dr. Matilda N Rivera .. for the STORYTELLING and SINGING session presented to the general audience.  Lunch was provided by Selle's.  The event was recorded to be shown in Japan.  A copy will be made available for GINEN I HILA'.

January 29th, Friday > APPLICATION DEADLINE for All Genres into the Guam Literary Arts Committee / Delegation for 2016 FESTPAC


<< WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK >>

February 5th, 2016 Friday >> 100 💯  DAY🙋  WAVE 🙌👋📣 .. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ the Rte 1/Marine Corps Drive & Rte 4 Intersection / Quepuha Park .. Wear your FESTPAC T-SHIRTS .. 🙂 Smiles  .. and 🚩🎉Excitement!!!

February 6th, 2016 Saturday >> 8th Annual LUNAR FESTIVAL 🌖 🎶👪 .. will be held at the Sagan Kotturan Chamoru (Chamoru Cultural Center), Ipao Point .. 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Parking at the Sagan Kotturan Chamorro is limited. 

Alternate parking will be at Nanbo parking lot across from Oka Payless Supermarket (8:00 a.m. start) and Ipao Beach Park (GVB side bus stop (8:10 start)). A shuttle service by Turtle Tours will run every 15 minutes from those sites to the entrance of the festival. 

The Red Guahan Line will also be available from the hotels and the GVB bus stop to the entrance of the festival. 

The event is free and open to the general public. 




Other Information

Do you have any news .. information .. events .. that you would like to share ... Please, let us know and we'll post it!

 
SI YU'OS MA'ASE' .... 


"Ginen I Hila' I Maga' Taotao Siha Association"  Officers 2015-2016


President:  Antonia "Toni" Calvo * Vice-PresidentFrances Blanco * SecretaryTheresa "EWY" Taitano  * TreasurerPatricia "Patti" Quichocho  * Historian:  Benita Lizama Sergeant-At-Arms:  Annie Pineda  *  WebMaster:  Dr. Matilda N. Rivera

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Ginen i Hila i Magataotao Siha/PIBBA Storytelling during the Latte Peace Festival tomorrow, Jan. 24, at Tatuha Park in Tamuning, 1-2 p.m.

Please join us for our Ginen i Hila Association/PIBBA STORYTELLING during the LATTE PEACE FESTIVAL tomorrow, January 24, 2016 at the TATUHA Park in Tamuning from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., park-side by the Tamuning Fire Station. 

An invitation was extended by Mayor Louise Rivera to celebrate this 3rd annual event co-sponsored by the Mayors' Council of Guam, CDofA, ICofAforP, and other community partners. 

"The LATTE STONE symbolic to the foundations of homes in the past and today it represents the culture we want to embrace .. and peace .. all over the world" --- Mayor Louise Rivera.

Ginen i Hila News - Jan. 23

January 21st, 2016 Thursday >> GINEN I HILA' Special Meeting
.. UOG/EC110 .. 7:00 pm


Guam Literary Arts Committee 
.. still seeking delegates for Literary Arts in ALL GENRES.

Applications to be submitted directly to CAHA's office no later than January 29th.

This is the link for the (Literary Arts Committee / 12th Festival of Pacific Arts / 
Overview, Selection Criteria and Delegate Application Form



>>> Looking Ahead <<<

>>>> NEW FLASH <<<<

January 23rd, 2016 Sunday > 3rd Annual Latte Peace Festival 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm .. at the TAmuning-TUmon-HArmon Park in Tamuning (corner of Marine Corps Drive and Chalan San Antonio by the Tamuning Fire Station)

We're invited by Mayor Lousie Rivera to perform .. Storytelling .. from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



February 5th, 2016 Friday > 100 Day WAVE .. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ the Rte 1 & Rte 4 Intersection / Quepuha Park 

February 6th, 2016 Saturday > 8th Chamorro Lunar Festival
9:00 am - 6:00 pm @ the Sagan Kotturan Chamoru (Ipao Point)


Other Information

WHAT'S.APP chat group (Administrator:  Lois Gumataotao) .. another means to communicating with each other .. Let us know your preferred cell phone contact.


SI YU'OS MA'ASE' .... 

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

WEEK-IN-REVIEW .. January 10th - 16th, 2016:


January 17th, 2016 Sunday > FestPac Literary Arts Committee Meeting
4:00 pm @ Sinajana Mayor's Office .. Patti Quichocho and Annie Pineda 
and Dr. Matilda Rivera attended


<< WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK >>


January 21st, 2016 Thursday >> GINEN I HILA' Special Meeting
.. UOG/EC110 .. 7:00 pm


Guam Literary Arts Committee 
.. still seeking delegates for Literary Arts in ALL GENRES.

Applications to be submitted directly to CAHA's office no later than January 29th.

This is the link for the (Literary Arts Committee / 12th Festival of Pacific Arts / 
Overview, Selection Criteria and Delegate Application Form



>>> Looking Ahead <<<


February 5th, 2016 Friday > 100 Day WAVE .. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ the Rte 1 & Rte 4 Intersection / Quepuha Park 

February 6th, 2016 Saturday > 8th Chamorro Lunar Festival
9:00 am - 6:00 pm @ the Sagan Kotturan Chamoru (Ipao Point)


Other Information

WHAT'S.APP chat group (Administrator:  Lois Gumataotao) .. another means to communicating with each other .. Let us know your preferred cell phone contact.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

WEEK-IN-REVIEW .. January 3rd - 9th, 2016:

01/07/2016 Thursday > General Membership Meeting @ UOG / EC110 7:00 pm

Meeting Dates (per current By-Laws, 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month)
JAN 7th & 21st .. FEB  4th & 18th .. MAR 3rd & 17th .. APR 7th & 21st
MAY 5th & 19th .. JUN 2nd & 16th .. JUL 7th & 21st .. AUG 4th & 18th
SEP 1st & 15th .. OCT 6th & 20th .. NOV 3rd & 17th

Reviewed, made applicable changes and Updated 
.. the CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

$10,000 CHECK (Gannet Funds) made out to 
.. GINEN I HILA' I MAGA'TAOTAO SIHA .. for payments towards
Festpac / Literary Arts - Publications (1st and 2nd)
.. Browsing Library for FESTPAC

Uniform / Fabric  > at Ben Franklin .. Patti will purchase

Next (Special) Meeting > January 21st Thursday 7:00 p.m. @ UOG / EC110


01/09/2016 > Saturday > FESTPAC Programming Committee Meeting 
@ GCC / MPB400 9:00 am



<< WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK >>



Guam Literary Arts Committee 
.. still seeking delegates for Literary Arts in ALL GENRES.

Applications to be submitted directly to CAHA's office no later than January 29th.

This is the link for the (Literary Arts Committee / 12th Festival of Pacific Arts / 
Overview, Selection Criteria and Delegate Application Form



>>> Looking Ahead <<<

January 17th, 2016 Sunday @ 4:00 pm >> FestPac Literary Arts Committee Meeting .. Sinajana Mayor's Office // Contact 477-4234 or literary.guam@gmai.com for details

January 21st, 2016 Thursday >> GINEN I HILA' Special Meeting
.. UOG/EC110 .. 7:00 pm

February 5th, 2016 Friday > 100 Day WAVE .. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ the Rte 1 & Rte 4 Intersection / Quepuha Park 

February 6th, 2016 Saturday  >  8th Chamorro Lunar Festival

9:00 am - 6:00 pm @ the Sagan Kotturan Chamoru (Ipao Point)

Sunday, 3 January 2016

WEEK-IN-REVIEW .. December 27, 2015 - January, 2016

12/29/2015 Tuesday > AUTHOR'S NIGHT / OPEN MIC @ Guma' Tasa at the Legacy Square in Mangilao .. was CANCELLED .. due to venue closure.

APOLOGIES to the Members who signed up to participate.

01/01/2016 Friday > MINAGOF ANU NUEBU greetings to ALL - GINEN I HILA' Members (active and honorary) and your families

01/02/2016 Saturday > EXECUTIVE OFFICERS MEETING .. 9:30 am - 11:30 am @ King's Restaurant in Tamuning ... Officers present:  President Toni Calvo, Secretary Ewy Taitano, Treasurer Patti Quichocho, Sergeant-At-Arms Annie Pineda, Webmaster Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Vice-President Frances Blanco


<< WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK >>

January 7th, 2016 > GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
                                     7:00 p.m. @ UOG / EC110
Please be PROMPT


>>> Looking Ahead <<<


January 17th, 2016 Sunday @ 4:00 pm >> FestPac Literary Arts Committee Meeting .. Sinajana Mayor's Office // Contact 477-4234 or literary.guam@gmai.com for details



Other Information

WHAT'S.APP chat group (Administrator:  Lois Gumataotao) .. another means to communicating with each other .. Let us know your preferred cell phone contact.

SI YU'OS MA'ASE' ....