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Red Badge Rotarians
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 5 - March 1, 2022 


Information Every Club in District 6450 Can Use

  • REMINDER: D6450 PETS 2022 This Weekend!!
  • The New ESRAG is up and running in D6450…Check it out!
  • How about helping to clean up Grant Park on Earth Day, April 16th?
  • Rotary Club Chicago NW presents a great speaker, TONIGHT!
  • Elmhurst Rotary, SPRING FUNDRAISER, March 4th
  • Maywood-Proviso, SPRING FUNDRAISER, March 20th
  • REMINDER: Darien Rotary Announces Casino Night Fundraiser, April 26th
  • REMINDER: Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration and Gala, April 28th
  • Downers Grove Rotary Music Scholarship Applications, Now Open!
  • SAVE THE DATE: D6450 Rotary Foundation Dinner, April 29th!

PETS 2022 This Weekend!!
District Trainer Amy Hopkins reminds District PE’s that the full PETS program, which will be hybrid, is set for this coming weekend, March 4-6!  For info, and registration, check out

Environment: The New, 7th Area of Focus of Rotary International
D6450 Governor, Jane Hopkins, urges all D6450 Rotary Members to consider joining the new Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG). Details for those who are interested are listed here. For more direct info, contact: Prakash Tate, or Manon Lyketsos at
Second Annual Grant Park “Earth Day” Clean Up, April 16th
Last year, District 6450 Rotarians participated in a spring clean of Grant Park in Chicago.  This year, another District 6450 “Earth Day” Clean Up of Grant Park will be held on April 16th, 10am to Noon. Want to volunteer today? Here’s how: For more info, contact Rotarian Jim Wales at:

Rotary Club Chicago NW invites you to join them tonight!
The Rotary Club Chicago NW invites you to join them tonight (March 1st) for appetizers, camaraderie and a great speaker!  Dion Dawson, founder of Dion’s Chicago Dream will be speaking on the success his group has had reducing food disparity in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Event will be hybrid attendance. Free registration is here:
Elmhurst Rotary Spring Fundraiser, March 4th
The Rotary Club of Elmhurst, after a two year Covid hiatus, is BACK on March 4th with a Zoom raffle and fundraiser. Registration is now open for the event:  Bidding for the Silent Auction is also now open and waiting for your participation (Zoom link: Meeting ID: 858 0337 1242 / code: 575023) For more info, contact Rotarian Bob Lyman at

“Fling into Spring” with the Rotary Club of Maywood Proviso, March 20th
The Rotary Club of Maywood Proviso announces their annual “Fling into Spring” Dinner, Sunday, March 20th at the Elmcrest Banquets, 7370 W. Grand Avenue, Elmwood Park. For more info, call Dr. Bob Libka, President, Rotary Club of Maywood Proviso, 847-980-2930.

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

REMINDER: Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration & Gala, April 28th
The Gala will take place April 28, 2022 at the Olympia Fields Country Club. Register at More info, contact

Rotary Club of Downers Grove Now Accepting College Music Scholarship Applications
Downers Grove Rotarian, Dave Humphreys, is announcing that college applications for the Annual Charles Dickerman Music Scholarships are now open for deserving high school seniors who live in Downers Grove, for the District 99 attendance area.  As many as four scholarships will be awarded, including a Grand Award of $4000.  Applications can be found at: For more info, email:

SAVE THE DATE: D6450 Rotary Foundation Dinner is set for April 29th
D6450 Rotary Foundation Chair, Rachel Ossyra, is announcing that this year's D6450 Rotary Foundation Dinner will be held “live” at the Burr Ridge Marriott, 5:30 - 8pm on Friday, April 29th. For more information, contact Rachel at
Yours in service,

District 6450 Headline News header


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

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.