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All Welcome to attend Board Meetings!

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

These usually take place on


When in-person, meetings are held at

Lightways Hospice Center

250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431

Next:  MAY 31, 2022

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from President Brian via email.

Join the meeting see how your fellow members

manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.

Doing so counts toward your attendance.


Regular Meeting MAY 31, 2022


Joliet Rotary invites you to a


Jacob Henry Mansion Gathering Room, or

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Mel Gray &
Paul Schrik
Graham Rogers
Vegetarian options available upon request.
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Joliet City Center Community
Clean-up Day is Friday, June 3rd;
1-4 PM. Meet in lot across from Rialto
and please bring gloves.
After-party at MYGRAIN Brewery
for your free drink voucher!
The end of the Rotary year meeting
is a big deal!
Save the date now to attend
on Tuesday, June 28th. Witness
the changing of our Joliet Rotary
leadership. President Brian Cedergren
is due your thanks--and in-coming
President Mary Sheehan is due your
loyalty and well-wishes.
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Thank you!

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Sandra Perzee
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Mary Sheehan
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Rotary District News

Vol. 1, Edition 10 - May 16, 2022

Information Every Club in District 6450 Can Use

  • Naperville Rotary leading computer donation drive.  Get that old gear to them!

  • Rotary Action Group Against Slavery announces RI International break out session, June 6th in Houston, TX

  • Help out D6450 with the “Sleep in Heavenly Peace” bed building, June 18th in Tinley Park

  • District 6450 Installation of New Governor, Ade OnayemiJune 22nd!!

  • Want your Club to become a ShelterBox Hero?  Learn how you can achieve this before June 30th.

  • District 6450 Speaker Submission Form



We Need a New D6450 Interact Chairman!  
Outgoing D6450 Interact Chairman, and Incoming Governor Elect, Ade Onayemi, is seeking a Rotarian to take on the responsibility for the D6450 Interact Chairmanship. Your job will be to oversee the D6450 Interact program, ensure that Rotary International has current club and adviser contact information, as well as planning activities and leadership training events for D6450 Interact members. The term is three years at the discretion of the District Governor.  Interested?  Contact DGE Ade Onayemi at

Rotary Family Fun Day at the White Sox, July 22nd
The Annual Rotary Family Fun Day at White Sox Park is back, Friday, July 22nd! The Sox will take on the Cleveland Guardians. The game starts at 7:10 pm. Gates open at 5:45 pm.
  • Game Tickets: $35
  • Patio Party: 2 hours all you can eat & drink, $50
  • Prepaid Parking: $25 (game day parking: $27)

Details on the D6450 Headline News…..

Reminder: Naperville Rotary Leading Computer Donation Drive
The Rotary Club of Naperville is leading a collaboration with Comp-U-Dopt to collect used computers to be refurbished and distributed to families in the Chicago area that don’t have computers in their homes.
Naperville Rotary invites all District 6450 clubs to join in this collaboration.  We are working with Comp-U-Dopt to collect used computers and any type of computer equipment, except for printers.  
Please contact Bill Johnson at or (630) 660-3489 if you have computer equipment to donate, or if you have questions.

Reminder: Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS) Houston RI Break Out, June 6th
Session Breakout: Monday, June 6th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB), Room 372

Interested in hearing the latest from the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery?  Check out the RI breakout session that will be held at the Rotary International Convention in Houston on June 6th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  For more information go to:


D6450 Volunteer Opportunity: June 18th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
District 6450 will engage in a “bed building” project with the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization on June 18th.  No experience is needed for you to help out with the construction of beds.  These beds are designed for 3-17 year olds who may be victims of fire, flooding, domestic abuse, or financial struggles.

“Bedlessness” is not a real word; but it is a real problem.

Donate Here

For more information, call Michelle Balog, (815) 744-7737 or email her at

Join Us for the Installation of our new D6450 Governor — Ade Onayemi, June 22nd!
Join your fellow District 6450 Rotarians at the Installation of our new District 6450 Governor, Ade Onayemi, on June 22nd at the Abbington Distinctive Banquets, 3 South 002 IL Route 53, in Glen Ellyn, IL.

As the baton is passed, we celebrate our District’s success under DG Jane Hopkins’s leadership and pledge our support to incoming DG Ade Onayemi as his year of leadership begins.

Register Here

Reminder: ShelterBox HERO
Want your Club to become a ShelterBox HERO?  Here’s how you can achieve that—
A ShelterBox HERO is any Rotary Club that has committed to making an impact in worldwide disaster response by giving $1,000, $3,000, or $5,000 to that effort within the Rotary year.

Currently, in Rotary International Zone 29, our District 6450 is ranked #2 of the 16 districts in our Zone.  So far, during this Rotary Year, D6450 has committed $22,360 to worldwide Shelter Box Disaster Relief.  
Can your Club help push D6450 into first place in Zone 29?  If so, you must act before June 30th, 2022.  Check out how you can accomplish that here:

For more info, contact Bill Tobin at (916) 616-6973.


Nominate New Member

2022 DRIVE TO 125!
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