H Å FA ADAI E VERYDAY | MAY 2018  | Volume 7, Issue No. 1
Neni's say "Håfa Adai" and take the pledge at the 30th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair
The Guam Visitors Bureau's Håfa Adai Pledge program recently introduced a dedicated program specifically intended for children. The Håfa Adai Pledge Kids (HAP Kids) program reaches out to the next generation of Guamanians in an effort to share and perpetuate the Håfa Adai spirit with the island's nenis, youth, families, schools and organizations. 

HAP Kids was featured at the 2018 Guam Micronesia Island Fair from May 2- 6. GVB hosted nightly signings for kids to take the pledge. Various Hafa Adai Pledge members such as Bonita Baby Trading Company, Love from Guam, Hurao Academy, Sweet Things and Lullabies, and Mark Benavente partnered with GVB to host cultural demonstrations from coconut candy making to weaving to encourage the practice of traditional arts and an understanding of cultural values.
Over 30 departments and student organizations refresh the pledge at ​ John F. Kennedy High School
John F. Kennedy High School's Lodging Management Program hosted a special Håfa Adai Pledge Refresh Ceremony on Monday, April 30 at the school campus. Representatives from more than 30 departments and student organizations participated at the ceremony in the JFK Main Courtyard. Six new members joined the program and the remaining groups refreshed their pledges from 2014. The groups pledged that they would use the Håfa Adai greeting, wear island accessories and to help keep the island clean and beautiful.
F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School 
8th grade class takes the pledge
Meriza Peredo, GVB Tourism Industry Relations - Destination Specialist and Josh Tyquiengco, GVB Public Information Officer, along with Tourism Educational Council advisors welcomed the F.B. Leon Guerrero (FBLG) Middle School 8th grade class (comprising of 250 students) and their teachers as new members of the Håfa Adai Pledge program at the Tourism Education Council’s (TEC) The Power of “I”: Inspire, Initiate, Innovate Islan Ideas Youth Mini Xpo 2018 held on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the FBLG campus.
Pacific Island Månnge' Pops
Pacific Island Månnge' Pops (PIMP) is a local business that serves up Guam's original gourmet “ice pops” made of natural and locally sourced ingredients. Månnge' Pops is a great example of how to incorporate the Håfa Adai spirit creatively in a business - from its unique seasonal flavors such as strawberry soursop and locally designed packaging, to its catch phrase "Don't panic, it's organic".  

The woman behind this product is part owner Paulette Saure. She personally makes every pop with personality and love. Paulette and PIMP recently participated in the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association – PHARE Expo and exhibited the locally made product with its unique Håfa Adai spirit. “We love to support any initiative to promote our island. Our island and its people inspire us to live life with the Håfa Adai Spirit every day,” shared Paulette.  

“We are a very giving and hospitable community. We love to take care of the people we love as well as our visitors. This generosity is a definitive part of our character and drives how we interact with others,” says Paulette. Through all their successes, PIMP has encountered its own set of challenges along the way but shares how to push through. “The most important thing is to keep moving forward, maintain a positive mindset and be kind and transparent to everyone along the way. Building a community and having a support system is so important. When you support others, they also want to support you.”  

Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio is surrounded by the GVB team, Tourism Education Council advisors and teachers and the elementary school winners of the Tourism Works poster contest at the proclamation signing on May 11, 2018 that declared May as Guam Tourism Month.
Tourism Works Poster Contest
Elementary school students in the W.A.V.E. (Welcome All Visitors Enthusiastically) club participated in the Tourism Works poster contest to illustrate how tourism works for them and Guam. The top five winners were awarded certificates and cash prizes.
Tourism Education Council (TEC) advisors join Nathan Denight, GVB President & CEO and Heidi Ballendorf, TEC Executive Director, in congratulating Xavier Guiao, Amaiya Soledad and Steven Magno, three of five elementary school winners of the Tourism Works poster contest at Adelup on May 11, 2018.
Contest Winners:

1st Place Winner:
Doriana F. Penaflor, 5th grader, UPI Elementary

2nd Place Winner:
Xavier Guiao, 5th grader, UPI Elementary

3rd Place Winner:
Jaydidia Kosmes, 4th grader, J.Q. San Miguel Elementary

Honorable Mentions:
Steven Magno, 5th grader, UPI Elementary
Amaiya S. Soledad, 3rd grader, Juan M. Guerrero Elementary

Tourism works for Guamsitters Inc.
Guamsitters Inc. is a babysitting company that caters to visitors in need of child care while they vacation in Guam. Raenate Santos, Chief Operations Officer, and Silvia Rosen, Chief Executive Officer, of Guamsitters Inc. discuss how their services allow tourists to find reliable child care so they can enjoy the island's offerings. #TourismWorks #Tourism #Guam #GVB #Guamsitter s

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