Friends of Tenerife
On February 21st, the Friends of Tenerife held their Annual General Meeting at the Apartamentos Teide Mar in Puerto de la Cruz.
As usual the President, Helen Jamieson, opened the meeting by greeting the members and thanking them for their continued support. Within a few minutes she was on her feet again with the President’s Report in which she confirmed that, after 10 years, she was standing down as President.
The members showed their appreciation by an extended round of applause and Helen was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Sra. Carmen Borges, a member of the Committee. Then it was back to the agenda for the meeting.
The accounts were approved followed by the Election of the new President. Ken Fisher was unanimously elected as the new President, largely due to the fact that he was the only candidate.
He totally agreed with the many members who said that Helen was “a hard act to follow”.
The Committee was re-elected “en bloc” after being loudly praised by the retiring President.
The meeting was rounded off with a fine buffet provided by the Teide Mar.
The Friends of Tenerife is a registered charity which was founded in 1993 by UK ex-pats to help the desperately needy of our adopted island in gratitude for all the acts of random kindness that had been received from the local people.
Our members raise money (by organising lunches and excursions) which is distributed to the following local charities.
APINATE (centre for autistic children), Centro Matilde Tellez (an orphanage), CREVO (centre for disabled children), Cruz Roja (purchase of food for the homeless), Hermanos Franciscanos de Cruz Blanco (residential home for elderly men), Hospital Inmaculada (residential home for elderly ladies), Hogar Santa Rita (home for the elderly and Alzheimer’s centre.)
What better way than to spend time in good company knowing that you are supporting people less fortunate than yourselves. Holidaymakers welcome.
For information on our forthcoming events phone Maureen on 922 341 979 or Jean on 922 384 809
Tues March 21st Lunch at Terraza del Botanico.
Tues March 28th Coach Trip to Iceland,
Get your Easter goodies!
Two hours free time in Las Americas.
Tues April 18th Lunch at Cafe Berlin.
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please contact Maureen on 922 341 979, or Jean on 922 384 809