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Member Birthdays
Charles Rubovits
September 4
Ronald Bray
September 7
Rudy Mahalik, Jr.
September 7
Janet Markelz
September 11
James V. Smith
September 14
Robert Baron
September 21
Kathleen Zydek
September 24
Rich DeGrush
September 24
Join Date
Ines Kutlesa
September 2, 2015
2 years
Lori Gehrke
September 2, 2015
2 years
Gregory Peyla
September 3, 1985
32 years
Daniel Adler
September 9, 2008
9 years
George Buck
September 10, 1974
43 years
Theresa Rouse
September 12, 2012
5 years
Arvid Johnson
September 17, 2013
4 years
Jim Watts
September 17, 2013
4 years
Peter Paros
September 18, 1990
27 years
Tim Brophy
September 23, 2003
14 years
Mike Hennessy
September 26, 1989
28 years
Nick Andrew
September 28, 1972
45 years
David June
September 29, 1992
25 years
George Mahoney III
September 29, 1981
36 years
Sep 26, 2017
Mountain Climbing and Rock Climbing Adventures: the Road from Joliet to Yosemite
Oct 03, 2017
Pledge of Allegiance: Lightning Rod of Freedom
Oct 10, 2017
Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan
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Joliet Twp. H.S. Administrative Center
Sep 26, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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Meeting Reminder -  September 12, 2017

Greeters:  Duffy Blackburn & Ines Kutlesa
Raffle Tickets:  Kathleen Zydek & Andy June
Pledge/Invocation:  Tricia Simpson
Menu:  Beef Stir Fry; Spring Rolls; Fried Rick; Soup of the Day; Full Salad Bar & Dressings; Beverages & Desserts.
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Troy Cicero
Program:  Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair:  The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago
Speaker:   William Hazelgrove
Introduction:  Jane Hopkins
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:

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
Sep 19Ron Bray & Lauren LasDan Adler & Ted KanellakesBret MitchellN. Jaworski
Sep 26Tim Brophy & Lisa LasNick Andrew & Bill KaplanBrad McCannLauren Las
Oct 03George Buck & Bill LauerMichelle Balog & Todd KoehlDamon SloanAnn O'Neill
Oct 10Jeff Budz & Tom MahalikBob Baron & Barry KolanowskiHoward HamiltonJim Costello
Oct 17Tom Carstens & Rudy Mahalik, Jr.Sue Bebar & Bruce KonzelmanBob FilottoGary Fuqua
Oct 24Brian Cedergren & Biff MahoneyBrian Benton & Dan KuskaMike RittoffJ. McTee & D. 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 VeraVol Needed
Dec 05Diane DeVries & Miriam MerrillTom Carstens & Rudy Mahalik, Jr.Jen HowardPorscha Johnson
Dec 12Ed Dollinger & Dan MihelichBrian Cedergren & Geo. MahoneyEd DollingerJen Howard

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!
You are a loyal Rotarian who enjoys the Club. Now invite someone else! 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

News From District 6450

Seems a long way off, but sign up for the early bird pricing for the District Conference 2018. 
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts - we have been communicating with districts and clubs in the Houston region.  Districts in Texas have set up relief funds in their foundations.  Specific projects have not been established for clean up and support.  Current assistance is needed at the American Red Cross, Shelter Box and Feeding America (food bank). The district has posted some of the correspondence at: Hurricane Harvey 

  • Sign up now for Fall Training, October 14th.    FALL TRAINING - 10/14/2017  

    Registration from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.; Opening Plenary 8:30; Training Sessions from 9:00 to noon: Club Secretary Training, Club Treasurer training, Membership, Grants, Foundation, Club Mission Statement and Youth Exchange.

  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - RYLA -  October 6-9, volunteers needed, sponsors to underwrite the program and of course -- recruit high school students from your community.  For more information:   RYLA Information and Registration/Application Forms
  • 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:

  • Fellowships - have you joined a Rotary Fellowship?  There are worldwide fellowships for a wide variety of interests.  Locally we have the Rotary Cigar Fellowship.  Its fun, don't have to be a smoker, just come for the fellowship.  To register for the next event: Rotary Cigar Fellows - 9/14/2017
Yours in Rotary Service,
Scott McAdam
District Governor 2017-2018

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.

Sep 26; 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.