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Essence of Guam///Cultures

Palauan Community STORY BY JOY WHITE | PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE PALAU COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF GUAM

Many Palauans call Guam home and are ready to share their culture and goodwill with the island community. “We show our appreciation to the island for hosting us. […] This is our second home,” says Jeanny Donatus, who has lived on Guam since she was a young girl and now serves as the secretary of the Palau Community Association of Guam. The Palau Community Association of Guam, which was officially established in 1979, is the umbrella organization of 16 member clubs, representing each of the states of Palau. In addition to assisting members of the Palauan community, the organization extends a helping hand to the community as a whole. Each club organizes its own events, but the association brings them all together for special community projects, such as the Island Beautification Task Force roadway adoption program. The association adopted a section of Route 1 in Hagåtña that runs from the Great Seal of Guam Park to the Governor’s Complex in Anigua. The organization has also adopted several bus stops and donates to the American Red Cross Guam Chapter and volunteers with the Rigalu Foundation.

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Palauan population of Guam: 2,563 Organizations: • Palau Consulate Office • Palau Community Association of Guam, an umbrella organization of 16 member clubs representing each Palau state Holidays: Palau Independence Day – Oct. 1

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