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What Have We Been Up To?
Fair Oaks Rotary Rubbish Squad
Beautifies Madison Avenue
Enough Fair Oaks Rotarians showed up to get the job done... and the lone BV Interactor also helped... but maybe we should try one extra club meeting announcement next time.  What was the job?  If you follow this website closely, you know it's the quarterly Madison Avenue cleanup.  The weather was beautiful, the coffee was wonderful, and the donuts were... ABSENT!  Despite that, the crew pressed on and expressed their usual amazement at what people toss out of their car windows.  Look for us again in about three months.
Fair Oaks Rotary Does It Again!
Named Club of the Year for 2020-2021
At the close of the District 5180 Conference yesterday, awards were announced for the 37 clubs in the district.  The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks won gold medals in all the categories that were evaluated and won first place among all the large clubs in the district.  District Governor Brent Hastey then announced that he was naming Fair Oaks the Club of the Year and awarded them the Governor's Bell for the next Rotary year.  I don't want to brag... well, that's not totally correct... but we have won The Bell three times in the past nine years.  This almost certainly means that we are a pretty good Rotary club.
Spring.  Dogs.  Bunnies.  Fair Oaks Rotary.
It Must Be Easter!
 
Bringing Valentine's Day cards to senior facilities was so much fun, so why not Easter?  Same formula... golden retrievers, smiling Rotarians, grateful seniors.  And let's not forget those who prepared cards behind the scenes and couldn't participate in the delivery.  Let's see... when is that next holiday?
 

Fair Oaks Rotary and Bella Vista Interact

Team with Vitalant to Save Some Lives

Bella Vista Interact Club, Fair Oaks Rotary & Vitalant teamed up to save lives for four hours on April 14.  Vitalant brought a couple of bloodmobiles to the New Life Church and the Interact and Rotary clubs located the donors and provided Rotary fuel (not the usual donuts, but plenty of goodies to go with the coffee).  Air 1 Radio provided music and goodies, and the local Golden Retriever meet-up group brought a few canines to comfort the stickees.  Twenty-two people rolled up their sleeves and gave of themselves.  It was quite a happenin', so you might keep an eye out for another one in the future.

Four Young Women Describe Opportunities
In Fair Oaks Rotary Speech Contest
It happened on Zoom, so the chance for that group photo at the end disappeared, but four remarkable young women high school students spoke to the Fair Oaks Rotary via their computer cameras about this year's district speech contest theme, "How 2020 Opens Opportunities".  The winner (pictured above) was Nancy Cheng, a senior at Waldorf High School.  She will now compete in the District semifinals, but in the club's eyes, they were all winners.  We're all looking forward to next year's in-person competition.
Masked Horde of Fair Oaks Rotarians
And Bella Vista Interactors
Takes on Madison Avenue
The group pictured above, heavily armed with "grabbers" and bright orange trash bags, and energized by Rotary fuel... coffee and donuts, for the uninformed... made short work of all the trash on Madison Avenue between Chicago (street, not city) and Kenneth, as per our agreement with Sacramento County, which gives us free advertising by posting signs delineating our "beautification" zone.  We do this once a quarter, so give us a wave if you see us again.  For a look at the Interact crew, click "Read more..."
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.

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. 

Club's 75th Anniversary Video