FSMIS (February 25, 2014): The Federated States of Micronesia National Olympic Committee (FSMNOC) is scheduled to hold its annual meeting on March 10 at its new location, next to the Pohnpei Swimming Pool in Kolonia, Pohnpei.
According to Mr. Jim Tobin, FSMNOC Secretary General, the agenda for the meeting also covers the election of the President, Secretary General and Treasurer for the organization, among other items.
The current president, Mr. Berney Martin, is opposed by Mr. Sterling Skilling of Kosrae and Mr. Cassidy Shoniber of Pohnpei.
Mr. Tobin, secretary general, and Ms. Pelma Palik, treasurer, are not opposed.
The eligible voters at the meeting include the four State Reps chosen by the respective State Governors, 2 officers of the 11 national sport federations in the FSM, and the FSM athletes who had competed at the World Olympic Games since Sydney 2000.
The FSMNOC is the official not-for-profit protector of the Olympic Movement within the FSM jurisdiction, acting directly under the International Olympic Committee in accordance with the Olympic Charter.
At the heel of the FSMNOC meeting, the Micronesian Games Council will hold its meeting on March 11-12 also in Pohnpei. This council includes member representations from all the Micronesian entities that normally participate at the Micronesian Games, including the four FSM States, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.
Is it not certain if all members will send representatives to this pre-Games meeting.