Report Algarve Launch Cocktail: 1 April 2014
On 1st April 2014 the Royal British Club launched its Algarve section with a Cocktail Party held at the Estoi Palácio Hotel in Faro.
The Club's President HMA Mrs Jill Gallard presided over the event and was the guest speaker. She was accompanied by the Consul to Portugal and Vice-President of the Club Mrs Simona Demuro. Also attending were the new Deputy Head of Mission Peter Abbott and Vice-Consul for the Algarve, Clive Jewel.
150 guests and members attended including Portuguese dignatories from the Mayors of the various Algarve districts, and heads of the Police and security divisions, despite the heavy rains.
The event was sponsored by long-term Algarve RBC members Sovereign Consultoria Lda represented by Nigel Anteney-Hoare.
Chairman Philip Portal welcomed all those present and thanked them for attending. Thanks were also given to Mrs. Sheena Rawcliffe and the new Algarve committee of the RBC who worked tirelessly to organise the launch. A full programme of activities is planned in the Algarve for the rest of this year.