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May 3
Gary Fuqua
May 5
Brian McDaniel
May 14
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May 19
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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
6 years
Steven Vanisko
May 1, 2018
6 years
Dan Kuska
May 2, 2006
18 years
Kathy Peterson
May 8, 2023
1 year
Jennifer Lynch
May 11, 2020
4 years
Jacqueline McTee
May 23, 1995
29 years
Nick Moran
May 31, 2022
2 years
Susan Bornhofen
May 31, 2022
2 years
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May 21, 2024
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Regular Meeting MAY 14, 2024

President Diane Cepela invites you
to the REGULAR MEETING this week.


Ed Dollinger & Bret Mitchell

50/50 RAFFLE

Deb Condotti & Jacquie McTee


Dan Adler
MAY 14:  Hamburgers
MAY 21:  Chili
MAY 28:  Soup/Salad/Sandwich
JUN 04:  Bourbon Maple Pecan Chicken
JUN 11:  Chicken Salad Croissant
JUN 18:  Lasagna
All Luncheons include:  Fresh garden salad; 
choice of dressing; warmed rolls; breads and
butter; and water all served to the table.
Serve yourself dessert and coffee.
** Please note- Gluten Free and Vegetarian Meal
available upon request.
( If possible, please feel free to email Sue
prior to arrival)
Pete Colarelli

To Pay Fines and Happy Dollars Via Web:

Eliminating Stigma, Raising Awareness, and
Increasing Access to Mental Health Treatment
Allison Thomas,
Rosecrance Behavioral Health
Diane Cepela
YOU HAVE $40,000 to AWARD!!
See Mary Kay Sheehan's email for your
options to be awarded $40,000 from
our raffle proceeds.
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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 &
Bret Mitchell
Deb Condotti &
Jackie McTee
Dan AdlerPete Colarelli
MAY 21
Gloria Dollinger &
Nick Moran
Priscilla Cordero &
Mary Kay SheehanDan Mihelich
MAY 28
Matthew Dollinger &
Michael Murray
Laura Daley &
Mike Merritt
Diane DeVriesMegan Millen
JUN 04Derek Egan & Clyne Namuo
Tamela Daniels &
Dan Mihelich
Dan MalinowskiJane Condon
JUN 11
Bob Filotto &
David Nelson
Rich DeGrush &
Ken Mihelich
Joe HammerMike Rittof

Rotary District News

NEWS Every Club in District 6450 Can Use!
District News
  • District Governor Installation - Sunday, June 23, 2024, 5-8pm.  Get started making your club Simply Irresistable and learning about the Magic of Rotary by attending the District Governor Installation at The Barn at Blackberry Farm in Aurora, IL.  Check out the fun you can have at Blackberry Farm and REGISTER HERE!
  • Global Grants - Are you interested in participating in a Global Grant but don't know how?  You're District Global Grant Committee wants to help your club get involved.  They have resources to help clubs investigate what grants are in process and which clubs might participate.  For more information, contact District Grants Chair MARSHALL SCHMIDT.
  • Environmental Service Committee - News from Mary Onorad, Chair
    Check out this Operation Pollination video and consider how your club might get involved - Do you like to eat?  For more information go to
  • New District Grant Program Platform - Due to recent security concerns, we have switched the District Grants process platform from to DACdb starting with the 2024-2025 cycle. (This will not impact the current year District Grants.) This is a positive development which will improve the user experience and provide some additional capabilities and efficiencies by consolidating our platform into DACdb. We are currently configuring the interface, which will have a similar, but improved, feel to the current platform. We believe that anyone familiar with the current platform should find the DACdb Grants module easy to use. Within the next couple of weeks, the District Foundation and Grants Committees led by Chuck Corrigan and Marshall Schmitt will reach out to PEs to provide general instructions, a timeline and links to training materials on how to use the module to enter and report on your grants projects. We plan to provide multiple online workshops where you or your designee can receive live coaching from our Grants team on entering your project into the platform.
  • The Rotary Means Business Downtown Networking Group has started meeting the first Monday of each month at Barnes & Thornburg, LP.  For more information on all of the Rotary Means Business networking opportunities, go to

Club News

  • Hinsdale Rotary Bikes for Military Kids - May 18, 2024, Hinsdale Community House
  • Hinsdale Rotary will distribute bikes to children of active military families.  For more information go to the Hinsdale Rotary Website or contact Tom Norton.

Additional News

Make a lasting impact in communities around the world without leaving home
Rotary and Rotaract members are eligible to serve in Peace Corps’ Virtual Service Pilot. Participants donate 5-15 hours per week for 3 to 6 months to support organizations abroad with their community-level projects related to education, health, agriculture, youth development, and entrepreneurship. Apply your professional skills, language skills, and interest in both global friendships and cultural exchange to build capacity and sustainability through a short-term, virtual engagement.  Learn more about Virtual Service opportunities and apply.

Now is the perfect time for clubs in our district to become Rotary’s Promise Clubs to increase the impact that we can make in the world.

This club recognition opportunity, achieved when 100% of active members contribute US$1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation’s Endowment, amplifies our ability to create lasting change.

A robust Endowment empowers Rotary to make a difference for generations, even in challenging times. Contributions from club members in your district can be outright gifts or can be commitments or bequests in a will or estate plan.

To support the Foundation’s continued impact, we invite you to encourage clubs in the district to meet the qualifications to become Rotary’s Promise Clubs. 


For more information, contact DG Conor.

Invite a Guest.
Know Your Board Members

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:
Diane Cepela in person
or at



YOUR Joliet Rotary Club officers:

Terms July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

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

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:  MAY 28, 2024; 7:30 AM; In-Person Meeting.

If needed, Zoom Link:

Watch for invite reminders

from President Diane via email.

Join the meeting to see how your fellow members

manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.