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?

Camping Fair Oaks Rotary Style
Over the weekend of August 7-9, a hardy group of Fair Oaks Rotarians, along with family, wannabes and other assorted folks, headed for Lake Francis Resort near beautiful Dobbins, CA, for our club's fourth annual "camping" trip, organized by the irrepressible Maggie Hoy.  Our Danish exchange student Stine was introduced to the Fair Oaks Rotary version of roughing it; I think she liked it.
We ate and drank too much, but we solved a lot of world problems and we worked off many of the calories playing Maggie's dumb sophisticated games on Saturday afternoon.  Did we have fun?  Hey, it was a Fair Oaks Rotary event... of course we did.  There are more pictures if you click the link.
It's Welcome Week for Fair Oaks Rotary
Youth Exchange Students!
A year ago, we sent Giovanna Perricone to Japan; on July 31, at Sacramento International Airport, with lots of Gia's extended family and friends, we welcomed her back.  Then three days later, we were back at Sac Int'l to welcome Stine Nicolajsen to the USA; she'll be spending a year studying at Del Campo High School.

Fair Oaks Rotary + Bella Vista Interact =
A Sparkling Madison Avenue
As good stewards of Madison Avenue from Chicago (the street, that is) to Kenneth, May 9 found the Fair Oaks Rotary Club out in force, along with the Interact Club from Bella Vista High School, to rid the avenue of several months of accumulated litter.  The unusual thing about this particular day was that Rotarians outnumbered Interactors, perhaps due to the availability of donuts procured by Dino Sammakieh, the honcho of the trash patrol.
Sailor Bar Access More Accessible,
Thanks to Fair Oaks Rotary (and a little help)
It's rumored that President Jim Cralle was upset by the potential dangers of the pedestrian access to the area around his favorite fishing hole, prompting him to arrange a project of the club, its Interact affiliate at Bella Vista High School, and some folks from the local Americorps on a sunny Saturday morning in April.  I'm sure there were donuts involved somewhere, but no one took a picture of them.
Phoenix Park - More Usable
Thanks to Fair Oaks Rotary
Valentine weekend saw President Jim Cralle and the Fair Oaks Rotary working hard on their joint project with the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District and Honorary Mayor Bob Clouse to lengthen walking trails at Phoenix Park, making them more usable for baby strollers, wheelchairs and other conveyances that may not perform well on grass.  The project was partially funded by a matching grant from The Rotary Foundation.
Dealing in Dictionaries the Fair Oaks Rotary Way
As is their custom about this time of year, Rotarians from the Fair Oaks club distributed brand new dictionaries purchased by the club to every third-grader at Northridge Elementary School, after doing the same at Legette Elementary last week.  The Legette crew were either shy or left their cameras at home, because no photos could be found.  For more pictures of happy kids, 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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