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Buffalo Grove

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Continental Restaurant
788 S Buffalo Grove Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
United States of America
IN PERSON 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of each month at Continental Restaurant during COVID-19.
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Upcoming Events
  • Board Meeting
    CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT
    Feb 16, 2023
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT
    Mar 16, 2023
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT
    Apr 20, 2023
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT
    May 18, 2023
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT
    Jun 15, 2023
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT
    Jul 20, 2023
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT
    Aug 17, 2023
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT
    Sep 21, 2023
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT
    Oct 19, 2023
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT
    Nov 16, 2023
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Speakers
Rich Rosen
Jan 26, 2023
Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council / Grant Recipient
Business Meeting
Feb 02, 2023
 

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Nominate Your Organization and Make Buffalo Grove a Better Place!

Applications Due April 30

Local organizations operating as charitable, faith-based or not-for-profit agencies with a 501(c)3 designation are eligible to apply for one-time grants of up to $2,500.  Help us help your organization by submitting your projects and causes that contribute to the success of the community!
The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is happy to announce these opportunities for  2023 scholarships!  
Applications are due by May 1, 2023.
 
Service Above Self Scholarship - $2,000, one-time, four-year undergraduate degree
 
Public Safety Scholarship - $2,000, one-time, careers in a public safety field
 
Service Above Self Scholarship
Scholarship grants in the one-time amount of up to $2,000 each will be awarded to support educational programs preparing students for careers with a four-year undergraduate degree.  Grants require acceptance into a Bachelor Degree college program.  Applicants must be a current student or graduate of either Buffalo Grove High School or Adlai Stevenson High School.   Questions regarding the Service Above Self scholarship can be directed to Jing O'Brien at jingjob3@yahoo.com
 
The Service Above Self scholarship application can be found by clicking here
 
Public Safety Scholarship
Scholarship grants in the one-time amount of up to $2,000 each will be awarded to support educational programs preparing students for careers in a public safety field – law enforcement, fire or emergency medical services. The grants will be awarded for students choosing to attend a college/degree program in a public safety field (law enforcement, fire science or emergency medical services), a technical/trade school for Emergency Medical Technician (Basic or Paramedic) or a fire academy.  Applicants must be a current student or graduate of either Buffalo Grove High School or Adlai Stevenson High School.  Questions regarding the Public Safety Scholarship can be directed to Shawn Collins at scollins@vbg.org
 
The Public Service scholarship application can be found by clicking here
Thank you to all who participated in the Thanksgiving food box program.  A special "Thank You" to Shawn, Bo, and Pete for their work in coordinating the details with Buffalo Grove High School, social workers, food bank, Garden Fresh, knitting groups, and obtaining stuffed animals.  It is a truly collaborative effort with the Wheeling Club, with many moving parts. Here is the recap:
 
We provided the following food over two days:
 
Thursday, Nov 17, 2022 - Total 93 Food Packages
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 - 9-11 AM - Total 57 Food Packages
 
8 extra NIFB Meals delivered to area social workers to be given to families
2 extra NIFB Meals given to large families
 
Along with the Village's Citizens for Residents with Disabilities Committee, we held our annual Bowling with Buddies event at Bowlero.   As you can see, our club members not only enjoyed volunteering with the 90 participants, but also got into wearing Halloween costumes.  Thanks to all who volunteered!
We had great attendance at the October 1st arboretum dedication at Green Lake Park where our club was recognized for our donations and our volunteer time.  The certified arboretum contains about 60 species of native trees and shrubs which are identified by tags containing QR codes that link to a data base describing the characteristics of the plant, its associations with pollinators and other wildlife and how to use it in residential landscapes.  After a tour of arboretum, our members helped with plantings and seed collecting.
      
 
 
 
Our Rotary Club had very successful events during BG Days with our Thursday night Bingo, booth sales of duck tickets, pancake breakfast to raise money for Highland Park Strong, and the duck race!  Thanks to so many who really worked hard to make it so great!  See below for the winners of our duck race!

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove Home Page.  Our club consists of a variety of like-minded community and business leaders.  We devote our time to fundraising and invest these resources in a comprehensive range of projects throughout the community, as well as globally.  It is a team effort of ambitious and caring people who dedicate their time to several causes while enjoying the camaraderie and friendships of club members. 

The project engagement and funding opportunities include:

            - Food Baskets (providing food for those in need at Thanksgiving)

            - Bowling with Buddies (pairing Rotarians with residents with disabilities)

            - Reading with Rotary (reading to young students and donating books)

            - Little Free Library (providing free books to the community)

            - Youth Assembly and RYLA (youth leadership programs)

            - Environmental Projects (local green infrastructure projects)

            - Guatemala Ak’Tenamit (projects to support and build infrastructure at a school)

            - End Polio Now (funding the worldwide effort to eradicate polio)

            - Community Grants (grant applications available April/May to non-profit organizations)

            - Academic / Vocational Scholarships (applications available second semester)

            - Exchange Student programs (opportunities to go abroad and host exchange students)

Our goal for this year is to strengthen our ties with local youth. We offer exciting leadership programs for high school students and can provide opportunities to learn more about their community through collaborative efforts.  

If you have an interest in participating in one of our community projects, don’t hesitate to contact us, or feel welcome to join us for lunch.  Please email info@bgrotary.org for more information or message us through Facebook at Buffalo Grove Rotary.

Lunch every Thursday

Time: 12:15 to 1:30

Location: The Continental Restaurant

788 S. Buffalo Grove Road

Buffalo Grove

Hope to see you there.

Lisa Siwek

President of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove

2022-2023

 
A big thank you to Culver's, WT Group and Mathnasium of Buffalo Grove for being our Business Hole Sponsors and Deenie Pomilia of ReMax Suburban, Chris Altieri of State Farm Insurance, Kloepfer Insurance Services, Inc. Kolbi Piper Marker Co., Schwartz Wolf & Bernstein LLP, Buffalo Grove Police Department, WRB, LLC Management Services, Weed Man / Mosquito Hero, Menconi Terrazo, Vicarious Multimedia, Hanger Clinic, Leslie & Gar Forman, Larry Kushner, The Law Firm of Neil S. Zweiban, Chartered, Appell, Bragg, Bound and Sleigh, Senator Adriane Johnson- 30th District, Lyle Staab - End Polio Now and Larry Reiner for being our Hole Sponsors for our Buffalo Grove Golf Classic on August 10, 2022! We are so glad to have your support.
Our fundraising events for children and adults with disabilities who participate in NWSRA programs would not be as successful without dedicated sponsors by our side!
Thanks to all of the club members and their family members who volunteered at the planting at Willow Stream Park on May 21st.  Our efforts resulted in the planting of 400 seedlings of native plants and 12 native shrubs - all before the rain started and scattered everyone.  Thanks to Jeff Weiss for planning and organizing the event.  Also, we received District 6440's Public Image grant that reimbursed us for one-half the cost of the hats and visors that Martha ordered.  We look official!
        
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!