Welcome to the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks

We meet Mondays at 6:45 pm
Fair Oaks

Community Clubhouse

7997 California Ave.

Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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What Have We Been Up To?
Fair Oaks Rotary Brings Polynesia
To The Clubhouse
Once a year, the Fair Oaks Rotary, in conjunction with the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District and the Fair Oaks Inner Wheel, brings local seniors to "Polynesia in the Village".  There is no pig cooking underground in an imu, but it doesn't seem to make a difference to the attendees.  The food is yummy and the entertainment is... well, participatory, and everyone seems to go home happy.
Fair Oaks Rotary Crab Feed Brings
The Big Easy to Orangevale
It started out looking like a basketball court, but a day's effort by the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks turned it into Mardi Gras in The Big Easy.  For the 28th straight year, this event sent the 500+ attendees home with tummies full of minestrone, pasta and, of course, Dungeness crab.  Add one of the 48 desserts in that auction and the great prizes in the silent auction and raffle, and you've got the makings of a great evening.  Oh, did I mention that the funds raised will pay for the club's projects, both in Fair Oaks and around the world, for most of the next year.  Look for us next year for #29!
We would like to thank Oakmont of Fair Oaks for being a Gold Sponsor at our Mardi Gras Crab Feed.
Bella Vista Interact Club
Donates for Santa Rosa Fire Victims
Members of the Interact Club at Bella Vista High School, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks, gathered school supplies over the past several months for students at Santa Rosa area schools impacted by the fires of last fall, and they were delivered to the grateful schools today.  When you wonder about the generosity and compassion of this generation (whatever they are called), think of this episode.
Fair Oaks Rotary Flash Mob
Wows Folsom Onlookers
The crowds at the downtown Folsom ice rink didn't know what to expect when the song with the cha-cha beat started up, but the dancers from the Fair Oaks Rotary soon showed them.  The blame credit for the original concept goes to club member and District Governor Nominee Ray Ward, and choreographer Richard Kowaleski gets the credit for whatever degree of organization the troupe showed.  A few people clapped loud enough that two encores were performed.  Who says that you can't teach a Rotarian to dance?
Fair Oaks Rotarians Play Santa
For Needy Students
We had a new chief elf this year... really new!  Jim Erickson, brand new in the club, took the reins of Santa's sleigh like an old pro.  Wielding his trusty clipboard, he provided organization, while his fellow newbie Jacob Giorgi provided boxes and a truck.  Donated turkeys and other food items filled the boxes that provided some extra holiday nourishment for needy families of students at Northridge and Legette elementary schools.  For more of the action, click Read More...
Hark, the Fair Oaks
Rotarians Sing!
'Tis the season, so once again, the Fair Oaks Rotary, after hours of diligent rehearsal, invaded the serenity of Eskaton Gold River and subjected treated the residents to an hour of holiday favorites.  Attempting to keep us on key were guitarists Pete Schroeder and Jake Kurtz, while one year old Mary Louise Gustafson provided vocal syncopation.  And once again, resident Bill embarrassed us all by knowing virtually every verse to every song we sang BY HEART!  Before our performance, we treated (that may not be the correct word) ailing member Charley Blatchford to a briefer ensemble at his home.  As is usual with Rotary stuff, it was more fun than should be allowed.
Fair Oaks Rotary Plants 100 Trees
(With a Little Help From Our Friends)
It all started with Rotary International President Ian Riseley's challenge to all clubs around the world to plant one tree per member this year.  So Community Services Director John Paul Jones rounded up 100 trees from the Sacramento Tree Foundation, got the cooperation of the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District, and arranged for three busloads of really nice people with strong backs and wearing orange vests (supervised by a few county sheriff deputies), and we all planted those trees around Phoenix Park in a couple of hours.  As someone said, "Many hands make light work"; it's true!  For more photos of the action, click Read More...
Fair Oaks Rotary Activates
Madison Avenue Boulevard Brigade
Armed with grabbers (the technical term for those things that pick up trash without getting your hands dirty), and fueled with Rotary fuel (donut holes and coffee, for the uninitiated), the Fair Oaks Rotary sallied forth on a crisp December Saturday on their quarterly mission to make Madison Avenue between Kenneth and Chicago (the street, not the city) as pristine as a really clean street can be.  It's unclear who brought the fuel, but it wasn't the brigade commander, Field Marshal Shepherd, who may be looking at a demotion to Colonel if he doesn't start looking out for the troops.  We'll do this again in Spring 2018.

Our club is pleased to announce grant funding for up to $1,000 per project for charitable and educational activities to benefit children and senior citizens in the local community.

Application deadlines are October 1, January 1, and April 1.

Funding is budgeted annually July 1 to June 30 and is available until funds are depleted.  Click Here to Download the application. 

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