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Lou Malnatis
Feb 18, 2021 1:30 PM
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Mar 18, 2021 1:30 PM
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Apr 15, 2021 1:30 PM
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May 20, 2021 1:30 PM
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Jun 17, 2021 1:30 PM
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Jul 15, 2021 1:30 PM
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Aug 19, 2021 1:30 PM
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Thursday's Business Meeting is Remote
Please see President Melanie's email regarding the remote business meeting on Thursday with a Zoom link. 
Our Club Sponsored a Mobile Food Pantry on Jan. 31st

From the Daily Herald:

A mobile pantry sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club met its goal of feeding 200 families Saturday afternoon at Mike Rylko Park in Buffalo Grove. Luckily, no one had to be turned away.

The first 100 cars in line received a hot meal provided by The Continental Restaurant in addition to groceries that included meat, milk, eggs, cereal, potatoes, carrots and other staple food items provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

The food was packed and distributed by 28 volunteers, including 13 club members. Vehicles started lining up at 1:30 p.m., a half-hour before the event began.

By 3:30 p.m., the last box of food was loaded into the last vehicle's trunk.

"While it was a chilly day outside for our volunteers, it was heartwarming to see everyone working together to serve others who are experiencing challenges," said Buffalo Grove Rotary Club President Melanie Santostefano.

Club member Shannon O'Connor initially brought the idea of sponsoring a mobile pantry to the club and took the lead on organizing the event. She thanked the food bank, the restaurant, police and the park district for their parts in making the event possible.

Buffalo Grove Village Manager Dane Bragg and his son Wade help out Saturday at the mobile food pantry sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club.  Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor Image may contain: one or more people, sky, outdoor and closeup Image may contain: tree, sky and outdoor

District 6440 is Offering Vocational Scholarships

OBJECTIVE - To provide educational opportunities for men and women in District 6440 who are preparing for careers that do not require a Baccalaureate Degree.  Aid is given to defray costs associated with programs that prepare for immediate entry into a career field (e.g., Associate of Applied Science Degree, Trade School Diploma, Certificate, License.)


Approximately ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded to full-time students enrolled in a vocational program at an accredited school. This award will be used for tuition only, NOT for fees, books, tools, supplies, food, travel, or personal expense. Each club may submit two applicants.  Half of the scholarships will be awarded to students attending 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational institutions (Community Colleges) and the others will have no such  limitations.
The duration of the scholarship will be one year. Students must claim funds within 12 months of the award date. Students are to submit enrollment notification and tuition bill immediately after registration. All funds from the scholarship will only be paid directly to the institution they attend. Awards not claimed within 12 months of the award date will be forfeited.
  1. High School Graduate, GED, or non-traditional student entering a vocational program
  2. Be sponsored by a Rotary District 6440 Club
  3. Be accepted at a school of designation
  4. Permanent residence (domiciled) or employed in District 6440*
* NOTE:  Residing outside District 6440 for educational purposes is not a disqualification.
Each Rotary club in the district can sponsor two applicants after they have vetted them.  If you know of anyone who would be interested in this opportunity, please have them contact President Melanie.


Applications must be sent to the Rotary District 6440 Vocational Scholarship Committee by April 9, 2021.   Interviews are planned for April 24, 2021.  Selections will be announced no later than April 30, 2021 and made available to the sponsoring club vocational chair and published on the District website.
Deerfield Rotary's Fundraiser Feb. 7th
Deerfield Rotary fundraiser on Feb. 7 –the BIG  GAME—at CITY BARBECUE of Deerfield and  Vernon Hills
Guatemala March 2021 Service Trip Postponed
From Dan Wolf:
Regretfully, circumstances require that we cancel our March 2021 trips to Ak’ Tenamit scheduled for March 5-14 and March 19-28.
Given the hopeful news about vaccines, we are targeting October 2021 for a possible reboot.  Details will follow as we learn more.
Dan Wolf's Story About His Passion in Rotary
Club member Dan Wolf has recorded his story about what he is passionate about as a Rotarian.
Clink HERE to hear Dan's words, and also like it and share it on Facebook.
Duty Roster
February 4, 2021
Pledge: Stephen Legge
4-Way Test: Larry Kushner
Thought for the Day: Rosemary Heilmann
Ricky D. Corny Joke of the Day: Tom Kloepfer
Foundation Minute: Martha Weiss
Member Moment: Leslie Forman
Fun & Frolics: Shannon O’Connor
February 11, 2021
Pledge:  Joan Karge
4-Way Test:  Ryan Risinger
Thought for the Day: Brian Shepard
Ricky D. Corny Joke of the Day: Andy Spetter
Foundation Minute: Neil Zweiban
Member Moment:  Shawn Collins
Fun & Frolics: Rich Klein
Birthdays and Anniversaries
February Birthdays
Balinski, Steve - Feb 02
Balling, William - Feb 10
Splett, Cathy - Feb 14
O'Brien, Jing - Feb 24
February Anniversaries:
Meier, Glenn - 43 years - Feb 01 1978
Rylko, Michael - 36 years - Feb 01 1985
Snyder, Denny - 34 years - Feb 01 1987
Johannes, Pat - 7 years - Feb 06 2014
Balinski, Steve - 20 years - Feb 15 2001
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:
It's a great way to support our Foundation any time you are ordering from Amazon!