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YOU are invited to make a nomination for the 2021-2022 Rotary
Club of Joliet Silver Eagle Award! This award honors seniors
from the community for volunteer service and leadership.
Please note nominees are not limited to those in social service
agencies, rather can be from area hospitals, schools, universities,
community organizations, private and public entities etc.
Please feel free to ask your colleagues and friends for nominations
as well, since you directly do not have to personally know the
individual, while the recommendation would then still come from
you. The main criteria is that the individual is 65-years-old or
older, has often gone "beyond the call of duty," and whose
contributions have positively impacted Joliet.
Please help spread the word and submit nominations by April 1st.
Additional Information About the Award
• Silver Eagle Award recipients will be lunch guests at a
to-be-determined Rotary Club of Joliet meeting. * Recipient
guest also included.  Club will pay for recipient and one guest
to attend the presentation lunch.
Nomination form is available via the Joliet Rotary eWheel or 
at Feel free to include additional
attachments if necessary. If you have any questions,
you may reach Diane Cepela at 815-7226-6318 X 4109
or email at  Please put Silver Eagle Award
in subject line.
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Rotary District News


District 6450 Headline News 
Vol. 1, Edition 5 - March 14, 2022 


Information Every Club in District 6450 Can Use

  • Shelter Box USA on the ground, helping Ukrainian refugee situation in Poland
  • Annual Brookfield Rotary “Corkl” Service Club Event, St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th
  • Party with Maywood-Proviso Rotary, at the SPRING FUNDRAISER, March 20th
  • Rotary Club of Chicago Cosmopolitan World Water Day Haiti Outreach fundraiser, March 22nd
  • New Member District Orientation, March 23rd, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Club Foundation Chair Seminar, March 26th, 9:00 -11:00 am
  • March 22nd, PDG Pat Merryweather will hold overview on Rotary Council on Legislation
  • How about helping to clean up Grant Park on Earth Day, April 16th?
  • 7 come 11! Darien Rotary announces Casino Night Fundraiser, April 26th
  • Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration & Gala, April 28th
  • Downers Grove Rotary Music Scholarship Applications are now open!
  • Get ready to go “live” at D6450 Rotary Foundation Dinner on April 29th!
  • “Live” D6450 Annual Conference on April 30th, Announced!

Shelter Box USA
Shelter Box USA currently has a team on the ground in Poland assessing the shelter and essential aid items needed for Ukranian refugees fleeing Russia’s attack on the Ukraine.  In this Shelter Box USA update, featuring Rotary International President-Elect, Jennifer Jones, District 6450 Rotarians can obtain an overview of the situation in Poland.  That meeting can be viewed here:  District 6450 Rotarians who may wish to support Shelter Box USA’s mission in Poland and other Eastern European nations affected by the war can do so at

Annual Brookfield Rotary “Corkl” Service Club Event, March 17th
The Annual Brookfield Rotary “Corkl” Service Club Event is set for Noon on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th at Beach Avenue BBQ, 3453 Grand Boulevard in Brookfield, $25 per person (advance registration)/ $30 at the door.  Club with the most members for lunch wins the Shillelagh!  For info, contact
“Fling into Spring” with the Rotary Club of Maywood Proviso, March 20th
REMINDER: The Rotary Club of Maywood Proviso announces their annual “Fling into Spring” Dinner, Sunday, March 20th at the Elmcrest Banquets, 73070 W. Grand Avenue, Elmwood Park. For more info, call Dr. Bob Libka, President, Rotary Club of Maywood Proviso, 847-980-2930.

Rotary Club of Chicago Cosmopolitan Fundraiser for Haiti Outreach, March 22nd
The Rotary Club of Chicago Cosmopolitan is having a fundraiser for Haiti Outreach on March 22nd, World Water Day. Those interested in attending can find more info at Contact is Kent Oyer at

Overview of Rotary Council on Legislation, March 22nd
On March 22nd PDG Pat Merryweather-Arges, who serves as D6450’s Council on Legislation representative, will provide an overview of the upcoming Rotary Council on Legislation. Pat will review proposed COL language, which is included here The Rotary COL will be held in hybrid format April 10-14th.  For more info, contact Pat at

New Member District Orientation, March 23rd
Does your club have new members?  Have them attend the District 6450 New Member District Orientation meeting via Zoom March 23rd, 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Zoom link: For more info, contact Conor Gee at

District 6450 Foundation Chairs Seminar, March 26th
District 6450 Foundation Chairs Seminar via Zoom, Saturday, March 26th, 9:00 -11:00 am. This is a required role training seminar. Prework will be provided.  Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 852 2287 0259, Passcode: 1905. For more info, contact Rachel Ossyra at
Second Annual Grant Park “Earth Day” Clean Up, April 16th
REMINDER: Last year, District 6450 Rotarians participated in a spring clean of Grant Park in Chicago.  This year, another District 6450 “Earth Day” Clean Up of Grant Park will be held on April 16th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Want to volunteer today? Here’s how For more info, contact Rotarian Jim Wales at

Darien Rotary Casino Night fundraiser, April 26
REMINDER: Darien Rotarian Joe Marchese,, announces that Darien Rotary is planning a Casino Night fundraiser, April 26, 2022 at Ashyana Banquet Hall in Downers Grove from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Entry fee is $100 for gambling chips, drinks and food.

Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration and Gala, April 28th
REMINDER: Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration and Gala will take place April 28, 2022 at the Olympia Fields Country Club. Register at For more information contact
Rotary Club of Downers Grove College Music Scholarship Applications
Downers Grove Rotarian, Dave Humphreys, is announcing that college applications for the Annual Charles Dickerman Music Scholarships are now open for deserving high school seniors who live in Downers Grove, for the District 99 attendance area.  As many as four scholarships will be awarded including a Grand Award of $4000.  Applications can be found at For more information, email
D6450 Rotary Foundation Dinner, April 29th
REMINDER: D6450 Rotary Foundation Chair, Rachel Ossyra, is announcing that this years D6450 Rotary Foundation Dinner will be held “live” at the Burr Ridge Marriott, 5:30 - 8:00 pm on Friday, April 29th.  Register here District 6450 Foundation Dinner. For more information, contact Rachel at

D6450 Annual Conference, April 30th
REMINDER: On Saturday, April 30th, 10:00 am - 7:30 pm, the 2022 Annual D6450 Conference will take place at the Katherine Legge Memorial Park and Lodge in Hinsdale. Cost per person is $50 and includes lunch and dinner. A day of Service, Education, Fellowship and Fun will unfold. Register here District 6450 Annual Conference.  For more info, contact Mary Dougherty at
Yours in service,

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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

All Welcome to attend Board Meetings!

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

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When in-person, meetings are held at

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250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431

Next:  MAR 29, 2022; VIA ZOOM

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