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Champagne, Pies and Tarts Lunch


On February 4, 2017 from 12.00, Rotarians and friends of Rotary Silves are invited to a Champagne, Pies and Tarts charity lunch at the home of David and Sue Butler Cole in Vale Fuzeiros. Enjoy a glass of champagne and a delicious two course, hot and cold buffet lunch of pies, quiches and tarts.  Beer and soft drinks are also included. Guests are asked to donate at least €15. Your donation will help Castelo de Sonhos continue their vital work – the supply and distribution of food and other essential items, to support the very poorest families and elderly, in the rural areas in the Silves community.

Booking Essential

Telephone Sue 282 330 242/ 933 374 865 or e-mail

Directions to venue are supplied when you make your booking. Invitation

Mulled Wine and Minced Pies

Saturday December 17 was also a busy day for Silves Rotary Club, with some members offering Mulled Wine and Mince Pies to visitors at The Lady in Red Art Gallery in Lagoa.  Donations amounted to over €200 which is being allocated to Silves Rotary’s Cancer Support Fund.  Susana Guerreiro from Banco Alimentar joined Silves Rotary at the art gallery and received a cheque from President David Trubshaw.


Shoeboxes and Food for Castelo dos Sonhos

Friends of RC Silves joined with members and filled shoeboxes with Christmas goodies again this year to be distributed to the old of the Silves area by Castelo de Sonhos. Food is also in short supply this year with EU funding cuts, so members and friends also contributed extra food. David Butler Cole and his wife Sue took delivery of our contribution on behalf Castelo de Sonhos. Thanks to all those who worked hard to bring a little Christmas joy.

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Christmas Lunch

A busy day for RC Silves as Rotarians and friends gathered for Christmas Lunch. We were pleased to welcome the governor Abilio Lopes and his wife Isabel, who had spent the morning with the board reviewing the club’s activities. Representatives from the Bombeiros and Casa de Povo also joined us for lunch.

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During the lunch, David Trubshaw presented Comandante Rui Lopes and Jose´ Gançalo Duarte with a cheque for €1150 to thank them for so gallantly fighting the fires this summer and protecting the properties of local friends in and around Monchique.



A great time was had by all with crackers, party hats and with President David Trubshaw’s renowned riddle quiz.

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