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‘Delicious fare and lively conversation in a lovely setting; a perfect Sunday afternoon’

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On October 16 in Brazieira, Afternoon Tea was served in the garden of Alan and Pam Winn with views over Rocha de Pena National Park. Afternoon Tea was invented when the 7th Duchess of Bedford found it difficult to last without something to eat between Lunch and Dinner. After eating sandwiches, Devonshire scones and clotted cream, and cakes, washed down with speciality teas, sparkling wine and soft drinks, visitors were heard to declare that they had no room for Dinner. Some suggested that it was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon and requested a future event. 360€ was raised to support the RC Silves Education Fund.

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Eigelstein Brass Quintet Concert a Resounding Success

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The Charity Concert held on Sunday 18 September at the Teatro Mascerenhas in Silves was hailed as a great success by all.

Thanks to the generosity of the Silves Camera in providing the venue and Blevins Franks Weath Management for sponsoring the event over 2100€ was raised by those attending by having a wonderful time listening to the fabulous music performed by the Eiglestein Brass Quintet in the delightful theatre. The members of the quintet took time to introduce each piece and mingled with the audience at the interval. Thanks to them and the audience for making it such a successful evening.

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Fundraising success at Isabel’s Garden Party

Collage in the garden 1Rotarians and friends enjoyed an afternoon of fun and fundraising in the garden of Isabel Flores’s home near Silves, on 25 August. Isabel’s shady garden offers views over the Silves countryside and guests enjoyed a wide array of lovely food in this gorgeous setting.  A quiz about Portugal caused alot of laughter as guests battled with questions about the personalities and history of this beautiful country.  The event was in aid of supporting those suffering with cancer and raised 600€.  Dr Margarida Damasceno, Directora de Servico, Hospital de S Joao in Porto was on hand to accept the donation on the hospital’s behalf. RC Silves also has a project  which encourages people to focus on environmental issues and as part of this project three new trees were planted in Isabel’s garden by Alan Winn, Sheena Rawcliffe and the RC Silves President David Trubshaw. Thank you Isabel for a lovely afternoon.

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3 October, Sonora Saxophone Quartet Concert:

This will be our fourth concert at this delightful venue. The Casa da Cultura  in Silves is an intimate venue with a Moorish garden ideal for enjoying an evening of music.

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The evening will start with drinks and canapés before guests are treated to an uplifting programme of music by the Sonora Saxophone Quartet. The programme is similar to our sell out saxophone concert in 2013 where the artists performed a mixture of classical and contemporary music.

Programme

J.S. Bach                           – Concerto Italien

J.B Singelé                        – Premier Quatuor pour Saxophones

George Gershwin            – Rhapsody in Blue

Intermission  (20 minutes)

Piazzolla                             – Historie du Tango

Dvorak                               – Amerikanisches Quartett

Tickets will be available shortly for a minimum donation of €15. For those of you who have supported and enjoyed these events before, this is a date for the diary for you and your friends. This is definitely one not to miss! Contact info.rotarysilves@gmail.com to reserve a ticket.

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16 March, Presenting Silves Sul Oscars

16 March, 20:00 Escola Silves Sul and Silves Rotary Club present the Silves Sul Oscars:

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The students of Silves Sul and Wildern School (UK) are waiting with anticipation for the announcement of the winners at this first Oscar Ceremony in the Algarve. The event will take place in the Centro Pastoral in Pera. Judges which include the British Ambassador to Portugal will present the winners with the Oscars from a short list of nominees. The students have been working hard to produce work using a variety of digital media. There are nominees in categories such as Best Short Film, Best Photography, Best Soundtrack and many more. Each winner will be presented with their own statuette and a prize. Thank you to Projection Dreams for sponsoring the prizes. Students from Silves Sul will travel to the UK in July to the Wildern School Oscar Ceremony.
If you would like to attend the ceremony please ring our President Alan Winn on 913595067

Dinner Dance Success

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On the 14 February, members and guests enjoyed a lovely evening together at the Restaurant Ponte Romano in Silves. We would like to thank all Rotarians and friends who contributed to this fundraising event. The event total was €1000 which will go towards support for the digital media project with the Escolas de Silves Sul. Guests were entertained by Sandie and the Easy Street Band. Thanks also to Andre and Sue Winstanley, Sue and David Butler Cole, Felicity Thoet and David Trubshaw for organising such a great event.

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Amazing Mince Pies and Mulled Wine

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Amazing!  That is the only way to describe the amount of money raised at the Mince Pies and Mulled Wine event held at the home of Sue and Andre Winstanley.  Visitors were not on treated to some delicious mulled wine and mince pies but to our surprise a whole range of savouries and other deserts as well.  Thanks to the generosity of those attending in not only making an entry donation but also taking part in the raffle and tombola the amount raised was €835.  Visitors had a chance to start their christmas celebrations early, enjoy good company and be satisfied that all of the money raised would be added to the growing amount to help the Oncology Association of the Algarve purchase a new mobile breast cancer screening unit.

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And dont forget the tombola!

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Celebration of the Digital Media Project a Success

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Students, parents, Rotarians and Friends of Rotary gathered to see the 16 short films produced by the students of Escolas Silves Sul during the first year of the Digital Media Project. The films included the six films shortlisted for the Wildern School´ Oscars in Southampton in July. The students that travelled to the UK for the ceremony were present and the evening was a celebration of their success. The audience were entralled by the films and astounded that the students had achieved so much with so little equipment.  The evening started with wine and nibbles and guests had an opportunity to talk with students and staff about the impact of the project. Pam Winn gave a short presentation about the project to see the presentation click here http://prezi.com/embed/etm7ui2efrzq/?bgcolor=ffffff&lock_to_path=1&autoplay=0&autohide_ctrls=0&features=undefined&token=undefined&disabled_features=undefined. This is the first of many events to support the continuation of the project and €230 was raised from donations.  It is hoped to expand the project to more students this year and to hold the first Oscar ceremony on the Algarve in March. The Algarve Oscars will be hosted by Escola Silves Sul and a group of students from Wildern School will travel to the Algarve and will enter their films for the Algarve Oscars.

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Amendoeira Golf Day Success

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15 June 2014 Charity Golf Tournament Amendoeira Golf Resort:

The golf day at the fabulous Amendoeira Golf Resort took place on the hottest day of the year so far, however, that did not prevent golfers of all abilities turning in some very good scores on the difficult Faldo course.  Comments from golfers included “a great day for a good cause” as they tucked into a very nice lunch in the clubhouse after the game.  Although with fewer numbers than expected a very respectable €1800 was raised to be used to help the Oncology Association of the Algarve with their cancer prevention programme.  Grateful thanks to all who helped organise the event and those too who took part.

Looking forward to next year!

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Pasú Delight

The Pasú Quintet delighted the audience at the Casa da Cultura Islâmica e Mediterrânica in Silves with their exciting and varied performance. The evening started with drinks and canapés in the moorish gardens

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before guests are treated to:

W.A.Mozart – Fantasie,

Félix Mendelssohn – Quintette,

Maurice Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin,

Antonín Dvořák – Streichquartett

György Ligeti – Six Bagatelles  More detailed Programme

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€ 1192 was raised from the evening and all profits will go to support Silves Rotary Club’s Education Programmes.

We are extremely grateful to the Câmara Municipal de Silves for the loan of such a lovely venue and to Silves Sul Students for their efficient and friendly service.

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