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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Aaron Gelb
Feb 18, 2020
Recreational Cannabis in the Workplace
Robert Kuzma
Feb 25, 2020
"A Tale of Two Counties-Joliet and Will County's Civil War
Charlie Munro, Adjunct Professor of Economics,
Mar 03, 2020
Economic Report: What's happening with the U.S. and Intl Economy
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.
Joliet Rotary presented a check for $30,000 to the Spanish Community Center - Centro Español at the 9/17 meeting. The funds were raised through the annual raffle in the 2018-2019 Rotary year.

The 2019-2020 raffle is happening right now. Find any Joliet Rotarian to purchase a $100 ticket - you could win the grand prize of $10,000 and help another great non-profit in our community!

Pictured in this photo are Joliet Rotarians Jen Howard, Cheryl McCarthy, Jack Rogers, Veronica Gloria, and Jeff Pierson. 
We celebrated Pete Nichols's 96th birthday this week at our luncheon!
Pictured left to right: Brian Benton, Bill Lauer, Jim Watts, Rich DeGrush, Pete Nichols, Greg Peyla, Marc Gorsch, Dan Vera, and Jack Rogers.

Joliet Rotarians and members of the JTHS Interact Club continued a long tradition of volunteering at the Channahon Three Rivers Festival Special Needs Day this morning!

Interact club members participated in the swimming activity and joined Joliet Rotarians to serve lunch to the attendees and their families. We were also joined by the Channahon-Minooka Rotary Club & the Morris Rotary Club.

This is one of our favorite volunteer activities each year! Thank you to Joliet Rotarian and festival co-chair Mike Rittof for organizing this great opportunity once again.

2019-2020 Leadership
President Elect
Membership Coordinator
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
President Nominee
International Projects
Club Services
Vocational Services
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