Meeting face to face at last and strictly following Covid rules, a group from Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) met for the hand-over to a new Club President last week. Rotary Presidents generally serve for one year and the Presidency changes in June or July each year depending on the club.
On 29th June in the delightful garden setting of Barbacoa Restaurant, Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) changed Presidents for the coming Rotary Year of 2021-22. Outgoing President Uwe Jonsson handed over the chain of office to incoming President Shirley Dunne. The Handover was the first time Club members had been together for an official meeting in over a year and it was a pleasure to be together with various guests, albeit appropriately socially distanced.
It is with great honour, joy and pride, that Rotary Club of Albufeira has received the highest distinction, in this Rotary Year 2020-2021, the Platinum Mention District Award, awarded by the District Governor, long with 4 other clubs - Cascais-Estoril, Lisbon, Lisbon International and Ponta Delgada.
After a year of forced inactivity due to the pandemic, the Algarve Senior Bikers finally managed a group ride again. Twenty five members were pleased to get out on the bikes again and meet up with fellow members again after so long.
At the inaugural meeting and open day of the AWL Croquet club, over 40 members and guests were welcomed to Central Algarve in Moncarapacho. Following raising the flag, several games were played, with the consensus being the effort had been worth it. The lawn played well.
The ADL, Dance School of Lagos have qualified to participate at the finals of the ALL DANCE WORLD HYBRID 2021 in November in Orlando, USA.
Based at the Central Algarve Holiday Centre for children with special needs, in Moncarapacho, is a new club, the AWL Croquet Club. Formed with the intention to allow anyone to enjoy and play a game of croquet, in pleasant surroundings. The centre is a fantastic facility for special needs children, with numerous friendly animals and birds in surrounding paddocks.
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.
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