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?
#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.
As Usual, Speech Contestants
Wow Fair Oaks Rotary Meeting
Four high school students spoke on the topic of "Serving Humanity" at our club level speech contest at the meeting on March 6, and most in attendance were glad that they weren't judging the contest.  Our winner, Bella Vista senior Sara Ostad Rahimi, now proceeds to the regional semifinal contest on March 30.
Fair Oaks Rotary Road Warriors
Spiff Up Madison Avenue
 
Accompanied by #100ActsOfGood mascot Rooty the Rooster, nine stalwart members of the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks braved some pre-storm wind chill and a dearth of Rotary fuel (that would be coffee and donuts to the uninitiated) to perform their magic on Madison Avenue from Chicago to Kenneth by picking up several months worth of trash.  Rooty, as usual, simply tagged along doing nothing but watching and then hogged the post-work photo, for which he almost ended up in an orange bag himself.  Look for us out there again in a few months.
27th Annual Mardi Gras Crab Feed
Is Usual Roaring Success
 
  
 
Fair Oaks Rotary turned a basketball court into NOLA Party Central and used their usual formula of delicious crab and minestrone, wonderful auction and raffle items, and a great crowd to raise funds for their many projects in the coming year.  They hosted 560 enthusiastic partygoers and initial reports of a great time make it likely that they'll put on #28 this time next year.
Are Fair Oaks Kids Smarter
Because of Rotary Dictionaries?
  
As they do every year about this time, a crew from the Fair Oaks Rotary barged in on two third grades at Northridge Elementary School and gave every child his or her own dictionary.  And as they always do, the kids appeared thankful and excited.  Will it produce a Pulitzer Prize winner for Fair Oaks in the next generation?  Only time will tell.  But it's a pretty good bet we'll be back next year.
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.
Rotary Ray Chosen DGD!
OK, who's Rotary Ray, and what's a DGD?  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 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 DGD in our district.

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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