During ANZMES recent AGM on the 11th of November Heather Wilson (new Vice President) was awarded with a Life Membership for her outstanding service to ANZMES. Dr Ros Vallings thanked Heather for all of the time and effort she had contributed to ANZMES over her 16 year period with the organisation, with special recognition given to her accomplishments in her role as President over the last 10 years. Ros outlined Heather’s many accomplishments including organising lecture tours for visiting international doctors and specialists, creating information sheets about ME/CFS, lobbying the government, organising a conference in the southern hemisphere for doctors and specialists, her contributions to the Meeting Place Magazine and also helping in the distribution of resources to doctors throughout NZ. Ros said that Heather has provided a fantastic face for ANZMES. Dr Vallings then went on to present Heather with a Life Membership Award which features a Royal Albatross, the symbol for ANZMES.