Changes to Board
members of the Board
of Directors of The CFIDS Association of America have retired from the Board this year. Their departures
come as the result of various personal and professional obligations and choices. The departing directors
are: Edward D. Isenberg, Lea Rhodes and Dr. Marsha T. Wallace.
Each of these directors has made
important contributions to the Association, and we will miss their service on the Board. However, we look
forward to their continued dedication to the Associationís mission to conquer CFIDS. Please join the rest
of the Board and staff of the Association in thanking them for their service and wishing them well.
join us in welcoming Jon Sterling, past president of the New Jersey CFS Association, who has been elected
to the Board as Treasurer and Chairman of the Nominating Committee.
1999 Annual Fund a sweeping success
summer the Associationís
Board of Directors kicked off the 1999 Annual Fund by calling, visiting and writing more than 225 Association
members and donors. Although it wasnít feasible for Directors to personally contact every friend of the
Association, a great deal was learned from those of you whom we were fortunate enough to reach.
the course of the conversations, personal stories were exchanged, concerns were expressed and ideas were
shared. Your vision and counsel will serve the Association well as it enters the 21st century.
the end of the year more than $700,000 was raised, making the 1999 Annual Fund the most successful campaign
in The CFIDS Associationís history. The success of the fund means weíre able to enhance crucial efforts
in public awareness and CFIDS education and fast-track vital public policy work and research that will
help end the pain, disability and heartache caused by CFIDS.
Thanks go out to the approximately
2,000 of you who supported the 1999 Annual Fund. We continue to be moved by your commitment to and faith
in the Associationís important work and your resolve to help us bring better living to all people with
Web site honored
Associationís youth web site
www.cfids.org/youth ) has received an award from
http://www.healthatoz.com/, a leading
source of health information on the Internet. The Associationís site beat out
hundreds of others in terms of content, ease of use and overall appeal. Even
better testimony to the popularity of Associationís web site is the
traffic--more than 100,000 visitors have checked out
in the past year.