The Algarve Wine Society

AGM dinner and dance

18:30 on Friday 22nd February 2019 Vila Vita Parc Dear Members: Our Annual General Meeting will start at 6:30pm on Friday, February 22nd, at the Vila Vita Park Hotel, followed, as usual, by drinks and a Gala Dinner Dance, beginning at approximately 7:45pm. (NB: As per our statutes, the meeting will be formally convened for 6:00pm but it will actually start promptly at 6:30pm.). You can purchase pre-AGM drinks at the hotel bar. Accompanying this flyer is the formal AGM convocation (with its own AGM reply slip) and agenda and a proxy form to use if you can’t attend the AGM itself. You may, of course, attend only the AGM or only the Gala Dinner or both. As it is the year for electing our Committee Members you will also find a list of officers standing for election or re-election together with their functions. Committee Officer reports will follow separately. The AGM will be followed by the traditional drinks reception. The dinner menu is: Duck with aromatic spices, persimmon, pomegranate, chicory Green pea and mint soup Lamb rump & chop in a pine-seeds crust, Bulgur, Kenia beans Cheese Plate, dried fruits, jam Mille feuilles of mango, chocolate ice cream, passionfruit cream Dinner will be accompanied by South African wines: a Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2016 and a Simonsig Redhill Pinotage 2014 and of course, there will be some fine port to finish. Formal (black tie) attire is encouraged (otherwise a suit). There will be live music provided by Vernon Delaugney with dancing after dinner. Guests will be welcome (but for the Gala Dinner Dance only). This event is subsidized by the Society and will cost € 75 per person (€ 80 for guests). There is no cost if you just attend the AGM. Please respond by Friday, Feb.14th preferably by email to me, Nigel Adams, at castlehillhouse@hotmail.com . There will be a seating plan for the evening and if you indicate whom you would like to sit with when you respond we will endeavour to meet the request. Please let me know if you require the vegetarian option. Vila Vita Parc is making Deluxe double rooms available at € 180 double including breakfast (please contact the hotel on 282 310 100, specifying the AWS event). Less expensive accommodation is available at the nearby Pestana Viking through booking.com.