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September 5
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September 7
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September 24
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September 24
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September 16
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Ines Kutlesa
September 2, 2015
7 years
Gregory Peyla
September 3, 1985
37 years
Daniel Adler
September 9, 2008
14 years
George Buck
September 10, 1974
48 years
Theresa Rouse
September 12, 2012
10 years
Arvid Johnson
September 17, 2013
9 years
Peter Paros
September 18, 1990
32 years
Tim Brophy
September 23, 2003
19 years
Sandi Perzee
September 25, 2017
5 years
Mike Hennessy
September 26, 1989
33 years
David June
September 29, 1992
30 years
George Mahoney III
September 29, 1981
41 years
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Regular Meeting SEP 13, 2022

President MARY SHEEHAN of

Joliet Rotary invites you to our REGULAR MEETING at

The Jacob Henry Mansion


Mike Hennessy &
Jeff Tyner
50/50 RAFFLE
Todd Koehl &
Dan Adler
John Greuling
All Luncheons include:  Fresh garden salad; choice
of dressing; warmed rolls; breads and butter;
dessert; coffee and water - all served to the table
Sept 13th-  Beef Stroganoff
Sept 20th-  Soup & Sandwich
Sept 27-   Chicken Marsala 
** Please note- Gluten Free and Vegetarian Meal
available upon request.
( If possible please feel free to email Sue
prior to arrival)
Jane Condon
Rotary Raffle Kickoff
Tracy Simons
You are invited to suggest recipients for the
Joliet Rotary donations! Rotary Welfare Funds
are distributed to local charities every year.
These dollars come from your 50/50 raffle
ticket purchases and Sergeant-At-Arms fines.
Last year's donations were as follows:
YMCA   $1,400
Lightways  $3,000
United Way   $1,500
UCP   $1,500
Will Grundy $1,500
Contact Diane Habiger:
to sponsor a recipient organization. Find the
form on web site.
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
Mike Hennessy &
Jeff Tyner
Todd Koehl &
Dan Adler
John GreulingJane Condon
Brian Hopkins &
Nick Tyrell
Dan Kuska &
Jeff Allen
Todd KoehlMegan Millen
Jen Howard &
Steve Vanisko
Ines Kutlesa &
Michelle Balog
Jennifer LynchNick Weiss
Mark Inserra &
Dan Vera
Tom Lancaster &
Sue Bebar
Mike RittofSr. Mary Fran
Kevin Watson &
Lauren Las &
Duffy Blackburn
Kathy GiegerichTBA
Arvid Johnson &
Nick Weis
Lisa Las &
Tim Brophy
Shawn MarconiArvid Johnson

Nominate New Member

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 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:  SEP 27, 2022 -

Watch for invite reminder

from President Mary via email.

Join the meeting see how your fellow members

manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.

Doing so counts toward your attendance.


Rotary District News

Comments from Governor Ade

Welcome to September! Basic Education and Literacy Month!

I invite you to visit the Learning Center, where you will experience social learning through sharing resources like links, presentations, and videos on different topics. You can share resources you created for training. Check out Learning Topics and learn more by taking the Getting Started with Learning Topics course.

By the way, if you are not registered on My Rotary, you are missing a significant benefit of Rotary membership, EDUCATION!

Welcome to our Interactors and Rotaractors who may have been away for the Summer.  We hope you are ready for a great Rotary year.  RI President Jones asks us to 'Imagine Rotary' by turning our dreams & aspirations into reality by fully partaking in the activities of Interact and Rotaract at home & globally.

You may start to prepare for World Interact Day (November 5th, 2022) and World Interact Week when we celebrate Interact's anniversary Nov. 5th - 13th. In addition, Interacts clubs should document their activities and submit a video to Rotary International on December 1st for the Interact Video Awards.

The Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) is back!  Three students from District 6450 are outbound to Finland, Japan and Brazil for the academic year. Join me in giving a Birthplace of Rotary Welcome to our inbound students from Germany, Sweden and Brazil. Please extend invitations and engagement opportunities to the inbound students through the RYE Chair.  We are only able to make a "first impression" once.


Vol. 1, Edition 16 - September, 2022

Information Every Club in District 6450 Can Use

District Events

Greater Oak Park - River Forest - Forest Park Area Interact Club Book Club, September 25th
The Greater Oak Park - River Forest - Park Forest Area Interact Club announces Quarterly Social Justice Book Club Zoom for Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. 

The book to be discussed is:
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand

Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 891 2880 2013
Password: 075641

For more info and to sign up, contact Lesley Gottlinger, or (708) 751-2821.

Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast Cultural and Service Visit, October 30th-November 12th
Join the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast from October 30th through November 12, 2022 for a Cultural and Service visit to the African countries of Sierra Leone and Ghana.

During this trip the D6450 group will attend the opening of a Rotary library in Sierra Leone, as a Rotary clinic in Ghana.  The itinerary and details of the trip are available below.

Registration and deposits on travel are due shortly!  For more information, contact Osei David Andrews-Hutchinson, PDG, at

Apply Here

Itinerary and Details of Trip

District Events

  • District 6450 “Public Image” Training Sessions, September 6th, 13th and 20th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    District 6450 will offer three training sessions for Public Image – September 6th,13th, and 20th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm each evening. Registration needed. Training will be on upgrading the club’s Facebook page, setting up an instagram page and building a calendar for the coming year. Click links below to register.

    September 13th Session
    September 20th Session
  • Rotary Means Business and Business Executives Association Social, Thursday, September 15th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Jackson Park Yacht Club. Click for More Information & Registration
  • RYLA “Live” returns October 7th-9th! Click for More Information & Application

  • Good news! Environmental matching grant applications are once again being accepted for the Rotary year 22-23. These grants are available in amounts between $50 to $200 to be matched by the club for earth-related projects. While we have promoted the protection of pollinators these past two years, the grant can be used for any project that protects, enhances, or renews our environment. Click for Application (If you receive an error message click here then select File, Download)

Club Events

  • Rotary Club of Elmhurst pollinator pledge signing event, Thursday, September 15th in front of the new Rotary International “Monarch Boxcar” at the Bensenville Metra Station, Thursday, September 15th. Click for More Information

  • Rotary Club of Bensenville Pura Vida 5K Fun Run, Saturday, September 17th at 10:00 am, Wood Dale Public Library, 520 Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL. Click for More Information & Registration

  • Rotary Club of Montgomery It's Our Fox River Day 4th Annual River Cleanup, Saturday, September 17th, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, Montgomery Village Hall, Montgomery. Click for More Information

  • Rotary Club of Chicagoland Lithuanians 14th Annual Golf Outing, Saturday, September 24th, 12:00 pm, Old Oak Country Club, Homer Glen. Click for More Information & Registration 

  • Rotary Club of Hinsdale 28th Hinsdale Rotary Run Charity Classic, Sunday, October 2nd, 8:30 - 10:30 am. Click for More Information & Registration

  • Rotary Club of Naperville After Dark presents A Totally "Rad" 80’s Trivia Night, Thursday, October 27th, 6:00 - 9:30 pm, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Naperville. Click for More Information & Registration

  • Rotary Club of Chicagoland Lithuanians Haunted Oak 5K Halloween Run, Sunday October 30th. Click for More Information & Registration

  • Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast Cultural and Service Visit to Sierra Leone and Ghana, Africa, October 30th-November 12th.