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Regular Meeting APR 04, 2023

President MARY SHEEHAN of

Joliet Rotary invites you to our REGULAR MEETING at

The Jacob Henry Mansion


Pete Colarelli &
Jackie McTee
50/50 RAFFLE
Brianne Hetman &
Mary Frances Seeley
Steve Vanisko
APR 04:  Beef Stroganoff
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)
Julie Wilkinson

To Pay Fines and Happy Dollars Via Web:

Hydro Power
Damon Zdunich
Ed Dollinger

Joliet Rotarians enjoy a long tradition of support for EASTERSEALS.

The annual EASTERSEALS telethon is Saturday, April 15, 2023.

Watch live at, via Facebook, or in person at one of two locations:  Pediatric Center, 212 Barney Dr., Joliet; or Uptown Tap, 24035 Lockport St., Plainfield, IL. Phone bank volunteers are welcome and encouraged. For more information, contact Kelly Wujek, 815-927-5478;

Be sure to add 2 points if you attended and wore your pin at:

Spanish Community Center dinner; Guardian Angels Dancing with the Local Stars; Joliet Chamber Annual Dinner; CASA dinner; YMCA dinner; and/or Silver Cross Childerguild Ball!

Please check your Rotary Participation scores. Use the Rotary Dashboard link here:

or found on the main page of our web site. Track your progress.

We hope to collect participation reports in June to evaluate the program.

If you have any stories, memories or 
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
Pete Colarelli &
Jacqueline McTee
Brianne Hetman &
Mary Frances Seeley
Steve VaniskoJulie Wilkinson
Ruth Colby &
Dan Mihelich
Hudson Hollister &
Scott Segobiano
Mary Frances SeeleyMarc Gorsch
Jane Condon &
Ken Mihelich
Brian Hopkins &
Michael Merritt
Dan MihelichEd Dollinger
Deb Condotti &
Megan Millen
Jane Hopkins &
Tracy Simons
Mark InserraScott Segobiano
Priscilla Cordero &
Bret Mitchell
Jen Howard &
Jim Slacke
Mike PaoneTom Lancaster
Laura Daley &
Nick Moran
Mark Inserra &
John Spesia
Sue BebarTBA

Rotary District News

Vol. 1, Edition 26 - March 15, 2023

Information Every Club in District 6450 Can Use

Comments from Governor Ade

On March 10, 2023, the District's administrative services changed from Chicago Association Management (CAM) to the District’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). After much deliberation, the District Board of Directors decided to change the delivery of administrative services from the management company we retained in 2020. Henceforth, please direct your requests and business-related matters to Linda Yates, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The Chief Administrative Officer will assume the administrative services previously performed by the Chicago Association Management (CAM). Please make a note of this change.

IMAGINE TOGETHER: A Rotary Exposition - REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 2030 DISTRICT CONFERENCE. The district conference will be held on Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at The Max in McCook, 4750 Vernon Avenue, McCook, IL.   There is no charge, and food will be available for purchase. The conference will be an exposition of Rotary service in District 6450, with each club presenting a showcase of its activities during the year. In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in service projects, attend training sessions, listen to engaging speakers, and conduct business at the Annual Meeting. A notification about the Annual Meeting will be sent out next week with details about the business meeting.                                                        

13-19 March — World Rotaract Week is an annual celebration of the success and importance of Rotaract in communities worldwide. We have four outstanding Rotaract clubs in the District. During my visit to your clubs, I implore you to engage them and find collaboration opportunities as they adjust to their new Rotary membership level. Rotaractors are the future of Rotary, so it is incumbent on all of us to bring on the next generation.                  

March 25 — District Interact Symposium. Rotary International Director Pat Merryweather-Arges, is sponsoring a District 6450 Interact Symposium on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. The Symposium for Interactors, Interact faculty, and Rotarians will be held from 8:00 am to 12 noon. Rotary International is advancing youth programs and has established a Youth Advisory Council and an Interact Advisory Council to advise the RI Board. We will focus on aligning our Interact clubs with the goals of the two councils.

March 31 — Preregistration discount ends for the Rotary International Convention               
‘Sharpen your leadership skills, get inspired with new ideas, and learn from others at a breakout session in Melbourne, Australia, 27-31 May 2023.' 

As always, I urge you to continue to track your service hours and share a showcase of your work with Rotary and your community. 

Yours in Rotary Service,

Ade Onayemi

Currently our credit card processor, Team Merchant, is experiencing an issue with their fraud service and valid credit cards are being denied.  They are working on the issue, but until it is fixed you may not be able to pay for district and some club events.

District Events

  • 2023 District Conference & Club Expo, May 6, 2023. Plan on spending Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at The Max in McCook bragging about what your club has accomplished this year and checking out what other clubs are doing. There is no charge and food will be available for purchase. Register here

  • 2023-24 District Governor Conor Gee Installation, June 24, 2023. Registration is now open.  Register Here

  • 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

REMINDER:  Send your news items to be included in the District Headline News to

Club Events

  • The Rotary Club of Darien Casino Night Fundraiser, Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, Ashyana Banquets - Events & Catering, 1620 75th Street, Downers Grove IL 60516. Come play Las Vegas style casino games and raise money to feed kids. Click for more information and registration

  • Join Aurora Rotary in celebrating it's 100th Anniversary, Friday, May 12, 2023, 6:00-8:00pm 
    at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora.  For more information and to register Click Here.
  • Help Hinsdale Rotary provide “Bikes for Military Kids”, Saturday, May 20, 2023, 8:00- 1:00 am, 
    The Community House of Hinsdale, 415 W. Eighth Street, Hinsdale IL 60521. Click for more information

  • 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

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:  APRIL 25, 2023; 7:30 AM

Watch for invite reminders

from President Mary via email.

Join the meeting see how your fellow members

manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.