Posted by Pam Harrison on Apr 20, 2018
Pam Harrison has been touring Portugal for the last few months.  Seeking a makeup she discovered the Rotary Club of Silves - an English speaking club.
Celebrating 25 years as a Rotary Club would always be a time of celebration. However, Silves Rotary Club decided, rather than celebrating with a dinner for Rotarians and friends, they would offer a celebration tea party to some of the most needy people in the Silves area.

Thursday March 29 1993 was the date on which RCS was chartered and this year members of Silves Rotary Club shared a great tea party with some of those registered with Casa do Povo (a charitable institution which RCS supports). The youngest attendee was just six days old and at the other end of the spectrum we welcomed octogenarians.

The event was made extra special with the attendance of our District Governor Afonso Malho, who officially welcomed  Mark Quinn, as their newest member.
Some of Silves Rotary Club members and District Governor Afonso (second from left). Isabel Flores holds the original charter awarded to RCS in 1993. 
DG Afonso with Chelsea Freckleton (Chiswick and Brentford Rotary Club), David Trubshaw (Past President RCS) and Richard Bailey (RCS Member). 
A happy family outing for some from Casa do Povo.