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Isabel’s Fundraiser 25 August 16:00

Isabels Fund Raiser

Isabel Flores invites rotarians and friends to enjoy an afternoon of fun and fundraising in the garden of her home near Silves, on 25 August 2016 starting at 1600. Isabel’s shady garden offers lovely views over the Silves countryside. There will be a quiz about Portugal, a free raffle and of course a feast whilst relaxing in the sun with friends. The event is in aid of cancer research and support.  Dr Margarida Damasceno, Directora de Servico, Hospital de S Joao in Porto will be on hand to chat about health and wellbeing.   A donation of €25 covers your food, drinks, raffle and entry to the quiz. Reserve your place from RC Silves Rotarians or by contacting our MOC, Alan Winn, MOC.rotarysilves@gmail.com

Triumphant Return

The returners

Tired but triumphant the students and teachers  of the Agrupomento SilvesSul returned to Portugal after 6 days in the UK attending the Wildern School Oscars in Southampton and staying with host families.  Best International Film was awarded to “Mudar de Estilio” a film produced by Class 2B, EB1 Armação de Pêra of the Agrupomento Silves Sul. There are 10 primary schools in the Agrupomento.  Mauro Coelho accepted the oscar on their behalf and thanked Wildern School and their host families for their hospitality. He also thanked Alan Winn and RC Silves for their fundraising efforts in support of the exchange.  The infant school will have a great surprise on their return to school after the summer.

Infant School Wins Best International Film Oscar

The exchange students attended Wildern School Oscars last night. After a full day at school it was a quick dash home to change into their finery for the Oscar ceremony.

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And all together…

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Best International Film was awarded to “Mudar de Estilio” a film produced by Class 2B, EB1 Armação de Pêra of the Agrupomento Silves Sul. There are 10 primary schools in the Agrupomento.  Mauro Coelho accepted the oscar on their behalf and thanked Wildern School and their host families for their hospitality. He also thanked Alan Winn and RC Silves for their fundraising efforts in support of the exchange.  The infant school will have a great surprise on their return..

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Off to the 2016 Oscars in the UK.

At the Airport

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An excited group of students and teachers gathered at Faro airport on friday  to depart on their Oscar adventure in the UK. The students are part of the film and digital media project at Silves Sul School and  movies have been entered into the Oscars at Wildern School in Southampton. Six films have been shortlisted and the group will find out whose has been chosen as Best International Film at the Wildern School’s Oscar ceremony on Monday 11 July. The event is well known in the UK and this is the third time that students from Silves Sul have submitted entries. Past President of RC Silves, Alan Winn is accompanying the students and will be awarding the Oscar for Best Animation. Silves Rotary Club has raised funds to enable this  student and teacher exchange and support for the Silves Sul Oscars.

The students will stay with English families and experience English home life. They have a full itinerary activities which includes joining their exchange partners in lessons at Wildern School.  The group returns in 6 days with an Oscar we hope!  We will be posting pictures here of their trip as they are received.

The first day is getting to know you day. But as the weather was not too good all the activities were inside. The students and their hosts were given a lesson in cooking traditional UK dishes which were consumed for lunch.

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Lunch was followed by archery. Robin Hood eat your heart out…..

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A day with the families on Sunday and then school and the Oscar ceremony.

 

Happy Handover

David M TrubshaweOver to you Over to you 2

On the 30 June we celebrated our Presidential Handover at The Holiday Inn, Armação de Pêra on the . It was a very happy occasion as rotarians and friends gathered as Outgoing President Bart van Linden passed on the Rotary chain of office to David Trubshaw, the new President of RC Silves. David is a well-known local artist and presented Bart with a copy of his book “Haiku for you”. The book contains Haikus and paintings by David. Proceeds from the sale of the book have been donated to Castelo dos Sonhos, a charity which RC Silves is proud to support.

Flag CeremonyDavid and Abilio

District Governor Abílío Lopes presented David with a tie and David gave him a gift of his Haiku books to sell with monies donated to the DG’s chosen charities. David first task in his new role was to present Honorary Members with their certificates.

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David outlined his objectives for the year and rounded of the afternoon by winning Heads and Tails..

Heads and Tails WinnersDrinks on the terresse Guests 1 Guests 2 Guests 3 Guests 4 Guests 5

We are all looking forward to Fellowship, Fun and Fundraising this year.