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October 1
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October 13
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October 15
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October 15
Katy Leclair
October 16
Nick Tyrell
October 18
William Lauer
October 18
Ann O'Neill
October 23
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October 23
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October 3, 2017
5 years
Kamala Martinez
October 4, 2021
1 year
Ruth Colby
October 9, 2018
4 years
Jeff Budz
October 11, 2011
11 years
Pam Heavens
October 14, 1997
25 years
Howard Hamilton
October 20, 1991
31 years
Miriam Merrill
October 20, 1991
31 years
Walter Zaida
October 23, 1984
38 years
Michael Thiel
October 24, 2018
4 years
Kevin Watson
October 28, 2021
1 year
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October 31, 2017
5 years
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Regular Meeting OCT 04, 2022

President MARY SHEEHAN of

Joliet Rotary invites you to our REGULAR MEETING at

The Jacob Henry Mansion


Mark Inserra &
Dan Vera
50/50 RAFFLE
Tom Lancaster &
Sue Bebar
Mike Rittof
October 04  Traditional Pot Roast
in Gathering Room due to Witches Night Out Prep.
October 11  Hot Chicken Lunch
    Catering by Bella Cucina. Please preorder!
Instructions to re-order to follow.
October  18  Soup and Sandwich.    
October  25  Lemon Pepper Chicken.
November 1  Chili & Rice.
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)
Sr. Mary Fran Seeley
Farmers Weekly Review publication
Mike Paone
Nick Reiher
The Witches Night Out fundraiser event will
transform the Jacob Henry Mansion. Their 
interior decorating preparations will require our
meeting to move upstairs to the Gathering
Room. We will enjoy a special catered lunch on
Oct. 11 as the kitchen will be dedicated to the
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
Mark Inserra &
Dan Vera
Tom Lancaster &
Sue Bebar
Mike RittofSr. Mary Fran
Kevin Watson &
Michael Thiel
Lauren Las &
Duffy Blackburn
Kathy GiegerichTBA
Arvid Johnson &
Nick Weis
Lisa Las &
Tim Brophy
Shawn MarconiArvid Johnson
Scott Segobiano &
Julie Wilkinson
Katy Leclair &
Jeff Budz
Brad McCannTBA
Andy June &
Greg Peerbolte
Jennifer Lynch &
Diane Cepela
Brian McDanielTBA
Todd Koehl &
Dan Adler
Jake Mahalik &
Troy Cicero
Megan MillenTBA

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:  OCT 25, 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

Vol. 1, Edition 18 - September 30, 2022

Information Every Club in District 6450 Can Use

Comments from Governor Ade

Welcome to October! Community Economic and Development Month! 

Rotarians make extraordinary things happen in their communities and globally. Rotary members help to grow local economies and provide sustainable solutions to poverty. We obtain grants through the Rotary Foundation to fund projects that create opportunities for individuals and communities to thrive. Is your club engaged in community economic development at home or abroad? Check out what you can do on My Rotary.

As I have shared with many of you on my club visits, October 11 is International Day of the Girl: Plan a hands-on project focusing on girl empowerment on that day. There are many action opportunities and many groups and organizations to work with on clean water projects with sanitary facilities in schools,, support girls in crisis, such as human trafficking, mentoring girls in STEM programs, investing in girls with scholarships, helping a new mom, using your voice to encourage girls in your life. I urge you to plan a project and post it on the Rotary Showcase.

24 October – World Polio Day. What is your club planning for 24 October – World Polio Day? I invite you to join Rotarians all over the world on this day. One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio. It is sad to note that only 1 in 10 Rotarians donate to End Polio! If all you plan to do is to donate on the 24th of October, you may visit District 6450 website and Join the Rotary District 6450 Polio Plus Society.

Dates and locations for Membership Orientation will be announced soon. Please register immediately so we can adequately accommodate everyone who is invited and those who may be interested. The invitation is for people who joined Rotary in the last five years; however, I have been approached by people who have been members longer than that about attending. All are welcome. 

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

District Events
  • RYLA “Live” returns October 7th-9th! Click for More Information & Application

  • 2023 Rotary International Convention Housing, deadline for room reservations is Tuesday, October 18th. Visit the Rotary District 6450 website for more information or contact Rich Tatara.

  • Rotary District 6450, 6440 & 6420 Community EngagementFriday, October 21st, Pioneer Court, Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Volunteers needed for shifts available from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. Click for More Information & Registration

  • Rotary Foundation Celebration DinnerWednesday, November 9th, 5:30 - 9:00 pm, Abbington Distinctive Banquets, Butterfield Road & IL Route 53, Glen Ellyn, IL. Click for More Information & Registration

  • Rotary District 6450 2025-26 Governor Nomination, deadline for nominations is Wednesday, November 30thClick for More Information & to Submit a Nomination

  • 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 Chicago Lakeview Pints for Polio FundraiserOctober 4th - 24th, visit one of the listed places on their chosen date to support an important cause. Click for More Information or Donate Here

  • Rotary Club of Maywood/Proviso, Rotary Club of Chicago & Rotary Club of Aurora Sunrise Rotary After Dark - National Diversity Day CelebrationFriday, October 7th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, T&JJ's Banquet Hall, 718 South 5th Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153. Click for More Information & Registration

  • Rotary Club of Kankakee Halloween DowntownSunday, October 16th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Kankakee, IL. Click for More Information

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

  • Chicagoland Rotary Veterans Coat Drive Stand Down DayThursday, October 27th & Friday, October 28thClick for More Information & Registration

  • Rotary Club of Chicagoland Lithuanians Haunted Oak 5K Halloween RunSunday October 30thClick for More Information & Registration

  • Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast Cultural and Service Visit to Sierra Leone and Ghana, AfricaOctober 30th - November 12th. Scroll Down for More Information

  • Rotary Club of Woodridge Black Friday GalaFriday, November 25th, 6:00 - 11:00 pm, Judd Kendall VFW Post, 908 Jackson Ave., Naperville IL. Early bird pricing ends October 15th. Click for More Information & Registration

  • Rotary Club of Chicago Citywide Service 2023 Uganda Service Project trip to Kabale UgandaFebruary 10th-23rd, 2023. Click for More Information


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