At the May 1st meeting, Ken Mihelich shared details about one of the first meetings of the newly formed Joliet club. Eighteen members and two guests met on April 13, 1913 at the Hobbs Hotel in Joliet with Chairman Maurice Lennon presiding.


Judge Charles Campbell of the 12th Illinois Circuit Court gave a speech about success. He enumerated several characteristics of success including good habits and good morals. Judge Campbell said, “No success can be achieved except by honorable means. The one essential for success is energy and endurance.” These are ideals still held high by Rotary clubs today.