Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FSM Postmaster General Mida unveils commemorative stamps for the COM-FSM

Dr. Daisy, left, and FSM Postmaster General Ginger Porter Mida
FSMIS (April 30, 2014): The Federated States of Micronesia Postmaster General, Mrs. Ginger Porter Mida, together with other officials, held a postal stamps unveiling ceremony at the College of Micronesia-FSM (COM-FSM) main campus earlier today to commemorate the twentieth year anniversary of the college.

The COM-FSM community gathered at the FSM-China Friendship Sport Center nestled at the college compound, along with Mr. Kasio Mida, Chairman of the Board of Regents, Mr. Churchill Edward, Board member, Dr. Joseph M Daisy, President of the college, Mr. Bethwel Henry, former FSM Postmaster General, and some friends and supporters of the college to witness the event.

Pohnpei State Governor John Ehsa, United States Ambassador, Madam Doria Rosen, the People's Republic of China Ambassador, Mr. Zhang Lianyun and the FSM Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Samson Pretrick, attended the ceremony.
Mr. Edward, member of the Board of Regents, giving a closing remarks during the ceremony.

 In his welcoming remarks, Dr. Daisy thanked FSM Postmaster General Mida for her thoughtfulness in according the college such recognition. He said the stamps were not just creative designs on canvass and stickers. The stamps symbolize achievements made and those to be realized by the college, according to Dr. Daisy. He stressed that the stamps stand for students who had gone through the college system, those currently attending and those to come.

 Postmaster Mida congratulated the college under the leadership of President Daisy for its success in maintaining accreditation and quality standards. She explained that commemorative stamps is accorded to a place or a person for recognition of exceptional value and achievements. She also said that commemorative stamps are collectible items of great value, encouraging the college members to purchase their stamps as they might run out after hitting the open market.

Mr. Edward spoke on behalf of the Board of Regents, joining Dr. Daisy in thanking the dignitaries and those who took the time to honor the important event for the college by being at the ceremony.

After the stamps were unveiled, Mrs. Mida explained that the items will be featured at the World Wide Philatelic Stamp show in Korea on July 11, broadening their exposure throughout the globe.
Each stamp is worth 49 cents.                                                                                                           

For further inquiry, call FSM Postal Services at 320-2614/2615 or email

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