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October 1
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October 1
Mary Frances Seeley
October 4
Paul Gantzert
October 13
Diane Habiger
October 15
Mike Paone
October 15
Katy Leclair
October 16
Nick Tyrell
October 18
William Lauer
October 18
Ann O'Neill
October 23
Jane Hopkins
October 23
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Nick Tyrell
October 3, 2017
6 years
Ruth Colby
October 9, 2018
5 years
Jeff Budz
October 11, 2011
12 years
Jeffery Carey
October 11, 2022
1 year
Pam Heavens
October 14, 1997
26 years
Howard Hamilton
October 20, 1991
32 years
Miriam Merrill
October 20, 1991
32 years
Erik Schelling
October 24, 2022
1 year
Michael Thiel
October 24, 2018
5 years
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October 28, 2021
2 years
Gloria Dollinger
October 31, 2017
6 years
Oct 24, 2023
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Regular Meeting OCT 24, 2023

President Diane Cepela invites you

to the REGULAR MEETING this week.


Mark Inserra & John Spesia

50/50 RAFFLE

Jane Condon & Ken Mihelich


Megan Millen

To Pay Fines and Happy Dollars Via Web:

Oct 24th- Chicken Cordon Bleu
Oct 31st- Soup/Sandwich 
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)
Anastasia Tuskey
World Polio Day!
Tracy Simons & Raffle Committee
Joliet City Center Partnership Exec. Dir. Rotarian
Priscilla Cordero is looking for volunteers for 
“Light of the Holidays” Christmas market;
Friday, Nov. 24th, 7:30am to 5:30pm. Jobs
include set up, help during the market, possibly
selling anniversary mugs, and tear down.
They are looking for maybe 10 people.
To help, contact Priscilla:  815-774-6067.
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 &
John Spesia
Jane Condon &
Ken Mihelich
Megan Millen
Anastasia Tuskey
Arvid Johnson &
Ben Stortz
Deb Condotti &
Megan Millen
Ines KutlesaEd Dollinger
Andy June &
George Stuhr
Priscilla Cordero &
Bret Mitchell
Laura DaleyPaul Schrik
Bill Kaplan &
Michael Thiel
Laura Daley &
Nick Moran
Jeff BudzMary Sheehan
Kristi Kelly &
Dave Thornton
Rich DeGrush &
Kathleen ZydekNick Tyrell
Bruce Konzelman &
Jeff Tyner
Diane DeVries &
Tim Brophy
Marc GorschMarc Gorsch

Rotary District News


October 2023

Every Club in District 6450 Can Use


District News

Club News

  • Chicago Cosmopolitan invites you to join Food the World Over Cookin' 4 the Cure, October 26, 2023, 11:45am.  Donate and pick from 345 recipes from 223 countries to help eradicate Polio.  Meat, eat and hear update on Polio Plus from Michael McGovern, chair of the Polio Plus International Committee. 
  • Woodridge Rotary Holiday Gala, December 6, 6:30-11pm.  The Rotary Club of Woodridge is hosting its second annual Holiday Gala Fundraiser to benefit the Woodridge VFW and Project Cure.  The event will  be on December 6, 2023 and include live  music.  To register for tickets and sponsorship opportunitiesCLICK HERE.

Disaster Relief
  • "One of the most critical needs right now is food. Migrants in the shelters are being fed but there are no consistent meals for those at the police stations and the areas surrounding them. I just got off the phone with a friend who lives in the south loop who said that neighbors are encountering migrants who come to them and simply say "food.

    ICDI is not equipped to hand out meals although we are distributing snack bags.  What we can do is hand out McDonald's gift certificates at the police stations we are servicing.  I will be collecting gift cards in denominations up to $10.  When we have enough to give to all of the migrants at a station our case workers will distribute them."

    Can we step up and find a way of getting these gift cards....soon.   The person to contact is Pat Motto.
  • 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 Waooter Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431

Next:  OCT. 31st; 7:30 AM

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.