We are delighted to welcome a 3rd Secretary to our General Assembly, Paula Luijt.
Paula is a Dutch citizen, who has lived in the Algarve for many years and who has been a member of Madrugada since 2012. With the passing of her husband, Jan, in 2014 she experienced first-hand the help and support not only to Jan but also to herself at such a difficult time of her life. Since that moment she has been a dedicated and loyal supporter of the Association, creating and hosting fundraising activities in the Carvoeiro area and collecting donations at every opportunity. Recently she has become a regular volunteer in the newly opened shop in Lagoa.
Paula is fluent in English, Portuguese and German, and will be a great asset to the Association on the Board of the General Assembly.