Almancil International Rotary Club AIRC

Our club aims to engage with our community to improve the lives of people. We are always looking for new members that can help us to achieve this. At weekly meetings, our members catch up with friends, hear what’s happening in our community, and share plans and exchange ideas for creating lasting change.

Your club connection gives you the chance to develop skills like public speaking, project management, and event planning. You’ll meet interesting people from your community and around the world. And you’ll tackle local and international issues that are important to you and your fellow club members.

Rotary International

For general informtion about:

  • What is Rotary
  • Our causes
  • Members access
  • and more...

Visit the website of Rotary International. (you will be deverted to an external website)

History Rotary Almancil

Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC), chartered in June 2006 was the first International Rotary Club in Portugal to use English as a common language.  The first members comprised seven different nationalities of which some had been Rotarians in their home countries before moving to Portugal and some who had never before been members of Rotary.

Each though had a common aim.  Having only recently deciding to make Portugal their home, with the exception of a few Portuguese members, many were not at that time fluent Portuguese speakers.  However, they each wanted to do something for their adopted country.

To enable us to continue with all our projects we organise many events, none of which would be successful without the generous help of our sponsors

AIRC address

Conrad Hotel, club meeting AIRC

Our club meetings take place at The Conrad Hotel, Estr. da Quinta do Lago, 8135-106 Almancil

AIRC address:
Sítio do Além, Caixa Postal 846A, 8135-011 Almancil

Club: 73179 District: 1960

Organization AIRC 2023-2024



William Browne

Vice President



Volker Biebesheimer


John Slatter

Past President


Projects Chair

Peter Hinze

Master of Ceremonies

Maarten Schiphorst

foto Bill Browne

Interested to participate? 

Contact us today!