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Buffalo Grove

Service Above Self

Thurs. at 12:15 p.m.
Lou Malnati's
85 S. Buffalo Grove Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL  60089
United States
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Jan 25, 2018
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Feb 22, 2018
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Our sincere condolences extend to the family of friend and fellow Rotarian Dennis Gilbert, who passed on Monday, November 13.  Dennis had been a member of our club since 1999, donating his time and talents to many local initiatives.  Dennis's family has asked that memorials be made in his name to the Foundation of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove.  To make a donation, please click the link below.

Join the Rotary Clubs of Buffalo Grove and Wheeling in Giving During this Holiday Season

For over 30 years the Buffalo Grove Rotary and Wheeling Rotary Clubs have been involved with providing food (and sometimes games and clothing) to some of the neediest families in the Buffalo Grove and Wheeling area.

We are currently collecting non-perishable food at the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center, 601 Deerfield Parkway, and the Buffalo Grove Park District Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive.  All collected and purchased food will be distributed the week before Thanksgiving.  This project will help support 200 families in need. If you are interested in participating in this act of kindness, please contact Denny Snyder, Chairman, or donate by clicking the button below!


Learn More About Our Humanitarian Efforts in Guatemala

Join us for a fun and informative evening as we welcome Steve Dudenhoefer, the founder of Ak’ Tenamit, and Graciela Coy, the president of Ak’ Tenamit, at a celebratory dinner on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Continental Restaurant. 
Thank you for an incredible BG Days weekend!  There was a ton of time and effort put into this past weekend’s events by so many members. Whether it was Bingo, the Duck Booth, the Stampede, the parade, or the Duck Race, we had Rotary members come together to Make a Difference! It shows how active and engaged our club is.  We raised a lot of money to fund our causes and everyone should be proud of our club. I want to acknowledge everyone and thank you for contributing to the success of all these events.  We will review the weekend at our upcoming business meeting this week, but we will plan to have full reports on our fundraising efforts with the Duck Race and Bingo at our October business meeting.  

Congratulations to our winners!

Were you a winner at this year's Rotary Duck Race?!?!  See below for the winning names and numbers!
Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you to everyone who supported this year's race!  Your  contributions are spent right here in the Buffalo Grove community for those in need, to support youth enrichment and to provide great events for our entire community.
Also, thank you to our sponsors!  If you frequent any of these local businesses, tell them THANK YOU for supporting Rotary!
Shorewood Development Group
Arthur J. Gallagher
Waste Management
Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc.
Buffalo Grove Bank & Trust
Vicarious Productions
Burdeen's Jewelry
Deenie Pomilia, RE/MAX
Creekside Dental
Arlington Heights Ford
Legat Architects

Sunday, September 3, 2017, 5:00 PM, Mike Rylko Community Park

Get ready for this year's 2017 Rotary Duck Race!
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The power to make a difference comes with a lot of responsibility, but it also provides a lot satisfaction once you step back and see what has been accomplished.  Buffalo Grove Rotarians have been able to make a difference not only to those that need us but to ourselves through service to our community and around the world.

On behalf of our club, I invite you to join us for a meeting and fellowship on Thursdays, 12:15-1:30 at Lou Malnati’s, 85 S. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove.

Our club was chartered in 1974 and has grown over 50 members strong! We are committed to the principles of Rotary International and service above self.  Some of the projects our members lend their time and talents to include Buffalo Grove Days BINGO, Rubber Duck Race and Parade; Literacy Launch at local elementary schools, Winter Food Baskets and the AK’ Tenamit missionary project in Guatemala. We also support inbound and outbound exchange students in our community, raise funds for the End Polio Now initiative and provide community grants for many deserving local organizations.  We always welcome the opportunity to have new members and volunteers join the club to strengthen our partnership with our community.

As 2017-18 Rotary International President Ian Riseley noted, “Whatever motivation each of us had for joining Rotary, it is the satisfaction we find in Rotary that causes us to remain, the satisfaction of knowing that week by week, year by year, we are part of Rotary: Making a Difference.”

I am honored to serve as the 2017-18 President of our club and look forward to continuing the growth and development of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove.   If you live or work within the Buffalo Grove area, please feel free to contact us to learn more about membership.  Join us in making a difference!
In service,             
Ryan Risinger

Due to the generosity of one of the clubs in our District, District 6440 was able to award 15 Scholarships, in the amount of $1,500 each, to worthy candidates who will be attending less than a four-year university.
Our club recognized Jacob Cullen, a recent Stevenson graduate, as a winner of a District 6440 Vocational Scholarship to help him with his tuition at the Universal Technical Institute in Lisle in the fall.  He will concentrate in automotive technology. In this photo are past president AAron Appell, Jacob, and New Generations Chair Martha Weiss.  Congratulations Jacob!   
Our club hosted a joint golf outing with Special Leisure Services Foundation on May 17 that was a great event - the weather was perfect, the course was beautiful and the golfers and volunteers had lots of fun.  This outing supports our Rotary charitable causes and the recreational programs that Northwest Special Recreation Association provides so that children and adults with disabilities have the opportunity to have fun, make friends, be included, go new places, learn new things and celebrate their lives. 
Did you know that your local Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove provides annual support to the End Polio Now initiative?  Through local fundraising efforts, we have increased our contribution to $2,000 annually to eradicate polio on the planet.  To find out more about this global initiative and how you can help, visit the End Polio Now web page!
Our exchange student this year who we jointly host with the Wheeling Rotary Club is Gabriel from Brazil. He attends Stevenson High School and is very eager to be a part of our community.  We know you will have a great year Gabriel!
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