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Romantic Charity Dinner

Romantic Charity Dinner
Restaurant Raízes
Santa Bárbara de Nexe
17 February 2018

A very special Romantic Dinner was held at Restaurant Raízes. Elegantly organised by Christine with help from Heikki and Bill.

Bill presented a beautiful red rose to each of the ladies.

Musical entertainment in the form of romantic songs was provided by Carol, Uwe, Vitor and Richard.

Raffle winners of bottles of bubbly, kindly donated by Christine, included club member Jack.

Superb food, such as Tender Confit of Black Pork, Amorous Fish Stew and Impetuous Pear Poached in Sexy Red Wine, was provided by chef Nuno Pinheiro and his excellent staff.

The evening raised 750 for local causes.


Guest Speakers
Elsa Fernandes & Daniela Faria
6 February 2018

Our guest speakers Elsa Fernandes and Daniela Faria gave a presentation and showed a short video about their work with the Associação Portuguesa de Paralisia Cerebral (cerebral palsy) based in Faro.


Raffle Winner
Maria José Pires
6 February 2018

President Manuela Robinson presents a bottle of wine to raffle winner Maria José Pires at our regular club meeting.

Kristien Herbots

Kristien Herbots
6 February 2018

We were delighted to induct Kristien as a new member at our regular club meeting on the 6th February 2018


Heikki Saavalainen
30 January 2018

We were delighted to induct Heikki as a new member having transferred from Rotary Club Joensuu, Finland.


Raffle Winner
30 January 2018

This week's raffle was drawn by our guest Stefan Holmberg from Rotary Club Tingvalla, Karistad, Sweden. The winner of a bottle of fine wine was Rotarian Veronica Ondrejech who promptly and generously gave it to Master of Ceremonies Phil Wyndham in recognition of his services to the club.


Club Meeting
23 January 2018

Our guest speaker, Diane Chantler of Rotary Club St. Thomas Railway City, Ontario Canada, spoke of the need to develop membership recruitment and retention strategies and initiatives and to ensure our our club remains to potential members.

Pam Harrison, Rotary Club Sackville, New Brunswick Canada spoke about her experiences with Rotary Foundation.

Prospective member Kristien Herbots gave a five minute talk on her background.

Club member Vitor Rosáo won the bottle of wine donated by Bill Mahoney.


District Governor's Visit
9 January 2018

At our first meeting of 2018 we were delighted to welcome District Governor Alfonso Malho and many guests. President Manuela Robinson and o Sr. Malho exchanged gifts which included a magnificent sculpture representing aspects and values of Rotary International.
Click here to see press report.

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Veronica Ondrejech is Inducted as New Member
12 December 2017

Veronica Ondrejech is inducted as a new member during the club's Christmas Dinner meeting at Restaurante António, Moncarapacho.

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Christmas Dinner
12 December 2017

Rotary Estoi Palace Christmas Dinner, hosted by António and Margarida at Restaurante António, Moncarapacho.

Guests included Rotarians Claire Busbridge President Rotary Club Almancil, Sandy Glenny, John and Dorothy Slater, Mo Gova , Manuela Almeida Rotary Club Almancil, Heikki Saalvalainen Rotary Club Joensuu Finland; honorary member Odette Sousa, Mina Correia, Kent and Inge Ringborn, Kristien Herbots and Paul Vaandrager, as well as spouses, partners, children and friends of members.

The evening included the induction of our newest member Veronica Ondrejech.

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Guests Gudrun Lücke-Hogaust
Kristien Herbots and
Heikki Saalvalainen
5 December 2017

Guests Gudrun Lücke-Hogaust from Rotary Club Bad Worisbofen, Germany, Kristien Herbots and regular guest Heikki Saalvalainen from Rotary Club Joensuu, Finland joined us for lunch. Seen here with RCEPI President Manuela Robinson.

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Angela Weitmann
Wins the Weekly Raffle
5 December 2017

Angela Weitmann wins the weekly raffle, a bottle of wine donated by Jack Harvey.

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Bruno Costa, President-Elect
Presides Over Meeting
28 November 2017

Bruno Costa, President-Elect, presides over a club meeting for the first time.

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Preben Gjelstrup
Rotary Club Roskilde Østre, Denmark
28 November 2017

Preben Gjelstrup, visitor from Rotary Club Roskilde Østre, Denmark. Preben gave a brief talk about his club.

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Veronica Ondrejech Gives A Brief Introduction
28 November 2017

Veronica Ondrejech spends a few minutes telling members about her life and attraction to the Rotary organisation.

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Sven-Gustav Lindroos Wins Weekly Raffle
28 November 2017

Sven-Gustav Lindroos wins the weekly raffle prize of a bottle of wine. On this occasion a bottle of Bordeaux.


Jim Ditheridge
Raffle Winner
7 November 2017

Jim Ditheridge, Past-President, collects his raffle prize of a bottle of wine during our weekly meeting.

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Uwe Jönsson
Visit to Skövde-Billingen, Sweden
November 2017

Rotarian Uwe Jönsson was welcomed at his former club in Sweden where he was a member for 13 years before leaving in 1999.

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Club Meeting
14 November 2017

Guest speaker Karin Holmström talks about "Training Dogs To Help People". Also in this gallery Uwe Jönsson displays the banner from his recent visit to his old Swedish club. Uwe also wins the weekly raffle prize.


Veronica Ondrejech
Visitor and Raffle Winner
October 2017

Visitor Veronica Ondrejech wins the first of our weekly raffle draws.

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Club Meeting
Estoi School
31 October 2017

Members of Rotary Club Estoi Palace International held their weekly meeting in Estoi school where the students prepared and served a wonderful meal. The meeting raised money to help buy the school a much needed new oven.


RCEPI Meetings
General Photos
October 2017

Some general photos taken at our weekly meetings during October 2017.


Benoit Van Aerden,
President RC Antwerp
October 2017

Benoit Van Aerden, President of Rotary Club Antwerp visits our club and exchanges banners with President Manuela Robinson.


Quiz Night
A Floresta, Almancil
October 2017

Our annual Quiz Night at A Floresta Restaurant, Almancil. Thanks to Question Master Shirley Dunne for organizing and presenting such a fun evening. Proceeds will be used to support our milk project which supplements the food packs supplied by the Faro Food Bank to underprivileged families in Estoi. For More details click here.


Uwe Jönsson
Presentation "Life in Africa"
October 2017

Rotarian Uwe Jönsson gives a fascinating talk about his life in Africa at our weekly club meeting.


Chris Shorter
RC Guildford, UK
October 2017

Chris Shorter from Rotary Club Guildford, UK visits our club and is seen here with RCEPI President Manuela Robinson.


Bill Mahoney
Rotary Rewards
October 2017

Rotarian Bill Mahoney talks about Rotary Rewards at our weekly meeting in Estoi Palace.


Mauro Figueiredo
President RC Loulé
September 2017

We welcomed Mauro Figueiredo, President of Rotary Club Loulé to our weekly meeting at Estoi Palace,


Simon Fisher
RC Mersea Island
August 2017

Simon Fisher from Rotary Club Mersea Island, UK visits our club and is seen here with president Manuela Robinson,

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Nicolas de Cannière
Blue Ribbon Ceremony
August 2017

New member Nicolas de Cannière at his Blue Ribbon ceremony which officially welcomes him as a full member of the Rotary Club Estoi Palace International. See here with Membership Secretary Peter Zahner and President Manuela Robinson.

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5th Rotary Golf Challenge
Monte Rei Golf Club
August 2017

The Rotary Club of Estoi Palace International held its 5th Annual Charity Golf day at Monte Rei Golf and Country Club on Thursday 31st August. The event raised approximately 5000 euros for various Rotary projects. For more details please click here.


Fellowship Lunch
Rocha de Grelheira
August 2017

Rotary members enjoy a Fellowship Lunch at Restaurante Rocha de Grelheira.


August 2017

Rotary Club of Estoi Palace International sponsored 15 year old Bruno from Estoi to go to a summer camp in Hungary. He was one of 16 teenagers from various parts of Europe taking part in this Summer Camp. Bruno gave a fascinating presentation of his adventure to Rotary members at their weekly meeting. For more detail please click here.


Richard Thorpe
Blue Ribbon Ceremony
August 2017

New Rotary member, Richard Thorpe, at his Blue Ribbon ceremony which officially welcomes him as a full member. He is seen here with Membership Secretary Peter Zahner and his sponsor Uwe Jönsson.