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Happy New Year to the members that I have not already spoken to since the changing of the decade. Wesley Seme, who sang for us at our Supper & Song event last summer, was sadly knocked out at the Semi-final stage of The Voice Portugal, though he did propose on live television.  His performances (and proposal) can be seen on YouTube – worth a look. 

I am just giving you an update on the events lined up and we are starting the year with a lunch at Sandeep’s Indian Restaurant in Luz on Friday 17th January at 12h30 for 13h00. It is above the Farmacia but it is easiest if you park in the big car-park then cross over and walk in the precinct entrance between Kutting Room and Spar and you will find Sandeep’s straight ahead. The cost is €23pp (€25 for guests).

February brings a number of events. Due to it’s popularity there will be two ‘tournaments’ at the Pro-Putting Garden in Lagos – Monday 10th & Friday 14th so there are now a few places left on both days but do not hesitate too much.  The time will be announced when I know exactly how many there are.  Afterwards we will go to the Peiking Chinese Restaurant opposite for lunch, including their famous crispy duck pancakes, at about 12h30. You can do only putting or just have the lunch without the golf if you want.  It is a fun event – no golfing skills required.  The price for the day is €26.50 for members, €7.50 for Golf only and €19 for the meal; guests €29.50 (€9.50 & €20).  This includes ½ bottle wine or beer, soft drink, water with your meal, tips and a small prize for the winner.

That takes us to February 28th which is lunch at Luca’s restaurant at the Carvi Hotel in Lagos, 12h30 for 13h. The meal consists of Couvert, then Melon and Ham starter, Pork Loin stuffed with Plums and Walnuts OR Algarvian Rice Fish Stew OR Couscous with vegetables and raisins and a dessert of Fresh Fruit Salad OR Chocolate Mousse. The usual tip, ½ bottle of wine etc. is included for €22.50 (€25).  Please advise your choice when booking.

As in all of the ones that I organise, drinks before or after the meal are at your own expense and I do include waiters’ tips in your price. Also, all local events can be paid directly into the Patricia Allen Lagos Events account at CA using IBAN:

(PT50) 0045 7194 4030 1600 2393 9 CCCMPTPL

but let me know when you do that so that I can check it has all gone through OK. It helps if I don’t have to collect too much money on the day. Early booking is essential as the places tend to get full quite quickly – it is nice to know that in 18 years of being your AEO, the support is still there. 

The long-awaited newsletters from other areas function is now available so if you want more than one newsletter you can indicate this on the website. You need to log in first and go to your Member Area, click on Edit Profile and choose your Mailing Area or alternatively you can contact the AEO’s directly to ask what they have planned or check it out on the afpop website.  All events are on there as are the newsletters themselves.

I have not had chance to organise March yet but I will let you know when I have.

Pat Allen, afpop Lagos Area Event Organiser

Tel: 282-697-548    E-mail:  or

M2M: TACT (Tomorrow Algarve Charity Trust) has a membership drive for just €10 per year. Register at Boa Vista Golf Club on 18th January at 10h30 or:


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