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A lovely lunch at Almancil

2014-02-25 13.23.10Members of Almancil International Rotary Club, RC Silves and guests gathered again this week but this time at the school in Almancil for a casual lunch to allow the students to practice their skills prior to the cookery competition with Silves Sul School. Members arrived to tables decorated in blue and white and a delightful pre dinner Almond cocktail. The students provided a lovely lunch of soup, cataplana and dessert of cream and figs (pictures). Well done Almancil the quarter finals on the 11 March should be a treat!

Congratulations Silves Sul on a Special Valentine’s Lunch

20140214_131753As part of the cookery competition preliminaries, Silves Sul Students treated IRC Almancil and RC Silves rotarians and friends to a lovely valentines dinner. Lady guests were met with roses and sparkling wine. The three course lunch was cooked entirely by the students. They can be proud of themselves as cooking is not formally taught at Silves Sul. See the Powerpoint presentation for the pictures. The lunch was also served by the students who are training to be waiters and bartenders. Well done Silves Sul this looks good for the semi finals.

Schools Cookery Competition

The Rotary clubs of Almancil & Silves have invited the Escola E B  2,3 De Almancil and Escola Silves Sul to take part in a cookery competition with the specific aim of encouraging pupils who are developing their skills in the areas of cooking , drinks making  and waiting on, for a career in Hotels, Restaurants and Bars of the Algarve and further afield.  There will be individual prizes for Best Chef team, Best Waiter and Best Bar Tender and each winner will receive a plaque and certificate in recognition of their win. Thanks to the support of the 5 star Conrad Hotel in Quinta do Lago winners will also be able to take advantage of a week of work experience at this prestigious hotel. The competition will take place during March and the prize giving will be at the joint dinner meeting of IRC Almancil and RC Silves on the 2 April at the Conrad Hilton Hotel.

Invitation Only

Mexican Train

Mexican TrainEasy to Learn and fun to play. One of the most popular domino games played in the world today. We will be holding a Mexican Train event at the Holiday Inn on 3 February at 15:00. Each player plays a chain of dominoes called a train; they may also play on the common chain called the Mexican Train. The player with the lowest points score at the end of the game wins. There are many events along the way that block the trains and make for an exciting game. Bring friends and join visitors to the Holiday Inn for some fun. A minimum donation of €5 is requested for a Mobile Breast Screening Unit for Associação Oncológica do Algarve. Email:

Essential items for Castelo dos Sonhos

IMG_5282In the New Year, Alan and David Butler Cole spent a hectic morning at Lidl’s supermarket taking advantage of offers on essential items which the poor of the community lacked. The money you have donated so far this rotary year was stretched to its limits to purchase some of the basic items such as milk, olive oil, tinned sausages and juice and much more so urgently needed. Thanks to everybody who donated through coffee mornings and other events.

Your help is still needed, if you are tidying out for spring then bear us in mind as old clothes, duvets, towels and blankets are always welcome!