DISCOVER OUR CLUB – COME TO A MEETING
If you are curious about Rotary Estoi Palace International or maybe you are a member of another Rotary club visiting the Algarve, why not come along to one of our meetings as a guest. We meet most Tuesdays but not on public holidays and during the summer months we meet less frequently so please check our Programme of Events for specific dates.
We often take photos at our meetings which you can see by clicking this link.
Our meeting place is the historic Estoi Palace in the town of Estoi in the Algarve region of Portugal. In the reception area you will see a sign pointing you to the meeting area but if you can’t find us just ask one of the reception staff. Please note that currently we hold some of our meetings online using Zoom and we have recently started to hold combined physical and virtual meetings, giving everyone a chance to participate.
A typical meeting starts at 12:30 when you have a chance to meet and chat with our club members. A lunch with wine and coffee is served at 1:00. If it is a Zoom only meeting we normally start at 1:30; if it is a combined physical and virtual meeting we open the Zoom link at 1:45 to allow those at the meeting to finish their lunch.
During lunch the President will introduce guests, make some club announcements and individuals are given the chance to update members on various events. We usually raffle a bottle of wine and all members and guests are invited to buy a raffle ticket for 1 euro each.
Very often we will have a guest speaker or one of our members may give a short presentation.
If you are a visiting Rotarian you may wish to say a few words about your own club and exchange Rotary banners with the President but there is absolutely no obligation to do so.
There is a charge for the lunch which we collect (in cash please) on the day.
Please give us as much notice of your visit as possible. Some meetings are not open to visitors and naturally we reserve the right to decline or postpone your visit.
Please complete our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.