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The Importance of Sleep
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Regular Meeting MAR 12, 2024

 
HOST
President Diane Cepela invites you
to the REGULAR MEETING this week.

GREETERS

Troy Cicero & Tamela Daniels

50/50 RAFFLE

Sue Bornhofen & Tom Mahalik

PLEDGE & INVOCATION

Mike Paone

To Pay Fines and Happy Dollars Via Web:

www.venmo.com/jolietrotary

 
LUNCH MENU 
 
MAR 12 Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo
(*Meeting will be in Gathering Room*)
 
MAR 19 Corned Beef & Cabbage
(*Meeting will be in Gathering Room*)
 
MAR 26 Soup/Sandwich 
APR 02 Ham 
APR 09 Chicken Apricot 
 
All Luncheons include:  Fresh garden salad; 
choice of dressing; warmed rolls; breads and
butter; and water all served to the table.
Serve yourself dessert and coffee.
 
** Please note- Gluten Free and Vegetarian Meal
available upon request.
( If possible, please feel free to email Sue
prior to arrival) susan@jacobhenrymansion.com
 
Sergeant-At-Arms
 
Jane Hopkins
 
Program
The Importance of Sleep
 
Speakers
Dr Anjana Nair, Neurologist,
Ascension St. Joseph
 
INTRO
Kelly Kuyawa
 
 
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ROTARIANS, DO YOU KNOW...
 
$40,000 Rotary Grant funds available to
YOUR favorite local Non-profit org. 
Only Joliet Rotarians may sponsor a 
grant application. See Mary Sheehan for
more information.
 
Next Rotary Breakfast meeting is THURS
APRIL 4th at 7:15 AM at CRISPY WAFFLE
in Shorewood on Rt. 59. ALL WELCOME 
to attend. Fellowship is free, food is
optional.
 
You may volunteer for ANY committee
and ANY project! Ask your sponsor or 
President Diane where you are needed.
815-258-5251
 
 
If you have any stories, memories or 
history notes for this space, please email to
Tim Brophy at:  tmb777@aol.com. 
Thank you!
 

Upcoming Meeting Volunteers

 
 
 
 
Please seek substitute if you cannot
honor your assignment.
 
Date
GREETERS
50/50 TIX
Prayer/
Pledge
Sergeant-at-Arms
THIS
WEEK
Tory Cicero &
Tamela Daniels
Sue Bornhofen &
Tom Mahalik
Mike PaoneJane Hopkins
MAR
19
Pete Colarelli &
Brian McDaniel
Tim Brophy &
Lisa Sampalis
Sue BebarAmanda Quinn
MAR
26
Jane Condon &
Dianne McDonald
Jeff Budz &
Biff Mahoney
Tim BrophyMark Griglione
APR
02
Deb Condotti &
Jackey McTee
Jeff Carey &
Dan Malinowski
Brian CedergrenMary Fran Seeley
APR
09
Priscilla Cordero &
VOL NEEDED
Brian Cedergren &
Shawn Marconi
Troy CiceroMatt Dollinger
APR
16
Laura Daley &
Mike Merritt
Brad McCann &
VOL NEEDED
Ed DollingerMike Merritt
 
 

Rotary District News

 
NEWS Every Club in District 6450 Can Use
 

February 23, 2024

District News
 
  • District Conference 2024 - Join us Saturday, April 20th for a joint district conference with District 6440 at One Rotary Center, home of Rotary International.  It will be a great day of amazing speakers, interesting breakouts, networking in the house of friendship, and a compelling service project.  REGISTER HERE
     
  • District Learning Assembly - Saturday, April 6, 2024 9am-noon. Get your team of incoming club officers together and come learn more about the various club positions in Rotary. Register Here
     
  • 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.
     
  • The DEI Committee wants you!  If you would like to get involved with the District Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Chair PDG Osei would like to invite you to attend a Zoom meeting on Thursday, February 29 at 7pm.  Here's the Zoom link for the meeting which you can also find on the district calendar - DEI Committee Meeting.  You can get additional information and review the results of our DEI survey on our DEI Website Page
     
  • Environmental Service Committee - News from Mary Onorad, Chair
    (1) Seven District Rotary clubs have submitted environmental grants that have been approved.  The grant applications are now closed for this year.
    (2) Mark Biondi from the Rotary Club of Westmont did a presentation for ESRAG in January on the Carbon Crew.
    (3) Light pollution can be harmful to animals and humans. Read more and find out how your club can schedule a speaker.
    Details and to view Mark's presentation go to the Environmental Service Committee District website page (click link here)
     
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship - Rotary Peace Fellows are selected globally every year and applications are now open. Here is an explanation of the program - Announcement.  For more information about our district process for choosing applicants, please contact Bob Giles at gilesrw@aol.com
     
  • Rotary Means Business - Would you like to join a fun committee and network with Rotarians and non-Rotarians?  Joe Kosner from the Aurora United club is looking for 4-5 people who would like to help plan Rotary Means Business events in our District.  Contact Joe at jkosner65@gmail.com if you're interested.
     
  • The Rotary Means Business Downtown Networking Group has started meeting the first Monday of each month at Barnes & Thornburg, LP.  For more information on all of the Rotary Means Business networking opportunities, go to www.rmbchicagoland.com.

Club News

  • The Darien Rotary Club is turning 50! - Join the Darien Rotary Club in celebrating their 50th Anniversary on April 12, 2024 at the Ruth Lake Country Club at 6pm.  For reservations go to Darien 50th Anniversary.

Additional News
 

Additional Club News

 

Ruth Lake Country Club

6200 S Madison St.

Hinsdale, IL 60521

Friday April 12, 2024

6 PM Cocktails - cash bar

7 PM Dinner

 
 

Special Guest Speaker

Rotary International President Gordon R. McInally!

The President of Rotary International

Gordon R. McInally will be joining our

Club's 50th Anniversary Celebration

as honored Guest and Speaker.

$75/person. RSVP to info@darienrotaryclub.org

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 www.jolietrotary.com.
All New Member applications go to:
Diane Cepela in person
or at gdcepel@gmail.com

 

 
 

YOUR Joliet Rotary Club officers:

Terms July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

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

LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.

Meetings are held at

Lightways Hospice Center

250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431

Next:  MAR 26, 2024; 7:30 AM; In-Person Meeting.

If needed, Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86988270652?pwd=3DUHRxaFYxL0JBWVE4TVFUMlVnUmRjZz09=0A=0AMeeting

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.

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