Welcome to the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks

Normally We meet Mondays at 7 pm
Currently We Are Meeting using Zoom
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What Have We Been Up To?
Dunbar Demoted!   Cralle In!
Fair Oaks Rotary Changes Hands
In front of an audience of (mostly) masked Rotarians in his front yard (and unmasked Transformers on his front steps), Dennis Dunbar, our "Connect To Transform Lives" club president, got "transformed" (i.e., demoted) right out of his job, and Diana Cralle took the gavel for the 2020-21 Rotary year.  Social isolation spared Dennis some of the usual shenanigans associated with the Demotion ceremony, but all the attendees arrived in a drive-by procession, a first in Fair Oaks Rotary Demotion history, I'm sure.  A few more Demotion records: shortest duration and least amount of alcohol consumed.  But the important stuff got done and so you can count on us doing good in Fair Oaks and around the world for another year!
It's Fair Oaks Rotary Fridays
At the FO/OV Food Bank!
When the COVID-19 pandemic increased food insecurity in the Fair Oaks-Orangevale area, FO/OV Food Bank director and Rotarian Keith Wright knew where to get help.  Expanding their hours by adding distributions on Friday seemed like a good idea, and Rotarians jumped at the chance to serve.  Clad in their designer masks, they learned their tasks without too much difficulty and took over the new Friday distribution hours through the end of summer.  To read more about even more food distribution, click Read more...
Fair Oaks Rotarians Become Zoomers
Well, it started almost eight weeks ago, so it's starting to look like a trend.  The park district took away our meeting space, then the whole state shut down.  So for seven straight weeks, we've been meeting on line via Zoom Webinar.  After a couple of meetings feeling our way in the dark, we have actually had real live speakers for the past five weeks, telling us about topics of interest during these trying times.
And we haven't stopped the projects, either, from a biweekly Zoom "happy hour" with attempted singalongs (bottom line... singalongs on Zoom don't work well) to food collections and other support of the Fair Oaks-Orangevale Food Bank.  It will take more than the coronavirus to slow this club down.  Look for more later.
Five Young Women Speak Out!
It's the Fair Oaks Rotary's Speech Contest
The annual Fair Oaks Rotary speech contest found five young women from three local high schools giving us their thoughts on the District's theme this year, "Connect to Inspire".  As usual, it was one of the best meetings of the year as we were all charmed by the poise and intellect of the speakers.  The winner was Celene Aridin, a senior at Bella Vista High School; she will move on to the District semifinals in a few weeks.

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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