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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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Nicole Woods, Village Deputy Dir. Community Dev
Dec 12, 2019
Village Comprehensive Plan
Adriane Johnson
Dec 26, 2019
Fire in My Belly
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Jan 02, 2020

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Announcing our 2019 Rotary Duck Race Winners!


1st Place - $1,500 - Ron Bernardi (#3773)

2nd Place - $500 - Jon Bartelt (#4843)

3rd Place - $250 - Robin Raef (#0452)
$100 Winners
  1. Burdeen's Jewelry (#2233)
  2. Branden Smith (#3925)
  3. Garden Fresh Market (#2314)
  4. Lori Palmer (#0349)
  5. Emily Weiss (#1826)
  6. Neil Zweiban (#3144)
  7. Sandy Heltzer (#5321)
  8. Denise Weidner (#0660)
  9. Erica Sitkoff (#5050)
  10. Don Werneske (#0124)
Thank you to everyone for your support of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove!
Our club had a very busy and successful BG Days thanks to the hard work of many of our members during Bingo, duck ticket sales, the duck toss game, the parade, and the duck race.  Thanks to all who helped out!

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Race begins Sunday, September 1 at 5:00 PM - Buffalo Grove Days


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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.

I am honored to serve as the 2019-20 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,             
Bill Donahue

Our club's new officers and board members were installed June 27th.  Thank you to Past President Shawn and his Board for all of their hard work to make this past Rotary year such a success.  Here is the list of members who were honored. Congratulations to all!!  Our entertainment that evening was the Center Ring Barbershop Quartet.  District Governor Nominee Lyle Staab administered the oaths of office and our new Assistant Governor for the coming year, Chrissie Mena from the Barrington noon club, was in attendance.
2018-2019 Milestone Club Service Awards
Steven Casstevens -5 years
Pat Johannes -5 years
Carey Savitt -5 years
Brian Shepard-5 years
Andy Spetter -5 years
Miriam Campbell -10 years
Tom Kloepfer -10 years
Larry Kushner -10 years
Eric Smith -30 years
Bill Balling -35 years
Perfect Attendance Awards
Dane Bragg
Shawn Collins
Tom Klopefer
Glenn Meier
Lisa Siwek
Dennis Snyder
Distinguished Member Award
Brian Shepard
International Service Award
Bill Balling

Community Service Award
Dennis Snyder
Youth Leadership Award
Jing O'Brien
Service Above Self Award
Pete Panayiotou
Dennis Gilbert Rotarian of the Year Award
Steve Balinski
2019-20 Officers
President - Bill Donahue
President Elect - Melanie Santostafano
President Nominee - Brett Robinson
Secretary - Cathy Splett
Treasurer - Brian Shepard
Directors - Steve Balinski, Shannon O’Connor, Dan Wolf
Past President - Shawn Collins
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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