The 12th of May is ME Day and this is a time when we encourage our members or those who wish to support us, by writing a letter to local Members of Parliament to make them aware of ME/CFS in the community.
If you would like to take part please download the form letter, fill it in by following the procedures below and send in to your local MP. We thank you for your support.
- Fill in your name and address
- Fill in the name of your MP
- Sign the letter
- Address the envelope
- Post the letter, there is no postage needed on letters addressed to MP’s at Parliament Building, Wellington.
v Address the envelope:
Member of Parliament’s name
Private Bag 18888
You do not need to affix a postage stamp.
Post the letter.
Your letter will count. It may take time, but there is influence in the number of letters received
Dr Vallings will be holding meetings in regions around the North Island during the months of May, June, August and September.
See contact people for your region below for more details.
6th May – Rotorua – contact Ann Lemon 0800 632 377
25th June – Tauranga – contact Jackie Bassett (07) 811 480
11th Aug – Hamilton – contact Tracey Larsen (07) 834 4745
6th Sept – Wellington – contact Catherine Entwistle (04) 232 4033
17th Sept – Auckland – Arthritis/FM group – details to be arranged
Check in again, more information to follow.
For Christmas and the New Year!
Heather, Debbie and all Committee,
The MEISS Otago AGM is to be held at Community House 283-301 Moray Place at 1 PM on the 28th of November (Saturday). Professor Warren Tate is the guest speaker and will lecture on his research on ME/CFS. The AGM is quite short. Afternoon Tea is provided. ALL WELCOME!
Come and hear Dr Ros Vallings (New Zealand Order of Merit). An International expert on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome talking about diagnosis and treatment of Myalgic Encephalopathy / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Friday 4th of December
Cafler Suite at Forum North
plus $4 for transcript if required
ME/CFS Group (Canterbury) Inc.
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 28th October
9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue,
Time: 1.30 – 3.30 pm.
Come along and Meet Special guest speaker Dr Vallings the National Specialist for ME/CFS.
The ANZMES Annual General Meeting will be held on
7 November 2015 at 1.00 PM in the
Independent Living Services Meeting Room
Royal Oak, Auckland
If you would like to skip the AGM then you are warmly invited to the ANZMES Seminar which will take place at 1.30pm directly after the AGM.
Our guest speakers will be Professor Warren Tate who works for the Bio Chemistry Dept at the University of Otago. He will update us on his research into finding a Bio Marker for ME/CFS. Dr Ros Vallings will be talking about her new book that has just been published for young people with ME/CFS and she will also update us on the latest promising international research. Richie Barnett our Face of ME will speak about his experience with ME/CFS. ALL WELCOME! Afternoon Tea Provided.
Professor Tate Dr Ros Vallings Richie Barnett
Dr Ros Vallings is holding a Mini Seminar upstairs at the Dunedin Community House in Moray Place on October the 9th at 1 PM. Dr Vallings will be talking about her newly published book “Managing ME/CFS, A guide for young people” and she will also update everyone on the latest international research. All welcome, afternoon tea provided.
will be holding a meeting on the 21st of August 2015 at 2.pm.
The venue is at the Bainbridge Centre, Old Taupo Rd, Rotorua.
Guest Speaker will be Dr Ros Vallings, who will be presenting her report on the 10th International ME Conference which was held recently in London.
Afternoon Tea will be provided.
Dr Ros Vallings has just published her new book
Managing ME/CFS – A Guide for Young People
It is available from Calico Publishing for $29.95
If you are a young person who has just been diagnosed with ME or
CFS you will find a sympathetic voice in this book.
* Clearly explains this complicated illness
* Includes stories from young people
* Packed with great tips
* Shows you how to create the
* Best chance for recovery.
A ‘must read’ for adolescents and adults alike. – Dr Nancy Klimas
Professor Emerita, University of Miami School of Medicine,