AIRC Cookery Competition Gala Dinner

AIRC Cookery Competition Gala DinnerA Gala Dinner was held at the Conrad Algarve on Wednesday to celebrate the efforts of the students and staff of Escola EB 2/3 Dr Antonio de Sousa Agostinho, Almancil and Escola Dra Laura Ayres Quarteira who participated in the 2019 cookery competition sponsored by Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) and the Conrad Algarve Hotel.

Algarve Senior Bikers March Meander

The view at AlteThe pretty village of Querenca is always a popular place for a coffee break and the Algarve Senior Bikers always get a nice welcome from Rosa, who has the the café facing the church in the village centre.

Saint Patrick's Society Dinner Dance

Saint Patrick's Society Dinner DanceMarch 17th is the feast day of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. On Saturday 16th the St. Patrick’s Society of the Algarve held a dinner dance at the Pestana Viking hotel in Armaçao de Pera to celebrate the occasion.
The event was widely acclaimed as a great success with 82 members and guests attending the party. This number well exceeded the last few years and would indicate a current resurgence of interest in the society and its activities, no doubt due to the sterling efforts of the Committee of Neil Rodgers, Teresa Ferreira and Mary Vaughan.

A Visit From The Rotary International District Governor

A Visit From The Rotary International District GovernorEstoi Palace International Rotary Club (RCEPI) was delighted to receive a visit from Ilda Braz of RC Ponta Delgada, Açores our Rotary International District Governor (DG). This is an opportunity for the Club to show the DG work that has been done in the local community and internationally. During the visit the DG gave the Club a Certificate of Merit for the funds donated to the End Polio Now campaign, following a successful sponsored bike ride last November. 

Algarve Senior Bikers February Ride

Algarve Senior Bikers February RideTwenty six members turned up for the latest rideout on a clear and sunny day reaching 19 c. There were 2 groups led by Ulf Kollbratt and Stan Green ably assisted by Bob Chesters and Claus Aabo, who stood in for Fritz Norrgard who was unwell.

St. Patrick's Society Putting Competition 2019

St. Patrick's Society Putting Competition 2019On Friday the 8th February, 40 members and guests of the St.Patrick's Society of the Algarve, gathered at Balaia golf village in Albufeira for the Society's annual putting competition.
This year three players finished the course with the same score of 35 strokes each.

Burns Supper 2019 in Silves

Burns Supper 2019 in SilvesThe Saint Andrew’s Society of the Algarve duly held their Burns Supper at the Ponte Romana restaurant in Silves on Saturday 26 January. The Supper was a resounding success with over 130 participants.
As usual, bagpiper Malcolm MacGillivray got the evening off to a scintillating start by welcoming guests into the restaurant. Guests enjoyed a glass or two of excellent bubbly arranged by Joaquim Tinoco of Catuna & Silva. The restaurant, which has had a very welcome makeover, has been used for this event for many years and is now well practised in preparing and serving the traditional Macsween haggis, tatties and neeps.

ASB Members brave the January cold

ASB Members brave the January coldIt doesn't happen very often in the Algarve but the motorcycle riders of the Algarve Senior Bikers had to delve into their wardrobes and find their winter riding gear for the ride on Tuesday 22nd January.
Unusually low temperatures especially in the hills meant a few extra layers made for a more enjoyable day out.