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Art Galli
March 3
Carolyn Roofener
March 8
Sharon Reardon
March 10
Jeffrey Pierson
March 12
Kenneth Mihelich
March 13
Jane Condon
March 18
George Buck
March 21
Miriam Merrill
March 23
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Michael Trafton
March 1, 2016
2 years
Art Galli
March 2, 1999
19 years
Diane Habiger
March 2, 1999
19 years
Lisa Morel Las
March 2, 1993
25 years
Peter Nichols
March 5, 1968
50 years
William Lauer
March 12, 1964
54 years
Benjamin Stortz
March 17, 2009
9 years
Kathleen Zydek
March 17, 2009
9 years
Laurie Rambo
March 17, 2009
9 years
Jen Howard
March 18, 2013
5 years
Damon Sloan
March 20, 2012
6 years
Mary Sheehan
March 27, 2017
1 year
John Rossi
March 31, 2015
3 years
Mar 27, 2018 12:15 PM
Happenings at Silver Cross Hospital
Apr 03, 2018 12:15 PM
Rethinking Change
Apr 10, 2018 12:15 PM
Joliet Rotary Club Committee and Service Project Reports (inlcuding the District Tree Planting)
Apr 17, 2018 12:15 PM
New Laraway School
Apr 24, 2018 12:15 PM
Meet the new Joliet City Manager
May 01, 2018 12:15 PM
Bridging the Communication Gap: Between adult child and aging parent
May 08, 2018 12:15 PM
Downtown Joliet's Historic Central Spine: the Chicago Street Corridor Plan
May 15, 2018 12:15 PM
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Joliet Twp. H.S. Administrative Center
Mar 27, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Board Meeting
Joliet Twp. H.S. Administrative Center
Apr 24, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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Meeting Reminder 
MAR 27, 2018

Greeters:  Howard Hamilton & Tom Phelan
50/50 Raffle Tickets:   Lori Gehrke & Pete Nichols
Pledge/Invocation:  Diane Cepela
Menu:    Spaghetti & Meatballs with Marinanra Sauce; Garlic Bread; Italian Vegetables
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Mark Griglione
Special:  Silver Eagle Award
Program:  Happenings at Silver Cross Hospital
Speaker:  Ruth Colby, CEO
Intro:  Mary Sheehan
The Rotary Club of Joliet has made a commitment to support Rotarian Debra Condotti as Easter Seals conducts their annual Celebration of Giving Telethon. The event will be held on Saturday, April 14th at the Jacob Henry Mansion.
The Rotary Club of Joliet will have a VIP Team of 6 that will take pledges.  If you are interested in participating on our phone team please e-mail immediately.  We will meet at the Mansion at 11:15 for training and be on air from noon to 1 p.m.
We will be collecting money from Rotarians at our April 3rd and April 10th lunch meetings.  We will take cash or checks.  Checks should be made out to Easter Seals. Our goal is to raise over $3000.00.  We have a friendly wager with the Kiwanis Club who believes that they will be able to raise more money than Joliet Rotary.
Your involvement will "Make a Difference" in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Thank you,
President Cheryl
Raffle Funds Available for Local Community Project
Joliet Rotarians are invited to nominate a worthwhile, local community project in need of funds to be the recipient of the club's raffle proceeds.  See history of projects funded here
The following guidelines must be met: 
  1. Each project must be sponsored by a member of the Joliet Rotary Club.  If the project is selected, that member, along with a representative of the organization or group, shall monitor the progress and report on the implementation. 
  2. The project must be a long term benefit for the Joliet community and will be used for capital expenditures only (bricks/mortar, equipment) not for operation or program support. 
  3. The specific project must be clearly identified including the Rotary Club of Joliet recognition plan.
  4. The project will be funded up to $30,000. These funds are available as a result of the Annual Rotary Raffle Fundraising Event. Each year the anticipated dollar amount will be determined by the Board of Directors. 
  5. Bids or estimates from professionals for all work and supplies should be  submitted with each application. Get application here.
  6. The Rotary Member sponsoring the project should return the application and supporting documentation to Dan Malinowski.
2018 Joliet Rotary College Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Joliet is seeking scholarship applications from students attending Joliet high schools. These scholarships may be used for tuition only at any accredited college or university.  The scholarship application includes essay questions about extracurricular and volunteer activities, college and career goals.
A total of six (6) scholarships each in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to seniors graduating in 2018; two from each of:  Joliet Township High School Central Campus; Joliet Township High School West Campus; and Joliet Catholic Academy. These scholarships will be provided in the form of a check made payable to the institutions accepting the scholarship recipients into an accredited two or four year college or university and may be used for tuition only. Children and grandchildren of Joliet Rotary Club members are not eligible to be recipients of these scholarships. Click here for Student Scholarship application and here for Scholarship info

We have made the process for submitting Scholarship Applications much easier. The students may now complete their applications and submit them in digital format Thanks to Rotarian Gary Fuqua for setting up the account for us. If the students prefer to submit via U.S. Mail they can still do that. But using the email submittal method will hopefully allow us to receive applications from more students. 

Also, students may have the applications hand delivered to our Rotary meeting on Tuesdays. During the meeting on March 20, 2018, Committee Member Brian Cedergren will be collecting Scholarship Applications. Please bring any applications that you have and deliver them to Brian at the meeting. Also, at our meeting on March 27th Committee Member Laurie Rambo will be collecting applications.

Students wishing to apply for a Joliet Rotary Scholarship may also obtain an application from their school counselors and will be accepted through deadline March 30th. Completed scholarship applications may be delivered to Dan Malinowski (815) 729-2229;

If any Rotarian or applicant has questions about the scholarship application, please contact Daniel Malinowski at

Upcoming Meeting Volunteers

Please seek substitute if you cannot honor your assignment.
50/50 TIX
Apr 03Joe Hammer & Jeff PiersonKathy Giegerich & Erin O'BrienTroy CiceroBob Filotto
Apr 10Pam Heavens & Laurie RamboJim Glasgow & VOL NEEDEDSandi PerzeeGreg Peerbolte
Apr 17Larry Hemdal & Sherri ReardonMarc Gorsch & Ann O'NeillDiane HabigerDamon Sloan
Apr 24Brian Hopkins & Mike RittofJohn Greuling & Pete ParosDan AdlerJeff Budz
May 01Jane Hopkins & Jack RogersMark Griglione & Greg PeerbolteTodd KoehlJane Condon
May 08Jen Howard & Carolyn RoofenerDiane Habiger & Greg PeylaMark GriglioneJeff Tyner
May 15Mark Inserra & John RossiHoward Hamilton & Tom PhelanMyra WilkinsVOL NEEDED
May 22Mary Jaworski & Theresa RouseJoe Hammer & Jeff Pierson
Barry Kolanowski
May 29Nick Jaworski & Joe SalmieriLaurie Rambo & Vol neededVOL NEEDED 
JUN 05Arvid Johnson & Mary Fran SeeleyLarry Hemdal & Sheri Reardon" 
JUN 12Larry Johnson & Mary SheehanBrian Hopkins & Mike RittofMichelle Balog 
JUN 19Porscha Johnson & Jane Hopkins & Jack RogersDiane Cepela 
JUN 26Andy June & Tricia SimpsonJen Howard & Carolyn RoofenerSandi Perzee 
Rotary District News


Some items in the calendar that may be of interest:

On Saturday, April 14th District 6450 and our neighboring districts are partnering to bring together people of action--Rotarians and their colleagues along with future leaders:  high school seniors, college students and young professionals.   We invite you to be part of empowerLEADERS, a morning of leadership, mentorship and scholarship. 


  • District Conference 2018 May 5 and 6 in Burr Ridge.Sign up for the conference, bring the whole club out for Club Pride Night Saturday. --Click here for more information and registration --District Annual Conference: 5/5-6/2018.
  • Polio - Iron Lung: the district is a sponsor for an Iron Lung, purchased by District 6440.  It will be available for outdoor "Rotary Days" and events.  Click here to read about.
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 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 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.

TUESDAYS:  Apr 24; May 29; and Jun 26th.

Come see how your fellow members manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.

Doing so counts toward your attendance stats.