Governor signs proclamation, organizations reinvigorate pride in women’s achievements


March 8, 2012

First Lady Christine M.S. Calvo kicked off Women’s History Month celebrations today, touting the progress women have made in paving the road of opportunity throughout history.  A luncheon ceremony was held at Government House with the Guam Council of Women’s Clubs.

“Not enough can be said about the great women in our society.  There are so many throughout history who stood strong when it would have been easier to back down,” First Lady Calvo said.  “Throughout the month of March, we are called to remember the great women who have come before us and celebrate their legacy by leading the way for the next generation.”
The First Lady thanked the various women’s organizations during the luncheon for their commitment to Guam.  She said their dedication to these organizations and their work as professionals in our community is helping to pave the way for a new generation of young women.
U.S. Army Specialist Janice Flores also was recognized by First Lady Calvo for her courageous service to the island and our country.  Spc. Flores was recently chosen by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to attend the Nation’s Gratitude Dinner at the White House.  She represented Guam and was among eight Iraq War veterans to have dinner with the Obamas in our nation’s Capitol.
“Specialist Flores is a brave woman.  She showed that women really can do anything and I wanted her to know that her fellow Guamanians are proud of her and all she’s done,” First Lady Calvo said.  “Our young women have so many mentors they can look up to.  I’m so proud of Guam’s women and all they have achieved.”
First Lady Calvo also recognized the Guam Women’s Club on their 60th anniversary celebration.  The organization will be celebrating with the Governor and First Lady Calvo at Government House tomorrow evening.
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo proclaimed the month of March, 2012, as Women’s History Month, encouraging the community to remember and celebrate the achievements women have made throughout history.
Contact Natalie Quinata at 475-9309 or 488-6013 for more information.’
Note:  A photo from the FIrst Lady’s Women’s History Month luncheon and proclamation signing ceremony are attached for your use.  

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