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Art Galli
March 3
Mark Inserra
March 9
Jeff Pierson
March 12
Kenneth Mihelich
March 13
Jane Condon
March 18
Miriam Merrill
March 23
Derek Egan
Alena Egan
March 19
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Art Galli
March 2, 1999
25 years
Diane Habiger
March 2, 1999
25 years
Lisa Morel Las
March 2, 1993
31 years
Graham D Rogers
March 6, 2018
6 years
Nick Weis
March 6, 2018
6 years
Thomas Lancaster
March 7, 2020
4 years
William Lauer
March 12, 1964
60 years
Priscilla Cordero
March 13, 2022
2 years
Brianne Hetman
March 15, 2022
2 years
Hudson Hollister
March 15, 2022
2 years
Benjamin Stortz
March 17, 2009
15 years
Kathleen Zydek
March 17, 2009
15 years
Jen Howard
March 18, 2013
11 years
Lisa Sampalis
March 18, 2023
1 year
Mary Sheehan
March 27, 2017
7 years
Sarah Oprzedek
March 31, 2023
1 year
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Apr 02, 2024
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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:  MAR 26, 2024; 7:30 AM; In-Person Meeting.

If needed, 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.


Regular Meeting MAR 26, 2024

President Diane Cepela invites you
to the REGULAR MEETING this week.


Jane Condon & Dianne McDonald

50/50 RAFFLE

Jeff Budz & Biff Mahoney


Tim Brophy
MAR 26 Soup/Sandwich 
APR 02 Ham 
APR 09 Chicken Apricot 
All Luncheons include:  Fresh garden salad; 
choice of dressing; warmed rolls; breads and
butter; and water all served to the table.
Serve yourself dessert and coffee.
** Please note- Gluten Free and Vegetarian Meal
available upon request.
( If possible, please feel free to email Sue
prior to arrival)
Mark Griglione

To Pay Fines and Happy Dollars Via Web:

Business Roundtable
$40,000 Rotary Grant funds available to
YOUR favorite local Non-profit org. 
Only Joliet Rotarians may sponsor a 
grant application. See Mary Sheehan for
more information.
Next Rotary Breakfast meeting is THURS
in Shorewood on Rt. 59. ALL WELCOME 
to attend. Fellowship is free, food is
You may volunteer for ANY committee
and ANY project! Ask your sponsor or 
President Diane where you are needed.
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
Jane Condon &
Dianne McDonald
Jeff Budz &
Biff Mahoney
Tim BrophyMark Griglione
Deb Condotti &
Jackey McTee
Jeff Carey &
Dan Malinowski
Brian CedergrenMary Fran Seeley
Priscilla Cordero &
Brian Cedergren &
Shawn Marconi
Troy CiceroMatt Dollinger
Laura Daley &
Mike Merritt
Brad McCann &
Ed DollingerMike Merritt
Tamela Daniels &
Dan Mihelich
Troy Cicero &
Cheryl McCarthy
Diane HabigerSue Bebar
Rich DeGrush &
Ken Mihelich
Pete Colarelli &
Brian McDaniel
Jane HopkinsPaul Schrik
Diane DeVries &
Megan Millen
Jane Condon &
Dianne McDonald
Lauren LasBrianne Hetman

Rotary District News

NEWS Every Club in District 6450 Can Use
District Learning Assembly - 
Saturday, April 6, 2024, 9am-noon.
The Corral, Western Springs, IL 
Get your team of incoming club officers together and
come learn more about the various club positions in Rotary. 

MARCH, 2024

District News
  • District Conference 2024 - Join us Saturday, April 20th for a joint district conference with District 6440 at One Rotary Center, home of Rotary International.  It will be a great day of amazing speakers, interesting breakouts, networking in the house of friendship, and a compelling service project.  REGISTER HERE
  • Global Grants - Are you interested in participating in a Global Grant but don't know how?  You're District Global Grant Committee wants to help your club get involved.  They have resources to help clubs investigate what grants are in process and which clubs might participate.  For more information, contact District Grants Chair MARSHALL SCHMIDT.
  • Environmental Service Committee - News from Mary Onorad, Chair
    (1) Seven District Rotary clubs have submitted environmental grants that have been approved.  The grant applications are now closed for this year.
    (2) Mark Biondi from the Rotary Club of Westmont did a presentation for ESRAG in January on the Carbon Crew.
    (3) Light pollution can be harmful to animals and humans. Read more and find out how your club can schedule a speaker.
    Details and to view Mark's presentation go to the Environmental Service Committee District website page (click link here)
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship - Rotary Peace Fellows are selected globally every year and applications are now open. Here is an explanation of the program - Announcement.  For more information about our district process for choosing applicants, please contact Bob Giles at
  • Rotary Means Business - Would you like to join a fun committee and network with Rotarians and non-Rotarians?  Joe Kosner from the Aurora United club is looking for 4-5 people who would like to help plan Rotary Means Business events in our District.  Contact Joe at if you're interested.
  • The Rotary Means Business Downtown Networking Group has started meeting the first Monday of each month at Barnes & Thornburg, LP.  For more information on all of the Rotary Means Business networking opportunities, go to

Club News

  • The Darien Rotary Club is turning 50! - Join the Darien Rotary Club in celebrating their 50th Anniversary on April 12, 2024 at the Ruth Lake Country Club at 6pm.  For reservations go to Darien 50th Anniversary.

Additional News

Additional Club News


Ruth Lake Country Club

6200 S Madison St.

Hinsdale, IL 60521

Friday April 12, 2024

6 PM Cocktails - cash bar

7 PM Dinner


Special Guest Speaker

Rotary International President Gordon R. McInally!

The President of Rotary International

Gordon R. McInally will be joining our

Club's 50th Anniversary Celebration

as honored Guest and Speaker.

$75/person. RSVP to

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