The First Guam Sunshine Lions Club joins the Hafa Adai Pledge Program

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Ana Cid (Guam Visitors Bureau, Director of Tourism Research) and Senator Tina Muna Barnes (33rd Guam Legislature and Tourism Chairperson) join Theresa "Ewy" Taitano (Guam Sunshine Lions Club District 204, President) and members of the Guam Sunshine Lions Club as they proudly display their newly signed Håfa Adai Pledge certificates at the Sinajana Community Center on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Ana Cid (Guam Visitors Bureau, Director of Tourism Research) and Senator Tina Muna Barnes (33rd Guam Legislature and Tourism Chairperson) join Theresa "Ewy" Taitano (Guam Sunshine Lions Club District 204, President) and members of the Guam Sunshine Lions Club as they proudly display their newly signed Håfa Adai Pledge certificates at the Sinajana Community Center on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

The First Guam Sunshine Lions Club joins the Hafa Adai Pledge Program

by: Josh Tyquiengco | .
Guam Visitors Bureau | .
published: October 13, 2016

The Guam Visitors Bureau welcomed the newest Håfa Adai Pledge members to the program - Guam Sunshine Lions Club (GSLC) under the LCI District 204 on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. With 65 members in the Guam Sunshine Lions Club under the LCI District 204, they are the first of 24 clubs on Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau to join the Håfa Adai Pledge program.

Unique ways in which the club stands committed to promoting and perpetuating Guam's cultural identity is through their club special project “caring for the sick and the elderly” to “Inadahen I Manmalångu Yan I Manåmko’” by providing financial assistance and supplies for their care and well-being throughout the island. Members also participate in various community and environmental projects such as renovating bus stops, cleaning beaches and roadways, and donating to various disaster relief efforts.

Guam Sunshine Lions Club under the LCI District 204 also included the following as part of its pledge:

• Sing “Hågu I Flores” (“You Are My Sunshine”) at all meetings, and home visits to the sick and the elderly

• Sing Chamorro songs to the sick and the elderly at their homes or health care facilities

• Bisita i Manmalångu Yan I Manåmko’ (visit the sick and the elderly) at their homes or health care facilities

• Ekungok yan Respeta i Manåmko’ (Listen and respect the elders)

• Asiste I Manmalångu Yan I Manåmko’ (Assist the sick and the elderly) by providing financial assistance and supplies for their care and well-being

• Share with the membership what is a significant ‘value’ in the Chamoru culture and way of life - inafa’maolek, inaguaiya, a’ayuda,  inakomprede, mangnginge’, chenchule’, respetu, inadahi, mamåhlao / minamåhlao,  yan mås - and why it is important.

 

About the Håfa Adai Pledge

The Håfa Adai Pledge program is the cornerstone of the Guam Visitors Bureau’s local community branding campaign. In its seventh year, the Håfa Adai Pledge program has grown steadily in the number of participants as well as the commitment of individual pledges. In March of 2016, GVB reached a significant milestone, welcoming its 600th pledge, representing more than 32,500 individuals from private businesses, government agencies, non-profits and other organizations that have joined the Håfa Adai Pledge program.

For More Information: Josh Tyquiengco, Public Information Officer
GUAM VISITORS BUREAU |Office: 646-5278 | Email: josh.tyquiengco@visitguam.org

 

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