Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Nov 01, 2018
Nov 08, 2018
Duck Appreciation Day
Nov 15, 2018
Grant Recipient Omni Youth Services-Chrissy Trilling-Raices
Nov 22, 2018
Nov 29, 2018
Grant Recipient Indian Trails Library - Ryann Uden
Dec 06, 2018
Dec 13, 2018
Holiday Party at Pete's in evening
Dec 20, 2018
His Country Presentation
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
Nov 15, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
Dec 20, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
Jan 17, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
Feb 21, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
Mar 21, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
Apr 18, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Lou Malnati's
May 16, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Last Week's Meeting
Last week we heard from one of our grant recipients, Special Gifts Theatre (SGT), which is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2000 to provide individuals who possess a wide array of special needs (physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and learning) the opportunity to experience the joy and enrichment that theatre arts can bring. The program, though recreational in scope, is educationally and therapeutically based. All of the programs are designed to use the stage as a platform to develop social skills, speech/ language skills, and self-confidence. The theatre arts provides an excellent opportunity for enhancing an individual’s self-esteem and self-confidence; encouraging problem-solving abilities; strengthening listening, focusing, and attention skills; improving communication and fostering cooperation.  Peer mentors are an important component of the programming that facilitate acceptance, understanding, and growth. This unique creative drama experience enables personal growth while breaking down stereotypes related to disabilities within the community at large.
Thank you to our speakers Program Director Debbie Taus-Barth and Joe, a participant who told us about his experience with the program.
Denny Snyder is Looking for Help for the Thanksgiving Food Distribution
 For the past 30+ years our BG Rotary Club along with the Wheeling Club has been involved with getting food and educational games (and sometimes clothing) to some of the neediest families in the BG and Wheeling area.
For the past month we have collecting food.  We will also be purchasing food using budgeted monies from each club and a from a district grant.  Each family will also get food, a food gift card, an educational game, and some families will also get winter hats.   Now we need some man/woman power.  The following will be taking place at 535 Dundee Road at the old Al Piemonte car dealership (across from the BGHS soccer field).   On Thursday Nov 15 3pm - 7pm we will be packaging the food.  On Saturday Nov 17 8:30am - noon, we will be delivering the food, games, and food cards.
Please Help -  On Saturday high school interact students will be helping with delivery, but we need adults to do the driving (2 per car). Of course you can bring your own kids, grandkids or friends to help. 
  Denny Snyder
Local Halloween Fun at Symphony of Buffalo Grove
Faye asked to spread the word about this event in Buffalo Grove:
Outreach Committee Meeting November 1st at 11:15
Lisa is reminding the members of the Outreach Committee about the next meeting on November 1st at Lou's at 11:15.
Save the Date for the Holilday Party - December 13
Leslie is inviting us to our annual holiday party on the evening of December 13 at Pete's restaurant.  A fun time is guaranteed!!
Our Exchange Student, Dylan's, Wish List
This year we are pleased to jointly host Dylan from Taiwan with the Wheeling Club as our youth exchange student for the year.  He is attending Stevenson High School and has made a wish list for places he would love to see.  Please consider spending time with him and making his wish list a reality.  He can be reached at 847-902-1244. 
Dylan's Wish List
Navy Pier
Basketball, Football and Baseball Games
Applications are Being Accepted for 2019 Guatemala Service Trip
Plans are being made for the 2019 trip to Guatemala for service at Ak' Tenamit from Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 17.  Click here to download the application.  Please talk to Dan Wolf or Stephen Legge regarding the details of this amazing opportunity.
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Duty Roster
November 1, 2018
Greeter: Dan Davis
Pledge:  Lisa Siwek
4-Way Test:  Matt Morse
Thought for the Day: Mike Rylko
Foundation Fact: Quintin Sleigh
Member Moment:  Pat Johannes
Fun & Frolics:  Miriam Campbell
November 8, 2018:
Greeter:  Dennis Depcik
Pledge:  Quintin Sleigh
4-Way Test:  Jing O'Brien
Thought for the Day: Melanie Santostefano
Foundation Fact: Deb Smith
Member Moment:  Martha Weiss
Fun & Frolics: Cristen Carlson
Birthdays and Anniversaries
November Birthdays
Weasler, Kevin - Nov 03
Rylko, Michael - Nov 17
Sleigh, Quintin - Nov 25
Schimmel, Dan - Nov 26
November Anniversaries
Smith, Eric - 30 years - Nov 01, 1988
Santostefano, Melanie - 3 years - Nov 19, 2015