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Gary Fuqua
May 5
Brian McDaniel
May 14
Ed Dollinger
May 19
Diane Cepela
May 21
Dan Mihelich
May 24
David June
May 27
Katy Leclair
Steve Leclair
May 24
Ed Dollinger
Gloria Dollinger
May 31
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Laura Daley
May 1, 2018
5 years
Steven Vanisko
May 1, 2018
5 years
Dan Kuska
May 2, 2006
17 years
Jennifer Lynch
May 11, 2020
3 years
Jacqueline McTee
May 23, 1995
28 years
Nick Moran
May 31, 2022
1 year
Susan Bornhofen
May 31, 2022
1 year
May 30, 2023
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Regular Meeting MAY 30, 2023

President Mary Sheehan of

Joliet Rotary invites you to our REGULAR MEETING at

The Jacob Henry Mansion


Ed Dollinger & Clyne Namuo

50/50 RAFFLE

Bill Kaplan & Mike Thiel 


Nick Weis
May  30-  Beef Barley Soup, Salad & Brat
 June 6, -  Bourbon BBQ Chicken
June 13,- Sesame Chicken
June 20- Spaghetti & Meatballs
June 27- BBQ Pork Chop
All Luncheons include:  Fresh garden salad; choice
of dressing; warmed rolls; breads and butter;
dessert; coffee and water - all served to the table
** Please note- Gluten Free and Vegetarian Meal
available upon request.
( If possible please feel free to email Sue
prior to arrival)
Brianne Hetman

To Pay Fines and Happy Dollars Via Web:

Silver Eagle Award Presentations
Diane Cepela

Presentation of Rotary Silver Eagle

Community Volunteer Acknowledgement May 30th

Installation of New Joliet Rotary Board - June 27th

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history notes for this space, please email to
Tim Brophy at: 
Thank you!

Upcoming Meeting Volunteers

Please seek substitute if you cannot
honor your assignment.
50/50 TIX
Ed Dollinger &
Clyne Namuo
Bill Kaplan &
Mike Thiel
Nick WeisBrianne Hetman
Gloria Dollinger &
Dave Nelson
Kristi Kelly &
Dave Thornton
Ed DollingerLisa Sampalis & Nick Tyrell
JUN 13
Derek Egan &
Erin O'Brien
Bruce Konzelman &
Jeff Tyner
Diane HabigerDan Kuska
Bob Filotto &
Ann O'Neill
Dan Kuska &
Nick Tyrell
Jane HopkinsGloria Dollinger
Gary Fuqua &
Mike Paone
Ines Kutlesa &
Steve Vanisko
Lauren LasKevin Watson

Rotary District News

Comments from Governor Ade

Dear Rotarians,

As I prepare to leave for the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia, I just want to thank everyone who attended the District Conference & Expo and the Annual Meeting on May 6.  It was a fun and informative day with lots of expo displays, outstanding speakers and great service projects.  I hope everyone left energized and ready to continue doing good in your communities.

For those going to Melbourne, I look forward to seeing you there!

Yours in Rotary Service,

Adé Ọnǎyẹmí
Rotary International District 6450
District Governor 2022-2023
District Events
  • 2023-24 District Governor Conor Gee Installation, June 24, 2023. Registration is now open.  Register Here
    • Sponsorships and Program Book Ad information for the installation is available at this link.
  • Rotary Day at the White Sox, July 28, 2023. Get your club members together and order tickets now! Don’t forget to sponsor a veteran for the game and dinner.  For more information and to order tickets click here: 2023 White Sox Game tickets.
  • The Environmental Committee wants to hear from your club! First, they are interested in showcasing all of the amazing environmental projects that have been happening in our district.  Second, they would like to honor one club with the 2022-23 Environmental Award, and that might be yours!  Please send a brief description of your recent environmental work to the environmental chair at  Thanks for all you do for our district and the world!

Club Events

  • Chicago Little Village Rotary Race for PeaceSaturday, June 3, 2023 La Villita Park.  To register, donate, sponsor or volunteer Click here.
  • The Southland Rotary Club Service Above Self Awards Gala, Saturday, June 10, 5-10pm, Matteson Holiday Inn Conference Center  Click here for more information and to register
  • The Rotary Club of Chicago - Calling all employers for their JOB1 Program. Please consider signing up to hire a summer intern and to provide valuable work experience. Click for more information

Ongoing Club Activities

  • Romeoville - Planning on cleaning out your closets? Check out Romoeville's Clothing Fundrive HERE.

Know Your In-coming Board

In-coming slate of officers you approved in

January. Terms begin July 1, 2023:

President-Diane Cepela

President Elect-Pete Colarelli

President Nominee-Megan Millen

Treasurer-Brad McCann

Secretary-Jennifer Lynch

Club Services-Tracy Simons

Community Services-Jane Condon

International Projects-John Spesia

Vocational Services-Gloria Dollinger

Past President-Mary Sheehan

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:
Mary Sheehan in person
or at

All Welcome to attend Board Meetings!

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

These usually take place on


Meetings are held at

Lightways Hospice Center

250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431

Next:  JUNE 27 2023; 7:30 AM

Watch for invite reminders

from President Mary via email.

Join the meeting to see how your fellow members

manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.