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Diane DeVries
July 2
Peter Paros
July 7
Bradley McCann
July 8
Judy Mitchell
July 12
Pam Heavens
July 14
Jack Rogers
July 17
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Frank Simmons
July 24, 1973
44 years
Jane Hopkins
July 27, 1999
18 years
Marilyn Farmer
July 27, 1999
18 years
Ted Kanellakes
July 27, 1982
35 years
Kevin Blackburn
July 28, 2015
2 years
Aug 01, 2017
Joliet Central Engineer Club - Prosthetic Hand Project
Aug 08, 2017
Illinois Prescription Drug/Opioid overdose epidemic
Aug 15, 2017
Rialto on the Verge of a New Beginning
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Joliet Twp. H.S. Administrative Center
Aug 29, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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Joliet Twp. H.S. Administrative Center
Sep 26, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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Meeting Reminder -  August 1, 2017

Greeters:  Howard Hamilton & Bruce Konzelman
50/50 Raffle:  Damon Sloan & Jim Watts
Pledge/Invocation:  Ron Bray
4-Way Test:  Vol Needed
Menu:   TBD Main course & sides; Warm dinner rolls; Soup of the Day; Full Salad Bar & Dressings; Beverages & Desserts.
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Bob Filotto
Speaker:   Dale West and students
Introduction:  Jeff Pierson

Nominate New Member &/or Honorees

What a privilege it is to be a Rotarian!
Lead the way--Invite a guest and/or
Nominate a new member today!
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
Rotary Silver Eagle Nominees Welcome!
Honor a significant community volunteer with Rotary recognition.
Senior Citizen extraordinary volunteerism is recognized by the Rotary Club of Joliet Silver Eagle Award. Many local seniors provide volunteer services, hours &/or efforts so extraordinary they deserve notice. You are welcome to nominate these fellow citizens.
For more information, please contact Rotarian Bruce Konzelman at (815) 726-7331.

Upcoming Meeting Volunteers

In an effort to be FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED,
Greeters and 50/50 Ticket Sellers will
Gary Fuqua has been tasked with making the schedule.
All Rotarians will be included. 
Please seek substitutes if you cannot honor your assignment.
Thank you.
50/50 TIX
4-Way Test Leader
Aug 08Andrew Nick & Bill KaplanLauren Las & Diane HabigerLarry JohnsonGeorge SturhVol Needed
Aug 15Paul Gantzert & Vol neededMichelle Balog & Vol neededCarolyn RoofenerTodd Koehl"
Aug 22  Jeff BudzDiane DeVries 
Aug 29  Dan MalinowskiJanet Markelz 
Sep 05  Arvid JohnsonC. Roofener 
Sep 12  Tricia Simpson  
Sep 19  Bret MitchellN. Jaworski 
Sep 26  Brad McCannLauren Las 
Rotary Welfare Funds Available
It is time once again to distribute monies collected by the Sergeant at Arms to worthy non-for-profit organizations in the Joliet community.
The Welfare Committee is beginning the process of disbursing the funds raised last year by the Sergeants At Arms, Diane Habiger and Jackie McTee. These funds are traditionally given to local social agencies with monetary requests between $500 and $1000. We ask Rotarians to be willing to sponsor a non-for-profit organization and submit a legitimate request for funds. If you wish to submit a request all that is needed is a brief description of what the funds would be used for, which Rotarian is sponsoring the request, and the amount requested.

These requests can be emailed to either or

All requests must be received no later than September 01, 2017.

Joliet Rotary Business Group Meeting Open!
All Joliet Rotarians are invited 
to networking breakfast meetings.
Date:  2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month
Time:  7:30 a.m.
Place:  Diamand's Restaurant, 3000 Plainfield Rd., Joliet, IL 60435
Cost:  $0. (breakfast on your own.)
For more information contact:  Brian Hopkins:

News From District 6450

Seems a long way off, but sign up for the early bird pricing for the District Conference 2018.  

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.

July 25; Aug 29; Sep 26; Oct 31; Nov 28; and Dec 19, 2017

Also, Jan 30; Feb 27; Mar 27; Apr 24; May 29; and Jun 26, 2018

Come see how your fellow members manage the affairs of your Rotary Club. Doing so counts toward your attendance stats.