From the time the group was founded most Committee Members are those who have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Because of the unpredictability of symptoms of this condition, we have tried to maintain a large Committee to minimize the workload on each Committee Member. All Committee Members work voluntarily and are rewarded by the fact that Fibro & Us - Fibromyalgia Support Group provides education, support, raising awareness and networking opportunities for several thousand people throughout Western Australia.
To help take the load of our Committee Members we decided that everyone would have a role but we would work as a team to achieve our goals. These positions include:
Helping Hands Coordinator
Loyalty Program Manager
Fitness Group Coordinator
Information Session Coordinator
Unmask Fibromyalgia Masquerade Ball Coordinator
Wellbeing Services Coordinator
To make sure we reach our goals and aims the committee generally meets for 4 hours once a week for a work day and a committee meeting once a month. As we are spread far and wide our committee members are able to SKYPE into a meeting. Even though the committee works hard Michelle states that family & health always comes first. As a committee member, there are always different workshops and training available to improve themselves.