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           In accepting his gift Christopher  were a few skilled dancers on the  and Helen Gray.
        spoke about life on dialysis in the early  night who taught some of us less
        70’s and how truly thankful he is for  talented dancers a few moves.    REMEMBERING AND BEST WISHES
        his donor and the second chance at    After many months of planning the   We fondly remember those
        life he was given.                  Committee were overwhelmed and      members who have passed away
           As you can imagine there have    delighted to see so many come and   during the year. We are thinking of
        been many events and occasions      celebrate on the night. The Organising  their families at this time. To those in
        celebrated over the last 30 years. Our  Committee would like to thank John  our branch who have been in hospital
        ‘Reeling in the Years’ table displayed  Whelan (National Chairman) and his  recently or are unwell at home, we
        hundreds of photos taken over the   wife Una, Colin MacKenzie (National  wish you a speedy recovery.
        years and gave the opportunity for all  Treasurer) Mark Murphy (CEO) and  Let us not forget our donors at
        members to see the evolution of the  Tommy Reilly (Lord Mayor of Navan)  Christmas and remember to light a
        branch. It was also a chance for some  for attending, we were delighted you  candle at this time for them.
        of us to see how kind time has been  took the time out to help us celebrate.   And, finally, to all members of the
        to us and to remember those who are   We think all will agree it was a truly  IKA a very happy Christmas and a
        no longer with us.                  wonderful night and its success can  healthy and prosperous New Year
           Our musician on the night was    be attributed to the 150+ members   2018.
        Darren McElhinney, his collection of  who attended.                       The next meeting of the Branch will
        music from several decades ensured    The Organising Committee were:    take place in Muldoons in Ardee on
        many took to the floor to throw a few  Valerie Brady, Anne McGivney, Mary  January 9th, 2018.
        shapes and let their hair down. There  Traynor, Tom Geary, Olive Lowth    Nollaig Shona Daoibh.
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