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Brian Hopkins
October 1
Cheryl McCarthy
October 1
Mary Frances Seeley
October 4
Paul Gantzert
October 13
Diane Habiger
October 15
Mike Paone
October 15
Nick Tyrell
October 18
William Lauer
October 18
Joseph Salmieri
October 22
Ann O'Neill
October 23
Jane Hopkins
October 23
Derek Conley
November 4
Dan Vera
November 6
Michael Murray
November 9
Mary Sheehan
November 11
Veronica Gloria
November 11
George Mahoney III
November 13
Tim Brophy
November 17
Bret Mitchell
November 19
Troy Cicero
November 20
Brian Benton
November 26
Erin O'Brien
November 27
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Nick Tyrell
October 3, 2017
2 years
Ruth Colby
October 9, 2018
1 year
Jeff Budz
October 11, 2011
8 years
Pam Heavens
October 14, 1997
22 years
Howard Hamilton
October 20, 1991
28 years
Miriam Merrill
October 20, 1991
28 years
Walter Zaida
October 23, 1984
35 years
Michael Thiel
October 24, 2018
1 year
Gloria Dollinger
October 31, 2017
2 years
Joseph Salmieri
November 3, 2015
4 years
Mary Jaworski
November 3, 1998
21 years
Philip Ferguson
November 7, 2017
2 years
Jake Mahalik
November 14, 2017
2 years
Marc Gorsch
November 14, 2016
3 years
Susan Bebar
November 20, 2013
6 years
Diane Cepela
November 21, 2017
2 years
Shawn Marconi
November 21, 2017
2 years
Rudy Mahalik, Jr.
November 26, 1985
34 years
David Thornton
November 29, 1994
25 years
Oct 01, 2019
Flourish Juice: Local Entrepreneur Blends Juices for Healing, Rejuvination, and Energy
Oct 08, 2019
District 6450 Governor Visit
Oct 15, 2019
A Population on the Move: Illinois Migration Trends
Oct 22, 2019
SHElterbox: Addressing Gender Biased Inequities in Areas of Disaster
Oct 29, 2019
Rules, Reflections and Rewards of a Recent Retiree
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Meeting Reminder OCT 15, 2019

Greeters:  Ron Bray
& Shawn Marconi
50/50 Raffle:  Ruth Colby
& Rudy Mahalik, Jr.
 Bob Filotto
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin;
Garlic Mashed Potatoes;
Soup of the Day;
Rolls & Butter;
Diane & Jackie
A Population on the Move;
Illinois Migration Trends
Doug Pryor, Vice President
Economic Development, Will County CED
and Adjunct Economics Instructor
at Dominican University
Dan Malinowski
Our annual raffle was started in 1984. The first project
was the YMCA Rotary Sports Complex. Raffle proceeds
provided needed materials and supplies, and various
Rotarian businesses made in-kind donations. Total cost
was $250,000 along with a $75,000 endowment for 
maintenance. The maximum 750 tickets were sold for 
the first and only time.

Upcoming Meeting Volunteers

Please seek substitute if you cannot
honor your assignment.
50/50 TIX
Ron Bray &
Shawn Marconi
Ruth Colby &
Rudy Mahalik, Jr.
Bob FilottoDiane Habiger & Jackie McTee
Tim Brophy &
Brad McCann
Ron Bray & 
Pete Paros
Ed DollingerSarah Palya
George Buck &
Cheryl McCarthy
Bob Baron &
Paul Schrik
Brian HopkinsJeff Tyner
Jeff Budz &
Brian McDaniel
Rich DeGrush &
Nick Weis
Michelle BalogLauren Las
Miriam Merrill &
Jackie McTee
Phil Ferguson &
Nick Tyrell
John GreulingMichelle Balog
Brian Cedergren &
Miriam Merrill
Paul Gantzert &
Mike Carson
Graham RogersJeff Allen
Diane Cepela &
Dan Mihelich
Mike Hennessey &
Michael Thiel
Ron BrayMark Griglione
Troy Cicero &
Ken Mihelich
Michelle Balog &
Mike Rittof
Mike RittofJim Watts
Dec 10
Ruth Colby &
Megan Millen
Michael Carson &
Mike Paone
Mary JaworskiTo volunteer as SAA, contact Diane Habiger at 815-693-3707
Dec 17
Jane Condon &
Bret Mitchell
Mel Gray &
Mike Murray
Ken MihelichVol Needed
Rotary District News




 Sign up now.  Online at: Annual District Conference - 4/24-26/2020 
$475 for Rotarian
$325 for Spouse/Partner

FREE Training Opportunity

Join us on Saturday, October 26th at 8AM for a morning (yes, you’ll be on your way by lunch) of learning and fun.  After breakfast, we’ll begin with two keynote speakers.  They will talk to Team Building and How Conflict Can Turn Into Creativity and Rediscovering Our Enthusiasm. 

The breakout sessions will cover Our Rotary Foundation, My Rotary, Membership, Public Image and so much more.  There are several classes running at the same time, so bring many members of your team along.

You need go to the District web site: District Fall Training Registration. to register and sign up for the classes that suit your needs.  There is no charge for this event.



There is more to come.  The Celebration of Our Rotary Foundation will be held on Thursday, November 14th at Silver Lake Country Club.  Rotary International General Secretary, Mr. John Hewko and his wife Marga, will be our guests for the night.  Come, join us as we celebrate all of our clubs and our members and the contributions they make. The Rotary Foundation Dinner Registration.


Membership & Foundation workshop

Before you know it, it will be time to gather for One Rotary Summit.  We’ll return to Moraine Valley Community College for a hands-on workshop on the synergy of Public Image, Membership and Foundation.  Pat Merryweather and her team will stear us through the workshops and provide hands-on learning with actionable take-aways to create more “vibrant clubs”.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 7th and register today.  This is another District no-cost event.One Rotary Summit Registration.  


Volunteers Requested:
The District teams, task forces and committees continue to seek out
Rotarians to help with the By-laws task force, the Finance Committee,
the Convention Task Force, the Holiday party team, Interact and
Rotaract coordinators and more.  Join your fellow District Rotarians
in fellowship and service.
Please email me: . 
We promise to be good stewards of your time and commitment. 

Thank you, again, for all you are doing for our communities. 
Our District 6450 Rotarians are actively “connecting the world”! 

All the best,
Governor, 2019-2020
Stay tuned in. 
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Nominate New Member

It is a privilege to be a Rotarian!
Lead the way--Invite a guest and/or
Nominate a new member today!
Someone thought enough of you to invite you into the Club.
Each of us is charged with doing the same!
It's easy and it is the privilege of EVERY current member.
Start with an invite as a guest to lunch. If interested,
the application for YOU to nominate a potential
Joliet Rotary Club member is available in the
DOWNLOAD FILES section of the e-Wheel newsletter
and the Joliet Rotary Club website at
All New Member applications go to:
Brian Cedergren in person
or at

All Welcome to attend Board Meetings!

All Rotarians are invited to attend
the meetings of the Board of Directors.

These take place on

TUESDAYS 10/29; 11/26

at:  Lincolnshire Business Center,

1000 Essington Rd., Joliet, 60435

at 7:30 a.m.

Come see how your fellow members

manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.

Doing so counts toward your attendance.