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Posted by Martha Weiss
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 District 6440 Vocational Scholarship Award Winner Martha Weiss 2017-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
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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!
Our Club is Growing! Martha Weiss 2017-06-21 05:00:00Z 0

Applications Due June 1, 2017

 
The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is taking applications for individuals for the Bill Reid Community Service Award.  The award is to be given to an individual whose long term community efforts have resulted in the enhancement, betterment and improved spirit of the Buffalo Grove Community.   The late Bill Reid was a long time Village Trustee and a charter member of our Rotary Club.
Applications Being Accepted for the 2017 Bill Reid Community Service Award 2017-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Join Your Friends and Neighbors to Support a Good Cause!

 

Register now to participate in or sponsor the 2017 Buffalo Grove Golf Classic on May 17, 2017 at the Arboretum Club!  Proceeds from this fun-filled event benefit the Special Leisure Services Foundation and the Foundation of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove.  To register for this event, visit the SLSF events page, or contact Nanette Sowa at 847-392-2848, ext. 255 or e-mail nsowa@nwsra.org.

Sponsored by C.D.E. Collision Centers

 
2017 Buffalo Grove Golf Classic presented by C.D.E. Collision Centers Dane Bragg 2017-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
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!
You Can Help End Polio Dane Bragg 2017-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
 
The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove will sponsor two mission trips to Ak' Tenamit, Guatemala during the month of March, to complete work in support of Association Ak' Tenamit, a grassroots organization dedicated to providing healthcare, education and tourism development opportunities for the indigenous people of Guatemala.  Stay tuned to our web site and social media to see our progress in pursuing Rotary's mission throughout the world!
 
For more information on the Ak' Tenamit program, visit their website.  Click here to donate to the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove's Ak' Tenamit program in memory of Virginia Legge.
 
2017 Guatemala Mission Program Dane Bragg 2017-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
One of our newer members is Cristen Carlson, who is the manager of Grove Animal Hospital and Holistic Center where her husband is the veterinarian.  They purchased the practice at the corner of Highway 83 and Buffalo Grove Road in Buffalo Grove in 2012 and have quickly developed it into a holistic center for dogs, cats and equine patients. Appointments  include an integrative approach bridging both conventional medicine and all realms of holistic treatment.  Cristen's husband and daughter also attended our meeting.  Welcome Cristen!
 
Meet One of our Newer Members 2016-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
 

The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is pleased to offer Rotary Community Grants to organizations that affect the community of Buffalo Grove and its inhabitants. The Rotary Community Grant will provide funding for projects and causes that contribute to the success of the local community with the objective of making ours a better place to live and work. One-time grants of up to $2500 are given to efforts that have the potential to provide visible, long-term, sustainable benefits for community members.

Does your organization help build our community?

Applicants must be organizations with a clear mission and a structured leadership. Charitable or non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation are encouraged to apply, though this designation is not a requirement to qualify. Faith-based non-profit organizations may qualify, provided their proposed project is for the benefit of the community as a whole rather than just the members of their congregation or organization.

Projects must be initiated by the applying non-profit organization and contribute to Rotary's focus on community service, which includes projects and activities taken to improve life in the Buffalo Grove area.

An effective project or cause should do more than just offer a quick fix for problems. The most effective service projects

· Respond to real issues

· Improve community members’ lives

· Are based on a realistic assessment of available resources

· Aim for specific goals and objectives with measurable results

· Build effective networks

· Empower people and communities

Click here to access the fillable application for the grant.  The deadline is May 25, 2016.

Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove Community Grants weiss 2016-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
President Elect Dane attended the recent 2016-17 President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) at the Westin Itasca.  He said he truly appreciated the Club’s support as he heads into the presidency, and the seminar reminded him of how much the cub has to be thankful for and to accomplish in the coming year! 
 

         

 

He was grateful that he was able to make such a sizable donation to the 2016-17 PETS Service Project and thanked the club members' generous donations.   He delivered more than $350 in food and toiletries, as well as tons of backpacks, t-shirts and other items donated by each of you!  Many Rotarians come up to him in amazement of the giant cart of donations – and sent their gratitude to the Buffalo Grove club for being so generous.  A huge thank you goes out to each and every club member for helping out with this great cause!

President Elect Dane Attended PETS training 2016-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Our club members and their family members completed their service trip to Ak' Tenamit in Guatemala and in 4 days a 20x40 tech center was constructed from scratch, 10 work benches and 8 picnic tables were built, they interacted with over 200 students who had the opportunity to learn English and learn to build, and over 80 patients were seen by Dr. Collins and his beautiful wife, his assistant. In 2 days they hiked over 6 miles to deliver over 65 solar lights and over 15 water filters to villages without electricity or clean water. What an impact 22 amazing individuals made in Guatemala. Thank you all for your generous donations. 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                          
 
   
 
                                              
                 
 
Our Club Members In Guatemala 2016-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
In gratitude for Kyle Legge's dedication to Rotary, he received a Paul Harris Fellow from contributions from his dad, Stephen, and from Youth Exchange Officer Martha Weiss.  Kyle is our outbound exchange student leaving for Taiwan next month.  Congratulations Kyle!
Kyle Legge Receives a Paul Harris Fellow 2015-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
The club had our installation dinner at the Arboretum Club on June 30.  Our new officers for the Rotary year 2015-16 are:
President Aaron Appell, Past President Quintin Sleigh, President-Elect Dane Bragg, Secretary Ryan Risinger, Treasurer Brian Shepard and Members at Large Andy Spetter, Stephen Legge and Dan Wolf.  Congratulations and thank you for your commitment to our club!  Al Viehman was the recipient of the Bill Reid Award, and Adriane Johnson was named the Rotarian of the Year.  Shawn Collins was inducted as a new member (shown here being congratulated by his wife, Past President Pam), and Darren Boundy became a Paul Harris fellow.  Ernie Karge and Glenn Meier were recognized for their perfect attendance since they became members of the club (Glenn in 1978 and Ernie the following year).  We also celebrated because it was Ernie's birthday!  Thank you to Past District Governor Bill Ferreira for acting as a wonderful MC for the evening.  Magician Dennis DeBondt was also very entertaining.  A great night for our club!
 
 
Installation of New Club Officers and Awards Given Out June 30 2015-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
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A Message from the President:
 
Have you ever wondered how you can have a positive impact in your community and around the world, all at the same time?  Look no further than the service opportunities available in the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove.  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.
 
If you live or work within the Buffalo Grove area, please feel free to contact us to learn more about membership. We are very proud of our newly implemented mentoring program to support a smooth transition and collaborative environment within the club.
 
I am honored to serve as the 2016-17 President of our club and look forward to continuing the growth and development of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove. Come join us and see what Rotary means to you!
 
In service,             
Dane Bragg  

  

 

        

A Message from the President Martha Weiss 2015-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
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A Message from the President:

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove, we 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 is looking forward to celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year. As an organization we are committed to service locally as well as internationally. Buffalo Grove Days various events including BINGO, Pancake Breakfast, Duck Race; Art Festival, Literacy Launch at local elementary schools, Winter Food Baskets and AK’ Tenamit project in Guatemala are just a few of our service projects. We always welcome the opportunity to have new members join the club to strengthen our partnership within the community.

If you live or work within the Buffalo Grove area, please feel free to contact us to learn more about membership. We are very proud of our newly implemented mentoring program to support a smooth transition and collaborative environment within the club.

I am honored to be the 2013-2014 President of this organization and look forward to continuing the many fine traditions of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove.

Yours in Service,

Pam Kibbons

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Here is Evelyn, a student at Ak Tenimit in Guatemala, a boarding school that Rotary District 6440 supports both financially and through hands on projects.  Also with Evelyn are President Stephen and club members Dan, Bill and Michael on their January, 2013 trip to the school.

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Our former Ambassadorial Scholar, Steve Solomon, was our speaker at a recent meeting and detailed how Rotary and our club's support has changed his life and opened many doors for him.  He is currently employed by the Rotary International Foundation.
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Our club is the proud sponsoring club of two rebound students.  Kristen (on the left) had her Rotary exchange in Argentina, and McKaela (middle) had her adventure in France.  Our club, along with the Wheeling Club, proudly hosted Nico from Chile last year.  Please contact us to learn more about this exciting opportunity to either become an exchange student, or host one.
Our Club Participates in Youth Exchange Martha Weiss 0