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NAAFA Concludes Successful 2014 Conference

NAAFA has concluded another successful annual event during which the restructuring of the Board of Directors and the addition of a new board member were announced.

 
PRLog - Aug. 13, 2014 - FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- On August 10th, NAAFA concluded another successful annual event held this year in the Washington, DC area and hosted by NAAFA-Capital Chapter.  Although this conference was overshadowed by the loss of NAAFA’s Chairman of the Board Jason Docherty, who passed away on July 28, 2014, NAAFA members rose above their sorrow and worked to continue the fight for Equality at Every Size.

The NAAFA Board of Directors met prior to the conference in order to make some of the tough decisions that needed to be made in order to move forward.  We are proud to announce that Phyllis Warr will assume the responsibilities of Interim Chairperson of the Board, Peggy Howell has been named Vice Chair along with her Public Relations responsibilities, Donna Frey will serve as Membership Director and Darliene Howell has joined the Executive Board as NAAFA Secretary and Research Specialist. NAAFA Treasurer and NAAFA-Capital Chapter President Tony Harrell was instrumental in the 2014 conference and its success.

Board members appealed to the NAAFA membership to consider volunteering their talents to serve on the NAAFA Board of Directors or to suggest and help manage projects that might increase membership and fundraising so that NAAFA will not only survive but thrive as we move forward.

First time attendees and longtime members alike walked away from our time together feeling appreciated, accepted and hopeful for the future of the size acceptance movement.

Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.

On the web:  http://www.naafa.org

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