Welcome to the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks


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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?
Fair Oaks Rotary's Senior Luau
Not Hindered by Soggy Weather
They had to be escorted in by the umbrella platoon, but once inside, the weather was fantastic, the food was yummy, and the entertainment was great.  Fair Oaks Rotary, in partnership with the Recreation and Park District and the Fair Oaks Inner Wheel, once again brought Polynesia to the Community Center for a sold-out room of senior citizens.
#100ActsOfGood?  Centennial?
What are you talking about?
Well, it's The Rotary Foundation's 100th birthday in June, and what better way to celebrate than by doing something good for someone.  Rotary International is encouraging all Rotarians worldwide to "get caught in the act of doing good", then posting what they do on social media and tagging it with the hashtag #100actsofgood.  For a look at what our club is doing, click here.
Rotary Ray Chosen DGND!
OK, who's Rotary Ray, and what's a DGND?  Well, that would be Ray Ward... yeah, the one in OUR club... and he was chosen to be the District 5180... yeah, that's OUR district... Governor in 2019-20, making him the District Governor Nominee Designate.  How's that for a mouthful?  And making it even more special, he will become the first District Governor from the Fair Oaks club in our 71 year history!  Congratulations, Ray!  We should have realized something was up when all those Past (and current and future) District Governors showed up at our meeting, which is the usual custom to announce the DGND in our district.
Fair Oaks Rotary Plays Santa and
Fair Oaks Families Eat Better

As is their custom this time of year, the Fair Oaks Rotary, led by Chief Elf Cliff Straehely, with assistance from Chief Elf Emeritus Tom Rains, using financial assistance from a bunch of places and muscle (believe it or not) from club members, packed and distributed over 100 boxes of holiday-related food for low income families at Northridge and Legette Elementary schools.
Fair Oaks Rotary Sings,
"Tis the Season..."
Fair Oaks Rotary's acclaimed renowned hastily-assembled but energetic (that's the phrase I was looking for) Holiday Chorus ventured across the American River today to Eskaton Gold River, where they provided singing and merriment galore for the residents as they performed some Christmas favorites to the guitar accompaniment of Pete Schroeder, who organized the whole thing and claims to be the one responsible for the group's musical direction.  They were joined for the last few numbers by resident Bill (left end of lower right photo), who definitely added some oomph to the group and who actually knew verses 2, 3 and 4 to Jingle Bells by heart.  The group's next performance is being negotiated.
Rotary Welcomes the Season
in Fair Oaks Holiday Parade
Showing off Rotary's 100 Acts of Good theme, the Fair Oaks club did a little bragging about all the good things we do here and around the world as we participated in this year's parade through the Village opening the holiday season.  The festivities concluded with the lighting of the new Village Christmas tree... that's the conical one, not the palm trees.  Happy Holidays!  (For a look at the decorating of our "float", click Read More)

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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