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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
6 years
Jane Hopkins
July 27, 1999
24 years
Kevin Blackburn
July 28, 2015
8 years
Mike Paone
July 28, 2019
4 years
Jul 11, 2023
Frederick Bartleson - Joliet Hero
Jul 18, 2023
Rotary District Governor Visit
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110th Anniversary Celebration
Jacob Henry Mansion
Aug 01, 2023
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
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Regular Meeting JUL 11, 2023

President Diane Cepela invites you

to the REGULAR MEETING this week.


Paul Gantzert & Greg Peerbolte

50/50 RAFFLE

Lauren Las & Kevin Watson


Pete Colarelli

To Pay Fines and Happy Dollars Via Web:

July 11, 2023-   Soup & Sandwich
July 18, 2023-   Chicken Marsala
July 25, 2023-    Tuscany Chicken Pasta
August 1, 2023- Special Meeting and
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)

**Your contribution to the first half 2023

Member Engagement Measurement pilot

program are requested. Please email to 

Tracy Simons:


If you have any stories, memories or 

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
Paul Gantzert &
Greg Peerbolte
Lauren Las &
Kevin Watson
Pete ColarelliJeff Allen
Kathy Giegerich &
Lisa Las
Nick Weis &
Mike Merritt
Priscilla CorderoJen Lynch
Jim Glasgow &
Greg Peyla
Dan Adler &
Kathryn Leclair
Ann O'NeillDiane & Jackie
Marc Gorsch &
Jeff Pierson
Jeff Allen &
Jennifer Lynch
Mary Fran SeeleyDan Mihelich
Mel Gray &
Amanda Quinn
Michelle Balog & 
Jake Mahalik
Tracy SimonsNick Moran

Rotary District News

We have published the results of the District DEI Survey on the district website.  Use this LINK if you would like to see the results.

District Events
  • 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.
  • The Environmental Committee wants to hear from your club! First, they are interested in showcasing all of the amazing environmental projects that have been happening in our district.  Second, they would like to honor one club with the 2022-23 Environmental Award, and that might be yours!  Please send a brief description of your recent environmental work to the environmental chair at  Thanks for all you do for our district and the world!

Club Events

  • Don't forget that if you want your event on the district calendar, you need to put it on your club calendar and use the event category 'club event for district posting only'. 

Know Your In-coming Board

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:
Diane Cepela in person
or at



WELCOME officers & directors you approved in January.

Terms began 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

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 25, 2023; 7:30 AM

Watch for invite reminders

from President Diane via email.

Join the meeting to see how your fellow members

manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.