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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 […]