As I looked at Pete A in confusion, he graciously explained that there's a Beautify CNMI reception at the Hyatt with Secretary Kempthorne. I said I didn't know anything about it and he promised to send me a copy of the itinerary, which he did. Sure enough -- the itinerary says "Beautify CNMI reception at 6:15 p.m."
I later received an e-mail from Jeff Schorr, the Office of Insular Affairs Field Representative, who passed along an e-mail message to me through Charles Reyes, the Governor's Press Secretary. Here's an excerpt of Jeff's e-mail:
From: "Jeff Schorr"
To: "Charles Reyes"
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2007 23:18:10 +1000
Maybe Cinta is off island.... [I wasn't; I was tied up in many graduations and meetings that distracted me from remembering to charge my cell phone.]
Would you please let her know she is invited to the Wednesday
evening gathering at the (Chinese Restaurant) Hyatt private room
for the gathering of 'dynamic people making a difference in the CNMI'...?
Well, Jeff, your wish is my command!
And, by the way, I hear a rumor that this is by invitation only, so I didn't want to send a mass e-mail invitation out to all the wonderful Beautifyers out there because I don't know who is really in charge of this function since Jeff Schorr is off on vacation (I heard) and I didn't really know who else to ask. So, for those of you who couldn't come with me, I promise to make the most of it and have you all live vicariously through me. :)