Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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New Van for Vale Silves Community Centre, BoliquiemeThe Social and Community Centre of Vale Silves, Boliqueime, provides support to the local community in various ways. Its principal objective is to help and support unemployed families but its scope is wide and far reaching. The team there provide information, occupational workshops, social and cultural events, transport, youth clubs, activities for the elderly, and much more. It relies heavily on donations to keep going. 

The Centre desperately needed a new van to continue transport of the elderly and infirm, plus daily food deliveries to families within the Loule area. The Council committed to funding 50% but needed help with the remaining 50%. The Wolf Valley Charity stepped in with an offer of assistance, and they asked Rotary Club Estoi Palace International if it would also like to contribute.

Boavista Golf deliver funds raised to NECI2015 proved to be a successful fund raising year for Derek Sells and the members of Boavista Golf and Spa Resort. The Captain’s Charity Day, held on 13th June, attracted 58 players and together with various events staged throughout the year, the sum of €11322.40€ was raised – an impressive achievement.

During the course of the year, the club also raised additional funds through organising events such as quiz nights, race nights and bingo evenings.

Jogos de Quelfes holds first equestrian eventThe Jogos de Quelfes, under Dr. Gustavo Marcos, has organised for the last 7 years various sporting events in the Algarve, together with support from the councils, destined for children. However, on 22nd April the first equestrian event was held at Pinetrees Almancil and enjoyed by 25 children and young adults, all with learning disabilities and also some with physical impairment. 

The event was supported by valued members of the community – Sponsors Mapro Real Estate, Rood Construction, Algarve Fine Food and children´s charity ACCA, together with a large host of volunteers and associations who made the day possible to be enjoyed by the riders and their families.

The São Louenço Choir raise €2800 for charityThe São Louenço Choir was formed in January 2013. Numbers vary, but currently the choir has around 40 members from different nationalities with a mix of sopranos, altos and baritones under the musical direction of Joyce Whitelaw. Their diverse repertoire ranges from jazz/swing through to classical.
The choir is based in the São Lourenço Cultural Centre.

Goldra NOW...what's happening at Goldra this week?Week of 11th April 2016.
Dogs in residence: 120 ?
Dogs adopted this year: 35
Dogs to be adopted this month: 2 to date.

Cutting the 23rd anniversary cake are four past presidents of the club (from left) Bart van Linden, Sheena Rawcliffe, Isabel Flores, and Alan Winn.Silves Rotary Club celebrated its 23rd anniversary recently with a dinner and presentation at The Garden Deck, Oceanico’s Amendoeira Golf Clubhouse. Guests included Incoming District Governor (IDG) Abílio Lopes, British Vice Consul Clive Jewell along with Rotarians and friends.

Bart van Linden, President of Silves Rotary, presented a check for over 2000€ to Margarida Trindade from UNIR – an association that takes care of those who are mentally disadvantaged.

Grand fundraiser raises over a grand!The Atlantic Piano Bar in Vilamoura and Vila Sol Golf course were the venues for a grand fund-raising event on Sunday 20 March.
A total of 1,250 Euros was raised for charities supported by Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC). The day began with sixteen golfers playing in glorious sunshine, followed by an evening of quizzing at the Atlantic Bar.

ACCA pulls the rabbit out of the hatOver Easter weekend, the ACCA took part in the fun of the Easter celebrations at Quinta Shopping, raising funds through its raffle (thanks to sponsors ArtCatto, Equilibrio Décor, The Conrad Louro restaurant, Casavostra, and the Estetica salons), and a number of stalls for the visiting kiddies to enjoy. Decorate an egg, make you own bunny mask, find the chick, pin the tail on the rabbit, decorate a cup cake were just a few of the options available.