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Brian McDaniel
May 14
Ed Dollinger
May 19
Diane Cepela
May 21
Dan Mihelich
May 24
David June
May 27
Katy Leclair
Steve Leclair
May 24
Ed Dollinger
Gloria Dollinger
May 31
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Laura Daley
May 1, 2018
5 years
Steven Vanisko
May 1, 2018
5 years
Dan Kuska
May 2, 2006
17 years
Jennifer Lynch
May 11, 2020
3 years
Jacqueline McTee
May 23, 1995
28 years
Nick Moran
May 31, 2022
1 year
Susan Bornhofen
May 31, 2022
1 year
May 16, 2023
3 Food Mistakes that Sabotage Our Weight Loss Efforts
May 23, 2023
The Musical Journey of the Blues - Discussion and Live Performance
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Regular Meeting MAY 16, 2023

President Mary Sheehan of

Joliet Rotary invites  you to our REGULAR MEETING at

The Jacob Henry Mansion


Michael Merritt & Dom Perona

50/50 RAFFLE

Arvid Johnson & Ben Stortz


Tim Brophy
May 16,- Traditional Stuffed Chicken Breast
May  23-  Soup , Salad & Sandwich
May  30-   Soup, Salad & Sandwich
 June 6, -  Bourbon BBQ Chicken
June 13,- Sesame Chicken
June 20- Spaghetti & Meatballs
June 27- BBQ Pork Chop
All Luncheons include:  Fresh garden salad; choice
of dressing; warmed rolls; breads and butter;
dessert; coffee and water - all served to the table
** Please note- Gluten Free and Vegetarian Meal
available upon request.
( If possible please feel free to email Sue
prior to arrival)
Diane Habiger & Jackie McTee

To Pay Fines and Happy Dollars Via Web:

3 Food Mistakes that Sabotage
Our Weight Loss Efforts.
Cyd Notter
Pam Heavens

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Please check your Rotary Participation scores.

Use the Rotary Dashboard link here:

or found on the main page of our web site.

Track your progress.

We hope to collect participation reports in

June to evaluate the program.

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history notes for this space, please email to
Tim Brophy at: 
Thank you!

Upcoming Meeting Volunteers

Please seek substitute if you cannot
honor your assignment.
50/50 TIX
Michael Merritt &
Dominic Perona
Arvid Johnson &
Ben Stortz
Tim Brophy
Diane Habiger &
Jackie McTee
Diane DeVries &
Mike Murray
Andy June &
George Stuhr
Brian CedergrenDan Mihelich
Ed Dollinger &
Clyne Namuo
Bill Kaplan &
Mike Thiel
Troy CiceroBrianna Hettman
Gloria Dollinger &
Dave Nelson
Kristi Kelly &
Dave Thornton
Ed DollingerLisa Sampalis & Nick Tyrell
JUN 13
Derek Egan &
Erin O'Brien
Bruce Konzelman &
Jeff Tyner
Diane HabigerDan Kuska
Bob Filotto &
Ann O'Neill
Dan Kuska &
Nick Tyrell
Jane HopkinsGloria Dollinger
Gary Fuqua &
Mike Paone
Ines Kutlesa &
Steve Vanisko
Lauren LasKevin Watson

Rotary District News

Dear Rotarians,

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Assistant District Governor Coordinator and LaGrange Rotarian Kathy Rak, who passed away on May 3rd, 2023. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.

The family has requested privacy and has asked that no flowers be sent. A private funeral will be held in her honor per Kathy's wishes. However, an open house has been planned for Rotarians on Wednesday, May 17th, from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Paul and Jean Harris Home at 10856 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago, IL 60643. This will be an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate Kathy's life.

Donations to a fund in Kathy's honor will be announced soon. Please stay tuned for more information.


Adé Ọnǎyẹmí
Rotary International District 6450
District Governor 2022-2023

District Events

  • 2023-24 District Governor Conor Gee Installation, June 24, 2023. Registration is now open.  Register Here
    • Sponsorships and Program Book Ad information for the installation is available at this link.
  • Rotary Day at the White Sox, July 28, 2023. Get your club members together and order tickets now! Don’t forget to sponsor a veteran for the game and dinner.  For more information and to order tickets click here: 2023 White Sox Game tickets

Club Events

  • Channahon-Minooka Spring Swing 9 Hole Golf OutingFriday, May 19, 2023 at Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club.  More information available soon.
  • The Rotary Club of Chicago O'Hare will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 6pm at The Great Escape in Schiller Park at a cost of $60/person.  To join the celebration, RSVP by May 12th to
  • Help Hinsdale Rotary provide “Bikes for Military Kids”, Saturday, May 20, 2023, 8:00am-11:00 am,  The Community House of Hinsdale, 415 W. Eighth Street, Hinsdale IL 60521. Click for more information
  • The Southland Rotary Club Service Above Self Awards Gala, Saturday, June 10, 5-10pm, Matteson Holiday Inn Conference Center  Click here for more information and to register
  • The Rotary Club of Chicago - Calling all employers for their JOB1 Program. Please consider signing up to hire a summer intern and to provide valuable work experience. Click for more information

Know Your In-coming Board

In-coming slate of officers you approved in

January. Terms begin July 1, 2023:

President-Diane Cepela

President Elect-Pete Colarelli

President Nominee-Megan Millen

Treasurer-Brad McCann

Secretary-Jennifer Lynch

Club Services-Tracy Simons

Community Services-Jane Condon

International Projects-John Spesia

Vocational Services-Gloria Dollinger

Past President-Mary Sheehan

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:
Mary Sheehan in person
or at

All Welcome to attend Board Meetings!

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

These usually take place on


Meetings are held at

Lightways Hospice Center

250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431

MAY 23 2023; 7:30 AM

Watch for invite reminders

from President Mary via email.

Join the meeting see how your fellow members

manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.