Thursday, April 12, 2007

Bira Hǻo

Bira HaoYesterday afternoon we met for the first time to discuss the creation of a foundation in honor of my late father, Justice Ramon G Villagomez. The foundation would encourage local students to go off island, get an education, and return to the CNMI to work in the law profession. That's what my father did and, although I work in the environmental field and not the legal field and left when I was 3 and not 18, that's kind of what I did, too.

Creating a non-profit foundation should be an interesting side story on this blog. Our next meeting is April 24. I'll update you as we progress.

...and Alex, I'll let you know how you can be involved.


Anonymous said...

I love looking at all the pictures. I lived on Saipan from 1994-2003 and the pictures make me "homesick". I knew your father, Justice "V". He was a fine man and did much for the CNMI. I was in the AG's office for some of my time there and private practice thereafter. I'm sure you know Herb Soll; he hired me and I remember talking to your father many times at parties at Herb's house on Capitol Hill. I also see many old friends in your pictures. Wes Bogdan, Bruce Berline, Tyce, Dale and others. Tell them "Dobby" says hello. Keep up the blog. Until I can get back there, its the best way to see the island!

The Saipan Blogger said...

Will do! I'll see most of the team tonight.