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Member Birthdays
Art Galli
March 3
Carolyn Roofener
March 8
Sharon Reardon
March 10
Jeffrey Pierson
March 12
Kenneth Mihelich
March 13
Jane Condon
March 18
George Buck
March 21
Miriam Merrill
March 23
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Michael Trafton
March 1, 2016
2 years
Art Galli
March 2, 1999
19 years
Diane Habiger
March 2, 1999
19 years
Lisa Morel Las
March 2, 1993
25 years
Peter Nichols
March 5, 1968
50 years
William Lauer
March 12, 1964
54 years
Benjamin Stortz
March 17, 2009
9 years
Kathleen Zydek
March 17, 2009
9 years
Laurie Rambo
March 17, 2009
9 years
Jen Howard
March 18, 2013
5 years
Damon Sloan
March 20, 2012
6 years
Mary Sheehan
March 27, 2017
1 year
John Rossi
March 31, 2015
3 years
Mar 06, 2018 12:15 PM
What is Palliative Care?
Mar 13, 2018 12:15 PM
“It’s Never Too Late To Mend!” An update on the Old Joliet Prison Project
Mar 20, 2018 12:15 PM
Rotary Youth Leadership Program at Jacob Henry Mansion Victorian Ballroom
Mar 27, 2018 12:15 PM
Happenings at Silver Cross Hospital
Apr 03, 2018 12:15 PM
Rethinking Change
Apr 10, 2018 12:15 PM
Joliet Rotary Club Committee and Service Project Reports (inlcuding the District Tree Planting)
Apr 17, 2018 12:15 PM
New Laraway School
Apr 24, 2018 12:15 PM
Meet the new Joliet City Manager
May 01, 2018 12:15 PM
Bridging the Communication Gap: Between adult child and aging parent
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Upcoming Events
Joliet Rotary Youth Leadership Conference 2018
Victorian Ballroom at the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
Mar 20, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Board Meeting
Joliet Twp. H.S. Administrative Center
Mar 27, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Board Meeting
Joliet Twp. H.S. Administrative Center
Apr 24, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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Meeting Reminder MAR 13, 2018

Greeters:  Mark Griglione & Greg Peerbolte
50/50 Raffle Tickets:   Art Galli & Mike Murray
Pledge/Invocation:  Robert Erickson
Menu:    Sliced Pork Loin with Gravy; Stuffing; Corn on the Cob.
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Gloria Dollinger
Program:  "It's Never Too Late to Mend!" Update on Old Joliet Prison
Speaker:   Greg Peerbolte, Executive Director JAHM
Intro:  Porscha Johnson


2018 Joliet Rotary Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Joliet is seeking scholarship applications from students attending Joliet high schools. These scholarships may be used for tuition only at any accredited college or university.  The scholarship application includes essay questions about extracurricular and volunteer activities, college and career goals.
A total of six (6) scholarships each in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to seniors graduating in 2018; two from each of:  Joliet Township High School Central Campus; Joliet Township High School West Campus; and Joliet Catholic Academy. These scholarships will be provided in the form of a check made payable to the institutions accepting the scholarship recipients into an accredited two or four year college or university and may be used for tuition only. Children and grandchildren of Joliet Rotary Club members are not eligible to be recipients of these scholarships.
Students wishing to apply for a Joliet Rotary Scholarship can obtain an application from their school counselors beginning Feb. 26, 2018 and will be accepted through deadline March 30th. Completed scholarship applications may be delivered to Dan Malinowski (815) 729-2229;

Upcoming Meeting Volunteers

Please seek substitute if you cannot honor your assignment.
50/50 TIX
Mar 20Diane Habiger & Greg PeylaPaul Gantzert & David NelsonKen MihelichMichelle Balog
Mar 27Howard Hamilton & Tom PhelanLori Gehrke & Pete NicholsDiane Cepela
Greg Peerbolte
Apr 03Joe Hammer & Jeff PiersonKathy Giegerich & Erin O'BrienTroy CiceroBob Filotto
Apr 10Pam Heavens & Laurie RamboJim Glasgow & VOL NEEDEDSandi PerzeeVOL NEEDED
Apr 17Larry Hemdal & Sherri ReardonMarc Gorsch & Ann O'NeillDiane HabigerDamon Sloan
Apr 24Brian Hopkins & Mike RittofJohn Greuling & Pete ParosDan AdlerVOL NEEDED
May 01Jane Hopkins & Jack RogersMark Griglione & Greg PeerbolteTodd Koehl"
May 08Jen Howard & Carolyn RoofenerDiane Habiger & Greg PeylaMark Griglione 
May 15Mark Inserra & John RossiHoward Hamilton & Tom PhelanMyra Wilkins 
May 22Mary Jaworski & Theresa RouseJoe Hammer & Jeff PiersonVOL NEEDED
May 29Nick Jaworski & Joe SalmieriLaurie Rambo & Vol needed" 
JUN 05Arvid Johnson & Mary Fran SeeleyLarry Hemdal & Sheri Reardon" 
JUN 12Larry Johnson & Mary SheehanBrian Hopkins & Mike RittofMichelle Balog 
JUN 19Porscha Johnson & Jane Hopkins & Jack RogersDiane Cepela 
JUN 26Andy June & Tricia SimpsonJen Howard & Carolyn RoofenerSandi Perzee 
Rotary District News



On Saturday, April 14th District 6450 and our neighboring districts are partnering to bring together people of action--Rotarians and their colleagues along with future leaders:  high school seniors, college students and young professionals.   We invite you to be part of empowerLEADERS, a morning of leadership, mentorship and scholarship. 

Held on the grounds of Oakton Community College from 8AM until Noon, our Keynote Speaker will be the wife of our Rotary International President, Mrs. Juliet Riseley.  Juliet will inspire us with her presentation of leadership through Rotary service. 

Our District’s support at the club level and as individual Rotarians, of this event is key to its success.  empowerLEADERS gives us the opportunity to celebrate Rotary and introduce a new audience to the people and businesses that embody Service Above Self.  

Visit where you will see opportunities to partner with us in this endeavor.  Whether you chose a sponsorship at $1,000.00 or an advertisement in the event ad book at $110.00, you and/or your enterprise are provided an opportunity to make a commitment to empowerLEADERS and to Rotary’s goal of inspiring and nurturing the next generation of leaders.  Each level of sponsorship includes opportunities for recognition and participation and to connect your business to the values and mission of Rotary.  Most importantly, with every sponsorship, you guarantee our ability to award scholarships to three young leaders in attendance.  When you partner with Juliet and the empowerLEADERS team you will “empower” the next generation of leaders. 

     Join us!  Thank you, in advance, for your consideration. 

debi Ross, District 6450,
Suzanne Gibson, District 6440,
Bobbi Burke, District 6420,


  • District Conference 2018 May 5 and 6 in Burr Ridge.Sign up for the conference, bring the whole club out for Club Pride Night Saturday. --Click here for more information and registration --District Annual Conference: 5/5-6/2018
  • Polio - Iron Lung: the district is a sponsor for an Iron Lung, purchased by District 6440.  It will be available for outdoor "Rotary Days" and events.  Click here to read about.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Scott McAdam
District Governor 2017-2018

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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 interested,
the application for YOU to nominate a potential
Joliet Rotary Club member is available in the
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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.

TUESDAYS:  Mar 27; Apr 24; May 29; and Jun 26th.

Come see how your fellow members manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.

Doing so counts toward your attendance stats.