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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.

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

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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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Dinner Dance Success

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Sue, Andre, Sue and David

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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Welcoming Two New Members

Happy ending

Sue Winstanley, Alan, Andre Winstanley

Club members formally welcomed Sue and Andre Winstanley to Silves Rotary Club at our evening meeting on the 28 August at the O’Barradas Restaurant near Silves. They received their pins from the President Alan Winn to the delight of their fellow Rotarians. Sue and Andre have been Rotarians before and we are looking forward to working with them to fulfil the 3 F’s, Fun, Fellowship and Fundraising.

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Visit to RC Hedge End Breakfast Rotary Club

Flag exchange

During the visit of the students and teachers to Wildern School to attend their Oscars Ceremony, President Alan Winn, the Club Secretary, Isabel Flores, new member Dr Carlos Silva, Silves Sul School principal, attended the Hedge End Breakfast Rotary Club along with the two other teachers from the Silves Sul School.  We were all made very welcome and we were asked to give a presentation about the multimedia project between the two schools.  Brian Eyley from the Hedge End Rotary Club provided accommodation for two of the visiting teachers during their 5 day stay in the UK. We would like to thank Brian for making their stay so enjoyable. Thanks also to Hedge End for their welcome and especially Past President Rosemary Hall and her husband Peter for their generous personal donation to the exchange fund.

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A Happy Handover

Flag ceremony

On Thursday last week Silves Rotary Club held its Handover Lunch at the O’Barradas Restuarant near Silves. Rotarians, friends and guests enjoyed a delightful meal and a happy time reviewing the old year and welcoming the new one. Alan Winn President for 2013/14 will continue as President for 2014/15 at the request of club members who feel that they want to consolidate the progress made this year into the coming one. Alan thanked all members for their hard work over the past year. The progress made in raising the profile of the club and Rotary whilst  increasing the fundraising was down to their hard work. The Incoming Governor for 2016/17 Abilio Lopes offered both Alan and the club congratulations on a busy year.  Members of Silves Rotary were also joined by past, incoming and new presidents from other Rotary Clubs across the Algarve, who added their congratulations.

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A gathering of friendsIntroducing the colleagues and friends

 

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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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Happy Time

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

Pasu Quintet taking a bow

€ 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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Coffee and Cake the Best Yet!

Julia and Pascal hosted a morning of coffee and cake in their home near Praia de Luz. Julia baked up storm and friends added to the spread with their own creations. The morning was in aid of Madrugada*.  Silves Rotary members and Guests enjoyed a glass of Buck’s Fizz, coffee and of course slices of delicious cakes and pastries, whilst raising money for this deserving project. Events like these are held to introduce the work of Silves Rotary Club and to gather friends in support of local causes. The event raised over €500 for Madrugada and we made many new friends. Thank you to all who made this an enjoyable if fattening event.

A nice chat

An interesting Chat

I must take some home

I must take some home

a bit of bubbly

A nice glass of bubbly

*Madrugada is the name chosen for a pioneering multi-cultural project designed to help people and their families in the Algarve to change how they live and cope with serious illness, by strengthening their general health and emotional well-being.

Fun in the Sun in Aid of UNIR

Silves Rotarians and their guests enjoyed an afternoon of fun, food and games at David Trubshaw’s home near Portimão. Penny, Jackie and David extended an invitation to Rotarians and friends to join them in their garden, for an afternoon of  fellowship in aid of UNIR*. Guests played games and won prizes and enjoyed a feast whilst relaxing in the sun with friends. Margarida Trindade of UNIR explained to guests about the project to open a support centre in Portimao and thanked them for their support. Guests donated over €1100 which will all go towards the project. A successful and happy day! Thank you to all who attended and supported the event.

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Gathering

A gathering in the shade

In the Shade

Just look at those desserts

Oh Boy Dessert

Look what I won

Look what I won

Just a little relaxation

Just a little relaxation

Just look what they do

Just Look What They Do!

 

*UNIR is an Institution serving people with mental illness. A multidisiplinary team works with patients through training programmes and occupational activities that encourage and enable them to develop interpersonal and life skills ensuring their reintegration into society. For more information on UNIR visit their website. We are concentrating this year on raising funds (newsreport) to support the renovations at their new unit in Portimao.

5 June Concert by Wind Quintet “Pasu”

CasaculturaLast year’s  concert, was the most successful yet!  Comments from our guests were ” Best event I have been to in the Algarve since we moved here”, “Lovely evening well done” and “a delightful concert and  a lovely evening”.  This year’s concert is on the 5 June at 18:30. The evening will start with drinks and canapés in the moorish gardens before guests are treated to an interesting programme of music by the quintet “Pasu”at the delightful Casa da Cultura Islâmica e Mediterrânica in Silves.

 

1mittelPasu was founded in 20 August 2008, on the occasion of ” International Summer Academy of Chamber Music Niedersachsen” of students from the four conservatories in North Rhine -Westphalia , Detmold, Dusseldorf , Essen and Cologne . The members of the ensemble , Julia Bremm (flute) , Louise Rummel (oboe) , Yousef Eisa ( clarinet), Olivia Comparot (bassoon) and Anna Katharina Swartman ( horn ), are all still studying with renowned professors in their field and are currently working in various German orchestras . They continue to expand their repertoire and present in their concerts, and chamber music for the pleasure of their audiences. This young ensemble accepted in the spring of 2011 an invitation to the festival ” 3mittelMusicales de Grillon ” in France and they played several concerts in Provence.  In their varied concert programs they present both classical wind quintet pieces. Whether a formal concert or as musical accompaniment, the quintet ” Pasu ” offers an energetic and distinctive ensemble sound , which creates a memorable experience for each of their concerts.

Their exciting and varied programme for this event consists of:

W.A.Mozart – Fantasie,

Félix Mendelssohn – Quintette,

Maurice Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin,

Antonín Dvořák – Streichquartett

György Ligeti – Six Bagatelles  More detailed Programme

Places are limited as this unusual venue only seats 80. It is a wonderful opportunity to share good music in interesting surroundings. Please book directly at Rotary Club de Silves info.rotarysilves@gmail.com for you and your friends or telephone 919240882. A minimum donation of €15 per person is required and all profits from this event will go to support our Education Programmes.

We are extremely grateful to the Câmara Municipal de Silves for the loan of such a lovely venue. Directions