Page 40 - Support Magazine Summer 2017
P. 40


           Our AGM was held on April
        18th in the Sligo Park Hotel. It
        was with great reluctance that
        we accepted the resignation of  Sligo branch Committee members: (back) Charmaine Button, Mary Davey, Eileen Nolan, Helen Sproule; (front): Sean Fowley, Charlene
        Michael McHugh from the       Davey, Ita Leydon, Marie Fowley, Michael McHugh, Ger Jenkins, Bernie McHugh and Thomas Fallon; (missing from photo: Stephen
        Board of Directors, but fully  Mullen).
        understand that Michael has a
        lot of other commitments to
        fulfill. Michael has done trojan
        work for our branch and we
        were delighted that he agreed
        to stay on as our Chairman. We
        welcomed the proposal to have
        our vice Chairperson, Marie
        Fowley, to take up the position
        as our new Board Member. We
        have every confidence that
        Marie will give 100%
        commitment in her new role.
           Marie is such a fantastic
        ambassador for the IKA. She is
        very knowledgeable on the     Sean Fowley, Marie Fowley, Michael McHugh and Ger Jenkins attending a civic reception, celebrating 50 years of the Diabetes Association
        subjects of renal failure and  in Ireland.
        transplantation, having been
        on dialysis herself and also  celebrate 50 years of Diabetes Ireland.
        undergoing a double           The event was held on May 11th in the
        transplant. Marie underwent a  offices of Sligo Co Council. A very
        kidney and pancreas transplant  enjoyable evening was had by all.
        six years ago and is now living  DONATION
        her life to the absolute max. I  A donation of €160 was received from
        don't think I have ever met a  the family and friends of the late Martha
        busier woman!                 Johnson formely of Gurteen Co Sligo,
           The following officers were
        elected:                      who passed away on February 11th, in
                                      Portugal. Martha had a kidney transplant
               Board Member:
                                      37 years ago. The kidney was fully
           Marie Fowley (newly elected)  functioning right up until Martha's
                                      passing. Martha received the ‘gift of life’
           Michael McHugh (8th term)  from her brother Kevin Johnson who is
               Vice Chairman:
           Marie Fowley ( 2nd term)   still enjoying a very healthy and active life.
                                      DIARY DATE
           Geraldine Jenkins (8th term)  On Friday September 1st at 7pm we
                                      will have a Service of Remembrance and
            Bernie McHugh (8th term)
                                      Thanksgiving at our Garden in Doorly
        THANK YOU                     Park. The date will also mark the first
        Thank you to the Sligo Diabetic  anniversary of the opening of the garden.  Patrick Cleary, Kilglass, Co. Sligo presented Frank Burke with
        branch for their kind invitation  Please come along with your family and  a cheque for €615 at the Renal Support Centre, Beaumont
        to attend a Civic Reception to  friends.                              Hospital, proceeds from a draw he held.
        40                                     IKA S UPPOR T S UMMER 2017
   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45