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                                                               BY ANGELINE COOKE

        At the Annual General Meeting of the
        Galway branch Stephen O’Sullivan
        indicated that he wished to step down
        from the position as Branch
        Chairperson. Stephen gave sterling
        service to the Branch and also played
        a major role on the Board of the IKA
        and served as National Chairman and
        later as National Treasurer.         Mayor of Galway, Michael Connolly presented a cheque for €3,650 to Eoin Madden, part-proceeds from the Mayoral Ball.
           During his chairmanship the Annual
        Service of Remembrance and            This year the Mayoral Ball,
        Thanksgiving was held in Galway     organised by the then Mayor of
        Cathedral which was attended by     Galway, Michael Connolly, nominated
        President Michael D. Higgins and this  the  IKA to be one of the chosen
        was followed by the official opening  charities to benefit from the proceeds
        of the ‘Circle of Life’ Garden in   from the event. Michael’s daughter
        Salthill. The Cathedral was filled to  Anne Marie, had a kidney transplant
        capacity on what was a beautiful day.  many years ago and she helped in
           Sadly during Stephen’s term of   organising the Ball.
        office his lovely wife Maura passed   Angeline Cooke again organised an
        away. May her gentle soul rest in   Exhibition of Watercolours, Oils and
        peace. He was a great supporter of  Paintings on Silk, which she called
        the European and World Transplant   ‘Anseo is Ansiud ‘ (‘Here and There’).
        Games. We wish him a happy          Her work was in great demand with
        retirement.                         practically a 100% sell out. Angeline
                                            divided the proceeds between the
                                            Galway branch and the Dialysis Arts
                                            Programme at Merlin Park Hospital,
                                                                                 Galway branch Chairperson Eoin Madden with his wife
                                            Galway.                                   Michelle at the County Mayoral Ball.

        Eoin Madden, Angeline Cooke, Marielle Macleman (Visual
        artist) and Margaret Flannery (Arts Director, University  Angeline Cooke presenting the cheque to Galway branch Chairperson Eoin Madden. Also present are Peadar Ó hIci,
        Hospital, Galway.                   Angeline, Bernie Coyle, Chris Curley and Mary Ryan.
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