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           The AGM took place on April                               MAYO
        20th. As this was an election year a
        new committee was elected with                       By MAUREEN BOURKE
        some new faces. Jerome Burke
        remains as Chairperson for another
        term, along with Mary Young as     The Mayo branch is
        Treasurer and Kevin Galvin as PRO.  continuing to thrive, and had
        Louise Galvin was elected as new   a very successful Organ
        Branch Secretary and Dermot        Donor Awareness Week. The
        Glynn as new Board member.         weather was in our favour,
           The branch would like to take   and, despite all the bad press
        this opportunity to thank Jerome   nationwide that charitable
        for his outstanding services       organisations have received,
        representing our branch at national  the support from the public
        level for the past six years. We   for the IKA was just as good
        would also like to thank outgoing  as last year, which is very
        Secretary, Maureen Allen, for her  encouraging.
        years of dedicated work for the       A special thanks to the
        branch.                            Mayo Branch Secretary,
                                           Maureen Bourke, for co-
        GET WELL                           ordinating ODAW in
           Get well wishes are extended to  Mayo...we’d be lost without
        Carol Stanley, Liam and Kathleen   her!
        Swaine, Eamon O’Meara and             During the week a Mass
        Noreen Gleeson who are all unwell  was held in Knock Shrine for
        at this time.                      all transplanted patients. The
                                           Mass was organised by
        CONDOLENCES                        Bernadette McNeive and
           We would like to extend our     Monica Morley, who is
        sincere condolences to Mona        involved with the Faith Alive    Matthew McNieve and members of the Mayo branch
        Gleeson, branch member on the      programme at Mid West                   at the Mass in Knock Shrine
        loss of her brother John Reed,     Radio.
        Rath, Birr and also to Kevin Galvin,  The celebrant was Fr. Richard Gibbons and the speaker was Bernadette
        PRO on the passing of his uncle    McNeive, speaking about her son Matthew, who received a kidney transplant.
        Eamon Hayes, Portumna, Galway.        This event was well attended and the patients and relatives were able to
        Ar dheis Dé go Raibh a anam dílis.  appreciate the updated Basilica, with the splendid new mural of the apparition,
                                           a sight to behold.
           We would like to thank the         We recently held our AGM and the members elected were:
        people of Offaly, and our
                                                                         Board Member:     Lisa Mellon
        volunteers, for their generosity of
                                                                              Chairperson:     Marie Mellon
        time and money during ODAW. It
                                                                   Secretary/Treasurer:     Maureen Bourke
        was a very successful week in
        Offaly. Without your help this     Here’s to a lovely summer for all the IKA branches.
        would not be possible. ‘Thank you’.

           Congratulations to John
        Glennon, Rhode on receiving his
        kidney transplant.
        BEST OF LUCK
           The branch would like to wish
        Kim Heavin and Tanya Tracey all the
        best as they take part in the
        Women’s Mini Marathon on the
        5th June.

           Our next monthly meeting will
        be held on Thursday, September
        14th at 8pm sharp in the Tullamore
                                                            Mayo members collecting during Organ Donor Awareness Week
        Court Hotel.
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