RCEPI Birthday Celebrations - 8th September 2013

Rotary Estoi Celebrates 5th Birthday



On a recent late summer afternoon, members and friends of Rotary Club  Estoi Palace International and other Algarve Rotary Clubs met at Bela Romão Croquet Country Club near Olhão to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the club’s charter.  Spectacularly located overlooking the Ría Formosa, the perfectly groomed pitch was a fabulous setting for a highly competitive croquet round-robin tournament which led to the crowning of two new individual champions – Salomé Luz Silva topped the women and Phil Wyndham was the men’s winner.  Each victor was presented with a bottle of Portuguese espumante by Estoi Palace President Shirley Dunne.  The team trophy was passed to Fiona Wilson, Veronica Pisco, Chris Garner and Phil Wyndham.

Following the competition, the group moved onto the higher terrace to admire the amazing sea view and enjoy a thirst-quenching aperitif. The festivities continued well into the evening, with everyone raving about the scrumptious Moroccan-inspired meal and recalling wild versions of their croquet expertise.  With cries of ‘Wait ´til next year,’ the happy group dispersed into the fading sunset.

For more information about Rotary in the Algarve, contact shirley@rotaryestoipalace.org