Rotary Club Estoi Palace International is a truly international club with members of many different nationalities.
What unites them is a desire to make a difference to the world, to help relieve poverty, to improve education and to foster peace and understanding.


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Happy Bears

Sponsor one of our hand-crafted Happy Bears to truly make a difference to disadvantaged children and their families.

Or join us in our online workshops to learn how to make your own Happy Bear to be included in the sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsored Bike Ride – End Polio Now

UPDATE: Due to new Covid19 restrictions this event has been postoned. Please check back for more information.
Here’s your chance to get fit and help us to eradicate Polio forever. The ride will take place on Sunday, November 22nd, starting and finishing in Estoi. There is a choice of 2 rides. The hill ride is around 35 kms and includes the Serra São Miguel. The other ride is over flatter terrain and will head towards the coast.

Coronavirus – We Need Your Help

To support our local community through the current crisis we have some initiatives underway. These include the delivery of 60,000 medical gloves to Faro Hospital (in liaison with other Rotary Clubs across the Algarve); continued contributions to local food banks; supporting local frontline health workers with personal items such a soap, bottled water, energy bars etc. for use while on duty, and we are actively looking at other ways to support the Estoi community including the local school together with other nearby communities who are impacted by the crisis.

The current pandemic has meant that most of our fundraising efforts have had to be cancelled this year. We are therefore appealing for donations to continue our work to support those who need help. Follow this link to a donation form:

Many thanks. Your donation will help us to support those most in need during this difficult period.

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Coronavirus Covid19 Update

Dear Supporters

In view of the current health crisis, and following national guidelines, we have taken the decision to cancel or postpone scheduled meetings and events until further notice. If you need any more informaton from us in the meantime please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to answer any questions.

The Rotary Charity Golf Tournament at Monte Rei Golf and Country Club is scheduled for 27th August. We fully expect this to go ahead as planned but have decided to postpone online registration for the time being as many of our players will want to be sure of their travel arrangements before booking. Those who are registered on our golf database will be advised as soon as regstration is available. If you would like to be added to the database please click here.

For up to date information regarding Coronavirus in Portugal please go to

Thank you for you understanding.

Christine Fay
Rotary Club Estoi Palace International


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2021 Rotary Charity Golf Tournament a Monte Rei Golf and Country Club

The 2021 Rotary Charity Golf Tournament took place on Friday 27th August at the magnificent Monte Rei Golf and Country Club, a ‘signature’ Jack Nicklaus designed course.

The event had been postponed from the original date of the 19th August due to wildfires in the area of Monte Rei but despite many challenges the event attracted 44 players who had a wonderful day of golf, lunch and prize-giving.

Donation of Equipment to Faro Hospital

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) contacted Faro Hospital to see how they could help them. The Hospital has been under huge pressure both physically and financially during the pandemic with staff stretched to the limit. The Club received a “Wish List” of items that would help them and arranged for some of these to be delivered.

See also this article on the SNS website

Presidential Handover

On 29th June in the delightful garden setting of Barbacoa Restaurant, Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) changed Presidents for the coming Rotary Year of 2021-22. Outgoing President Uwe Jonsson handed over the chain of office to incoming President Shirley Dunne. The Handover was the first time Club members had been together for an official meeting in over a year and it was a pleasure to be together with various guests, albeit appropriately socially distanced.

Fridges For Refood

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International joined forces with the Rotary Clubs of Faro, Olhão and Praia da Rocha to help purchase refrigeration units for the new Refood premises in Faro and Almancil. Helped by a grant from the Portuguese Rotary Foundation, almost 3000 euros was raised to buy the equipment.

Food Delivery for Families in Need

The Covid19 pandemic has had devastating consequences, not just on people’s health but on their ability to survive on a day to day basis, as jobs are lost and minimal support is available in many cases. For parents not being able to feed their children is one of their worst nightmares.

In association with teachers at Escola Básica Poeta Emiliano da Costa in Estoi, we have recently supported 15 families who have needed help to get through the worst effects of the pandemic.

Rotary Virtual Cat Show Winners

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International recently held its first Rotary Virtual Cat Show and is now pleased to announce the Best In Show winner whose owner, Kay Lewis, receives a gift voucher for a cotton print of their cat courtesy of The Works.

The Best in Show winner is Harvey.

Click the “Read More” button for more details and a link to the Winners’ Gallery.