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Mar 25, 2021
Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council, grant recipient
Apr 15, 2021
Special Leisure Services Foundation, a grant recipient
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Apr 15, 2021 1:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
May 20, 2021 1:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Jun 17, 2021 1:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Jul 15, 2021 1:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Aug 19, 2021 1:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Sep 16, 2021 1:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Oct 21, 2021 1:30 PM
 
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Stories
Thursday's Meeting is a Zoom Meeting
Please see President Melanie's email yesterday regarding our remote meeting on Thursday.  (It was going to be in-person and remote, but now it is solely remote.)  Our speaker is Rich Rosen from the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council, one of our grant recipients.
Save the Dates for Outreach Events
Outreach Committee has the following events coming up:
 
Saturday, May 8th - Environmental project - Plant Green Lake Park! 
Meet at noon at the parking lot for Green Lake Park, 1101 Green Knolls Dr. and bring work gloves if you have them, insect repellent and sunscreen if necessary.  The project will be approximately 2-3 hours and please bring family members!  We will be planting native pollinator plants in the cottonwood grove, swale and at the pond shorelines.  This park has been recently renovated and is really a jewel in our community.  Please contact Lisa at ldsiwek@comcast.net if you are willing to help out with this project.  This is a cooperative project sponsored by us, the Buffalo Grove Environmental Action Team, the Buffalo Grove Garden Club and Lake County Stormwater Management Commission and we would like to see as many volunteers as possible.  Will be fun and butterfly friendly!  -Martha and Jeff Weiss
 
Thursday, October 21 - Bowling with Buddies - a really great event that we jointly sponsor with the Village's Commission for Residents with Disabilities.  Details to follow.
 
Announcement about Ak' Tenamit Dates
From Dan Wolf:  We have planned a service trip to Ak' Tenamit for October 15-24, 2021!  
 
BG Club members and their immediate family members can secure a spot on the trip by letting us know by April 1, 2021.  After that date we will open up the trip to other D.6440 Rotarians and guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
More details will follow.  The exact cost of the trip is TBD, but will be very close to the $1750/pp cost of recent years.
 
Participants must be fully COVID vaccinated.
 
RSVP or feel free to contact me for more details...
 
Dan Wolf
Community Grant Applications Are Being Sought
Community Grant Committee Chair Deenie has announced that the 2021 Community Grant Application is up and running on the Rotary Website.  She will be contacting the previous winners, but if you know of a local organizations operating as charitable, faith-based or not-for-profit agencies with a 501(c)3 designation, please contact them to tell them they are eligible to apply for one-time grants of up to $2,500.  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.  Applications are due by May 30, 2021.  For more information, please contact Grants Committee Chair Deenie Pomilia at (847) 533-6605 or grants@bgrotary.org.
Duty Roster
March 25, 2021
Pledge:  Brett Robinson
4-Way Test:  Lisa Siwek
Thought for the Day: Cathy Splett
Ricky D. Corny Joke of the Day: Steve Balinski
Foundation Minute: Dan Davis
Member Moment:  Tom Kloepfer
Fun & Frolics: Shannon O'Connor
 
April 1, 2021
Pledge: Melanie Santostefano
4-Way Test: Deb Smith
Thought for the Day: Chad Waynee
Ricky D. Corny Joke of the Day: Dane Bragg
Foundation Minute: Bill Donahue
Member Moment: Larry Kushner
Fun & Frolics: Pete Panayiotou
Birthdays and Anniversaries
March Birthdays
Pike, Gregory - Mar 03
Smith, Deborah - Mar 24
 
March Anniversaries:
Seitz, Rob - 15 years - Mar 09 2006
Smith, Deborah - 23 years - Mar 12 1998
Stackhouse, Rod - 4 years - Mar 16 2017
Spetter, Andy - 7 years - Mar 20 2014
Pomilia, Nadine "Deenie" - 9 years - Mar 29 2012
Amazon Smile Link for our Rotary Foundation
Our treasurer went through the process of setting up Amazon Smile for the Rotary Foundation.   Here is the link if you want to check it out:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3653525
 
It's a great way to support our Foundation any time you are ordering from Amazon!