Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) held its Presidential Handover ceremony on Friday, June 28 at Vila Monte Farmhouse in Moncarapacho.
Almost 100 Algarve Rotarians and guests heard 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. The President’s personal project had been helping São Brás charity Cáritas purchase a much-needed van, and he saw this dream realised as the van was delivered on June 28 and made its first appearance at the handover for all to see. RCEPI together with the Wolf Valley Charity contributed €5,000 to this.
During his Presidential year, Bruno Sousa Costa saw the Club celebrate its 10th anniversary and support many community causes including the Algarve Oncology Association, Escola Básica Poeta Emiliano da Costa, APPC (Association supporting cerebral palsy children and their families) and the Faro Paediatric Unit.
Internationally, the Club is supporting an anti-child abuse project in Chile and also raised €3,000 towards the Rotary International keystone project of “End Polio Now”.
Incoming president for the 2019-2020 Rotary Year, Christine Fay, expressed her aspirations to continue supporting the eradication of Polio, as well as the work done by the Club over the last 10 years.
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Photo from left: RCEPI President 2019-20 Christine Fay, Assistant District Governor Isabel Lopes, RCEPI President 2018-19 Bruno Sousa Costa.