Barbecue marks end of Rotary year

The final fundraising event for Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) for the Rotary year 2013/2014 was a summer barbecue held at the home of member Uschi Kuhn on June 22.
‘Chefs’ José Galamba and Martin Temple ensured there was a steady supply of sausages and meats whilst Uschi’s friends provided a selection of mouth-watering salads. Victor Cazes was in charge of drinks. Music was provided by trio Ronny and raffle prizes were donated by Judy and Roger Lewis of Zonda/House-2-House and by the Angels Theatre Group.
A total of €830 was raised and this will be used to send four Portuguese students to the Rotary summer camp in Manchester.
The summer camps have proved very successful and to date more than 14 students sponsored by AIRC have attended. The camps bring together students from all over Europe to improve their English language skills and to learn of each other’s cultures.
Rotary President Dr Raymond Parfait said: “These students would ordinarily not have the opportunity to go abroad. As a result of meeting students of other nationalities, strong friendships are formed and the students often stay in touch and even visit each other from time to time.”
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Photo: Chefs Martin Temple and José Galamba with Rotary members Patsy and José Miceli