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In the News: NMBF New Officers

Badminton association has new officers; sets meeting today

By Roselyn B. Monroyo
Variety News Staff

THE Northern Marianas Badminton Federation elected its officials for the 2008 season last Tuesday at the Kilili Beach Pavilion.

Elected were Marconi Calindas, president; Edwin Montoya, vice president; Hapi Gabriel, secretary; Malou Mendoza, treasurer; Cristy Villaflor, auditor and Jonathan Perez, public relations officer.

The association named seven to the Board of Directors/Advisers. The list include Lito Mendoza, Guadalupe Sabino, Shirley Kim, Malou Mendoza, Gigi Zapanta, Rey Julongbayan and Marlene Peraja.

Five committees were also created with Gabriel leading the membership committee, Malou Mendoza for finance, Villaflor for auditing, Perez for tournament and logistics and Montoya for community projets and training.

The new officers will get down to business today with a leadership training and committee planning meeting at Sun Palace Hotel in Susupe.

Today’s event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Officers or their representatives are required to attend the morning and afternoon session.

Committee heads and their members are required to attend only the planning session in the afternoon.

NMBF General Meeting

There will be a general meeting for all the NMBF members on January 15 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm at the Minachom Atdao pavilion across Ada Gym.

Agenda of the meeting:

1. Schedule of Game Practices
2. Election of New Officers
3. Badminton Clinics for every Elementary Schools

We are expecting everyone's attendance and we're hoping to hear your opinions and suggestions.

Hope to see you all there!

Schedule of Games for 2008

Hello Fellow smashers,

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a great celebration of the holiday season. It's now the beginning of 2008 and that means our badminton break is over.

I know that all of us now are looking forward to get back into the court to continue playing badminton and improve our skills in drop and net shots, cross-court lob and of course to master our powerful smash but unfortunately our everyday game which starts at 8:00 am to 11:00 am will not continue until January 07, 2008.

As per our night game schedules, Tuesday is still canceled, but we still have Thursday and Saturday night games which starts at 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. But keep posted for some changes of time schedules.

We hope that the NMBF will continue to get bigger so we can acquire more friends as well here in the CNMI. We also hope that you will continue your support and cooperation with the group so we can have more succesfull events and tournaments this year.

Once again, Happy 2008 to everyone and keep smashing!

On the News

Saipan goes badminton-crazy

The Olympic sport of badminton continued its climb to become part of the island's regular program with the Northern Marianas Badminton Federation working overtime to start its grassroots development program.

NMBF held two successful tournaments and its first youth clinic as part of the Division of Youth and Services-organized Summer Youth Sports Camp.

NMBF's membership is reaching close to 150 as evidenced by the participation in the Traders Insurance/PTI Cup last May and the Inaugural NMBF Mixed Team Competition by the end of the year.

In both tournaments, almost 70 percent of the members joined with close to 80 players competing in the mixed team tournament.

(Saipan Tribune)