Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Susan Bebar
February 1
Benjamin Stortz
February 12
Theresa Rouse
February 13
Laurie Rambo
February 16
Jeff Allen
February 17
Jeff Tyner
February 17
Gregory Peerbolte
February 18
Kathy Giegerich
February 21
Dolores Zemont
February 22
John Spesia
February 24
Daniel Adler
February 26
Join Date
Mel Gray
February 1, 1986
31 years
George Stuhr
February 4, 1992
25 years
Charles Rubovits
February 9, 2010
7 years
David Nelson
February 9, 2010
7 years
Gregory Peerbolte
February 17, 2014
3 years
William Kaplan
February 20, 1996
21 years
Brian Benton
February 24, 2015
2 years
Ann O'Neill
February 25, 2003
14 years
Jeff Tyner
February 25, 2003
14 years
Bret Mitchell
February 26, 2002
15 years
Thomas Thanas
February 26, 2002
15 years
Tom Mahalik
February 28, 2006
11 years
Feb 07, 2017
Rotary District 6450 Young Leaders Summit, Globalfest, and International Exchange Students
Feb 14, 2017
Positive Psychology: A Fascinating Perspective on Achieving our Best
Feb 21, 2017
Midwest Economic Analysis and Forecast
Feb 28, 2017
100 Years ago: America and World War I
Mar 14, 2017
Scott Slocum Digs into Local Politics
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Upcoming Events
Social Outing at Univ. of St. Francis Basketball
Feb 15, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Joliet Rotary Board Meeting: February
Lincolnshire Business Center
Feb 28, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Joliet Rotary Club Youth Leadership Conference
Victorian Ballroom at the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
Mar 21, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Joliet Rotary Board Meeting: March
Lincolnshire Business Center
Mar 28, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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News From District 6450

  • The District Conference Is Coming:   Your District Conference Committee is working to make sure that this year's event is great!  You will not want to miss participating in all or part of the weekend's events--so sign up now!.  Hotel rooms are going to be limited! If you are going to stay with us at the Oak Brook Hills Hotel on May 5, 6 and 7, be sure to make your hotel reservation too.  Click here. District Conference 2017
  • Give the World Peace Conference a Try:  The Annual World Peace Conference will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan from March 30 through April 1.  This is a special opportunity to attend because it is so close to home.  Click here to learn more and register.

Meeting Reminder - February 14, 2017

PROGRAM:  Positive Psychology; A Fascinating Perspective on Achieving Our Best
SPEAKER:  Michael Bromberg, Communications Studies M.A.
INTRODUCTION:  Dan Malinowski

SERGEANT AT ARMS:  Mark Griglione


50/50 RAFFLE:  VOLUNTEER NEEDED. Please jump in!

GREETERS:  Mike Rittof & Duffy Blackburn
MENU:   Chicken Breast with Lemon Caper Cream Sauce; Wild Rice; Green Beans; Warm Rolls & Butter; Soup of the Day; Full Salad Bar & Dressings; Assorted Beverages;
WEDS FEB 15:  Join fellow Rotarians at the University of St. Francis basketball game social outing beginning at 5:00pm. Come watch the No. 1 ranked USF women’s team and the 19th ranked men’s team vs. Olivet Nazarene. Cost is $10 at the door.

Upcoming Meeting Volunteers

For those of you willing to serve, please contact President Dan or any member of the Board.
50/50 TIX
Feb 21
Jim Glasgow & ??
Howard Ellison
Judy Mitchell
Feb 28
Tricia Simpson
Mary Fran Seeley
Mar 07
Mark Griglione
Dan Kuska
Mar 14
Brad McCann
Jeff Budz
Mar 21
Bruce Konzelman
Tim Brophy
Mar 28
Sue Bebar
Vol needed
Apr 04
Jen Howard
Theresa Rouse
Apr 11
Lisa Las
Brian Benton
Apr 18
Vol needed
Duffy Blackburn
Apr 25
Vol needed
May 02
Jeff Budz
May 09
Vol needed
May 16
Mark Griglione
May 23
Howard Hamilton
2017 Rotary Predictions from Jan. 10th Sgt. at Arms Ed Dollinger
Thanks to everyone who participated in the "Predictions for 2017" while Ed Dollinger was Sergeant-At-Arms on Tuesday, January 10th. Over 35 Rotarians participated. If you are still interested in participating, please answer the following questions by February 15th. Send to or fax to Ed at (888) 265-2884.
Thank you.
What will the Dow industrials return in 2017, including dividends?
  1. Negative
  2. Zero to 10%
  3. 10.1% to 20%
  4. Above 20%
What will be the year’s biggest financial surprise?
  1. Trump is bad for stocks. S&P 500 falls over 10%.
  2. Gold glitters and rises to more than $1,500 an ounce.
  3. Strong U.S. economy lifts U.S. 30-year bond yields to over 4%.
  4. Emerging-market stocks rally, MSCI index gains 15% or more.
  5. Bear market in crude oil. WTI ends year below $40 a barrel.
  6. None of the above.
Where will oil prices (WTI) finish 2017? Oil traded last week around $53 a barrel.
  1. Under $40 a barrel
  2. $40 to $55 a barrel
  3. $56 to $69 a barrel
  4. $70 a barrel or higher
What will happen in Washington with taxes?
  1. Corporate tax rate is cut to 25% or lower.
  2. Top personal rate is reduced to 33% or lower.
  3. Estate tax is eliminated.
  4. Carried interest loophole is eliminated.
Where will the 30-year T-bond end 2017? It recently yielded about 3.1%.
  1. Under 3%
  2. 3% to 3.5%
  3. 3.51% to 4%
  4. Above 4%
Where will the Dow industrials end 2017? The index closed on 01/06/2017 at 19,963.
Fill in your answer:_______________________

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Lead the way!
You are a loyal Rotarian who enjoys the Club. Now invite someone else! It's easy and it is the privilege of EVERY current member. Start with an invite as a guest to lunch. If there is mutual interest, the application for members to nominate a potential new Joliet Rotary Club member, is available in the DOWNLOAD FILES section of the e-Wheel newsletter and the Joliet Rotary Club website at

Board Meeting Dates

All Rotarians are invited to attend the meetings of the Board of Directors. And doing so counts as a meeting make-up!
These take place at Lincolnshire Business Center, 1000 Essington Rd., Joliet on the last Tuesday of each month. Meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. on the following 2017 dates:
Feb. 28th
Mar. 28th
Apr. 25th
May 30th
Jun. 27th
Come see how your fellow members manage the affairs of your Rotary Club. Doing so counts toward your attendance stats.