Welcome to the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks

Note: for the next few weeks our meetings will be on-line only.
We Have Transitioned To Hybrid Meetings That Will Be Live & on Zoom.
Normally, we gather on Mondays at 6pm for social time, dinner begins at 6:30pm, then the meeting will begin at 7pm.
Live Meetings will be at the Fair Oaks VFW 8990 Kruitof Way, Fair Oaks
For Zoom Info, Please check our calendar to get the link.

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What Have We Been Up To?
Happy Valentine's Day
From Fair Oaks Rotary
(and some dogs)
Well, mid-February can be a kind of lonesome time at an elder care facility, especially during a pandemic.  So making over 400 Valentines and distributing them to a handful of area facilities seemed like a pretty good idea.  And that is exactly what Fair Oaks Rotarians did, assisted in the distribution by a bunch of beautiful golden retrievers.  Who knows... maybe a doggie even made a Valentine or two.  It seemed to brighten up the day for a bunch of senior citizens... AND Rotarians.
Is Fair Oaks Rotary
Going to the Dogs?
From this photo, it might look like it, but here's the rest of the story.  One of our members who is a well connected dog lover thought that it might be fun to have a get-together at the New Life Church while our club was helping the Fair Oaks-Orangevale Food Bank with their Saturday distribution.  And while we're at it, why not have a local news station bring a crew out for a look at what we're doing?  Well, it was fun, and we were on TV!
Fair Oaks Rotary Chooses
First Zambian-born President-Nominee
Elitas "Mazzy" Chirwa has been chosen to serve as the president of the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks in the 2022-23 Rotary year.  Born in Zambia a number of years ago (women's ages are classified), she was a journalist there and came to the US after being awarded an internship by CNN.  She has been a Fair Oaks Rotarian for six years and recently got her Master's degree in counseling.  She is a Paul Harris Fellow and previously served as the Club Service Chair.  Congratulations, Mazzy!
Fair Oaks Rotary Helps
Fill Holiday Tummies
2020 threw a big obstacle in the way of service projects in general, but Fair Oaks Rotary's elves would not let a worldwide pandemic stop one of our annual favorites, preparing and distributing holiday food baskets to less well-off students of local schools.  One hundred families will eat a little better this holiday, thanks to the crew in these pictures.  Next year... off with the masks and on with the holiday hats!  For more photos, click "Read more..."
Fair Oaks Rotary Started This Project in May...
And We're Still At It!
When the coronavirus pandemic dramatically increased food insecurity in the Fair Oaks and Orangevale communities, the director of the Food Bank, himself a Fair Oaks Rotarian, knew where to turn for help when he wanted to expand his distribution hours to include Fridays.  In May, Fair Oaks Rotarians partnered with other groups and provided the volunteers on one Friday a month to help distribute the much-needed food.  We've always been masked, but the months have seen the other attire go from shorts and flip-flops to jackets and hats.  When will we be finished?  I suppose when things get back to "normal", so you can consider this an interim report.
Fair Oaks Rotary Provides
A Ton of Food for the FO-OV Food Bank
Well, to be truthful, the providing was kind of indirect.  What we did was set up a food drive at the entrance to a local Walmart, asking entering customers if they would purchase various items that the Fair Oaks-Orangevale Food Bank needed and donate them through us.  It was the generosity of the Walmart customers that day that gave the Food Bank 2,200 pounds of food to distribute.  Good for them... and hey, good for us for enabling them to make the holidays a little brighter for some family.  For more pictures of the crew in action, 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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