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January 9, 2019
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January 26, 2016
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Regular Meeting JAN 09, 2024

President Diane Cepela invites you

to the REGULAR MEETING this week.


Jeff Allen & Jennifer Lynch

50/50 RAFFLE

Laurie Veasy & Ines Kutlesa


Dan Kuska

To Pay Fines and Happy Dollars Via Web:

January 9th- Chicken & Dumplings 
January 16th- Meatloaf 
January 23rd- Asiago Chicken 
January 30th- Italian Beef & Soup
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)
Rotary BLUE BADGE Presentations
Brad McCann
Mary Sheehan
Paul Gantzert
Your are entitled to nominate a local 
non-profit for the Joliet Rotary Welfare
Grants. See application form attached to
a recent Rotary email.
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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
Jeff Allen &
Jennifer Lynch
Laurie Veasy &
Ines Kutlesa
Dan KuskaTBA
Sue Bebar & 
Jake Mihelich
Dan Vera &
Tom Lanaster
Graham RogersTBA
Duffy Blackburn &
Rudy Mahalik
Kevin Watson &
Lauren Las
Jackie McTeeTBA
Sue Bornhofen &
Tom Mahalik
Nick Weis &
Lisa Las
Arvid JohnsonTBA
Tim Brophy &
Marron Mahoney
Kathleen Zydek & 
Greg Peyla
Theresa RouseTBA

Rotary District News


Every Club in District 6450 Can Use


District News
There is an email scam currently going around that identifies the sender as Gee Conor J. from email address and is asking for gift cards in large dollar amounts.  Please note that this is a SCAM and is not coming from DG Conor.  Never respond directly to an email of this type.  Always verify by emailing independently with the person you think it is from.
  • The District Facebook Page is back! Make sure you check it out at
  • Mental Health Service Project Grant - In support of Rotary International President Gordon McInally's focus on mental health, District 6450 is offering grants for club projects involving mental health initiatives.  For more information and to apply click here - 2023-24 Mental Health Grant Application.
  • Environmental Service Project Grant  Your club can make an impact on the environment in your community by applying for an Environmental Service Grant.  Go to the new Environmental Service page on our website to find out more by CLICKING HERE.
    Environmental Service Chair Mary Onorad has been busy doing programs for clubs on Operation Pollination and the MOMA Hope Monarch Tour.  Check out this article about her presentations - Operation Pollination Article in The Patch.

Club News

  • Oak Park-River Forest Kidz Express Initiative - In honor of longtime member Lesley Gottlinger, OPRF Rotary celebrated the opening of the Kidz Express computer lab.  Check out this article about the project - Kidz Express gets digital boost!

Additional News
  • Diveheart Documentary now available on YouTube  Diveheart's documentary Adapting to Dive, which received 10 international film festival awards in the last year, is now FREE on YouTube Great stories of hope and healing through adaptive scuba diving.
  • Maui Relief Fund, If your club and/or members would like to help those devastated by the wildfires on Maui, we have an important connection to help with the effort.  Heidi, daughter of Channahon-Minooka Rotarian Noreen Dollinger, is a resident of Lahaina and a member of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset.  The Rotary District 5000 Foundation has set up a Maui Fire Relief Fund.  Go to to donate.

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:  JAN 30, 2024; 7:30 AM

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.