The Guamanian Club of Bremerton & Vicinity is a non-profit and non-political organization. The Guamanian club strives to provide closer communication, association, and relationships among Chamorro families within the Kitsap county communities and surrounding areas. Each year, they host a Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless and hungry in Port Orchard.

Staff: Dorothy “Dot” Day (Silverdale Branch)

For the past 5 years The Guam Club of Bremerton and Vicinity has partnered with the American Legion Post #30 in Port Orchard to host a Thanksgiving meal for the homeless and hungry in Kitsap County. The Legion graciously lets the club utilize the facilities and the club members provide, prepare, serve, and host the event. It is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner featuring turkeys and all the trimmings as well as various desserts. We start prepping food from 9am and are ready to serve from 1pm to 3pm. There is also entertainment from local Chamorros (what we indigenous folk call ourselves). The club has been in existence since 1971 I have held several offices through the years. Currently I am the Vice President of the organization.

This event is something I always participate in. I love to cook, especially if it’s for a heartfelt purpose!  It is a way for Chamorro’s to give back to our community as well as to share our culture with others.