President Message

Dear EOA Members, dear friends,

60th Anniversity of IA

During the weekend of 16 – 17 April 2016 IA (the Ileostomy and International Pouch Support Group) celebrated their 60th anniversity.

I was invited by the Board of IA to attend this special meeting in Hinkley, United Kingdom. It was very special for me to be together with more than 200 ileostoma patients, members of IA. Continue reading “President Message”

IA national secretary and office relocation

Change of IA national secretary and office relocation now complete.

Rochford, 2nd March 2016, Following the retirement of Anne Demick, IA National Secretary, IA is pleased to announce the appointment of Jackie King. Jackie joins IA with a strong background in administration management having worked in both the public and private sectors, at senior level, for many years. Jackie moved into the charity sector in recent years, working at both a national and local level, for a UK-based charity, from where she joins IA.

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The 40th Anniversary of ILCO Österreich in Vienna

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The 40th Anniversary of ILCO Österreich in Vienna

At least 150 ostomates, some of them with the husband or the wife or with a son or a daughter, wanted to rally round their Association for its 40th Anniversary. And that was already an expression of affection for the Association which did not make them to feel alone and that gave them the confidence to be supported when they need and also the possibility to know other ostomates and other friends. But, really, let’s not forget, behind any organization, especially behind the voluntary associations, there are always people and their thank was directed to all the persons who leaded ILCO Österreich during its 40 years of life: now, they are Susanne Deimel and Margit Kirnbauer (respectively president and secretary of ILCO Österreich) above all, but also the other helping persons like Gerda Karner (president of the Vienna’s club) and all the others that I do not know.

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President Message

Dear EOA Members, dear friends,

It has been too long since I wrote a President’s Message for our website.  As I look out the window I see the beautiful summer weather, but alas, I need to stay inside and do some work!

Time flies ….. and in about four months, on 3rd of October, we’ll celebrate World Ostomy Day (WOD) 2015.  This is a special day for all of us as it draws attention to the needs of ostomy patients in your own country and worldwide also. Continue reading “President Message”

President Message

Dear EOA Members, dear friends,

As I write this message, the year 2014 is nearly history!  It was a wonderful year and with pleasure I look back at what has happened.  It was great to meet so many of you in Krakow. Thanks to POL-ILKO for a very well organized Congress.

Anne Demick produced the minutes of the meeting of the House of Delegates in Krakow and a short report of the EOA congress.  Maria Hass from the contact office in Germany will send you these documents separately. Continue reading “President Message”