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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Rotary People of Action
What Have We Been Up To?
Fair Oaks Rotarians Deliver
Water Filters to Baja
 Somewhere in that huge crowd are nine Fair Oaks Rotarians who braved blue skies and sunshine at the southern tip of Baja last weekend to deliver water filtration systems to hundreds of rural families whose water is contaminated with pathogenic bacteria.  They worked alongside Rotarians from the Los Barriles Rotary club, who surveyed the area to come up with the recipients.  Rumor has it that some fishing occurred, but nobody's bragging; maybe they need another margarita.  This trip is starting to take on an annual flavor.
Fair Oaks Rotary Speech Contestants
Wow the Crowd... As Usual
It happens every year.  A handful of kids from local high schools come in and amaze the club... and 2019 was no exception.  These five students, three from Bella Vista High School and two from Sacramento Waldorf School, shared their interpretations of this year's theme, "Be The Inspiration".  All five were inspiring and most of the audience were happy not being judges and having to choose only one winner.  Charlie Bingaman of SWS, who was the winner, will proceed on to the District semifinals on April 10.  As usual, it was one of the best meetings of the year.
Fair Oaks Rotary Takes Seniors
To Polynesia
Once they were inside the Fair Oaks Community Clubhouse, those attending the Fair Oaks Senior Luau must have wondered, "What rain?"  Fair Oaks Rotary, along with partners Fair Oaks Inner Wheel and the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District, provided smiles, leis, food from the islands (served by the ladies from Center Point), entertainment and, it looks like from the photos, dance lessons (!) for a crowd of appreciative local seniors.  Anyone wanna learn the hukilau?  Then keep an eye out for this event next year!
Fair Oaks Rotary Electrifies
FO-OV Food Bank
OK, to be honest, we had some help putting solar panels on the roof of the Fair Oaks-Orangevale Food Bank.  Our buddies in the Rotary Club of Orangevale chipped in both money and sweat... sorry I didn't take any photos of you, guys.  Grid Alternatives... what an amazing NGO... provided know-how for us solar panel neophytes (and made sure we all signed releases before climbing on the roof).  And The Rotary Foundation provided funds in the form of a District 5180 Grant.  All in all, a great project!
Fair Oaks Rotary Does It Again
At 2019 Mardi Gras Crab Feed
Even though the actual Mardi Gras is still a few weeks away, that didn't damper the spirits of attendees at Fair Oaks Rotary's 29th annual Crab Feed.  Over 500 folks feasted on the best minestrone in Sacramento County, pasta with a yummy meat sauce, and ummm... oh, yeah, crab!  With the Bella Vista Interact Club providing the waitstaff, both clubs (Interact and Rotary) ended the night with more bucks to fund their service projects.  With next year being #30, it's probably a safe bet that we'll do it again.
Bella Vista Interactors Wonder
"Where's Rotary?"
This is Rotary's gig, right?  That's what the sign says.  And that's what four members of the Interact Club of Bella Vista High School were probably wondering one cold... by Fair Oaks standards... Thursday afternoon as they beautified Madison Avenue near the school.  Since the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks sponsors the Interact Club, I suppose that counts for something.  And it looks like Interactors are as fueled by sweets as Rotarians.  Maybe they'll have a joint project next time.

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.