Joliet Rotary Club
 Dist.6450 • Est.1913


We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m.
Jacob Henry Mansion Estate - Victorian Ballroom
15 Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433
United States of America
Upcoming Speakers
Kathy Peterson / Anastasia Tuskey / Matt Dollinger
Feb 27, 2024
Red Badge Presentations
Shawn Marconi
Mar 05, 2024
Will Grundy Medical Clinic - New Roof Update & Grand Re-Opening
Dr Anjana Nair, Neurologist, Ascension St. Joseph
Mar 12, 2024
The Importance of Sleep
Dr. Karla Guseman
Mar 19, 2024
JTHS CEO Program
Mar 26, 2024
Kailee Lowry
Apr 02, 2024
Planinsek Grocery and Meat Market Museum
Nancy Kuhajda
Apr 09, 2024
U of I Extension
Gloria Dollinger
Apr 16, 2024
Adult Nutrition
Apr 23, 2024
John Spesia, Debbie Condotti, Jane Condon
Apr 30, 2024
Blue Badge Presentation
Mary Sheehan
May 07, 2024
Rotary Raffle Organization Presenations
Allison Thomas, Mental Health Outreach / Marketing
May 14, 2024
Erasing the stigma associated with caring about emotional well-being, raising awareness & access

Raffle funds available for the 2023-2024 project: $40,000

The application can be found here.

If you represent a non-profit in the Joliet area, you are invited to apply for up to $40,000 in funds through a Joliet Rotarian. Applications are now welcome. The deadline to submit your project application is March 31st, 2024.

Raffle Proceeds Project Selection Guidelines: 
  • Each project must be sponsored by a member of the Joliet Rotary Club. If the project is selected, that member, along with a representative of the organization shall monitor the progress and report on the implementation.
  • The project must be a long-term benefit for the Joliet Community and will be used for capital expenditures OR a program/services which will have substantial impact on the Joliet community.
  • The capital project must be clearly identified, including the Rotary Club of Joliet recognition plan. For a program request, the Joliet Rotary Club must be identified on all program brochures, social media, and websites for the program’s duration.
  • The project will be funded up to $40,000. These funds are available as a result of the Annual Joliet Rotary Raffle Fundraising Event.
  • Bids or estimates from design or construction professionals for all work and supplies should be submitted with each application for capital work. Or specific program budget and expenses should be provided for any program/service submitted.
  • The Rotary Member sponsoring the project should return the application and supporting documentation to Immediate Past President, Mary Kay Sheehan, or current President Diane Cepela by March 31st, 2024

With the support of more than 600 friends of the Rotary Club of Joliet, we raised over $61,000 through our Annual Cash Raffle.  Your generosity makes it possible for our Club to provide charitable grants to nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in our community – where we live, work and play.    
Congratulations to our 2023 Raffle Winners!
1st Place winning $10,000
  • Chris Roebke
2nd Place winning $1,000
  • Tanisha Cannon
  • Cassandra Ma/Reclaim 13
  • Jackie McTee
  • Chris Roebke
  • Troy School District Principals #1
    • Brooke Allen
    • Jessica Knobbe
    • Jill Howard
    • Renee Maski
3rd Place winning $500
  • Hayden & Briana Quandt
  • Nick Tyrell
Winners will be notified with details on how to claim their prize.
This year’s Top Ticket Sellers are:
  • Bob Filotto – sold 102 tickets
  • Dave Thornton – sold 43 tickets
  • Mark Inserra – sold 23 tickets
A special shout out to our amazing Raffle Committee for all their hard work to make this year a success.
  • Diane Cepela
  • Marc Gorsch
  • Jane Hopkins
  • Mark Inserra
  • Tom Lancaster
  • Sarah Oprzedek
  • Steve Vanisco
For more information or to participate in next year’s event, please contact Rotarian Tracy Simons, 2023 Annual Raffle Chair, at or (815) 790-3325.  Thank you for your support!
2023-2024 Leadership
President Elect
President Nominee
Community Services
Club Services
International Projects
Vocational Services
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
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