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February is Here

Another month has passed. It is now February, and we have many activities planned for the next few months!

Since our last post, we are proud to announce that we were awarded a MRG Foundation grant to help cover the costs of leadership training and development programs that we plan to organize this year. What does that mean? It means that MIC will be able to train our current board and bring aboard new and aspiring leaders to become the leaders of tomorrow!

Now you may be asking, “How can I help?”  We are seeking assistance from all roles — from Board of Directors (we are a serious, yet fun bunch!), to volunteers to assist at our events, to others who may not have time to serve on a Board (for now!), yet want to get involved with our committees (less time commitment than the Board, and a great learning experience). Do you want to learn more?  Well, what are you waiting for? We are looking for leaders and aspiring leaders to join us!

  1. We are seeking new Board of Directors! Currently, we have three, and are looking for great leaders such as yourself to join us! There is an application process and we ask that you attend at least one of our meetings to decide if it is a good fit. Positions available include Vice-Chair, Secretary, and at-large Board (no specific title, other than Board of Director) members.  Email us at micronesian.islander.community@gmail.com.
  2. We have many more events planned for the rest of the year! This includes a table at the API Pride dinner on Saturday, February 25 in Portland; COFA Legislation Day (Wednesday, March 1) in Salem; International Women’s Day (Saturday, March 25), participating in World Beat, the Micronesian Islander Community Celebration (MICC), and several leadership training opportunities including a retreat for our community leaders and board of directors.
  3. We continue with monthly meetings, rotating bi-monthly between in person meetings and telephone check-ins. Our next meeting is a telephone check in on Sunday, March 5th at 3PM. If you want to listen in, let us know and we will provide you with an agenda and call in details.

We hope that you join us at one or more of our events! We would love to see you.