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Susan Bebar
February 1
Pete Colarelli
February 4
Ruth Colby
February 8
Theresa Rouse
February 13
Tracy Simons
February 15
Jeff Allen
February 17
Jeff Tyner
February 17
Benjamin Stortz
February 21
Kathy Giegerich
February 21
Dolores Zemont
February 22
John Spesia
February 24
Daniel Adler
February 26
Art Galli
March 3
Mark Inserra
March 9
Jeff Pierson
March 12
Kenneth Mihelich
March 13
Jane Condon
March 18
George Buck
March 21
Miriam Merrill
March 23
Derek Egan
Alena Egan
March 19
Join Date
Mel Gray
February 1, 1986
36 years
George Stuhr
February 4, 1992
30 years
David Nelson
February 9, 2010
12 years
Pete Colarelli
February 10, 2020
2 years
William Kaplan
February 20, 1996
26 years
Ann O'Neill
February 25, 2003
19 years
Jeff Tyner
February 25, 2003
19 years
Bret Mitchell
February 26, 2002
20 years
Diane DeVries
February 28, 2017
5 years
Gary Fuqua
February 28, 2017
5 years
Tom Mahalik
February 28, 2006
16 years
Art Galli
March 2, 1999
23 years
Diane Habiger
March 2, 1999
23 years
Lisa Morel Las
March 2, 1993
29 years
Peter Nichols
March 5, 1968
54 years
Graham D Rogers
March 6, 2018
4 years
Nick Weis
March 6, 2018
4 years
Thomas Lancaster
March 7, 2020
2 years
William Lauer
March 12, 1964
58 years
Benjamin Stortz
March 17, 2009
13 years
Kathleen Zydek
March 17, 2009
13 years
Jen Howard
March 18, 2013
9 years
Mary Sheehan
March 27, 2017
5 years
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Senior Services Ovation Center
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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 4 - February 15, 2022 


Information Every Club in District 6450 Can Use

  • URGENT: Rotarians in the Promotion Business, District 6450 needs your help! 
  • In Less Than a Month: PETS 2022!! 
  • More D6450 Foundation Training Coming 
  • Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration and Gala 
  • Darien Rotary Announces Casino Night Fundraiser, April 26th
  • Haven’t used D6450 Funds For Your Membership or Service Project? Check this out…

Rotarians in the Promotion Business
District 6450 urgently needs your help. If your business handles screen printing and embroidery for shirts, as well as other promotional items, we need your bids for several oncoming events.  Please contact Governor Jane at

PETS 2022!!
District Trainer Amy Hopkins reminds us that the full PETS program, which will be hybrid, is set for March 4th-6th, less than one month from now!  For info, and registration, check out

Upcoming D6450 Foundation Training is on the Way
“Engaging Your Rotary Foundation” training is set for February 23rd, 6:30PM. This is open to all D6450 Rotary Members. For more, contact Rachel Ossyra at

Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration and Gala
The Gala will take place April 28th, 2022 at the Olympia Fields Country Club. Register at For more information, email

“Three Girls from Bronzeville” Author to Speak at Illinois Tech – Rotarian, Alicia Bunton, of the Near South Rotary Club, announces that author Dawn Turner, author of “Three Girls from Bronzeville” will be presenting a virtual event February 21st  at 6:00PM.  RSVP at

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

How About Utilizing D6450 Funds to Expand your Membership or for your Club Service Projects?
Governor Jane Hopkins reminds you that if your Club is working on service projects that may host a Membership event, D6450 may have a $500 Grant for you!  For details visit
Hot News About Your Club?  Send it to
We will put it in the D6450 Headline News.
Yours in service,

Jane Hopkins
District Governor
Rotary International District 6450

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.

These usually take place on


When in-person, meetings are held at

Lightways Hospice Center

250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431

Next:  MAR 29, 2022; VIA ZOOM

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from President Brian via email.

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manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.

Doing so counts toward your attendance.