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Steven Vanisko
July 1
Diane DeVries
July 2
Peter Paros
July 7
Bradley McCann
July 8
Pam Heavens
July 14
Pete Colarelli
Angela Colarelli
July 2
Marc Gorsch
July 16
Join Date
Amanda Quinn
July 21, 2017
7 years
Jane Hopkins
July 27, 1999
25 years
Kevin Blackburn
July 28, 2015
9 years
Mike Paone
July 28, 2019
5 years
Jul 09, 2024
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Jul 16, 2024
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President-Elect Megan Millen invites you to 
the REGULAR meeting.
GREETER Volunteers
Kathy Giegerich & Pete Paros
50/50 Raffle Volunteers
Matt Dollinger & Clyne Namuo
Pledge & Invocation
Matt Dollinger
JUL 09:  Champagne Chicken
JUL 16:  Soup/Sandwich
JUL 23:  Lemon Pepper Chicken
JUL 30:  Beef Taco Bowl
AUG 06:  Soup Sandwich
All luncheons include:  Fresh garden salad;
choice of dressing; warmed rolls, breads &
butter; and water, all served to the table.
Serve yourself dessert & coffee.
**Please note:  Gluten-free and Vegetarian
meals are available upon request. Please 
email prior
to arrival.
Lisa Las
To pay fines and happy dollars via WEB:
Silver Eagle Award Presentations
Tony Arellano introduced by
Pam Heavens and Jackie McTee
Larry Wiers introduced by
Diane Cepela
Rotarians, do you know...
Silver Eagle Awards acknowledge
non-Rotarians for their extraordinary
voluntary services to our community.
Please make a special effort to 
attend to join us in showing
our deep respect for these recipients.
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Upcoming Meeting Volunteers

Please seek substitute if you cannot
honor your assignment.
50/50 TIX
Kathy Giegerich &
Pete Paros
Matt Dollinger &
Clyne Namuo
Matt DollingerLisa Las
Paul Gantzert &
Mike Paone
Gloria Dollinger &
Nick Moran
Dan KuskaDiane Cepela
Marc Gorsch &
Brian Cedergren
Bob Filotto &
David Nelson
Sue BornhofenJackie McTee
Mel Gray &
Kathy Peterson
Gary Fuqua &
Ann O'Neill
Dan AdlerErica Holmes
Mark Griglione &
Greg Peyla
Art Galli &
Sarah Oprzedek
Tracy SimonsDiane Habiger

Rotary District News

NEWS Every Club in District 6450 Can Use!

May/June/July 2024

Every Club in District 6450 Can Use

District News
*Rotary International President Gordon McInally will lead the Parade of Tartans and receive the Salute of the Chieftain.  Check out the bottom of the newsletter for more information on how you can join the fun.  To find out more about the event, go to
  • Rotary Day at the White Sox - Friday, August 30, 2024  Get ready for a great day of fun and fellowship and help raise some funds for Polio at our annual White Sox game.  Get more information and order tickets HERE.
  • Environmental News - check out the Environmental Service page on the District website by clicking here for more on these events: the Chicagoland Lithuanian Rotaract Club has been busy doing a restoration project at the Heritage Quarries Recreational Area; the Bradley-Bourbonnais Rotary Club planted a pollinator garden with the students at St. Gregory School; a new Pollinator Pledge was signed by Districts 6440 & 6450 at the Joint District Conference.
  • Global Grants - Are you interested in participating in a Global Grant but don't know how?  You're District Global Grant Committee wants to help your club get involved.  They have resources to help clubs investigate what grants are in process and which clubs might participate.  For more information, contact District Grants Chair MARSHALL SCHMIDT.
  • New District Grant Program Platform - Due to recent security concerns, we have switched the District Grants process platform from to DACdb starting with the 2024-2025 cycle. (This will not impact the current year's District Grants.) This is a positive development that will improve the user experience and provide some additional capabilities and efficiencies by consolidating our platform into DACdb. We believe that anyone familiar with the current platform should find the DACdb Grants module easy to use. The District Foundation and Grants Committees led by Chuck Corrigan and Marshall Schmitt will reach out to PEs to provide general instructions, a timeline and links to training materials on how to use the module to enter and report on your grants projects. We plan to provide multiple online workshops where you or your designee can receive live coaching from our Grants team on entering your project into the platform.

Additional News
  • SHELTERBOX USA - is responding to a great many disasters that rely on generous donor support.  To see where ShelterBox is active and to donate, CLICK HERE.

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Invite a Guest.
Know Your Board Members

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:
Pete Colarelli in person
or at



YOUR Joliet Rotary Club officers:

Terms July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025

President - Pete Colarelli

President Elect - Megan Millen

President Nominee - John Spesia

Treasurer-Brad McCann

Secretary-Jennifer Lynch

Club Services-Tracy Simons

Community Services-Jane Condon

International Projects- Mark Inserra

Vocational Services-Gloria Dollinger

Past President- Diane Cepela

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

Next:  JULY 30, 2024; 7:30 AM; In-Person Meeting.

If needed, Zoom Link:

Watch for invite reminders

from President Pete via email.

Join the meeting to see how your fellow members

manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.