For Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) it has been a difficult 12 months as many of its regular fundraising events have had to be cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions. Despite the problems, its members have continued to meet every week but almost all of its meetings, often with national and international speakers, have been held on Zoom.
Did you know that of the roughly 18,000 British citizens living in the Algarve, more than 8,000 are 65 and older1? While these numbers are from 2019, we know that since the Brexit referendum there has been an increase of 111% in applications for Portuguese residency from British citizens2, so this number is likely to be considerably higher by now.
Share & Care Portugal was born from a sad event in a womans life when her hubby, Michael died suddenly. The day was beautiful, the sun shining, we went for drive in the mountains, had a lovely picnic and paddled in the river. On the way back we collected pine cones from the forest, we sang and listen to music in the car driving home.
The Embassy of Ireland in Portugal has made a special presentation of Irish food gift packs to Portuguese frontline health workers on Ireland’s National Day – St. Patrick’s Day – as a symbol of gratitude and solidarity amidst the ongoing Covid pandemic.
Rotary Club Estoi Palace International is launching a Lockdown Themed Photographic Competition on 1st March, and it will close on 31st May.
The Rotary Club de Albufeira campaign "Mission Of Solidarity 2021" has begun, for the next months, and with we are committed, in terms of communication and actions on the ground, appealing for the donation of goods and food products (non perishable), toiletries and household cleaning, as well as animal food (dogs and cats).
Due to the current restrictions relating to the Coronavirus pandemic, the AAA have cancelled the forthcoming lecture which was due to be held on 2nd February 2021. We continue to review the situation and hope to be able to hold some of our forthcoming lectures online via Zoom; an outline of the planned lecture programme for 2021 can be seen on the AAA website.
Olá! I'm Ronaldo. You can guess why I am called that: I like to play with a ball! I'm about three years old now, and if perhaps the keepie-uppies aren't so neat, I can still dribble past the other cats pretty well.
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