We have been most fortunate to have had two outstanding couples devote an extraordinary amount of their lives to im- proving the outcomes for people with LUPUS. On behalf of all present and past members I wish to thank Bruce and Col- leen McCormack and Vic and Denise Hartas for their out- standing work in building the Lupus Association of Tasmania.
During their commitment over the years, individually and collectively they have worked on all aspects of our organiza- tion. The skill they have brought to all their roles is far reaching and enormous; President, secretary, treasurer, com- mittee member, regional co-ordinator, mentor, educator, publicists, conference and Lupus awareness week organis- ers, fundraisers research co-ordinator, political advocate, li- brary and information gather and dispenser, caterers (dishwashers), and general organisers extraordinaire.
Having made this list I smile as I think that I am sure they could add a few more roles that I might have overlooked. They will certainly be missed and our supporters have rallied to fill the gap. We wish them all better health and time to enjoy retirement. Whenever you can we will still welcome your input and participation.
We wish them the very best.
They will be our friends for ever. President: Lois Beckwith