A Message from the President
Thank you for visiting The Illinois Club Website.
I am Kathy Valdés, President for my second and final year
in 2018-2019. In my first year as President I had the privilege
of working with an outstanding group of dedicated volunteers
including Board Members, Committee Members, and Interest Group Chairs.
I look forward to working with this year's group of volunteers,
spending time with members I have come to know, and getting to know
new members of The Illinois Club. If you have not already done so,
I hope you consider joining us. In addition to our events
and interest groups, we have a Newcomer's Group ready
with a warm welcome for new members.
We have lived in the Champaign-Urbana area since 2012
when my husband took a job at the University. The Illinois Club
is special to me because, through the events and activities of the club,
I was able to meet people and find friends in a new community.
Not only have I met many interesting people and enjoyed many events,
I have been inspired by the bright and enthusiastic student scholars
who are supported by our club scholarships.
On behalf of the board, interest group chairs, and other volunteers
and members, I invite you to join us for event-filled year together.
I welcome ideas, questions, and/or suggestions,
please feel free to email me at
More About The Illinois Club
Newcomers Meet & Greet
Tuesday, November 6
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Newcomers are invited to attend a small group Meet & Greet this fall to get acquainted with
board members over dessert & coffee.
CU 4 Dinner and Newcomers
Buffet at Intermezzo Cafe at Krannert Center
Saturday, November 10: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
This date corresponds with several evening events at Krannert
and the prime rib/roast pork buffet
. If you prefer,
you can purchase a meal or dessert from the Cafe.
Three tables are reserved (24 seats) for CU4
but more can be added if needed. (Note: this is instead of
a 3rd Thursday event for November.) Come when you can. Leave as you must.
RSVP by November 7 at 5:00 PM to Linda at
Holiday Homes Tour - Decatur
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Tour the Oglesby Mansion and the James Millikin Homestead,
decorated for the holidays.
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 4:30-6:30 pm
The President's House, 711 W Florida Ave., Urbana
Join us for a holiday reception in the historic University President's home,
graciously hosted by President Timothy Killeen and his wife, Dr. Roberta Johnson Killeen.
Celebrate holiday fellowship with friends.
Meet the Killeens.
Sample holiday refreshments.
Enjoy music by well-known local pianist Ernie Hoffman.
Parking will be provided in the west grass lot.
Handicap parking will be available in the circle drive.
A wheelchair lift is available if needed. Please let
us know with your reservation.
Reservation Deadline: Monday, November 26
Refund Deadline: Monday, November 26
Members $18, Guests $23 (Note: PayPal adds $1 to each ticket)
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