The Westin Guam Resort and the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort on Oct. 9 donated more than $12,000 to the Healing Hearts Crisis Center. The money was raised by Run to Give 2k and 5k runs, which were held Sept. 22 at Ypao Beach Park.


Father Duenas Memorial School on Oct. 16 presented 14 scholarships to 17 students, with a total value of more than $36,000 for the 2019 to 2020 school year. Many of the scholarships were offered by businesses and alumni organizations. The following scholarships were awarded: the Triple J Athletic Scholarship; N. Oscar and Jason Miyashita Family Scholarship; Dr. Noel Bien Carlos Scholarship; Pedro Palomo Ada and Fe Perez Ada Young Catholic Boy’s High School Scholarship; Matthew A. Untalan Scholarship; Dr. Holson & Inez Robinson Scholarship; FDMS Class of AD7 James Tuquero Memorial Athletic Scholarship; FDMS Millennial Brotherhood Scholarship; Fr. Jesus Baza Dueñas Scholarship; and the Grasshopper Inc. DBA: Fokai Industries (Roman Dela Cruz) Scholarship.

Scholarships were also awarded by the John D. Forbes Scholarship Fund; Tony Thompson Scholarship Fund; FDMS Class of 1974; and the Law Firm of Calvo, Fisher and Jacob.


The USS John P. Murtha on Nov. 3 provided volunteers to Guam Animals In Need to mend perimeter fences and lay cement for kennels. The John P. Murtha was on deployment and in Guam as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit team.


GTA donated more than 10 boxes of toiletries and other necessities to Harvest House to support the needs of foster children, according to an Oct. 14 release. Harvest House is a ministry devoted to serving children and their families on Guam. The donation was part of GTA’s Magic of Giving campaign. Mbj


(From left): Mitsuo Sato, president, PHR Ken Micronesia Inc. and chairman, Japan Club of Guam;
Mark Tokito, senior vice president and commercial banking manager, Bank of Hawaii; and Kotaro
Kimura, manager, Guam branch, Hexel Works Inc. and director, Japan Club of Guam.

Photo courtesy of Bank of Hawaii

Bank of Hawaii on Sept. 27 donated $10,000 to the Japan Club of Guam to support the organization’s 40th annual Japan Autumn Festival. Proceeds from the event will go toward supporting the elementary and junior high schools of the Japanese School of Guam.