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Regular Meeting AUG 30, 2022

President MARY SHEEHAN of

Joliet Rotary invites you to our REGULAR MEETING at

The Jacob Henry Mansion


Joe Hammer &
Ben Stortz
50/50 RAFFLE
Julie Wilkinson &
Volunteer needed
Diane Cepela
All Luncheons include:  Fresh garden salad; choice
of dressing; warmed rolls; breads and butter;
dessert; coffee and water - all served to the table
August 30th-     Traditional Pot Roast
** Please note- Gluten Free and Vegetarian Meal
available upon request.
( If possible please feel free to email Sue
prior to arrival)
Nick Tyrell
District 6450 Update
Mike P
Ade Onayemi,
District Governor
Richards Street exit from I-80 MAY be
closed! Please make necessary route
changes for your trip to the Joliet
Rotary meeting.
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
Joe Hammer &
Ben Stortz
Julie Wilkinson &
Volunteer needed
Diane CepelaNick Tyrell
Pam Heavens &
David Thornton
Andy June &
David Nelson
Michelle BalogTBA
Mike Hennessy &
Jeff Tyner
Todd Koehl &
Dan Adler
John GreulingTBA
Brian Hopkins &
Nick Tyrell
Dan Kuska &
Jeff Allen
Todd KoehlTBA

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:  AUGUST 30, 2022 - IN PERSON

Watch for invite reminder

from President Mary via email.

Join the meeting see how your fellow members

manage the affairs of your Rotary Club.

Doing so counts toward your attendance.


Nominate New Member

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:
Mary Sheehan in person
or at

Rotary District News

Vol. 1, Edition 15 - August 15, 2022

Information Every Club in District 6450 Can Use

District Events

Club Events

  • The Rotary Club of Chicago O’Hare 5th Annual Jack Frawley Golf OutingThursday, September 8th, 9:00 am, Makray Memorial Golf Club, Barrington. Click for More Information & Registration

  • The Rotary Club of Channahon Minooka 15th Annual Oktoberfest, Saturday, September 10th, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, Dollinger Family Farm, Channahon. Visit their Facebook Page for More Information  or Register Here

  • Greater Oak Park - River Forest - Forest Park Area Interact Club Interact International Potluck PicnicSunday, September 11th, 12:00 pm, Fullerton Woods Forest Preserve, River Grove. Scroll Down for More Information

  • The Rotary Club of Montgomery It's Our Fox River Day 4th Annual River Cleanup, Saturday, September 17th, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, Montgomery Village Hall, Montgomery. Click for More Information

  • Greater Oak Park - River Forest - Forest Park Area Interact Club Quarterly Social Justice Book ClubSunday, September 25th, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Zoom. Scroll Down for More Information

  • Rotary Club of Naperville After Dark presents A Totally "Rad" 80’s Trivia NightThursday, October 27th, 6:00 - 9:30 pm, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Naperville. Click for More Information & Registration

  • Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast Cultural and Service Visit to Sierra Leone and Ghana, AfricaOctober 30th-November 12th. Scroll Down for More Information

Greater Oak Park - River Forest - Forest Park Area Interact Club Potluck Picnic, September 11th
Event will be located at Fullerton Woods Forest Preserve, West Fullerton Avenue, west of North 1st Avenue, River Grove, IL 60171. Noon until 5:00 pm-ish.
The picnic is open to all D6450 Interactors, Rotoractors, and Rotarians along with family and friends. There is NO FEE! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and LIMITED to the FIRST 175 who respond. 

Non-alcoholic beverages, meats (both regular and vegetarian), condiments, paper goods, and grills will be provided.  Attendees are asked to sign up for and bring a dish to pass (international or family favorite).

For more information and to sign up, contact Lesley Gottlinger, or (708) 751-2821. 

Greater Oak Park - River Forest - Forest Park Area Interact Club Book Club, September 25th
The Greater Oak Park - River Forest - Park Forest Area Interact Club announces Quarterly Social Justice Book Club Zoom for Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. 

The book to be discussed is:
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand

Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 891 2880 2013
Password: 075641

For more info and to sign up, contact Lesley Gottlinger, or (708) 751-2821.

Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast Cultural and Service Visit, October 30th-November 12th
Join the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast from October 30th through November 12, 2022 for a Cultural and Service visit to the African countries of Sierra Leone and Ghana.

During this trip the D6450 group will attend the opening of a Rotary library in Sierra Leone, as a Rotary clinic in Ghana.  The itinerary and details of the trip are available below.

Registration and deposits on travel are due shortly!  For more information, contact Osei David Andrews-Hutchinson, PDG, at

Apply Here

Itinerary and Details of Trip