Rotarians and friends of Rotary Silves enjoyed a charity lunch at the invitation of David and Sue Butler Cole last week. The lunch was a buffet of scrumptious savoury & sweet tarts from The Book of Old Tarts. Fifty people gathered for fundraising and good fellowship in aid of Castelo de Sonhos. Guests were asked to donate at least €10 and the amazing sum of €815 was raised. The donations will purchase school materials and basic items of hygiene for the young children of Silves. These items will be distributed to the poor families registered with the charity “Castelo de Sonhos”. Thanks must go to all those who helped to raise this fantastic total and of course to Sue and her friends for all the baking.
Rotary Clube de Silves was pleased to welcome Rotary District Governor Antonio Mendes and his lovely wife Leanor to a meeting of the club on Thursday 11 September. They spent the morning reviewing the clubs activities, membership and future plans with board members prior to attending a normal club meeting with all the members.
They were particularly interested in the clubs activities with the young of the Algarve. The movie of the final of cooking competition organised jointly with IRC Almancil was shown and the District Governor was greatly impressed with the skills and abilities of the 15 year old entrants. He has noted the date of the presentation of prizes in April next year and hopes to attend. He was also very impressed by our multimedia project and we were able to show him some of the movies made by the students of Silves Sul School. This project is also ongoing this year and we are hoping to expand it to include another Algarve school.