Joliet Rotary Club
 Dist.6450 • Est.1913


We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Holiday Inn & Suites Joliet Southwest - Rock Run Convention Center
1471 Rock Creek Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60431
United States of America
(815) 545-3454
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Jun 02, 2020
In order to keep our members safe and comply with the Governor's ban on events of 50 or more people, all Joliet Rotary meetings and lunches for March are canceled.
The March Board of Directors meeting may be held via teleconference - details to come.
Join us on Tuesday, March 10th for an update on the successful Malawi grants that our club has been hard at work on these last few years!
In rural Districts of Malawi, Africa, literacy rates are as low as 60% and poverty rates are as high as 69%.  There are also significant inequities between male and female students, with 80% more males than females completing secondary school or going beyond secondary school and 14% of females versus 8% of males never attending school.
Along with the Limbe Malawi Rotary Club, Joliet Rotary is working with Chicago-based World Bicycle Relief to provide seventy bicycles to help address these issues.  Through a grant from The Rotary Foundation, Joliet Rotary is implementing a program that will provide 70 bicycles to qualified high school students and teachers in the Thyolo and Mulanji Districts of Malawi, Africa.  Approximately 70% of the bicycles will go to female students and 30% to male students in an effort to improve education outcomes for women and obstacles facing female students that males do not face.  Selection criteria for receipt of a bicycle will be established by a community-based committee comprised of local leaders.  A well-suited community member will also be trained as a bicycle mechanic and the program will ensure that there is an adequate supply of spare parts.  The local committees will also develop study-to-own-contracts whereby students can take ownership of their bike upon completing their studies.
2019-2020 Leadership
President Elect
Membership Coordinator
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
President Nominee
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