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October 1
Cheryl McCarthy
October 1
Mary Frances Seeley
October 4
Paul Gantzert
October 13
Diane Habiger
October 15
Nick Jaworski
October 15
William Lauer
October 18
Joseph Salmieri
October 22
Ann O'Neill
October 23
Jane Hopkins
October 23
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Jeff Budz
October 11, 2011
6 years
Pam Heavens
October 14, 1997
20 years
Howard Hamilton
October 20, 1991
26 years
Miriam Merrill
October 20, 1991
26 years
Walter Zaida
October 23, 1984
33 years
Jim Costello
October 29, 2002
15 years
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Oct 24, 2017
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Oct 31, 2017
Teach it Yourself - Getting Creative with Educating Your Kids
Nov 07, 2017
Midewin: the First National Tallgrass Prairie in the Country is in our own backyard
Nov 14, 2017
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra introduces their new Music Director
Nov 21, 2017
Getting to Zero: Eliminating Pediatric HIV in the State of Illinois
Dec 05, 2017
Leadership, Creativity and Vision in the Wine Industry
Dec 12, 2017
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Oct 15, 2017
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Joliet Twp. H.S. Administrative Center
Oct 31, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Board Meeting
Joliet Twp. H.S. Administrative Center
Nov 28, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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Meeting Reminder -  October 17, 2017

Greeters:  Tom Carstens & Rudy Mahalick, Jr.
50/50 Raffle Tickets:   Sue Bebar & Bruce Konzelman
Pledge/Invocation:  Bob Filotto
Menu:   Fried Chicken; Mashed Potato; Buttered Peas; Warm Dinner Rolls; Full Salad Bar & Dressings; Beverages & Desserts.
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Gary Fuqua
Program:  "Seasoned" Rotarians Share

Speaker:   Mike Rittof; Ed Dollinger; & TBA

Introduction:  Lisa Las
My fellow Rotarians,
We are now two thirds of the way into our Annual Raffle. Unfortunately, we are SHORT OF our target. We are averaging 54 tickets sold per week. If this rate continues, we will sell only 430 tickets, leaving us 90 tickets short of our goal of 530 tickets.  That means we will have $9000 less to award a local not-for-profit organization.  That is $9,000 less for a much needed project at a time when many charities are struggling to meet their needs. Our Rotary has made a difference in the past.  Let’s all do our part to continue that tradition and to make the Raffle a success again this year.  Remember we are asking that each Rotarian sell or purchase at least 4 tickets. 
Thank You and Good Luck,
Dan Kuska
October 24t Sergeant-At-Arms will focus on Rotarian Grandparents . Rotarian grandparents who plan on attending the regular Rotary meeting on October 24th are invited to feature their grandchildren. Please email photo(s) of grandchildren to Diane at:  or to Jackie at
All photos must be submitted by October 17th.  

Upcoming Meeting Volunteers

In an effort to be FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED,
Greeters and 50/50 Ticket Sellers have been
Please seek substitute if you cannot honor your assignment.
50/50 TIX
Oct 24Brian Cedergren & Biff MahoneyBrian Benton & Dan KuskaMike RittoffJackie McTee & Diane Habiger
Oct 31Troy Cicero & Dan MalinowskiDuffy Blackburn & Ines KutlesaJohn GruelingTheresa Rouse
Nov 07Jane Condon & Janet MarkelzRon Bray & Lauren LasMichelle BalogMary Sheehan
Nov 14Deb Condotti & Brad McCannTim Brophy & Lisa LasInes KutlesaMark Griglione
Nov 21Jim Costello & Cheryl McCarthyGeorge Buck & Bill LauerJackie McTeeArvid Johnson
Nov 28Rich DeGrush & Jackie McTeeJeff Budz & Tom MahalikDan VeraJane Hopkins
Dec 05Diane DeVries & Miriam MerrillTom Carstens & Rudy Mahalik, Jr.Jen HowardPorscha Johnson
Dec 12Ed Dollinger & Dan MihelichBrian Cedergren & Geo. MahoneyEd DollingerJen Howard
Dec 19Howard Ellison & Ken MihelichTroy Cicero & Dan MalinowskiKen MihelichVol needed
Dec 26Marilyn Farmer & Jennifer MillsJane Condon & Janet MarkelzAnn O'NeillVol needed
Jan 02Bob Filotto & Bret MitchellDeb Condotti & Brad McCann  
Jan 09Gary Fuqua & Judy MitchellJim Costello & Cheryl McCarthy  
Jan 16Bro. James Gaffney & Kristi MulveyRich DeGrush & Jackie McTee  
Jan 23Art Galli & Mike MurrayDiane DeVries & Miriam Merrill  
Jan 30Paul Gantzert & David NelsonEd Dollinger & Dan Mihelich  

News From District 6450



  • Zone Institute - ChiZone - District leaders from Zone's 28 and 29 gather in Itasca for training.  October 27-29 is open to all.  If interest, explore and register at:

Yours in Rotary Service,
Scott McAdam
District Governor 2017-2018

Nominate New Member

What a privilege it is 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 there is mutual interest, the application for members to nominate a potential new Joliet Rotary Club member, is available in the DOWNLOAD FILES section of the e-Wheel newsletter and the Joliet Rotary Club website at

All Welcome to attend Board Meetings!

All Rotarians are invited to attend the meetings of the Board of Directors. These take place at JTHS Administrative Center, Board Room, 300 Caterpillar, Joliet, IL 60436. Meetings begin at 7:30 a.m.

Oct 31; Nov 28; and Dec 19, 2017

Also, Jan 30; Feb 27; Mar 27; Apr 24; May 29; and Jun 26, 2018

Come see how your fellow members manage the affairs of your Rotary Club. Doing so counts toward your attendance stats.

Joliet Rotary Business Group Meeting Open!
All Joliet Rotarians are invited 
to networking breakfast meetings.
Date:  2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month
Time:  7:30 a.m.
Place:  Diamand's Restaurant, 3000 Plainfield Rd., Joliet, IL 60435
Cost:  $0. (breakfast on your own.)
For more information contact:  Brian Hopkins: