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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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Agnete Sylvan Tribute

It is with great sadness the we report the unexpected death of Founder Member and Past President, Agnete Sylvan. Her death has come as a great shock and she will be much missed by us all. She made a great contribution to RCEPI and was a true Rotarian. RIP Agnete

Click Read More below to see a video tribute to Agnete.

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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RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

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.

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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.

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.

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