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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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Speakers
Matt Pomilia
Jul 20, 2017
Round River Conservation Studies
New Member Megan Clarke
Jul 27, 2017
Classification Speech
Business Meeting
Aug 03, 2017
Lisa Stackhouse
Aug 10, 2017
Service Dogs
Dan Davis
Aug 17, 2017
Classification Speech
Community Grant Winners
Aug 24, 2017
BG Response Team, Connect to Community, Indian Trails Library
Community Grant Winner Northern Illinois Food Bank
Aug 31, 2017
Preparation for BG Days
Business Meeting
Sep 07, 2017
Mike Zanillo
Sep 14, 2017
Climate Change
Cathy Splett
Sep 21, 2017
Special Leisure Services Foundation
Senior Housing
Sep 28, 2017
 
 

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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

 
The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove presents the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band Independence Day Concert to be held on Tuesday, July 4th at the Rotary Village Green.  Rotary Village Green is located immediately north of the Buffalo Grove Post Office on Buffalo Grove Road.  The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free to attend. Enjoy this annual tradition as the Symphonic Band performs a stirring mix of classics and traditional pieces.  Fireworks begin at approximately 9:15.
 
Our club inducted a new member, Dan Davis, the co-owner/office manager of Weed Man Lawn Care. In this photo are past president Aaron Appell, Dan, Dan's sponsor Deenie Pomilia and Membership Chair Deb Smith. 
Welcome Dan!
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 Rotary club had a very busy and visible role in our community's Labor Day celebration, BG Days.  We sponsored the Bingo game on Thursday night, was a sponsor for the September Stampede (a 5 and 10 k race), participated in the parade on Sunday morning, and sold duck tickets all weekend for our duck race that took place on Sunday afternoon.  It was a great weekend of fund raising and fellowship for our club!
                         
        
 
Our exchange student this year who we jointly hosted with the Wheeling Rotary Club was Alex from Warsaw, Poland. He attended Buffalo Grove High School where he was on the varsity swim team and did very well academically.  Here he is on his last day with us.  Good luck in all that you do, Alex!   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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