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Buffalo Grove

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:15 p.m.
Continental Restaurant
788 S Buffalo Grove Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
United States of America
IN PERSON Thursdays of each month at Continental Restaurant and with a Zoom link to attend remotely.
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Upcoming Events
  • Board Meeting
    Mar. 21, 2024
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Board Meeting
    Apr. 18, 2024
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Board Meeting
    May 16, 2024
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Board Meeting
    Jun. 20, 2024
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Board Meeting
    Jul. 18, 2024
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Board Meeting
    Aug. 15, 2024
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Board Meeting
    Sep. 19, 2024
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Board Meeting
    Oct. 17, 2024
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Board Meeting
    Nov. 21, 2024
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Board Meeting
    Dec. 19, 2024
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Applications Due February 15

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!

Our club established the Bill Reid Community Service Award in 2001 to perpetuate the legacy of Bill Reid, a long-time Village trustee and a founding member of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove.  This award is given out on a yearly basis to unsung heroes who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the Buffalo Grove community, and who personify what it means to serve and inspire.

Cathy Novak, a person who has tirelessly worked on behalf of our community, is the 2023 recipient of this award.   


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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 (supporting non-profit organizations)

            - Academic / Vocational Scholarships (applications available second semester)

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

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 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 in Buffalo Grove

Shawn Collins
President of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove

Our newest member Sita Prakasan.
School Dist 21. Asst. Superintendent Robert Gurney, Dir of Communications Cassandra Young, Superintendent Dr. Michael Connolly.
BG Deputy Village Manager Mike Skibbe.
On October 25th, we had a great turnout of Rotarians and their families at the Bowling with Buddies event co-sponsored by the Village's Commission for Residents with Disabilites at Bowlero.  A really rewarding event for the participants and for the volunteers.  
We partner with the Wheeling Rotary Club every year during the Thanksgiving season to donate food to local families in need.  We receive support for this program from donations from local businesses and from a Rotary District 6440 grant.
On October 21st, we had a great turnout of our members and members from the Arlington Heights Club to install landscape plants at St. Anne's Home, a facility owned by Maryville Academy to house unaccompanied female migrants from ages 12 to 17 who will move into the facility in mid-November.  Jeff Weiss designed and ordered the plants that both clubs funded.  As Maryville's Executive Director wrote: "What a beautiful surprise awaits the residents now and next Spring when everything starts to bloom!"  
On October 22nd, several members of our club attended an event, and did some planting, at Reiner Park where Nicor Gas presented Morton Arboretum with a check to be distributed to ten different communities, and Buffalo Grove Park District was a recipient of $10,000 to enhance the arboretum at Reiner Park.  In the past, our club has donated funds for planting 75 trees, plants for the swale and woodlands, and money for the fishing pier.  Signage will be added in the future at this park to identify the "Rotary Grove" and our contributions.
Our club planted native plants and shrubs at Willow Stream Park in May of 2022 and now the area is  beautiful and lush and attracting pollinators.  Great club environmental project!
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!