As you are probably aware, I have been appointed as area events organiser Albufeira .
I had planned to invite you all to an introductory meeting at a local restaurant this month, alas this has had to be postponed due to rising covid cases in the area.
At this meeting, I had planned to introduce myself, provide you with some ideas I have for events, invite a guest speaker to give you an introduction to Qi Gong, similar to Tai Chi, with a short demonstration, and a speaker to introduce lawn bowls.
If any of you would like to make contact with a Qi Gong instructor please let me know. He does individual and small groups at a venue of your choice or at your home. The charge is €5 per person for about an hour. He also does zoom classes.
If you would like to know more about lawn bowls I can put you in touch with a very experienced local player.
I would like us to consider supporting 2 local charities at our events, when we are able to have them. Representatives from each charity were going to give short talks on what they do. The two organisations are the ‘Algarve Emporium Charity’, whose primary role is distributing food to people in need in Tunes and ‘Tiny Shelter Albufeira’, a small group of animal protectors that rescue, protect and treat abused, mistreated and abandoned animals in the Algarve.
I truly hope we afpop Members can support these excellent causes in due course, but of course donations to charities are not obligatory and there may be other local organisations that Members would like to consider.
I will email again in the near future, hopefully with some news of our first event, I am so looking forward to meeting you.
In the meantime, please email me with any ideas you may have for our group, stay safe, and enjoy the beautiful Algarve and it's weather!
Best wishes and kind regards
afpop Albufeira Area Even Organiser