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 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!
Fair Oaks Rotary Wowed Again
By RYLA Campers Report
Every summer, our club pays for a handful of 17-year-olds to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening, a week long leadership camp in the Sierras, AND we usually have a few members volunteer to serve as "counselors" to assist in the running of the camp.  The students who attend report back to one of our meetings about exactly what they did and how it affected them, and that report has kept us sending them year after year.  This year's four young women continued that tradition, so we hope to keep providing that life-changing experience for another group in 2023.
Skeleton Crew from Fair Oaks Rotary
Beautifies Madison Avenue
We do this every three months.  Sometimes we get a dozen and sometimes we get less.  Today the summertime blues apparently hit, and these five daunting gentlemen found themselves cleaning Madison Avenue near Bella Vista High School by their lonesomes.  But the Rotary fuel (bagels and donuts) was satisfying and by our next time (September), school will be back in and we can count on some help from the BV Interact Club, our high school affiliate.
Fair Oaks Rotary Speech Winner
Takes District Championship
 
Those of you who follow this website have seen the name Stewart Fang before.  Back in February, the Waldorf High School junior won our club's speech contest.  The next month, he won the District semifinals.  And this past weekend, at the District 5180 Conference, speaking on the topic "Serve to Change Lives" against three other semifinalists, he won the District finals.  Congratulations, Stewart!
 
Bella Vista Interactors
(and a few Fair Oaks Rotarians)
Make WAPIs
That headline raises the obvious question, "What's a WAPI?"  The quick answer is Water Pasteurization Indicator and, to avoid any further obvious questions, that's a little device that tells the user when water has been raised to the temperature that kills all the organisms that can make you sick from drinking it.  That is a great help when dealing with questionable water, since it allows the water to be made potable without boiling it, saving fuel and time.  In the developing world, this is a big deal and can save lives.
   
There were students from a half dozen or so Interact Clubs in the Sacramento area who gathered At Folsom High School for four hours on a Saturday, with Rotarians from several clubs supervising and doing quality control.  Bella Vista Interactors found themselves assigned to an early step in the process, heating and crimping one end of the plastic tube... over a device that put out a 600 degree flame.  Be careful!
    
Other school's Interactors prepared the wire, inserted the wax plug which is the actual indicator, and tested the final product for correct function and water leaks.  The students cranked out 332 of these devices; they will be delivered to Rotary clubs in Peru and Ecuador next month for distribution.  Do you think these kids had a good time while doing good?  My guess is... for sure!
Club's 75th Anniversary Video