On Tuesday 13th September the Algarve Senior Bikers headed off for a trip to the Santa Clara Barragem, with lunch in Santana de Serra, organised by John Redding, Alain Balouzet and John Wittey.
The Meeting Point was Restaurante Cruzamento near Sao Marcos on the the old Lisbon Road.
The 7th Annual afpop-Medal Insurance Open Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday 14th September at the Penina Championship Course.
A shotgun start at 8.24 saw 62 players head off into the sunshine in excellent spirits, with the course freshly watered by previous day’s rain.
A tiny group of committed life drawers gather each Thursday morning in Olhão to study the naked body, draw it and try to understand varying approaches to drawing.
This group opens its arms to new participants, either beginners or artists. New drawers get as much help as they need. We all understand the courage, faith and love needed to make good art and prize highly all attempts at this most difficult of endeavours.
The setting up of a new group in the evenings and/or in a different town would also be a very pleasant prospect, so please get in touch if you have a glimmer of interest and I hope I can nurture it.
There is always a need for new models, male and female, too.
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A significant milestone was recently reached when the Algarve Wednesday Walkers (AWW) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their foundation.
The Group was founded in 1996 by the late Maurice Clyde who decided there should be a separate section of his already existing Saturday Walkers for those wanting more serious walking.
The new Committee, elected in May, was honoured that its first event, the End of Summer Party on 3 September, was attended by Her Excellency Orla Tunney, Irish Ambassador to Portugal and her husband Dr Bruce McIntosh.
Her Excellency enjoyed moving from table to table chatting to members and their guests. She discovered that the Chairman’s wife is from her own part of Dublin and she also spoke to people from nearby districts as well as those from further afield.
During a very warm week in August, AAMA (Adapted Motor Activity Association) held its first ever summer camp in the Algarve. Primarily funded by the Rotarian’s Wine Appreciation Fellowship (RWAF), the association was able to provide a day camp to benefit and support the families in the Algarve with special needs children. AAMA is very active in the Lisbon area and is making an effort to expand its area of activities.
Due to the extremely warm weather the ASB did not participate in the usual organised monthly ride. Instead on the 18th of August group member Mike Sanders organised an excellent and social lunch at the Moto Clube in Faro.
Algarve Senior Bikers were pleased to welcome Mark, Jorge and Peter from iMERGENCIES - ECDE International.
Espiche Golf celebrated its third anniversary on July 9th with a party for more than 220 guests and colleagues.
It was an occasion for Espiche to show its appreciation to its partners in the tourism business, its clients, club members, service providers and supplier for the ccontinuous support it has received since the early days.