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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 of America
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My goal for our club for this coming year is to engage the Buffalo Grove community in as many ways as we can! That could mean bringing in new members or volunteers, recipients of our fundraising and good works, and even sponsors to help us achieve our goals for giving back. If you are interested in making a difference and making connections with individuals who are impacting our world locally and globally – Rotary is something you should investigate! I invite you to join our club as a guest on Thursdays – we meet from 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm on Zoom currently, due to the pandemic. When we can safely do this again, we normally would meet for lunch weekly…. we are all waiting for normal to come back!
 
While COVID-19 has changed some of the ways that we function as a club, it has not stopped our commitment to our causes. We remain steadfast in continuing to raise funds for, and supporting our Community Grants for organizations that are impacting the Buffalo Grove community, scholarships for young people and individuals who are looking to attend a four-year university, as well as go into public service (emergency services) and the trades. Our outreach touches individuals who are in-need, through reading to young children, delivering Thanksgiving food baskets to in-need families, structured activities for the developmentally disabled and more – and that is just a snapshot of our local impacts as there are many more.
 
Globally, Rotary is involved in the fight to end polio, ensure there is clean drinking water for third world countries, and we go on mission trips to Guatemala to help build infrastructure, schools, and more.
 
If you want to feel a part of something bigger than yourself and get involved in activities that are helping others – Rotary just may be for you! Email info@bgrotary.org for more information, and or message us through our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloGroveRotary/.
 
Melanie Santostefano
2020-2021 President
Buffalo Grove Rotary Club
Congratulations to Past President Bill Donahue and the Board for the successful year that our club had in spite of the pandemic challenge.   Our newly installed District Governor Lyle presided over our virtual installation of the new officers on June 25th.  Installed were:
President Melanie Santostefano
Co-Presidents Elect Brett Robinson and Lisa Siwek
Co-Secretaries Leslie Forman and Chad Waynee
Treasurer Brian Shepard
Directors Dane Bragg, Eric Smith and Miriam Campbell
Past President Bill Donahue
 
The following Milestone Club Service Awards were given:
Mike Rylko - 35 years
Martha Weiss - 20 years
Quintin Sleigh - 10 years
Shawn Collins - 5 years
Bill Donahue - 5 years
Josh Brand - 5 years
 
The following club members were recognized:
Perfect Attendance Award - Glenn Meier and Lisa Siwek
Distinguished Member Award - Rob Seitz
Community Service Award - Shawn Collins
International Service Award - Steve Koebernick
Youth Leadership Award - Leslie Forman
Service Above Self Award - Dane Bragg
Dennis Gilbert Rotarian of the Year - Shannon O'Connor
 
Congratulations to all!
Thank you to all of the members who attended the June 13 dedication of the fishing pier and the trees that our club provided donations toward, and the bench in honor of Dennis Gilbert in Green Lake Park.  We had great club representation and many of Dennis' family members attended who appreciated the tribute to him.  Dennis was a very active member of our club, a loyal friend to many, and he is missed.
       
It was a beautiful day for supporting charity at the Buffalo Grove Golf Classic, hosted in partnership between SLSF and the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove! Thank you to Presenting Sponsor CDE Collision, Gold and Sign Sponsor Kolbi Pipe Marker Co., Bronze Sponsors F.H. Paschen, Buffalo Grove Park District, and Kloepfer Insurance Services, Golf Course Sponsor The Arboretum Club, Media Partner Daily Herald and all of the golfers and supporters who made this event such a success!
   
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!
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