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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.



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 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


God Save Our Leaking Roof 16 April 2014:

Guests enjoying outdoors


Silves Sul Student

Silves Sul Student

This delightful revue written and directed by club member David Butler Cole was full of comedy and music. The Gala Night was supported by the Silves Rotary Club and guests enjoyed drinks and canapés prior to the performance. 100 guests gathered at the Teatro Mascarenhas Gregório in Silves and enjoyed an evening of laughter and fun. Guests also had an opportunity to view paintings and art by BJ Boulter and David Trubshaw. The students of Silves Sul served the guests with their usual style, making the evening one to remember. The Gala night raised €1522. The money raised goes to Castelo de Sonhos, one of our favourite beneficiaries.

David and guest

David Trubshaw (Artist) and Guest

President and Guests

Alan Winn (RC Silves President) and Guests

President and picture display

Alan Winn (RC Silves President) and Art Display.

Mexican Train

Mexican TrainEasy to Learn and fun to play. One of the most popular domino games played in the world today. We will be holding a Mexican Train event at the Holiday Inn on 3 February at 15:00. Each player plays a chain of dominoes called a train; they may also play on the common chain called the Mexican Train. The player with the lowest points score at the end of the game wins. There are many events along the way that block the trains and make for an exciting game. Bring friends and join visitors to the Holiday Inn for some fun. A minimum donation of €5 is requested for a Mobile Breast Screening Unit for Associação Oncológica do Algarve. Email:

Cake Glorious Cake

Coffee and CakeThe Rotary Club of Silves Coffee & Cake morning at the home of Felicity Thoet in Alvor on 15 January was a resounding success. Thirty people enjoyed coffee and cake donated by Rotarians and friends with many purchasing the remainder to take home for tea. It was a lovely opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. With donations, cake purchases and a cheeky game of Heads and Tails, €250 euros was raised in aid of Castelo dos Sonhos. Thanks must go to Felicity for the use of her home and to all the cake bakers who made this event possible.
More Coffee and Cake Mornings are planned.

Watch this space for further information.