On Oct. 14 the Commonwealth Health Center Volunteers hosted a fundraiser dinner at the Saipan World Resort which raised about $25 000. The fundraiser was part of ongoing efforts to raise $400 000 for a hyperbaric chamber and a multi-slice CT scanner. About $330 000 was raised so far.

DFS Galleria and Ernst & Young LLP hosted the 3rd Annual DFS/Ernst & Young 5K Run for Tourism education. The event raised more than $15 000. Proceeds from the event went to the Tourism Education Council — a non-profit organization.

On Oct. 14 the Rotary Club of Guam Sunrise awarded the first $500 Films For Youth Scholarship to Daniel Sanchez a student at John F. Kennedy High School. Sanchez was awarded the scholarship based on his grade point average a written essay and participation in two local film productions.

In celebration of its 18th anniversary Pacific American Title Insurance & Escrow Co. presented a check for $1 800 to Erica’s House of Hope on Oct. 4.

South Pacific Petroleum Corp. presented cases of drinks and bags of ice on Sept. 29 to Mayor Nito C. Blas of Mangilao for the Mangilao fiesta.

Sailors with Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam donated school supplies and recreational equipment to Astumbo Elementary School on Sept. 29 as part of the command’s Adopt-A-School Program.

On Oct. 3 Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam donated sports equipment to Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School as part of the command’s Adopt-A-School program.

Guam Greyhound Park donated 20 dog kennels to the Tamuning-Tumon Mayor’s office on Oct. 2.
Bonita Dydasco a candidate for the “Little Miss Guam Island Fair” who was sponsored by the Guam Visitors Bureau donated $1 000 from her proceeds to Erica’s House on Oct. 20.
On Oct. 16 Atkins Kroll Inc. presented a check for $500 to the Tourism Education Council. The donation will be used for the council’s upcoming wine tasting fundraiser on Oct. 26 at the ITC building.
On Oct. 14 the Make-A-Wish granted its 141st wish to nine-year-old Shawn Perez. Shawn’s wish was for an Xbox 360. In addition to the Xbox 360 Shawn was also presented with games and accessories and a PSP.  Shawn’s wish was sponsored by Great National Insurance Underwriters. A luncheon sponsored by Mama Tita’s Pizza Padrino’s and Cold Stone Creamery was also held in his honor.
On Oct. 13 members of Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 40 donated 40 boxes of clothes food and electronic equipment to Kamalen Karidat
The Beautify CNMI! environmental group held the “1020 on 1020” — an island-wide cleanup drive on Oct. 20.

On Oct. 1 Palau celebrated its 12th Independence Day  and its transition to the new capitol building. Platinum sponsors of the anniversary were Coffel Aire Industries Inc.; Gary Sword Express Electronics; Mobil; Tia Belau MYU Publication; Nishimatsu Construction Co. Ltd. Road Joint Venture; and Ulechong Construction Co. The gold sponsors included Bank of Guam; Bank of Hawaii; Belau Transfer and Terminal Co.; Citigroup; Hanpa Construction Co. Ltd.; Hawaiian Belau Rock Corp.; National Development Bank of Palau; and Palau National Judiciary. The silver sponsors were Asia Pacific Commercial Bank; Daewoo Engineering; FAT Airline; First Commercial Bank; Gibbons Enterprises Corp.; Kuniyoshi Fishing Co.; Mechille Corp.; Penta Ocean; and Sysview Corp. Other sponsors of the event were Beach Sand Co.; Carp Corp.; F.R. Construction Peleiu; George Kebekol; Imperial Palau Impac; Moylan’s Insurance Underwriters (Palau) Inc.; Okal Security Agency; Orakiruu Corp.; Palasia Hotel; Palau Curtain & General Merchandise; Rengiil Bros.; and Sun’s Flower Shop. The In-Kind Sponsors were Civic Action Team; Continental Airlines; Eco-Paradise; Eurasia; Koror State Rangers; Namekawa Delegation; OEK Senators; Palau Horizon; Palau National Communication Corp.; PRA/Island Times; Sen. Mlib Tmetuchl vice president of the senate of the 7th Olbiil Era Kelulau; the U.S. Embassy; and WWFM 89.5.  MBJ