Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Brian Hopkins
October 1
Cheryl McCarthy
October 1
Mary Frances Seeley
October 4
Paul Gantzert
October 13
Diane Habiger
October 15
Nick Jaworski
October 15
William Lauer
October 18
Joseph Salmieri
October 22
Ann O'Neill
October 23
Jane Hopkins
October 23
Join Date
Jeff Budz
October 11, 2011
6 years
Pam Heavens
October 14, 1997
20 years
Howard Hamilton
October 20, 1991
26 years
Miriam Merrill
October 20, 1991
26 years
Walter Zaida
October 23, 1984
33 years
Jim Costello
October 29, 2002
15 years
Oct 10, 2017
Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan
Oct 17, 2017
Stories of Rotary and Life
Oct 24, 2017
Shaw Media and The Joliet Herald News
Oct 31, 2017
Teach it Yourself - Getting Creative with Educating Your Kids
Nov 07, 2017
Midewin: the First National Tallgrass Prairie in the Country is in our own backyard
Nov 14, 2017
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra introduces their new Music Director
Nov 28, 2017
Getting to Zero: Eliminating Pediatric HIV in the State of Illinois
Dec 05, 2017
Leadership, Creativity and Vision in the Wine Industry
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Upcoming Events
Joliet Rotary Salutes Big Brothers Big Sisters
Dollinger Farms
Oct 15, 2017
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Joliet Rotary Salutes Big Brothers Big Sisters
Oct 15, 2017
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Board Meeting
Joliet Twp. H.S. Administrative Center
Oct 31, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Board Meeting
Joliet Twp. H.S. Administrative Center
Nov 28, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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Joliet Rotary Business Group Meeting Open!
All Joliet Rotarians are invited 
to networking breakfast meetings.
Date:  2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month
Time:  7:30 a.m.
Place:  Diamand's Restaurant, 3000 Plainfield Rd., Joliet, IL 60435
Cost:  $0. (breakfast on your own.)
For more information contact:  Brian Hopkins:

Meeting Reminder -  October 10, 2017

Greeters:  Jeff Budz & Tom Mahalik
50/50 Raffle Tickets:  Bob Baron & Barry Kolanowski
Pledge/Invocation:  Howard Hamilton
Menu:  Beer Braised Brats; Sauerkraut; Tater Tots; French Rolls; Full Salad Bar & Dressings; Beverages & Desserts.
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Jim Costello
Program:  Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan

Speaker:   County Board Members Jim Moustis & Gloria Dollinger

Introduction:  John Grueling
*Split a raffle ticket $50/$50 with a friend. Introduce them to Rotary today!
October 24t Sergeant-At-Arms will focus on Rotarian Grandparents . Rotarian grandparents who plan on attending the regular Rotary meeting on October 24th are invited to feature their grandchildren. Please email photo(s) of grandchildren to Diane at:  or to Jackie at
All photos must be submitted by October 17th.  
THIS WEEKEND! Joliet Rotary Salutes BBBS
Joliet Rotary will salute Big Brothers Big Sisters by throwing a party for them at Dollinger Farms. All members & guests are invited to attend. Event details include:
DATE:  Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
TIME:  1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cost:  $10 per person
Includes a t-shirt for each attendee. Specific size requests are due by Tuesday Oct. 3rd.
Sign up through Clubrunner ( or at the regular meeting.
For information contact Cheryl McCarthy at 815-955-0152.

Upcoming Meeting Volunteers

In an effort to be FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED,
Greeters and 50/50 Ticket Sellers have been
Please seek substitute if you cannot honor your assignment.
50/50 TIX
Oct 17Tom Carstens & Rudy Mahalik, Jr.Sue Bebar & Bruce KonzelmanBob FilottoGary Fuqua
Oct 24Brian Cedergren & Biff MahoneyBrian Benton & Dan KuskaMike RittoffJ. McTee & D. Habiger
Oct 31Troy Cicero & Dan MalinowskiDuffy Blackburn & Ines KutlesaJohn GruelingTheresa Rouse
Nov 07Jane Condon & Janet MarkelzRon Bray & Lauren LasMichelle BalogMary Sheehan
Nov 14Deb Condotti & Brad McCannTim Brophy & Lisa LasInes KutlesaMark Griglione
Nov 21Jim Costello & Cheryl McCarthyGeorge Buck & Bill LauerJackie McTeeArvid Johnson
Nov 28Rich DeGrush & Jackie McTeeJeff Budz & Tom MahalikDan VeraJane Hopkins
Dec 05Diane DeVries & Miriam MerrillTom Carstens & Rudy Mahalik, Jr.Jen HowardPorscha Johnson
Dec 12Ed Dollinger & Dan MihelichBrian Cedergren & Geo. MahoneyEd DollingerJen Howard
Dec 19Howard Ellison & Ken MihelichTroy Cicero & Dan MalinowskiKen MihelichVol needed
Dec 26Marilyn Farmer & Jennifer MillsJane Condon & Janet MarkelzAnn O'NeillVol needed
Jan 02Bob Filotto & Bret MitchellDeb Condotti & Brad McCann  
Jan 09Gary Fuqua & Judy MitchellJim Costello & Cheryl McCarthy  
Jan 16Bro. James Gaffney & Kristi MulveyRich DeGrush & Jackie McTee  
Jan 23Art Galli & Mike MurrayDiane DeVries & Miriam Merrill  
Jan 30Paul Gantzert & David NelsonEd Dollinger & Dan Mihelich  

News From District 6450


Register Now for Fall Training: NO FEE!  Saturday, October 14   8:30 a.m. to Noon, Crowne Plaza Burr Ridge, 300 S. Frontage Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527

This event is open to ALL Rotarians in the district. Join us for a morning of networking, fellowship and learning.


8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 8:55 a.m. Opening Plenary

9:00 a.m. to Noon Breakout Sessions; Club Secretary Training, Club Treasurer training, Membership, Grants, Foundation, Club Mission Statement and Youth Exchange.

  • Zone Institute - ChiZone - District leaders from Zone's 28 and 29 gather in Itasca for training.  October 27-29 is open to all.  If interest, explore and register at:

Yours in Rotary Service,
Scott McAdam
District Governor 2017-2018

Nominate New Member

What a privilege it is 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 there is mutual interest, the application for members to nominate a potential new Joliet Rotary Club member, is available in the DOWNLOAD FILES section of the e-Wheel newsletter and the Joliet Rotary Club website at

All Welcome to attend Board Meetings!

All Rotarians are invited to attend the meetings of the Board of Directors. These take place at JTHS Administrative Center, Board Room, 300 Caterpillar, Joliet, IL 60436. Meetings begin at 7:30 a.m.

Oct 31; Nov 28; and Dec 19, 2017

Also, Jan 30; Feb 27; Mar 27; Apr 24; May 29; and Jun 26, 2018

Come see how your fellow members manage the affairs of your Rotary Club. Doing so counts toward your attendance stats.