RECENT PRESS RELEASES

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…

End Polio Now Annual Charity Bike Ride


Rotary Club Estoi Palace International organised a successful fundraising bike ride with Activity Algarve Bike Rides on Sunday 24th November in support of the End Polio Now campaign. The event raised 560 euros which will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation making a total of 1680 euros. If you wish to help us eradicate polio please click here to make a donation.

Florentina Charity Fashion Show

On Saturday, 25th October, the Florentinta Charity Fashion Show took place at Monte Vale d’Eguas Restaurant in Almancil. Over 120 people attended to watch our glamourous models strut their stuff and showcase a selection of clothes available from Florentinta.

The Fashion Show raised in excess of 2500 euros which will benefit two charities, Rotary Club Estoi Palace International and the Goldra Dog Sanctuary.

3rd Arraial Estoi Solidário to Help Margarida

Margarida is in need to a further operation to help her walk. On the 19th of October the community came together to help her again. The 3rd Charity Party (3.º Arraial Estoi Solidário) was held at the Poeta Emiliano da Costa School in Estoi. Despite the inclement weather nearly 300 people came along to show their support for her. The ticket price was 6 euros which included a sandwich, a drink and live entertainment. The event raised around 5000€ all of which will go towards the cost of Margarida’s operation but further funds are needed. You may make a donation for Margarida here.


Rancho Foclórico de Santa Bárbara de Nexe performing at the arraial

END POLIO NOW Annual Charity Bike Ride

Sixty years ago polio was one of the most feared diseases in the developed world, killing hundreds of children in the UK each year and leaving thousands paralysed. There is no cure for polio, it can only be prevented. Polio vaccine, given multiple times, can protect a child for life. Since 1979 when Rotary began […]

2019 Rotary Golf Tournament

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International’s (RCEPI), 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament was a great success. The event took place on the 29th of August; and over 60 golfers enjoyed a perfect sunny day at Portugal’s number one golf course, the magnificent Monte Rei Golf & Country Club – a ‘signature’ Jack Nicklaus designed course.

Thanks to our friends at Mais Algarve.

Presidential Handover

The most important day in the Rotary calendar is the Presidential Handover and Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) chose the beautiful Vila Monte Farmhouse in Moncarapacho for this event on Friday 28th June.

Almost 100 Algarve Rotarians and guests listened to outgoing President Bruno Sousa Costa reflect on his year in office – during which the Club raised over 25.000€ to improve the lives of the local community as well as support international causes…

Presentation of Cheque to APPC Faro

Staff from APPC Faro visited the Rotary Club of Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) to talk about the work their non profit-making Association does supporting children with cerebral palsy and related neurological diseases and their families.  Impressed by the work done on a limited budget the Club decided to raise funds for the purchase of a special posture wheelchair. This helps to maintain a child’s back in the correct position to help their posture…

Branco Ao Jantar (White Dinner)

On Saturday, 8th June, Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCPI) together with the Rotary Club of Olhao and Alliance Française hosted their 5th annual iconic White Night Dinner at the historic Museu de Traje in Sao Bras.

The evening was a fantastic success with over 240 people attending, exceeding last year´s numbers.  The guests dressed all in white…

Membership Evening

Rotary Club Estoi Palace (RCEPI) held a membership evening for possible new members at About Wine in Faro on the 26th of April.  9 guests attended the  evening accompanied by their sponsoring Rotarians. The evening was hosted by RCEPI Honorary Member, Luis Figueiro owner of About Wine.

Florentina Charity Fashion Show

On Saturday, 23rd March, the Florentinta Charity Fashion Show took place at Monte Vale d’Eguas Restaurant in Almancil. Over 150 people attended to watch our 12 glamorous models strut their stuff and showcase a selection of clothes available from Florentinta.

Careers Talk at Estoi School

On the 16th of March RC Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) organised a series of career talks for the students at the Poet Emiliano da Costa School in Estoi. Around 90 students from the 8th and 9th grade attended to listen to talks on various career opportunities. Subjects covered included the Police, speaker Abilio Lopes, Civil and Acoustic Engineering, Vitor […]

District Governor Visit

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) was delighted to receive a visit from Ilda Braz of RC Ponta Delgada, Açores our Rotary International District Governor (DG). This is an opportunity for the Club to show the DG work that has been done in the local community and internationally. During the visit the DG gave the Club a Certificate of Merit for the funds donated to the End Polio Now campaign, following a successful sponsored bike ride last November.

2nd Annual Romantic Dinner

Rotary Club Estoi Palace Interational held its 2nd annual “Romantic Dinner” on 16th February at Comporta Eventos, at Lamaceiro, Pechao. Over 50 people attended this fundraising event in aid of APPC ( Algarve Cerebral Palsy Association). 600 euros was raised which go towards funding equipment required by the Association.

Presentation of Merit Certificates to Estoi School Students

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) has been helping the local Estoi School  EB2/3  Poeta Emiliano da Costa for many years.   Portuguese/English dictionaries are given annually to year 5 pupils.  The Club also arranges yearly career talks for the older students.  The Club recently bought a new oven for the catering department and helped purchase […]

End Polio Now Bike Ride

The Rotary Club of Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) organised  its 4th annual End Polio Now  fundraising bike ride with Activity Algarve Bike Rides on Sunday 25th November.   The wet weather did not deter the riders  and an enthusiastic group turned out to take part.  Two rides were on offer,  both around 35 kms and taking […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Service

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI)  was chartered 10 years ago and to recognise this and reflect on the work of the Club and Rotary in the community a celebration dinner was held at the Quinta da Senhora Menina in Faro and we were delighted to have Dr. Rogerio Bacalhau, President of Faro Camara as […]

2018 Golf Tournament Success

The Estoi Palace Rotary Club International (RCEPI) very successful 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament was a sell out and plenty of fun for all involved. Nearly 80 players signed up and enjoyed a perfect day on Potugal’s number one golf course, Monte Rei Golf and Country Club. The players arrived to enjoy breakfast, driving range […]

New Mobile Health Unit

The new Mobile Health Unit

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) is very proud to be involved in the acquisition of a vehicle that will provide mobile screening for lung and skin cancer throughout the Algarve. This is the first step in a new campaign launched by the Algarve Oncology (AOA) Association “Move-tePelaVida.Algarve” (MoveForYouLife.Algarve).  Its purpose is designed to engage […]

Presidential Handover

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) held its Presidential Handover in Faro on Friday, 29th June with almost 100 guests including representatives from other Algarve Rotary Clubs who listened to Manuela Robinson as outgoing President reflect on her year in office. The Club raised 27.000 euros of which the majority was spent on improving the lives of the local community.

4th Annual White Night Dinner/Branco ao Jantar

The 4th annual successful, White Night, Branco Ao Jantar, was organised by the Rotary Clubs of Estoi Palace International and Olhão together with the Alliance Française Algarve.  220 people attended the event held on Saturday 9th June, in the courtyard of the former 17th century convent that  is now the Faro Catering College. Everybody attending […]

Musical Evening at Casa Do Povo, Estoi

In  2009, just after its inauguration, the Rotary Club of Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) looked for a project that would help the underprivileged in Estoi.  Financial collapse was engulfing the world and the number of families registered locally with the Faro Food Bank was rising dramatically.  Our then President Agnete Sylvan talked to the Director […]

Solidarity Dinner at Estoi Poeta Emiliano da Costa School

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) held a fund raising Solidarity Dinner at the local Estoi Poeta Emiliano da Costa School on Saturday 17th March.  The cookery students at the school  prepared a fantastic 3 course meal which they then served to 64 guests. First class musical entertainment was provided by internationally renowned Ricardo J […]

Donation and Career Talks at Estoi School

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Rotary Club Estoi Palace International members returned to the Poet Emiliano da Costa School on Tuesday 28th February to enjoy a lunch prepared and served by the students.  Last year members visited the school for lunch and donated 600 euros to purchase an oven to assist the students with their food preparation.  This year after […]

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