IMPORTANT


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

GINEN MEETING


GINEN I HILA MEETING:

TBA




Time: 7:00 p.m.

Storytelling




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Put Si Tata Storytelling Event Snapshots -


June 14, 2018 at Cali's Cafe, Mangilao

Prospective Master Storyteller

Ginen Application

Ginen i Hila i Maga'taotao Siha Association Membership Application




Mother's Day Storytelling at Chamorro Village


Mother's Day Storytelling on May 10, 2018 at Chamorro Village



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:




Anthony J.P. Ada

Bernadita "Bennett" Lujan 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

Beverly Ann Borja Acfalle Cssas

Julius Cesar Sotomayor Cena

Grace Christman

Elisa Beam Cruz

Elizabeth Terlaje Cruz

+Dr. Jose Quinene Cruz

*Dr. Arlene Salas Diaz

Maria Borja Dooley

Jeff Emmanuel

Maria Esteves

Nickolas "Nick" Fegurgur

Terrie C. Flores

Julie T. Garcia

+David "Dave" Tedtaotao Gofigan

*Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Historian

Marianna Guzman

Mae Imaizumi

Peter Judicpa

Ronald Tenorio Laguana

Joseph David Leon Guerrero

Benita M. Lizama

John M. Lizama

Dawn Maka

Charissa Lynn Aguon Manibusan

+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

Therese Ponteras Quichocho

+Rosa Mafnas Quidachay

*Toni "Malia" Ramirez

Elizabeth Reyes

Ju'ne Sablan-Hawkins

Carmen D. San Nicolas

Joseph T. San Nicolas

Joseph "Poping" Santos

Emily Sablan

Frances Sablan

Patria "Patti" 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

+MEMORIAM

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Ginen i Hila Gathering Memorable!

Si Yu'os Ma'ase' to those who joined us for a special Ginen i Hila gathering on June 6, 2021 at Camp Tea', Talofofo! It was wonderful telling stories, singing, swimming, and spending time together!

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Ginen Gathering Meaningful

Ginen i Hila i Maga'taotao Siha Association gathering on April 10, 2021 at the Calvo's residence.

Si Yu'os Ma'ase' to those who joined us for our special Ginen gathering on April 10, 2021, despite the pandemic.  If you could not join us, you were surely with us in heart and spirit, and we hope to see you next time.  God bless, and please stay safe, Familian Ginen!  🙏❤️

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Ginen i Hila Membership Roster - As of 4-7-21

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:




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

Beverly Ann Borja Acfalle Cassas

Julius Cesar Sotomayor Cena

Grace Christman

Elisa Beam Cruz

Elizabeth Terlaje Cruz

+Dr. Jose Quinene Cruz

*Dr. Arlene Salas Diaz

Maria Borja Dooley

Jeff Emmanuel

Maria Esteves

Nickolas "Nick" Fegurgur

Terrie C. Flores

Julie T. Garcia

+David "Dave" Tedtaotao Gofigan

*Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Historian

Marianna Guzman

Mae Imaizumi

Peter Judicpa

Ronald Tenorio Laguana

Joseph David Leon Guerrero

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

Therese Ponteras Quichocho

+Rosa Mafnas Quidachay

Anthony J. "Malia" Ramirez

*Toni "Malia" Ramirez

Elizabeth Reyes

Ju'ne Sablan-Hawkins

Carmen D. San Nicolas

Joseph T. San Nicolas

Joseph "Poping" Santos

Emily Sablan

Frances Sablan

Patria "Patti" 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

+MEMORIAM

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Ginen Gathering - April 10

Håfa Adai, Familian Ginen:  because of the familiar closeness we exhibited at Doring’s funeral services, I’ve suggested to Antonia that we gather again for camaraderie, sharing, laughter and added on with tidbits of fond memories, and just updated info on our lives during and now with this pandemic, therefore; we’ll meet at 6pm at Antonia and Anthony Lloyd’s (Calvo) house at Liguan Terrace at 6pm to, let’s say, 8:30pm and with a potluck menu of food, drinks, desserts, and whatever strikes your fancy. It will be this Saturday, April 10, 2021 and even though social gatherings have been lifted to 50 max, just wear your masks, and the sinks at Antonia’s house will accommodate the washing of hands but bring along your hand sanitizers if you want, too. A thought:  sing the Ginen song for the 20 seconds of the washing of hands, or will it be anyone’s birthday?  Oh, respond through this chat with your intended potluck and if you plan to attend. If it’s just a handful of about five to ten, that would be okay, too. Pass along this message or forward it to any of our family who’s not yet on the address roster of our group chat.

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Funeral Service for Dorothea Zita "Doring" Leon Guerrero Jesus

The Ginen i Hila' i Maga'taotao Siha Association familia extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of former Ginen member, Dorothea "Doring" Jesus (formerly Castro), of Chalan Pago. She passed away at the age of 68 from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Funeral services were held March 20, 2021 at the Ada's Mortuary.  Church services followed immediately after at the Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey in Chalan Pago and the burial took place at the Pigo Cemetary.  Our Ginen Familia paid respect to the urn of the cremains of our dearly departed sister, Doring.  We sang songs in memory of her, including the Ginen i Hila i Maga'taotao Siha song.  Below are snapshots from the services.  God bless, and rest in peace, sister Doring.  

 











Ginen i Hila Practice




Sunday, 14 March 2021

Condolences for the Jesus Family

The Ginen i Hila' i Maga'taotao Siha Association family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of former Ginen member, Dorothea "Doring" Jesus (formerly Castro), of Chalan Pago. She passed away at the age of 68 from the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

She is a retired Guam Department of Education teacher and was part of the FESTPAC delegation to Palau in 2004. May the perpetual light shine upon her, and may her soul rest in peace.