Sunday, April 22, 2007

Jaime Vergara Commentary

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Which brings us to Beautify CNMI! with a plan and a brain. Angelo Villagomez, scion to the late Judge Ramon, brings native intelligence, disciplined craft and lively presentation to the task. The emcee for the evening, and new executive director to the Marianas Islands Nature Alliance (MINA),, among other hats he wear, Angelo self-effacingly enthralled his audience with perfectly-timed and appropriate repartee that the audience allowed his orchestrating skills to cue them when it was time to applaud! Young Angelo's managerial skills is evidently so broad that he could very well be an accomplished circus barker to an orchestrator of an inaugural ceremony, a facilitator to broad-based consensus-making to guiding the movement of a bill through the halls of a legislative body. There is promise for a mindful Beautify CNMI!
Click HERE for the full text of Mr. Vergara's commentary

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Beautify CNMI in the News

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Beautify CNMI! turns 1 and you're invited to dinner
By Marconi Calindas

Saipan Tribune's 2006 Person of the Year Beautify CNMI! turns one year old this month and is hosting a dinner event this Friday to celebrate this milestone.

The fundraising event will be held at the Aqua Resort Club's Raraina Restaurant from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, according to Angelo Villagomez, Beautify CNMI! Restoration Committee chairman and Marianas Resource Conservation & Development Council public involvement coordinator.

Click HERE for the full Saipan Tribune story

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Restoration Committee in the News

Group declares islandwide war vs graffiti

In response to a recent wave of vandalism and graffiti occurring on Saipan, Department of Public Safety Crime Prevention Unit is set to spearhead the latest Beautify CNMI! effort, unofficially called the “War on Graffiti.”

DPS will coordinate with student volunteers from Law Enforcement Explorer Program, Junior Police Officers, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, as well as community volunteers from Mariana Islands Nature Alliance, Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Friends of the Mariana Islands to paint over graffiti in public places.

Click HERE for the full Saipan Tribune story

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

One Year Anniversary Fundraiser

We're pink for Easter!

It is April and do you know what that means? The Beautify CNMI! movement is almost one year old! To commemorate this milestone, we are planning a Beautify CNMI! one year anniversary fundraiser on Friday, April 20th. Please mark your calendars!

The fundraiser will be at the Aqua Resort on April 20th at 7:30 PM. The price is $25 for adults and $12.50 for children (very affordable!). Admission includes the Seafood Night Buffet with draft beer and champagne, a raffle ticket, and other surprises. There will also be a presentation of several Beautify CNMI Environmental Stewardship awards and a presentation of all the work we have accomplished (and the fun we had) together in the last year.

I will have information on where to buy tickets soon. Please RSVP with me via email so that we have an idea of how many people to expect.

Please plan on coming! If you are reading this, you are invited.

Here is a taste of the amazing extravaganza you will be treated to:

Come see the rest of the video at the fundraiser!