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Our President’s Birthday

David Trubshaw celebrated his birthday 80th Birthday this month.

50 family members and guests joined him on the 27 May to celebrate.  David has worked hard this year with schools around the Algarve on his art projects and some of fabulous results were on display, a wonderful series of collages of sardines 30 in all, produced by local primary school children. BJ Boulter, paintings of Monchique, also displayed some of her paintings to the delight of the guests who admired the elephants in the palm trees.

Guests were treated to food, fun and fellowship and of course birthday cake, helped along by David’s whimsical humour.  Many tributes were made to him and his work for Rotary.  Donations on the day and the auction of one of David’s more unusual art works raised 1000€ for Castelo de Sonhos.

Watch out for his latest Art Project – Painting & Poetry launched earlier this year.  Students have been asked to paint a picture and write a poem. A book of the top 50 paintings and poems will be published and a donation made from sales of the book to the local charity Casa do Povo de Sao Bartolomeu de Messines.

Happy Birthday David