Sponsors for the Hotel Association of the Northern Marianas Charity Golf Tournament included Hole-in-One prizes are a 2021 Toyota Camry LE from Atkins Kroll Saipan, a 2021 Hyundai Elantra from Triple J Motors, and a 2021 Nissan Kicks from Joeten Motors Co.; and $10,000 cash from United Equipment Rental.  Presidential Suite Sponsors are Tan Siu Lin Foundation and the Marianas Visitors Authority.  Deluxe Package Sponsors are Bridge Capital LLC and Pacific Eco Laundry. Superior Package Sponsors are GrandVrio Resort Saipan, Saipan World Resort, Kanoa Resort Saipan, IT&E, Kautz Glass and Shirley’s Coffee Shop. VIP Package Sponsors are Armatech, Ben’s International Corp., Chung Nam Corp., Chong’s Corp., Dial Rent to Own, Docomo Pacific Saipan, Ernst and Young, Ina’s Kitchen, the Japan Saipan Travel Association, Kensington Saipan Hotel, Pacific Islands Club Saipan, and Pacific Saipan.

In-kind sponsors included Roil Soil and radio stations Power 99, KCNM-KZMI, and Magic 100.3 FM KWAW with donations worth $2,000 or more. Marpac, Saipan Computer Services, Mariana Grand Services, Great Harvest, Marianas Variety, and Joeten Wholesale gave $1,000 or more in goods and services. Other in-kind sponsors included Coral Ocean Resort, Aqua Resort Club, Lohas Massage, Pacific Home Appliance, Tasi Tours & Transportation, The Hut (cash and in-kind), Stayhill Resort Saipan, Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort, Star Sands Plaza (I Love Saipan), V-Kool Marianas USA, Saipan Snaps, Saipan Ice & Water Co., the Rotary Club Saipan, Nam Dae Moon, Kinpachi Japanese Restaurant, McDonald’s of Saipan, Monster Pizza, Pacifica Insurance, KENT Ent., Oleai Beach Bar & Grill, Boss Karaoke, Furusato Japanese Restaurant, Mariana Lighthouse, Umibozu Restaurant, Kuri-ya, Zoom Café, Chung Gi Wa Restaurant, Jang Gun Restaurant, Godfather’s Bar & Restaurant, Café 670, Tribes Bar, Himawari Saipan, Matty’s BBQ, Pacific Eagle, Java Joe’s, Pacific Saipan, Herman’s Modern Bakery, LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort, and D&Q Saipan.

The tournament’s beneficiary is the 2022 Northern Marianas Islands Pacific Mini Games.


Through its Community Matters program, Atkins Kroll donated $1,914 to the Hunterspeaks Organization, a nonprofit organization aimed at providing medically necessary autism treatment to affected children in Guam.


The Rotary Club of Tumon Bay donated $1,000 to Habitat for Humanity Guam.


Volunteers from the Northern Mariana Islands chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a multifamily home fire in Susupe in Saipan Aug. 5 and helped displaced residents – a total of 16 clients from six households.


Equality Guam and The Venue hosted a cocktail fundraiser to benefit the UOG Endowment Foundation’s ISA LGBTQ+ Support Scholarship. The event raised $15,675. Philip Roberto, owner of The Venue Guam, donated an additional $3,000.


The Navy Exchange Guam donated household goods and appliances to Erica’s House and Sanctuary Inc. of Guam. Donations included a couch, a bed frame and a washer and dryer.


Staff from the Naval Base Guam Chapel, Fire and Emergency Services, Airborne Weapons Maintenance Unit One Military Sealift Command Guam and the Naval Hospital Guam assisted with clean-up efforts at George Washington High School in Mangilao, in preparation for the school’s return to in-person learning.


Sailors from the USS Emory S. Land and visiting Marines of Combat Logistics Regiment 17 (in Guam for the Freedom Banner exercise) volunteered at the Agat Mayor’s Office to sort and package food commodities as part of the Emergency Food Assistance Program for families in need affected by the pandemic. Volunteers packaged 400 bags of food commodities, supplied through the Guam Department of Education via the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Nutrition Service. mbj


(From left) Gloria Perez, executive assistant; Bernadette N. Valencia, vice president and general manager for Micronesia and Okinawa and member of the USO Guam Advisory Council; Vicente S. Angoco, senior vice president – Pacific and past president of the USO Guam Advisory Council – all three from Matson Navigation Co.; Leigh Leilani Graham, area director for USO Guam; and Phillip Santos, account executive at Matson and president of the USO Guam Advisory Council.

Matson Navigation Co. donated $12,000 to the United Service Organizations Guam.



Shown at the scholarship award dinner at Meslka Chamoru Fusion Bistro on Aug. 2 are (from left) Brent L. Wiese, senior vice president and managing principal, RIM Architects and AIA board member; Carolyn Hughes and Scott Hughes – parents of the awardee; Rosalyn Hughes; Melet Santos, vice president of Taniguchi, Ruth, Makio Architects and AIA scholarship chairperson; and Maria Inna Wiese, architect at RIM Architects and president of the AIA.

The American Institute of Architects – AIA Marianas presented a $3,000 scholarship to Rosalyn Hughes. The AIA Scholarship is awarded to eligible architectural students enrolled in a National Architectural Accrediting Board-accredited university or college. Hughes will be a freshman at the Judson University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Elgin, Ill. for the 2021 fall semester.