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April 22
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April 27
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April 30
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April 1, 1986
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April 2, 1996
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April 16, 1996
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April 17, 2020
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April 21, 1987
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April 23, 2002
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April 23, 2002
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April 23, 2002
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April 27, 2004
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April 27, 2004
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Rotary District News

Vol. 1, Edition 8 - April 15, 2022

Information Every Club in District 6450 Can Use

  • Big, used bike drive at the New Lennox Commons, sponsored by the New Lenox Rotary, April 24th
  • Exciting Casino Night at the Darien Rotary Fundraiser, April 26th
  • 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary, April 28th
  • Rotary Club of Lemont-Homer Glen holds a “Cheers for Charity” Wine Tasting, April 28th
  • Celebrate a great giving year at the D6450 Rotary Foundation Dinner on April 29th!
  • Hinsdale Rotary announces the 2022 “Bikes for Military Kids”, May 21st
  • Applications for the D6450 Board of Governors, Now Open!
  • Naperville Rotary leading computer donation drive. Get that old gear to them!
  • Rotary Action Group Against Slavery announces RI International break out session at Houston.
Big Bike Drive, sponsored by the New Lenox Rotary, on April 24th!
Sunday, April 24th from 9: 00 am to Noon, members of the New Lenox Rotary will be collecting used bikes for people in need that will be distributed through “All of God’s People” of Chicago and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.  For background on this great event, watch this YouTube video:

For more info on how you can help the New Lenox Rotary make this a successful event, contact: Dave Faxel at

Darien Rotary Casino Night Fundraiser, April 26th
REMINDER: Darien Rotarian Joe Marchese,, announces that Darien Rotary is planning a Casino Night fundraiser, April 26, 2022 at Ashyana Banquet Hall in Downers Grove from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Entry fee is $100 for gambling chips, drinks and food.

Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration and Gala, April 28th
REMINDER: Chicago Heights-Park Forest Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration and Gala will take place April 28, 2022 at the Olympia Fields Country Club. Register at
For more information contact

The Rotary Club of Lemon-Homer Glen,“Cheers for Charity”, on April 28th
The Rotary Club of Lemont-Homer Glen will be holding a “Cheers for Charity” wine tasting event the evening of April 28th, starting at 6:30 pm.  The program will be presented at the “Tap House Grill Lemont, 1243 State Street, Lemont. Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds go to high school senior scholarships.  Buy tickets here.


D6450 Rotary Foundation Dinner, April 29th
REMINDER: D6450 Rotary Foundation Chair, Rachel Ossyra, announced that this years D6450 Rotary Foundation Dinner will be held “live” at the Burr Ridge Marriott, 5:30 - 8:00 pm on Friday, April 29th.
Register here: District 6450 Foundation Dinner
For more information, contact Rachel at

“Bikes for Military Kids” Sponsored by Hinsdale Rotary, Saturday May 21st
For the fourth year in a row, the Rotary Club of Hinsdale, in cooperation with the USO of Illinois, will present 100 brand new bikes and helmets to the kids of active Illinois military.  The program will run on US Armed Forces Day, May 21st from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and be presented at the Community House of Hinsdale. 

Costs for bikes and helmets are up this year due to inflation and supply chain issues.  If your club would like to help support this Hinsdale Rotary event, please contact Tom Norton at

If you want to make a direct contribution to support the 2022 “Bikes for Military Kids” program, please go to this link:

Or use this QR code:


Nominations for the D6450 Board of Governors, Now Open!
D6450 has one opening for which we will be receiving applications.
Download Application Here
All applications are due no later than Friday April 29th at 5pm. Submit applications to:

Questions, check with D6450 Membership Chair, Conor Gee at

Naperville Rotary Leading Computer Donation Drive
The Rotary Club of Naperville is leading a collaboration with Comp-U-Dopt to collect used computers to be refurbished and distributed to families in the Chicago area that don’t have computers in their homes.
Naperville Rotary invites all District 6450 clubs to join in this collaboration.  We are working with Comp-U-Dopt to collect used computers and any type of computer equipment, except for printers.  
The flyer below further describes the opportunity.  Please contact Bill Johnson at or 630 660-3489 if you have computer equipment to donate, or if you have questions.


Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS) Announces Houston RI Break Out, June 6th
Session Breakout: Monday June 6th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB), Room 372

Interested in hearing the latest from the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery?  Check out the RI breakout session that will be held at the Rotary International Convention in Houston on June 6th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  For more information go to:




Nominate New Member

2022 DRIVE TO 125!
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:
Brian Cedergren in person
or at

All Welcome to attend Board Meetings!

All Joliet Rotarians are invited to attend
the meetings of the Board of Directors.

These usually take place on


When in-person, meetings are held at

Lightways Hospice Center

250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431

Next:  APRIL 26, 2022

Watch for invite reminder

from President Brian via email.

Join the meeting see how your fellow members

manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.

Doing so counts toward your attendance.