-  We are following up to the dental treatment for the clients at UNIR with check-ups and any necessary treatment.

- The Club will assist schoolchildren as per previous years who are going to school in September which have been nominated by the school and ASCA.

- We support innovative treatment for Autistic children at the Almancil group of schools consisting of “Surfing for Autistic Children”.

- Support Banco Alimentar (bi-annual food drives).

- Support ASCA (new crèche) .


- After having sponsored a GNR officer (Frederico (Freddie) Fragoso) to spend time with a police force in the UK, we will be receiving an officer from the Gwent Police in Southwales who will spend a few days with the Loulé Police and then give a presentation to the Club. ( temporarily set for the 25th October, I’ll have to confirm that date shortly).

- Like last year, we will award the Almancil school with a Best Student Trophy and the student with an appropriate prize.


One of the five avenues of service of Rotary is Youth Service, which includes the Rotary International Youth Exchange Programs (YEP). More than 80 countries worldwide and over 8,000 students participate yearly in Youth Exchange Programs, which are administered at the regional level by Rotary Districts and at the local level by individual Rotary Clubs.
AIRC is strongly committed to youth and education, and therefore very active in YEP.

- This year we plan to organise a Short Term Exchanges (STE), and continue to send students to international youth camps or summer camps (SC). 
In 2016 we sent 11 students to summer camps. In 2017 they were 20.

Two students went on a long term exchange, one to Germany and one to Italy.

Manchester SC 2016, Rita and Maria.

Norway From Coast to Mountain SC 2016, Alexis.


30 May: A concert in the Loule Theatre

- June 2 & 3

food drive of Banco Alimentar (Food Bank).  As always AIRC will help. AIRC volunteers will do a two or 3  hour stint at one of the Almancil supermarkets, Saturday 2nd OR Sunday 3rd. Please click here to let us know by no later than Friday May 25 if and when you will be available: Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon, or Sunday morning or Sunday afternoon.


8 April rally paper

6th December dinner meeting. Our Long Term Exchange students were be present and talked about their experience.

  Chinese Banquet followed by a Quiz.

November 1st 14 of the 19 students we sent to Rotary summer camps this year enthusiastically  reported about their experience.

The speaker at our 25 October meeting was Steve Jones from the Gwent Police in Southwale. In the photo: Major Paulo Santos, Loulé GNR, Steve Jones, Gwent Police, President Claire and Freddie Fragoso, Loulé GNR.


Our "surfing for autistic children" programme has re-started for another school year.


18 June Concert of Music from around the world at Cine Teatro, Loule. 19:30H


28 May AIRC Rally & Fellowship Lunch.

Solidarity and fellowship for a good cause. Proceeds in favor of the new ASCA project - nursery / preschool! Thank you Alice and all the participants.


School prize-giving ceremony

at Escola EB 2/3 Dr Antonio de Sousa Agostinho in Almancil.  

AIRC has for a number of years supported the cookery courses at the school and, more recently, surfing lessons and paddle tennis for some of the children with special needs.  “This school has become very important to our club” said Incoming President Claire Busbridge.  “This year I wanted to do something special to recognise a pupil who has worked hard and achieved a high standard during his/her time at school”  

A pupil from among more than 1,000 students from year 1 to year 9 plus students from the vocational courses was selected as the best student of  2015/2016. The winner was was Rebeca Teresa Gago, a year 9 student.  Rebeca was presented with a cheque for 150 euros donated by a club member, together with a plaque commemorating her achievement.  “I hope to continue this scheme and make it an annual event” said Claire.  “I believe it important to acknowledge and reward pupils who work hard at their studies and are a credit to their school”.

In the photo AIRC President Hermes Alberto Rebeca Gago AIRC Incoming President Claire Busbridge



Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) has, for the first time, sponsored a GNR officer to spend time with a police force in the UK.  Frederico (Freddie) Fragoso was recommended by AIRC Chair of Community Services Peter Hinze to represent his unit at the Loulè GNR station by spending 4 days with Heddlu Gwent (Gwent Police) in Wales staying with Gaynor and Colin Hart in Nelson, a small town in the Rhymney Valley.  Colin is a retired Police Officer and Gaynor is a serving Detective Sergeant.

During his time with the Gwent force Freddie went on regular patrols, visited the holding cells and observed officers dealing with members of the public. “We hope to arrange a reciprocal visit to Loulè with a member of the Gwent Police force in the near future” said AIRC President Hermes Alberto.


Rotary Algarve Schools Cookery Competition

Organised jointly by Peter Hinze of the Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) and Alan Winn of the Silves Rotary Club, the competition now in its fourth year began in earnest in January with teams from four schools in the Algarve, two from Agrupamento de Escolas Silves Sul, and two teams from each of Dra Laura Ayres School in Quarteira and Escola EB 2/3 Dr Antonio de Sousa Agostinho in Almancil.

A team from Algoz representing the Silves Sul group and a team from Dra Laura Ayres Quarteira were awarded joint First Prize.




Massive participation of our Quarteira INTERACT at our Christmas Market yesterday. Thank you all for a great job. The Interactors, led by their dynamic president Carolina, have raised money to support SheltexBox and local homeless people.


Our "Surfing the Difference" projects well underway. Session 7 in Quarteira:


Ten students reported on their summer camps 2016 at our October 5th meeting. A life changing experience for all.


Maria and Rita, happy camper returning from 2016 summer camp in Manchester.

June 29 Handover from President Uschi to President Hermes. More photos on our Facebook page.


-Loredana is in Germany.

-Ionelais in Italy.

-Adrian Chang is with us.



Last month seven club members and two of our “summer camp” students once again helped the Food Bank ( Banco Alimentar) by volunteering 3 hours of their time. Initial feed-back indicates that this was another successful food drive. Thanks to all who participated.

Our Gala Dinner April 29th

was a great success. A big thank you to all who helped and participated.


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