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Algarve Senior Bikers welcome Canadian friends

Distant ASB memebers, Madeleine and GregA special ride and lunch was organised by David Shirley on Monday September 1st to welcome the ASB's most distant member.  

Madeleine Marques was in the Algarve on holiday with her partner Greg Hartmann.

NEW Mediterranean Gardening Association

NEW Mediterranean Gardening AssociationThere is a new association in Portugal dedicated to plants and gardens of the Mediterranean climate zones created by an international group of enthusiastic gardeners: the Mediterranean Gardening Association.

The association was founded after the recent changes in national legislation. Earlier events and activities were part of the Mediterranean Garden Society, but as this had no legal status in Portugal it was necessary to form a new group in order to continue and to develop activities.

Algarve Senior Bikers Ride to Mertola

Algarve Senior BikersAlentejo blue skies and warm sunshine was the order of the day for the 29 riders of the ASB when they visited the beautiful town of Mertola on the Guadiana River for lunch. 

The ride was organised by Stan Green with the assistance of Martin Taylor. Stan leading the first half of the ride from the start in Paderne to Cachopo where a stop was made for refreshments in the shade of the vines on the terrace at the cafe in the square.

Walkin' back to happiness...

Walking FootballAnyone who remembers Helen Shapiro’s hit from fifty-three years ago qualifies to take part in the latest fitness craze sweeping the UK, and about to be introduced to the Algarve.

Walking Football, a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the over 50s, will be launched in Olhão in September.

Busy July for Algarve Senior Bikers

Brian (5th gear) Evans and daughter Jayne visiting from Australia, and riding pillion on his new Honda CBR 500ASB members started July with a cool visit to the World Superbike racing at the Autodromo do Algarve on a chilly showery weekend at the beginning of the month. The changing weather conditions made for some exciting racing.

Then there was the Moto Clube of Faro Concentration with the thousands of bikers from all over Europe.  Many ASB members attended this annual event with the spectacular closing parade through Faro on Sunday the 20th.

Silver Mask Theatre Group perform 'Garden Theatre' format

Silver Mask Theatre GroupJackie O'Grady's group showcased their "Garden Theatre" format in the tropical beer garden of the Quinta fe Figuerinha last week (3rd July).

Innovative props and clever stage management turned the stage, normally reserved for musical events, into a bleak, mid-western farmhouse. When the powerful stage lighting snapped on the audience were almost propelled into the midst of the action.

AIRC appoint first Portuguese President

José Vargas GalambaSince it was first chartered in 2006, Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) has had Presidents representing six European nationalities.
On 2 July José Vargas Galamba, AIRC’s first Portuguese President was appointed during a celebratory dinner at the Hilton Hotel Vilamoura.

Estoi Rotary Club Welcomes New President

New President - Jim BellJim Bell, a self employed business consultant, has taken over as the new president of the Rotary Club Estoi Palace International.

During a luncheon on July 1 at the Estoi Palace, the previous president Shirley Dunne was joined by Rotary International Coordinator Chris Garner, Assistant District Governor Abilio Lopes, visiting Rotarians, friends and family members, as the chain of office was officially passed to Jim who is originally from Scotland.