Rotary is an international membership organization made up of people who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives across the globe. Rotary members join clubs by invitation. With 35,000 clubs around the world, and others that meet online, Rotary makes it easy to get involved and start making a difference today.
 
Joliet Area Community Hospice volunteer Jackie Castelli, received the Silver Eagle Award that honors local senior volunteers.
 
The Joliet Rotary Club Senior Eagle Award is designed to recognize individuals who are 65-years-old and over, who without fanfare, go “beyond the call of duty” and contribute their time and talent for the good of the community and its citizens. 
 
Jackie has been a valued Hospice volunteer for more than 14 years;  in 2016, she gave over 400 volunteer hours.
 
Jackie is pictured with Joliet Area Community Hospice volunteer manager Denise Payton, and Joliet Rotarian Ines Kutlesa.
Dr. Cheryl McCarthy was installed as President of the Joliet Rotary Club by outgoing President Dan Malinowski and Assistant District Governor Bret Mitchell.  Also installed were the 2017-18 Joliet Rotary Board of Directors, and the Joliet Township H.S. Interact Club President & Officers. 
 
The Joliet Rotary Club was honored to have the opportunity to support the Joliet Area YMCA and the George Werden Buck Boys & Girls Club of Joliet with donations from our 2016-2017 Rotary Raffle. $32,000 was raised and made available for local area charitable projects.

Pictured left to right: Rotary Past-President Mark Griglione, Boys/Girls Club Director Kahil Diab, YMCA Development Director Julie Wilkinson, YMCA CEO Jim Watts, and Rotary President Dan Malinowski.