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 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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End Polio Now Bike Ride

The Rotary Club of Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) organised its 8th fundraising bike ride with Activity Algarve Bike Rides on Sunday 22nd November.

The sunny weather saw two enthusiastic groups of cyclists assemble outside the Estoi Pousada at 9.30. The groups both did challenging 40 kilometre round trips, returning to a local Estoi café for a well deserved coffee.

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) held a fundraising Quiz Lunch on 2nd October at Tribulum Restaurant in Almancil. Six teams battled it out and in a very competitive finish the Boston Dragons narrowly pipped the Cool Cats to the post. The Tribulum staff provided an excellent lunch and venue which everyone enjoyed. RCEPI are […]

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.