Sunday, March 10, 2013
Buffalo Grove Sgt. Scott Eisenmenger was named the department's Employee of the Year.
Buffalo Grove Sgt. Scott Eisenmenger was honored last week as the police department's 2012 Employee of the Year. Eisenmenger, who has served Buffalo Grove for 18 years, excels as the department's training coordinator, explained Bill Balling, who presented the award on behalf of the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club. The award includes a plaque, a $250 donation to the charity of Eisenmenger's choice and a $250 donation in his name to the Rotary International Foundation. Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steve Balinski also gave special commendations to Patrol Division Cmdr. Tom Reed and staff member Effie Harris, who also received a commendation in 2011.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Donations generated by an annual drive run by local volunteers and schools will benefit many this season.
Members of the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club, along with the Wheeling Rotary Club and area students, gathered Monday afternoon to assemble boxes of food that will be given to families in need. The boxes were packed with pasta, soup, canned fruits and vegetables and other non-perishables collected by the participants. Rotary members contributed some of the items, while others were donated by students at Cooper Middle School and Wheeling High School. The high school students added a community outreach component to the collection; they solicited donations from nearby residents last week and picked them up from homes over the weekend. The project has been annually for about 40 years, organizers said. "The need has grown bigger and the collections …
Tuesday night event in Long Grove will benefit the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Glenn Bird was presented with this annual honor from the Buffalo Grove Fire Department and Buffalo Grove Rotary Club.
Glenn Bird was recognized as Buffalo Grove’s Firefighter of the Year Monday when village officials publicly honored him for his efforts. He is the fifth recipient of the award, which is presented by the Buffalo Grove Fire Department and the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club. Each year, firefighters are invited to nominate colleagues for the award. Bird, the department’s assistant coordinator for emergency medical services and a preceptor who teaches new paramedics, was recognized for his work in training paramedics. “Glenn makes sure everybody understands what the right answer to the question is, and that’s not an easy thing to do with some of the (test) questions,” Fire Chief Terry Vavra said. “He helps a lot of students get through.” “To a …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The longtime community volunteer was presented with the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club's annual award.
Buffalo Grove resident Ellyn Ross was presented Monday with the Bill Reid Award, an honor bestowed annually by the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club to a longtime community contributor. Ross has served on the District 102 School Board since 2002 and volunteered with Stevenson High School’s community foundation since 2005. The award includes a $500 donation in Ross’ name to the Rotary International Foundation and a $500 donation to the charity of her choice. The award was named in memory of Reid, who was a longtime educator, Buffalo Grove trustee and Rotary member. Rotarian Bill Balling, who presented the award, said that Ross was nominated by a number of community leaders. “She is an exceptional citizen and also exemplifies the values and …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Sample pizza from a variety of area restaurants.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Did your duck take the lead? Find out which rubber quackers swam the fastest in Monday's race.
The Buffalo Grove Rotary Club has announced the winners of its second annual duck race, held Monday in conjunction with Buffalo Grove Days. More than 2,000 ducks were purchased this year, but only three earned their buyers cash prizes. Winners were Mary Cain, who received $1,500 for first place; Bob Macht, whose second-place duck won him $500; and David Stolman, whose duck came in third, bringing him $250. Fifty additional winners will receive $5 gift cards to Culver's. To find out if your duck won and how to claim your prize, visit the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club's website. Other Rotary events over the weekend included the Bingo game, pancake breakfast and the club's unit in the parade. About Rotary Rotary is the world’s first and largest …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Rotarians were hard at work Sept. 2, serving pancakes and sausage to Buffalo Grove Stampede participants and other guests.
The Buffalo Grove Rotary Club cooked and served pancakes Sunday morning following the Buffalo Grove Stampede.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Try dishes for just $2 at the May 8 fundraising event.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Thursday night's event featured food from a variety of Buffalo Grove restaurants.
A crowd of hungry Buffalo Grove residents turned out Thursday night for the Buffalo Grove Grove Rotary Club’s Taste of Buffalo Grove. The event, held at Buffalo Grove High School, featured $2 samples from a number of restaurants including Buffalo Restaurant, Fuji Thai, Grande Jakes, Grillworks, India House, Las Palmas, Oishii Thai, Prairie House, The Continental and Winberie's. Proceeds will benefit existing Rotary programs as well as those that will be implemented next year, President-elect Stephen Legge said. “We have a lot of continuous programs. We are looking for a large project that will be helpful to the community and visible,” he said. Thursday night’s event also featured a food drive to benefit the Wheeling Township food pantry …