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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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 whilst on duty, and we are actively looking at other ways to support the Estoi community and students of Estoi School who may be impacted by the crisis.

As we are currently unable to hold any fundraising events we are appealing for donations specifically to support our Coronavirus efforts. 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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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.

Supporting Young People

Rotarian Vitor Rosão presents vouchers to Margarida and SaraMargarida, who the Club has helped to have 2 major operations in the last year, was the winner of Merit Certificate entitling her to go to a Summer Camp in 2020. Her friend Sara also received a Merit Certificate and was going with her. Unfortunately, as with so many things, Covid 19 prevented that from happening, and to ease their disappointment a little, RCEPI presented them both with a voucher for FNAC. Margarida and Sara were delighted to receive them and, hopefully, a Summer Camp might be on the agenda for them in 2021.

Delivery of Interactive Paediatric Simulator

On June 30th, 2020 an interactive paediatric simulator was delivered to the Paediatric department of Faro Hospital (CHUA- Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve). Rotary Club Estoi Palace International was delighted to be a contributor to this excellent initiative. The cost of the simulator was almost 25.000 and this was raised by contributions from Faro and Moncarapacho Councils, the Rotary Clubs of Albufeira, Almancil, Estoi, Faro, Lagoa, Lagos, Olhao and Tavira plus individual rotarian donators.

Helping The Community

In these difficult times, Rotary Club Estoi Palace (RCEPI) has been helping where it can. At the end of March, a joint Algarve Rotary Club project purchased 3 x 3D printers to manufacture visors. A sewing machine was also purchased to make masks. The equipment was delivered to premises provided by Loulé Council and the masks and visors were distributed to various health centers in the Algarve
Last month RCEPI again joined forces with other local Rotary Clubs and delivered 60000 medical gloves to Faro Hospital. The Club has also delivered some food to the hospital to sustain the nurses who are working very long shifts.

Rotary Clubs Working Together

As medical supplies are so urgently needed during the Covid 19 outbreak, on the 30th of March, the Rotary Clubs of the Algarve delivered 30.000 pairs of gloves to CHUA in Faro (Centro Hospitalar Universitario do
Algarve) at a cost of 2040 euros.

Pai Natal at Estoi and Moncarapacho Casas do Povo

Pai Natal found time in his busy Christmas schedule to visit Estoi Casa do Povo on the 12th of December and distribute presents on behalf of the Rotary Club Estoi Palace International. On Sunday morning, 15th December, Pai Natal was then to be found at the Clube das Bias football ground in Moncarapacho…

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