Welcome to the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks!
Fair Oaks

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We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:00 PM
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8990 Kruitof Way
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
United States of America
Join us for Social/Dinner at 6:00 pm - Meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Check out our calendar for the Zoom link. Also, meetings are broadcast on Facebook Live
Upcoming Events
What Have We Been Up To?
Fair Oaks Rotary Makes
Halloween Scary Safe
   
 
  
Let's face it.  The kids and their parents were wearing scarier costumes than the Fair Oaks Rotarians.  But hey, the point is to let everyone enjoy mid-day in Fair Oaks Village, improve the area's literacy index with the new and gently used books we hand out, and keep local dentists fully employed.  We're so good at it now that you can plan on seeing us again next year.
Madison Avenue Lookin' Good
Thanks to Fair Oaks Rotary and BV Interact
   
Frequent visitors to this website know that we beautify Madison Avenue between Chicago (the street, not the city) and Kenneth four times a year by picking up all the stuff that people tossed out over the last three months.  Sometimes we get a skeleton crew and sometimes it's a party.  Today it was a party, with around twenty volunteers total, about half Rotarians and half from the Bella Vista Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Fair Oaks Rotary.  Fortunately, there was enough Rotary fuel (i.e., coffee and donuts) to adequately power the project.  You can look for us again in January 2023.
Bella Vista Career Day Resumes,
Thanks to Fair Oaks Rotary
  
COVID made us skip a year in the usual biennial series, but Career Day returned this year to Bella Vista High School, thanks to to joint work of the BV faculty and the Fair Oaks Rotary Club.  First presented in 2015, Career Day gathers representatives from over 70 occupations, from airline pilot to speech pathologist, from dietician to psychiatrist, from actor to software engineer.  The almost 2,000 students select three presentations to attend, and virtually every classroom at the school is used.  It's one of the most popular programs among the students, and many presenters return year after year.  It's a good bet we'll do it again in 2024.
Fair Oaks Rotary Hydrates the Masses
At Fair Oaks Chicken Festival
  
If it's September in Fair Oaks, then it's Chicken Festival time, meaning it's time once again for the Fair Oaks Rotary to resume their traditional job of hydrating the masses at the microbrew tasting area... for a small fee, of course, which goes into our project fund for next year's service projects.  If you were wondering what was new for 2022, that would be the wine tasting section.  All in all, it's a fun and rewarding afternoon, so look for us again next year.
Fair Oaks Rotary Sponsors
Women's Empowerment Graduation Luncheon... Again
 
Women's Empowerment is a local Sacramento organization that provides job training and other life skills for homeless women, usually graduating several classes a year.  They have an 85%+ rate of getting their graduates into long-term jobs and housing.  For the last several years, Fair Oaks Rotary has provided logistical and moral support for the September graduation luncheon, and 2022 was no exception.  Since this has the main aspects of a Rotary project, service and fun, it's likely we'll be back next year.
 
Fair Oaks Rotary Welcomes
Student From Sweden
 
The Welcome Crew from Fair Oaks Rotary, including his first host mom and brother, was on hand at Sacramento International Airport on Thursday evening for the arrival of this year's Rotary Youth Exchange student from Sweden, Arvid Kaldo.  He's the guy in the white T-shirt and, contrary to other reports, all that luggage is NOT his.  He will attend Bella Vista High School for the next school year.  Welcome to California, and especially Fair Oaks, Arvid!
Club's 75th Anniversary Video