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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks
 

Normally We meet Mondays at 6:45 pm
Fair Oaks

Community Clubhouse

7997 California Ave.

Fair Oaks, CA 95628

 
During the Month of May
Due to the CoronaVirus Warnings
Our Meetings With Be On-Line
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What Have We Been Up To?
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.
Fair Oaks Rotary Serves Crab
For the 30th Time
 
 
Thirty years ago, someone in our club must have said, "Let's throw a Crab Feed", and a tradition was started.  Serving 500+ guests annually at the club's biggest fundraiser is quite a task, but it ends up being so much fun that it doesn't seem like work.  And it's not just the crab and the courses leading up to it that makes it a great night; the auctions and raffles, and the newly added Dessert Dash, just add to the excitement.  Look for us again in mid-February 2021!
Santa (AKA Fair Oaks Rotary) Arrives Early
For Some Northridge Families
  
 
  
 
Plans are made weeks in advance, and the day begins about 7:00 am.  Boxes are delivered and food is gathered from food banks (Fair Oaks-Orangevale and Sacramento), Winco and private donations.  Then the food has to be divvied up among the boxes, and it all has to get handed out at the end of the school day to about a hundred families that otherwise might have a skimpy holiday food-wise.
 
The only hitch in the whole day... whoever picked up the Rotary fuel (coffee and round baked goods with holes in the center) accidentally picked up bagels instead of the other round baked good with a hole in the center.  But it served as a teachable moment.  Was it fun?  Well, I hope to shout... a resounding YES!  So look for us again next year.
Fair Oaks Rotary Carolers
Are At It Again... At Oakmont
 
 
There are no auditions or tryouts.  There are no rehearsals.  There are just three guitars and a harmonica valiantly struggling to keep them on key.  But nineteen Fair Oaks Rotarians, one Bella Vista Interactor and one Rotarian's sister "invaded" Oakmont of Fair Oaks this afternoon and spread a lot of holiday cheer to the residents... singing-type cheer, not the beverage kind.  It's a good thing the place is dog-friendly, because a couple of pooches came along also.  Closing song... how about a Happy Birthday to 102 yo Bette, sitting next to the dog (above right).  Now that they're all on key, look for them to do it again next week!

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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