Welcome to the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks
 

 

Rotary International

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We meet Mondays at 6:45 pm
 

Fair Oaks

Community Clubhouse

7997 California Ave.

Fair Oaks, CA 95628

President Pete Schroeder
 
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What Have We Been Up To?
 
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 "real" Fair Oaks Library, club literacy-meister Bruce Hagel found a "little" literacy 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.
 
 
 
Fair Oaks Rotary
Feeds the Masses at
26th Annual Crab Feed
 
 
February in Fair Oaks means the Rotary will feed 500+ at their biggest fundraiser of the year, the Mardi Gras Crab Feed, and 2016 was no exception.  From Caesar salad to minestrone to that tasty crab, attendees left with a satisfied palate, as usual.  A silent auction and several raffles attracted the usual generous crowd, enabling the club to finance the myriad of projects for the next year.  Thanks to all who helped and attended.  For lots of photos of all the fun, click here.
 
 
 
Are Fair Oaks Third-Graders Smarter
Because of Rotary?
 
The answer to that question is that they likely will be smarter in the future, and at least partly because of Fair Oaks Rotary.  As they do about this time every year, Fair Oaks Rotarians visited Northridge and LeGette Elementary schools and gave every third-grader their own personal dictionary.  Even in the age of iPads and Google, the kids looked pretty pleased about their new acquisition.  For more photos, click "Read more..."
 
 
 

Our club is pleased to announce grant funding for up to $500 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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