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?
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..."
Fair Oaks Rotary and Bella Vista Interact
Beautify Madison Avenue... Again!
 
   
Properly equipped and attired, and fueled with Rotary fuel (see photo), a number of intrepid Fair Oaks Rotarians, reinforced by four Bella Vista Interactors, braved ultraviolet rays (AKA sunshine) and temperatures in the mid 50's to beautify their assigned section of Madison Avenue... basically from Chicago to Kenneth in front of Bella Vista High School.  If you've seen similar stories on this site in the past, it's because we do this (about) every three months because we like it... and because Sacramento County gives us free advertising (see photos).  Wave to us next time.
 
 
Fair Oaks Rotary's Safe Halloween
Becomes Safer
   
  
You long time fans of this website know that the end of October is a special time in Fair Oaks Village as the Park District and Rotary Club join to put on Safe Halloween, an event which lasts well into the afternoon and has all kinds of stuff for kids (and parents) to enjoy.  Well, welcome to the 2020 version, when the coronavirus put a stop to many of those activities.  We call it Safer Halloween and it's limited to two activities, promoting literacy (reading and book distribution) and providing full employment for dentists (handing out candy).  Rotarians were costumed (and not), the books were guarded by a masked man in black, and novel candy delivery systems were utilized.  The best part... the kids looked like they loved it, so look for us again next year.

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. 

Rotary People of Action