IN total 60 members were present at the AGM of the CASA Social Club, held at the Tia Rosa Restaurant recently. The club organises a monthly dinner, raffles and events to raise funds for charitable purposes within the area. Special guest Ian Speirs of Reposta Associação was present and gave an after dinner speech. He thanked CASA for all its help in contributing towards a holiday scheme for some of their handicapped members. Chairman Norman Thompson highlighted the success and support of the Club’s dinners and the excellent response of the members in contributing towards their charitable aims in his report of the activities over the past year.
He revealed that the autumn trip to Spain was well supported, with a similar trip planned for this year. The Committee recommended a small increase in subscriptions, the first for several years. The treasurer Franz Pecheur said that the finances of the club were very healthy and this year several meaningful donations amounting to 3,000 euros had been made to worthy causes. Patricia Benton listed various donations to several recipients and Peter Fowler arranged the donation of a chiller unit to Pirilampos, the home for young children in Albufeira. Anyone wishing to join CASA should contact Fraz Pecheur on 282 312 819.