Micronesian Islander Community (MIC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that strives to bring all Micronesians together, and help communities with social and racial justice, citizens rights and needs as well as conserve our cultures and raise Micronesian awareness.
BRIEF HISTORY On November 17, 2010, the communities of CNMI and Chuuk met to charter the course of action to establish a possible foundation for the unification of Micronesians in the State of Oregon. On January 8, 2011, Phonpei and Palau participated on the unification meeting. The name Micronesian Islander Community (MIC) was established as the name for the organization and Taste of Micronesia Festival became an event of the organization. The Taste of Micronesia Festival was decided by a committee consists of two representatives from each island community to become an annual event showcasing arts and craft, cultural performances, food preparation and medicinal history.
On January 22, 2011, Yap and Marshall Island became the newest member of MIC unifying six Micronesian Island Communities in Oregon. During this meeting, the committee adopted to rotate the chairmanship for Taste of Micronesia annually. Therefore, on 2011, CNMI became the chair of the Festival followed by Chuuk, Pohnpei, Palau, Yap, Marshall Island and hoping to have Kosrae and Guam participate in the future. On June 25, 2011, the Island of Guam became the seventh member of the Micronesian Islander Community. With the grace of God, MIC may achieve an eight year existence with the inclusion of Kosrae. MIC will revisit its mission after the eighth year and deliberate its final destination. On February 1, 2011, MIC became chartered in the State of Oregon and its By-Laws were adopted on February 19, 2011.
MISSION STATEMENT The Micronesian Islander Community (MIC) in the city of Salem and neighboring cities is organized exclusively for charitable, educational purpose and to promote cultural awareness programs and events that provide social needs, economic growth and racial justice to its MIC community members.