Association Board set
Jonathan B. Sterling has been re-elected
The CFIDS Association of Americaís Board of Directors for 2002. One new member and one
past member also were chosen to join Sterling as part of the 10-person Board.
Sterling, a former principal in the New York City school system, is a person
with CFIDS (PWC) and past president of the New Jersey CFS Association. He served
his first term as Board chairman last year.
John Trussler, of Turlock, Calif, will re-join the Board after a one-year
absence. Trussler is a former hospital president and CEO, and has been a PWC
since 1982. During his previous terms, Trussler was instrumental in developing
and adopting a new governance structure for the Association. Last year, he
served as chairman of the Associationís annual fund drive.
Trussler will serve a one-year term.
Other Board members were re-elected last autumn as well. Association
President and CEO Kim Kenney will serve a three-year term, as will Jane
Perlmutter. Patti Schmidt and Rick Baldwin were elected to one-year terms.
Perlmutter will serve as the Boardís vice chairman; Schmidt will be the
secretary; and Baldwin will act as treasurer.
Mac Sasser, Adrianne Ryan and Beth Levine will continue to serve on
Board as well. Dennis Irwin has resigned from the Board for personal
reasons. The Association extends its thanks to him for his work last
Annual fund hits mark
Despite a rocky
start, the Associationís 2001 annual fund drive proved successful. Donations
totaled $263,325 in the final quarter of last year ó just a few thousand dollars
less than the 2000 campaignís tally.
Donations ran much lower than usual during September, October and November.
Almost all not-for-profit groups suffered the same problem, as Americans shifted
their focus to helping with disaster relief funds after the Sept. 11 terrorist
But Association supporters rallied around the campaign in December,
reaffirming their commitment to conquering CFIDS.
At year end, total support and revenue topped the $2 million mark for the
first time in Association history. The Association thanks all members and donors
for their generous gifts, for their faith in the Associationís work and for
their resolve to help people with CFIDS.
Wanted: Your stories
Thereís still time to share your
talents and personal stories in the 2002 edition of Snapshots of CFIDS. The
magazine will include profiles of people with CFIDS (PWCs), tips for dealing
with CFIDS and possibly original writing, poems and artwork.
Do you know of a PWC with an inspirational story to tell? Would you like to
share your coping tips? Do you have CFIDS-related writings, photographs or
pictures of artwork that you would like to see published? Please send your
sub-missions to The CFIDS Association of America, attention: Leah Moseley, PO
Box 220398, Charlotte, NC, 28222-0398. Submissions also may be sent via e-mail
We will not be able to return photos or submissions. Staff members will be
responsible for selecting content.
The new version of Snapshots is slated for release later this year.