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?
It's Del Campo Again in the
Battle for the Oak
Almost buried in that mass of young, sweaty testosterone is Rotary Club of Fair Oaks honorary member Bev Purcell, on hand to present the trophy named after her husband, past president Jim Purcell, to the winner of the Del Campo-Bella Vista football game, AKA the Battle For The Oak, so named because it decides the Fair Oaks high school football champion for the year.  By a 49-26 margin, and for consecutive years that are getting hard to count, Del Campo won the game.
In addition to the trophy, a $1,000 graduation award is presented to a senior at the winning school by the Rotary club, and since the game usually occurs in close proximity to Veterans Day, the club also pays for the admission to the game of anyone who identifies themselves as a military veteran.  For a look at the trophy and the crew at the gate, click the link...
Who Had the Most Fun
at Fair Oaks Safe Halloween?
Books and games and... oh,yeah, candy... made for another great Safe Halloween in Fair Oaks Village.  As usual, the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks was among the organizations having fun working hard to make the day a success.  For a further look at the frolicking, click the link...
Fair Oaks Uncorked 2015:
A Success by Any Measure
With a lineup of about a dozen wineries and restaurants, and a few brewers thrown in for good measure, this year's edition of Fair Oaks Uncorked provided the over 270 attendees with the usual high quality food and drink, making it a stunning success.  Oh, and that's not even considering the funds raised for the community projects of the Fair Oaks Rotary.  A big thanks goes to Marlow Simonetto and her crew, and to volunteers from the District 5180 Passport Club, whose work allowed more Fair Oaks Rotarians to actually nosh and imbibe a little.
For those of you who care, the dessert police reported that 37% of attendees were seen eating dessert before "real food".
Fair Oaks Rotarians Fight Thru Lack of Coffee and Donuts
To Beautify Madison Avenue
Despite a glaring lack of the usual morning project fuel, a valiant crew of Fair Oaks Rotarians and Bella Vista High School Interactors, led by the intrepid Cliff Straehely, were on duty today restoring Madison Avenue from Chicago (Avenue, not the city) to Kenneth to its usual pristine shape.  In an unusual development, the Rotarians actually outnumbered the high schoolers.  The name of the person who neglected to bring coffee will remain confidential.  For more details, click the link.
Fair Oaks Rotary and Bella Vista Faculty
Team Up for Another Great Career Day!
Who are all these folks lounging around the Bella Vista High School library on an October Tuesday morning?  Well, they are among the 70 or so speakers from diverse occupations recruited by the Fair Oaks Rotary and Bella Vista faculty to speak to the students about their vocations at Bella Vista's second biannual Career Day.  The students were polled about their preferences, and each speaker spoke to three groups of about 30 students in the course of the morning.  The consensus of all involved: let's do it again in 2017!  For more, click the link...
Craft Beer Booth Fundraiser At The Fair Oaks Chicken Festival

If you didn't make the chicken festival this year, you missed a beautiful day and a lot of fun. Although a number of us weren't exactly up with the chickens, it felt close enough that early Saturday morning. Setting up the area for microbrew tasting is an exercise in teamwork. If you have not experienced the joy and challenge of setting up the various awnings we use, you are missing out. It's necessary and fun to duct tape and otherwise do "orthopedic repairs" on some of the old awnings we utilize. Even one of our mascot, metal chickens needed some "medical attention" in ord be able to er to stand up. Perhaps it had had a rough night, the night before. It all came together and we sold a lot of beer to a lot of happy and satisfied customers. I thought the band was great. Apparently, they also play heavy metal, but I was happy that they chose to use their acoustic instruments for the chicken festival.
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.


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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