Sunday, 26 March 2017
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Pete Duffell, 1943 - 2015Sadly, Pete Duffell lost his long battle with cancer recently and will long be remembered by his ASB fellow bikers, and was and always will be an inspiration to us all.

Pete's wife, Rosalinde, rode out with the ASB's on October 14th on a memorial ride in the hills near Sao Marcos de Serra.

The AIRC visit The Rotary Club of Cork, IrelandThe President of the Rotary Club of Cork, Ireland Mary O'Shea, a frequent visitor to The Algarve is always a welcome guest at Almancil International Rotary Club's (AIRC) meetings. When earlier this year Mary invited members to attend the Rotary Club of Ireland's District Conference, members, including AIRC President Uschi Kuhn together with AIRC members Dorothy & John Slatter, Alice Krings, Madeline Maher and Claire Busbridge immediately began making plans for the trip.

Algarve Senior Bikers visit mountains and beachOn Thursday 10th September the members of the ASB rode through the mountains towards the Alentejo before returning to the Faro Beach for lunch.

During the morning organiser Mike Sanders took the group on a lovely ride through the hills from Boliqueime via Malhão to Dogueno for a coffee break before returning south on the twisty road to Sao Bras de Alportel, and on down to Faro arriving at the Faro Beach Restaurante "O Paquete" just in time for lunch.

POrtuguese Chamber of CommerceFor the Chamber News this month, and details of previous and fortrhcoming events, please CLICK HERE.



This 2015 AIRC Student ExchangeAlmancil Rotary Club’s (AIRC) first woman President Uschi Kuhn started her official duties last Sunday at Faro Airport when she sent off Bruna Honrado, the first of the seven students being sent on exchange visits this summer.

First woman President for the AIRCFounded in 2006, Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) was the first International Rotary Club in Portugal. Using English as the official language for meetings, the club soon attracted members from all over Europe and beyond.

On Wednesday evening at the Conrad Hotel, the club welcomed its first woman President, Uschi Kuhn.

Deadly Nightcap - a truly professional performanceThe curtains pull back, the lights come up and the scene is set. And what a truly professional set it was too. First impressions superb, the audience applauded and the actors delivered.

Francis Durbridge was widely recognised as a master of the verbal cliff-hanger. He published 35 novels and wrote several radio and television series.
When the Algarveans Experimental Theatre chose Deadly Nightcap, I was expecting the typical whodunit - with respectable, middle-class people getting themselves involved in murder and trying to wriggle out of their seemingly inextricable plight.

5th Anniversary Ride and Lunch for ASBThe motorcycle riders of the Algarve Senior Bikers celebrated the 5th year of the group's existence with a special ride and lunch at Restaurant O Encontro at the Carvoeiro Tennis Club.

The members of the group, which was founded in 2010 by David Shirley, met in Silves for a ride through the hills around the Odalouca Dam north of Silves. David led the ride with assistance of Steve Wills and finished at the tennis club for a lovely lunch on the outside terrace of O Encontro, which was finished off with the coffee and superb cakes made by David's wife Dee.