Wednesday, February 21, 2007

CPA Graduation, Kagman Community Cleanup, Troops To Teachers

Some of My Friday, The 16th, Activities....

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. -- Met with staff to go over day's activities.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. -- Checked mail, e-mail, signed documents, made/returned calls, etc.

9:40 a.m. -- Left Office for Airport

10 a.m. -- Attended Graduation ceremony for the Commonwealth Port's Authorities newest Finest

Rushed to Marine Beach in Kagman to meet up with the Kagman Cleanup Coalition. Found the crew bbqing and just getting ready to eat lunch. Yummy! Thanks to Rep. Seman for making the bbq lunch possible! Thanks also to Bettyanne & JJ Cabrera for providing the rest of the menu. Yum! Yum! Yum!

1:30 p.m. -- Went back to Office

2:45 p.m. -- Left Office for 3 p.m. Meeting w/Troops 2 Teachers at Prel Offices at MHS

3 p.m. -- Made pitch to recruit the Troops for the Energy Assistance Project.

The Troops 2 Teachers Program's Director here in the CNMI is Geri Willis. Thanks to Geri for her vision and heart! Roman Benavente, one of the original four Troops 2 Teachers participants along with Fred Camacho, informed me that the Troops 2 Teachers Group wanted to join Beautify CNMI! Of course, I immediately said "WELCOME!" I'm always happy to hear that the now famous "beauty virus infection" continues to spread! :D GO BVI (Beautify Virus Infection), GO!

Shortly before my invitation to come speak with the Troops, Linda Torres of the Energy Office contacted my office and requested some manpower assistance for a particular project she had. After a meeting, Linda informed me that she had been running a program to assist the elderly and indigents in our community lower their energy consumption by as much as 30% by having their roofs waterblasted and painted with this special paint (can't remember what it's called now). Well, now you know that got my attention! In addition to the waterblasting and roof painting, Linda said they also needed assistance replacing doors where needed.

I thought, hmmm....this project is going to require a SPECIAL group from the Beautify CNMI! Coalition Partners. Anyone guess which Special Group this might be? Yep! That's right! If these brave young men and women can survive the fierce streets of Baghdad, surely they can climb a roof to waterblast and paint it! THANKS, GUYS and GALS!!!

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