Russell Hampton
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May 27, 2021
Update on RYLA
Jun 03, 2021
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 17, 2021
Leadership / Team Building
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Upcoming Events
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
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Nov 18, 2021 1:30 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnatis
Dec 16, 2021 1:30 PM
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Thursday's Meeting is Both In Person and a Zoom Meeting
Please see President Melanie's email yesterday regarding our meeting on Thursday that is both in person at Pete's and a zoom meeting.  If you are attending in person, please get your lunch order in by tomorrow (Wednesday) noon.  We are going to have at least six guests (five in person and one on Zoom) from different clubs (Wheeling and Batavia) who are interested in seeing how we run our hybrid meetings.  Our speaker is Sean Nelson, who will give us an update on RYLA.
Mobile Food Pantry Set for June 5
Our Club is executing our 2nd Mobile Food Pantry Event on Saturday, June 5th. A very generous local BG resident is sponsoring the financial investment for the food. Our club is providing the MANPOWER!
We will be handing out boxes of food to up to 150 families. 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM - SATURDAY, JUNE 5th
Golf Dome Parking Lot at Mike Rylko Park 
We need 15 - 20 volunteers that morning.  Friends & family welcome!
***After this event we are invited to participate in the ribbon cutting of Blue Star Recyclers, A Community Grant Recipient. Many of us will be driving straight over to be present for the ribbon cutting at noon.
1387 Barclay Blvd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089***
Rotary apparel encouraged!  Hope to see you there!
If you are available, please email Deenie Pomilla at
Buffalo Grove Rotary Apparel Available to Order
You can wear apparel that proudly says you are a member of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove by ordering at this site .  The store contains shirts, jackets and sweaters with our club's name and will be open for individual sales until June 30th.  You will not be charged a delivery fee, since Martha will pick up all of the items and get them to you.   If you have questions, please contact Martha at
Here are some of the items you will find at the store:
Nike Golf - Dri-FIT Classic PoloMen's Short Sleeve Premium DenimBlackLadies Modern Stretch Cotton CardiganWomen's Three-Quarter Sleeve Twill Shirt
Save the Date for a Park Renaming / Dedication for Rick Drazner July 10     
Save the Date for our Golf Outing with SLSF on August 11
Seeking Applicants to Receive Bill Reid Community Service Award 
Our club 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.  Please see our website page for details and the application that is due June 1, 2021.
Our Club is Offering Service Above Self and Public Safety Grants 
Our club is offering academic and public safety scholarship grants to support educational programs preparing students for careers with a four-year undergraduate degree and careers in public safety fields.  One-time grants in the amount of up to $2,000 each will be awarded in both categories.  Please see our website for details and the link to the applications that are due June 1, 2021.  
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
Duty Roster
May 27, 2021
Pledge: Andy Spetter
4-Way Test: Neil Zweiban
Thought for the Day: Shawn Collins
Ricky D. Corny Joke of the Day: Rich Klein
Foundation Minutes: Joan Karge
Member Moment: Ryan Risinger
Fun & Frolics: Brian Shepard
June 3, 2021
Pledge:  Cathy Splett
4-Way Test:  Steve Balinski
Thought for the Day: Dan Davis
Ricky D. Corny Joke of the Day: Tom Kloepfer
Foundation Minutes: Shannon O'Connor
Member Moment:  Brett Robinson

Fun & Frolics:  Lisa Siwek
Birthdays and Anniversaries
May Birthdays
Stackhouse, Rod - May 07
Snyder, Denny - May 11
Waynee, Chad - May 13
Donahue, Bill - May 18
Smith, Eric - May 25
Bragg, Dane - May 31
Davis, Daniel - May 31
Wolf, Dan - May 31
May Anniversaries:
Pike, Gregory - 2 years - May 02 2019
Donahue, Bill - 6 years - May 21 2015
Clarke, Megan - 4 years - May 25 2017
Boundy, Darren - 8 years - May 30 2013
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!