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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3rd prize: Your photograph professionally framed.

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Golf Tournament 2021 Registration Now Open

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2021 Rotary Charity Golf Tournament at Monte Rei Golf and Country Club on Thursday 19th August.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions places are limited so please book your place as soon as possible.

The entry fee is €185 which represent fantastic value for money.


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.


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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.

Presentation of Dictionaries to Students in Estoi

For a ninth year Rotary Club Estoi Palace International has presented a Portuguese / English and English / Portuguese dictionary to each of the 5th year students of the School “Poeta Emiliano da Costa” in Estoi.

RCEPI has supported the school and its students for many years, buying much needed school equipment and helping to fund an ex-pupil  through University.


Rotary Charity Golf Tournament at Monte Rei Golf and Country Club

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) held its 8th annual prestigious Rotary Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday 27th August at the magnificent Monte Rei Golf and Country Club, a ‘signature’ Jack Nicklaus designed course.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions it was a rather different event this year. The tournament was limited to 45 players instead of the usual 80, and to ensure social distancing each team of 3 or 4 was asked to start play at 15 minute intervals instead of the usual “shotgun” start where all players start at the same time.  Participants were also able to take part in the “Beat the Pro” competition and 4 players were delighted to achieve this feat.