On Tuesday April 6th members from five of the Algarve Ladies lunch clubs gathered at the Hotel Garbe in Armacao de Pera, for a very successful lunch followed by a short formal meeting.
Fifty plus members travelled from across the Algarve in order to meet and share the various activities, events and processes of their particular groups. This event had taken place before in 2005 and 2007.
Following a welcome drink, and 3 course buffet lunch the Organiser, Carole Good-Dixon, invited speakers from the five groups to give a short talk about their specific organisation. This gave all present an idea of when and where each group meets, the philosophy of how each group manages its organisation, including in several, the financial management. Some invite speakers and lunch in the same venue, whereas others travel all over the Algarve meeting in different locations each month.
Thanks go to Maureen Yould from Western, Wendy Webb from As Serranas, Lis Jensen from both Central and Eastern as well as Antje Whittle from the Lunch Bunch. As a result of their involvement members are looking forward to creating an annual event that will now build on this information and plan for a central shared issue relating to Womens’ issues. Members will be kept informed of future plans.