Ending spring with blooms and balls

Soroptimists International Costa del Sol with school representatives in the new garden.
Soroptimists International Costa del Sol with school representatives in the new garden. / SUR
  • Societies end the season with anniversary balls, a plea for new members and a new school garden

Soroptimists International

Learning by Doing

Aprendo Haciendo (Learning by Doing) is the name of a new project started by Soroptimist International Costa del Sol to help schools in the area. The first schools activity carried out by the association was inaugurated on 12 June at the Miraflores de los Ángeles secondary school in Malaga to help a special needs class. Part of the school grounds has been converted into a wheelchair accessible garden so that the children have hands-on experience with cultivation. Soroptimists are professional women working locally, nationally and internationally to educate, enable and empower women and children to improve their lives. More information:

La Cala de Mijas Lions Club

Anniversary Ball

The La Cala de Mijas Lions celebrated their 20th anniversary with a ball at the Tamisa Golf Hotel. The mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, and his wife attended, together with councillors Roy Pérez, María del Carmen Carmona and José Antonio González. The mayor congratulated the club on achieving its 20th anniversary and for donating nearly 800,000 euros since it first started in 1998. The evening raised another 1,414 euros for charity. It was also a chance for president Julie Barry to thank everyone for the help over the years as she is retiring and handing over the reins to Margaret Bobowitcz.

Royal British Legion

Looking for new members

Representatives of the Royal British Legion from across Spain South District met recently under the guidance of Margery Taylor (district training officer) and David Pusey (principal recruitment officer) to discuss recruitment of members. Faced with an ageing membership profile and many people returning to the UK due to uncertainties of Brexit, the Legion needs to adapt and address the needs of members and beneficiaries. Tony Burns, the chairman of Spain South District said, "By recruiting in an efficient and consistent way across the district we can [...] give something back and enjoy life at the same time. You do not have to have served in the armed forces to join - simply support the principles of the organisation."


Celebrating 33 years

The Friends of the Theatre Association celebrated thirty years supporting the Salon Varietés theatre with a gala evening at the Hotel Paraíso. Val Williams, president of FOTA, presented a cheque for 5,250 euros to the president of SALVA, the association that runs the theatre. FOTA reopens its desk at the theatre on 3 September and then every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11.30am to 1.15pm. Call Val on 951313257.