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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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May 03, 2018
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May 10, 2018
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May 17, 2018
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Applications Due June 1, 2018

The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove offers scholarship grants in the one-time amount of up to $2,000 to students who are pursuing a four-year degree. Grants require acceptance into a Bachelor Degree college program.  APPLICANTS MUST BE A CURRENT STUDENT OR PRIOR GRADUATE AT EITHER BUFFALO GROVE HIGH SCHOOL OR ADLAI E. STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL.
To apply, download the application and submit by June 1, 2018.

Applications Due June 1, 2018

The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is taking applications for individuals for the Bill Reid Community Service Award.  The award is to be given to an individual whose long term community efforts have resulted in the enhancement, betterment and improved spirit of the Buffalo Grove Community.   The late Bill Reid was a long time Village Trustee and a charter member of our Rotary Club.

Applications Due May 19, 2018

The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is pleased to offer Rotary Community Grants to organizations that affect the community of Buffalo Grove and its inhabitants. The Rotary Community Grant will provide funding for projects and causes that contribute to the success of the local community with the objective of making ours a better place to live and work. One-time grants of up to $2500 are given to efforts that have the potential to provide visible, long-term, sustainable benefits for community members.

Support kids with special needs!

The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove, in partnership with the Commission for Residents with Disabilities, will host Bowling for Buddies on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Bowlero, 350 McHenry Road, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This is an exciting opportunity for children in 4th through 12th grades with special needs to enjoy a fun activity in a family-style environment.  Participants will receive free bowling, pizza, chicken fingers and refreshments.  Click here to register for this fun event!
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

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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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