The Saint Andrew’s Society of the Algarve duly held their Burns Supper at the Ponte Romana restaurant in Silves on Saturday 27 January. The Supper was a resounding success with 140 participants.
On Tuesday the 23rd of January the Algarve Senior Bikers held their New Year's ride. This ride had been postponed from the previous week, due to the heavy rains and high winds in the area.
Pierre Caeiro has been appointed the new head of the English Freemasons in Portugal. He was invested during a meeting of the Lagos based Lodge of Discoveries held at the Tivoli Hotel, Lagos on Thursday 18th January.
Training re-starts in Lagoa next Thursday, 11th January at 17.30h. Rugby promotes respect, discipline, personal development and team ethics, which are skills that kids need to get through life... why not give it a try!?
On Friday the 8th of December, I had the pleasure of hosting the Algarve Senior Bikers Christmas charity lunch, this is an annual event for members and friends of the ASB which raises funds for the Gaivota home for children and teenagers in Albufeira.
The Saint Andrew’s Society of the Algarve held another successful Saint Andrew’s Ball with 120 guests at the Penina Hotel on Saturday 25th November. Our piper Malcolm MacGillivray came out of retirement again to greet guests into the hotel and then led the parade into the ball after the champagne reception.
Another year passed, very quickly, for the Bella Acapella chorus, the only Barbershop chorus in Portugal with 32 members of 11 nationalities !
The ASB ride which took place on Wednesday 15th November, was preceded by a game of 'conkers'. After several rounds of the knockout competition there were two unbeaten players - Tim Holmes and Huw Chivers.
- Cinderella - Panto Perfect
- ASB OCTOBER 2023 RIDE
- Algarve Senior Bikers explore Douro and Paiva
- ASB Eastern Algarve September Ride, 2023
- Happy 15th Anniversary Bella Acapella !!!
- A Royal British Legion Summer lunch with an unexpected awards ceremony!
- ASB July ride to Almograve, on the Algarve west coast
- RCEPI host their Annual Presidential handover, 2023