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Regular Meeting JUNE 14, 2022


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Art Galli &
Sandi Perzee
50/50 RAFFLE
Mark Griglione &
Mary Sheehan
Mary Sheehan
June Menu
All Luncheons include: Fresh garden salad, choice
of dressing,warmed rolls, breads and butter; dessert,
coffee and water - all served to the table
June14th-    Pork Chops
June 21st.-  Chicken Piccata
June 28th-  Traditional Meatloaf,
      Homemade Mashed Potato and Gravy
Vegetarian options available upon request.
Please alert
Jane Condon
Silver Eagle Award Presentations
Dr. Diane Cepela
on JUNE 28th! Save the date now
to attend on Tuesday, June 28th.
Witness the changing of our Joliet
Rotary leadership. Share your thanks
with President Brian Cedergren, and
well wishes for in-coming President
Mary Sheehan.
If you have any stories, memories or 
history notes for this space, please email to
Tim Brophy at: 
Thank you!

Upcoming Meeting Volunteers

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honor your assignment.
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Art Galli &
Sandra Perzee
Mark Griglione &
Mary Sheehan
Mary SheehanJane Condon
Paul Gantzert &
Greg Peyla
Diane Habiger &
Tracy Simons
Steve VaniskoTBA
Kathy Giegerich &
Jeff Pierson
Howard Hamilton &
John Spesia
John SpesiaVolunteers
Jim Glasgow &
Amanda Quinn
Joe Hammer &
Ben Stortz
Veronica Gloria &
Mike Rittof
Tim Brophy &
Dave Thornton
Marc Gorsch &
Graham Rogers
Mike Hennessy &
Jeff Tyner
Diane Habiger
Mel Gray &
Paul Schrik
Brian Hopkins &
Nick Tyrell

Rotary District News

  • Vol. 1, Edition 11 - June 1, 2022

    Information Every Club in District 6450 Can Use

  • Help out D6450 with the “Sleep in Heavenly Peace” bed building, June 18th in Tinley Park.

  • Pollinator Resolution signing, June 20th, with Rotary Districts 6450 and 6440 and three National Heritage Areas.

  • Romeoville Rotary clothes/household textile drive is underway until June 22nd, Romeoville Rotary clothes/household textile drive is underway!

  • District 6450 Installation of New Governor, Ade OnayemiJune 22nd!!

  • Want your Club to become a ShelterBox Hero?  Learn how you can achieve this before June 30th.

  • Sox, Sox, Sox!!! July 22nd, 7:10 pm Rotary International D6450 Family Fun Day.

  • Help out D6450 with the “Sleep in Heavenly Peace” bed building, June 18th in Tinley Park

  • District 6450 Installation of New Governor, Ade OnayemiJune 22nd!!

  • Want your Club to become a ShelterBox Hero?  Learn how you can achieve this before June 30th.


We Need a New D6450 Interact Chairman!  
Outgoing D6450 Interact Chairman, and Incoming Governor Elect, Ade Onayemi, is seeking a Rotarian to take on the responsibility for the D6450 Interact Chairmanship. Your job will be to oversee the D6450 Interact program, ensure that Rotary International has current club and adviser contact information, as well as planning activities and leadership training events for D6450 Interact members. The term is three years at the discretion of the District Governor.  Interested?  Contact DGE Ade Onayemi at

Rotary Family Fun Day at the White Sox, July 22nd
The Annual Rotary Family Fun Day at White Sox Park is back, Friday, July 22nd! The Sox will take on the Cleveland Guardians. The game starts at 7:10 pm. Gates open at 5:45 pm.
  • Game Tickets: $35
  • Patio Party: 2 hours all you can eat & drink, $50
  • Prepaid Parking: $25 (game day parking: $27)

Details on the D6450 Headline News…..

Reminder: Naperville Rotary Leading Computer Donation Drive
The Rotary Club of Naperville is leading a collaboration with Comp-U-Dopt to collect used computers to be refurbished and distributed to families in the Chicago area that don’t have computers in their homes.
Naperville Rotary invites all District 6450 clubs to join in this collaboration.  We are working with Comp-U-Dopt to collect used computers and any type of computer equipment, except for printers.  
Please contact Bill Johnson at or (630) 660-3489 if you have computer equipment to donate, or if you have questions.

Reminder: Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS) Houston RI Break Out, June 6th
Session Breakout: Monday, June 6th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB), Room 372

Interested in hearing the latest from the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery?  Check out the RI breakout session that will be held at the Rotary International Convention in Houston on June 6th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  For more information go to:

D6450 Volunteer Opportunity: June 18th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
District 6450 will engage in a “bed building” project with the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization on June 18th.  No experience is needed for you to help out with the construction of beds.  These beds are designed for 3-17 year olds who may be victims of fire, flooding, domestic abuse, or financial struggles.

“Bedlessness” is not a real word; but it is a real problem.

Donate Here

For more information, call Michelle Balog, (815) 744-7737 or email her at

Join Us for the Installation of our new D6450 Governor — Ade Onayemi, June 22nd!
Join your fellow District 6450 Rotarians at the Installation of our new District 6450 Governor, Ade Onayemi, on June 22nd at the Abbington Distinctive Banquets, 3 South 002 IL Route 53, in Glen Ellyn, IL.

As the baton is passed, we celebrate our District’s success under DG Jane Hopkins’s leadership and pledge our support to incoming DG Ade Onayemi as his year of leadership begins.

Register Here

Reminder: ShelterBox HERO
Want your Club to become a ShelterBox HERO?  Here’s how you can achieve that—
A ShelterBox HERO is any Rotary Club that has committed to making an impact in worldwide disaster response by giving $1,000, $3,000, or $5,000 to that effort within the Rotary year.

Currently, in Rotary International Zone 29, our District 6450 is ranked #2 of the 16 districts in our Zone.  So far, during this Rotary Year, D6450 has committed $22,360 to worldwide Shelter Box Disaster Relief.  
Can your Club help push D6450 into first place in Zone 29?  If so, you must act before June 30th, 2022.  Check out how you can accomplish that here:

For more info, contact Bill Tobin at (916) 616-6973.


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:  JUNE 28, 2022

Watch for invite reminder

from President Brian via email.

Join the meeting see how your fellow members

manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.

Doing so counts toward your attendance.