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?
 
Fair Oaks Rotary Helps
Family Promise Become More Tech Savvy
 
Family Promise is a Sacramento program to assist homeless families with finding housing and improving the chances that this will be a permanent solution, by improving job skills and taking other steps leading to employment.  When Fair Oaks Rotarian Geri Beck made our board aware of the lack of tech hardware at their headquarters, the board and its tech guru Keith Walter stepped up.  We purchased, delivered, set up and provided instruction on three Chromebooks and a wireless printer for families currently in the program, with plans to follow up as needed.  For a look at the typical day of Rotarian Geri Beck as she volunteers there. click Read More.
 
 
 
Schroeder Out, Romines In
                              
In a tradition dating back as far as anyone in the club can remember, 2015-16 president Pete Schroeder was unceremoniously demoted from on high back into the ranks, while Karen Romines was given the title Madame President, making her the fourth female to head this illustrious organization and its 71st president.  Before he felt the love of all the club members, Cubs-Bears-Bulls fan Schroeder was decked out in a White Sox T-shirt, Giants hat, and 49er boxers.  Poor guy.  Stay tuned for a great year in 2016-17.
 

 
 
Quite a Day for Fair Oaks Rotary
at the Annual River Cats Game
It was 98 degrees, the Cats lost, and the bus broke down on the way home.  Did that make the annual outing to Raley Field for Rotary District 5180 (which includes the Fair Oaks club) a bust?  Not according to President Pete and the folks who collected the donations for polio eradication.  Maybe it had something to do with the contents of the coolers on board the bus.  For a few more photos of the "action" (or lack thereof), click here.
 

 
 
Fair Oaks Rotary
Adopts A Nest
   
What the heck does that mean?  Well, on a nice Saturday in April, a bunch of Fair Oaks Rotarians (and a pint-sized supervisor) with your basic gardening implements went out to River Bend Park and cleaned the overgrowth from a campsite, making it usable for children's programs this upcoming summer.  The before and after photos (they would be #1 and #3, above) show what a great job they did.  For a look at even more photos of the work that went into this, click here.
 

 
 
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...
 
 
 

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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