Annual Fund success
Many thanks to those of you who supported
the Associationís 1998
Annual Fund campaign. This important yearly appeal seeks unrestricted donations in support of the ongoing
needs of the Association, enabling us to carry out our vital education, public policy and research programs.
Year-end contributions, as well as those from the Annual Fund campaign, raised over $376,000, exceeding
the campaign goal by 25%.
Your year-round support is
crucial as we work to conquer CFIDS. Thank you for your generosity in 1998 and
for your continued support of The CFIDS Association of America.
Web site tally
The Associationís web site "www.cfids.org"
is visited an average of nearly 185 times per day or more than 5,000 times per month. A "Hitometer" was
incorporated into the site recently to keep a tally of the number of visitors.
We are continually
making improvements to the site, adding information and links to make the site more useful to members
Thank you to departing board members
Four members of the Board of Directors
CFIDS Association of America have decided to step down from the board. Bill Gareau, a public health counselor
in Atlanta, and PWCs Maggie McKenzie, Rebecca Moore and Marion Nelson cited personal and professional
challenges in this difficult decision.
Please join the Board and staff of the Association
in thanking these dedicated individuals for their service and wishing them well. We hope to continue
to benefit from the talents and experience of these CFIDS advocates in other capacities. (See Founderís
Forum in this issue, for more about the Board of Directors.)