Thursday, 11 December 2014
NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2014
The following press release was issued:
On 30th October Aspandem invited the British Association of Marbella (BAM), to their headquarters in San Pedro. BAM members were given a short tour of the premises, showing the magnificent work that Aspandem does for physically and mentally disabled (often both physically and mentally handicapped) children and adults. The day centre provides respite for the parents and families of the affected people and a specially adapted bus service is provided to take the patients for day care and occupational and educational services, returning them to the various bus stops in Marbella, Puerto Banus, San Pedro and Estepona areas.
After the tour, BAM members were served a superb lunch in the cafeteria, during which Angret Moeller, BAM Treasurer, presented a donation to Maria Jose Morales, president of Aspandem to thank her and her excellent staff for their hospitality.
You don't have to be British to join BAM, but it is advisable to have the ability to converse a little in English!! BAM holds coffee morning every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hotel San Cristobal in Marbella, a monthly lunch on the last Thursday of each month, usually at a restaurant in Marbella, trips to theatres and places of interest in Andalucía throughout the year,
If anybody is interested to know more about BAM - or how to join - please telephone Fran on 952 927 807.
A much reduced text, without photograph, was printed in the SUR last week.
However, Sixteen BAM members had a very informative visit and an excellent lunch. At the last Committee meeting your committee elected that ASPANDEM would receive our next Charity donation of €400. This will be presented at a future monthly lunch event.
The next BAM monthly lunch will be at the Da Bruno Sul Mare Restaurant on Thursday, 27th November. The 3 course menu will contain meat and fish dishes. Please contact ASAP Joan, 952835947, at the latest by Monday morning, 24th November, to book your place. The cost for the lunch, which includes the tip and one drink, will be €14. Note; those who do not pre-book are not guaranteed a place. The lunch, as usual, will commence with arrival at 1.30pm for service at 2.00pm.
The December monthly lunch will be a special Christmas menu at the San Cristobal restaurant on Thursday, 11th December. The event will include a Cava welcome drink, choice of traditional Roast Turkey with all the trimmings or Hake, choice of dessert, wine, water, beer etc., throughout the meal and finally coffee and mince pies. Please contact ASAP Joan, 952835947, at the latest by Monday morning, 1st December, to book your place. The cost for the lunch, which includes a tip, is €32.50 for members and €37.50 for non-members. Note; those who do not pre-book are not guaranteed a place. The lunch, as usual, will commence with arrival at 1.30pm for service at 2.00pm.
Reminder, BAM yearly subscription for 2014-15 of €12 was due on 1st September, so if you have not yet paid please see Joan or Angret. Currently, only 30 members are bona fide.
As there has been no response to a proposed trip to the Christmas lights in Malaga the BAM event has been shelved.
Yutta has details of the forthcoming productions at the Salon Varietes.
Posted by C E R at 09:35