Russell Hampton
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May 09, 2019
May 16, 2019
American Cancer Society Relay for Life June 15
May 23, 2019
Safe Family for Children
May 30, 2019
Their Service Trip to Ak'Tenamit
Jun 06, 2019
Also an update from our exchange student Dylan
Jun 13, 2019
Trees That Feed
Jun 20, 2019
Rotary International Conference
Jun 27, 2019
New Officers' Installation Dinner and Program at 6 pm at the Community Arts Center
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
May 16, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
Jun 20, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
Jul 18, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
Aug 15, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
Sep 19, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
Oct 17, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
Nov 21, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
No Lunch Meeting this Week - Evening Meeting at 6 pm at Pete's

From President Shawn:

The regularly scheduled meeting for Thursday, May 9th will not be held.

Instead, you are invited to attend the life-changing, magical, inspirational Fireside Chat held by our very own President Elect Donahue. During this event, P.E. Donahue will regale us with plans for a wonderful new year! 

This experience will take place at the Continental Restaurant (THANK YOU, PETE) at 6 pm. 

If you are (or are not coming), please RSVP to Bill as soon as possible,, so that we can have an accurate head count for Pete.  

I look forward to seeing you all there and am excited for Bill as he prepares to lead us into the 2019-2020 Rotary Year.

Club Apparel Will Be Given Out at Fireside
If you ordered club apparel, Martha will be handing it out at the Fireside Chat Thursday night.  If you cannot attend the Fireside and would like your apparel before the golf outing, please contact Martha at to make arrangements to receive it.  Thanks!
Last Week's Meeting
Last week our newest club member, Greg Pike, was inducted into the club.  Congratulations, Greg, and welcome!!
Our Club at 6440 District Conference
President Shawn did a great job as the emcee of the Friday night dinner at 6440 District Conference.  So did our exchange student Dylan as he participated in the flag ceremony and the skit that the exchange students performed.   Our guest exchange student was a delightful Danish student.   Sessions were informative at the conference too.
Host Families Needed Who Live in Stevenson H.S. District
Please help Jing find host families for the wonderful girl from Venezuela who is arriving in August for her year Rotary exchange.  The time commitment will be August - November, December - March, April - July. If someone can do a few weeks here and there, that will will great too.  We ask everyone in Stevenson school district to consider. Thank you!!
Club License Plate Frames
Anyone who would like to order a license plate frame (see below) can do so from Russell Hampton
If you want to order one too, just be sure to order a narrow top because our our state stickers.  Everyone who wants one should order on their own.
Nominations Are Sought for Bill Reid Award
Immediate Past President Ryan 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.  All nominations are due by June 1, 2019.
Click here for the application.  
Community Grant Information
We are offering 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.  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.
You can download the application by clicking here.
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 18, 2019.  For more information, please contact Grants Committee Chair Deenie Pomilia at (847) 533-6605 or
Upcoming District Events
The installation of our new governor, Suzanne Gibson, will be on June 22 at the SANFILIPPO ESTATE, 789 Plum Tree Road, Barrington, IL 60010
Academic Scholarships Offered by our Club
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 degree.  Grants require acceptance into a Bachelor Degree college program.  
This is required of an applicant:
  • One completed and legible application with supporting documents.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Transcript of high school and/or community college (if applicable) grades.
  • The Rotary Motto is “Service Above Self.”  Share how you have demonstrated this motto in an essay of up to 500 words.
Please click here for the application form.
Amazon Smile Link for our Rotary Foundation
Our treasurer, Brian, went through the process of setting up Amazon Smile for the Rotary Foundation.   Here is the link if you want to check it out:
It's a great way to support our Foundation any time you are ordering from Amazon.

Dylan News
Dylan's host family took his skiing!!
Dylan's Wish List
Navy Pier
Football and Baseball Games
Birthdays and Anniversaries
May Birthdays
Cristen Carlson  - May 1
Denny Snyder - May 11
Chad Waynee - May 13
Bill Donahue - May 18
Eric Smith - May 25
Dane Bragg - May 31
Dan Davis - May 31
Dan Wolf - May 13
May Anniversaries
Faye Feldstein - 1 year - May 3, 2018
Bill Donahue - 4 years - May 21, 2015
Megan Clarke - 2 years - May 25, 2017
Darren Boundy - 6 years - May 30, 2013
Duty Roster
May 9, 2019:
No Lunch Meeting - Fireside at 6 pm at Continental Restaurant
May 16, 2019:
Greeter:  Carey Savitt
Pledge:  Dan Davis
4-Way Test:  Neil Zweiban
Thought for the Day: Josh Brand
Foundation Fact: Dennis Depcik
Member Moment:  Adriane Johnson
Fun & Frolics:  Deenie Pomilia