Welcome to the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks
 

 

Rotary International

2016-17 Theme

 
We meet Mondays at 6:45 pm
Fair Oaks

Community Clubhouse

7997 California Ave.

Fair Oaks, CA 95628

President Karen Romines
 
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What Have We Been Up To?
 
Schroeder Out, Romines In
                              
In a tradition dating back as far as anyone in the club can remember, 2015-16 president Pete Schroeder was unceremoniously demoted from on high back into the ranks, while Karen Romines was given the title Madame President, making her the fourth female to head this illustrious organization and its 71st president.  Before he felt the love of all the club members, Cubs-Bears-Bulls fan Schroeder was decked out in a White Sox T-shirt, Giants hat, and 49er boxers.  Poor guy.  Stay tuned for a great year in 2016-17.
 

 
 
Quite a Day for Fair Oaks Rotary
at the Annual River Cats Game
It was 98 degrees, the Cats lost, and the bus broke down on the way home.  Did that make the annual outing to Raley Field for Rotary District 5180 (which includes the Fair Oaks club) a bust?  Not according to President Pete and the folks who collected the donations for polio eradication.  Maybe it had something to do with the contents of the coolers on board the bus.  For a few more photos of the "action" (or lack thereof), click here.
 

 
 
Fair Oaks Rotary
Adopts A Nest
   
What the heck does that mean?  Well, on a nice Saturday in April, a bunch of Fair Oaks Rotarians (and a pint-sized supervisor) with your basic gardening implements went out to River Bend Park and cleaned the overgrowth from a campsite, making it usable for children's programs this upcoming summer.  The before and after photos (they would be #1 and #3, above) show what a great job they did.  For a look at even more photos of the work that went into this, click here.
 

 
 
Fair Oaks Rotary Makes
Madison Avenue Sparkle
 
 
OK, we had a little lot of help from our high school affiliate, the Interact Club of Bella Vista High School.  And once again, we were forced to work without the usual Rotary fuel, coffee and donuts.  But the weather was good, the kids were great, and Madison Avenue between Chicago and Kenneth looked great afterward.  I think Sacramento County will let us keep participating in their Adopt-A-Street program, as we have for about ten years now.
 

 
 
First Little Free Library "Planted" and Stocked...
AND USED!
 
    
 
No sooner had the Fair Oaks Rotary's first little free library been planted on Pennsylvania Ave just north of Sunset, than a young local resident was seen inspecting it and availing himself of some reading material.  Now we've got about nine more to "plant" so that literacy can grow in Fair Oaks.  That's the plan, anyway.  For more of the fun, click Read more...
 
 
 
Fair Oaks Rotary Helps Stop Hunger Now
(with a little help from Citrus Heights Rotary)
 
 
Alright, alright!  It was their project, and we helped, with some funding and nine semi-able bodied volunteers.  In 90 minutes, we (that would be everyone there) filled over 17,000 14-oz. bags with a nutritious rice-soy-vegetable mixture, with each bag providing a meal for six people, which will be shipped to places in the world where the need is greatest.  It provided camaraderie, the satisfaction of service, and a good laugh from looking at each other with hair covers on.
 
 
 
Fair Oaks Rotary Builds
Little Free Libraries
 
 
 
After a couple of projects with the "big" Fair Oaks Library, club literacy-meister Bruce Hagel found a "little" library project to work on this year.  After getting the wood shop kids at Del Campo High School to do the woodwork, he talked new-ish member Reid Gustafson into using his garage and driveway for the work parties to prime, paint and shingle the things.  I guess that's what happens when you put an attorney in charge of a work project.  For lots of photos of all the "work", click here.
 
 
 

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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