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The Illinois Club is one of the oldest university social clubs serving the University and Champaign-Urbana community. The purpose of our Club is to promote friendship and education, this purpose is achieved through interest groups, campus tours, University of Illinois scholarship awards, and special events.

A Note from the President...


Greetings -

The two arms of The Illinois Club are its interest groups and its scholarships.

We had a great Opening Party last month at which we focused on our interest groups. It was fun chatting with everyone and exploring the interest group tables. I was pleased to see new faces and new interest groups. We are always excited to meet new people and try new things. Welcome all.

Come March, we will celebrate our scholarship recipients. Several years ago, the club took the opportunity of larger gifts and a scholarship campaign to create an endowed fund that yields income to support scholarship awards in perpetuity. Although investing for the future is prudent, some members would like their gifts to immediately benefit UIUC students. If this is you, you can make a gift to the club's current use fund. It's easy. Simply write for fund 344499 in memo line on your check and mail it to: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS FOUNDATION, P.O. BOX 734500, CHICAGO, IL 60673-4500.

If you prefer, you can give with a credit card at https://uif.uillinois.edu/give/. Scroll to the bottom where it says Other (indicate where to direct donation) and type in 344499, enter an amount, click ADD and then CONTINUE.

The fall semester is off to great start. I look forward to celebrating the holidays with you at the President's House, meeting the students and their guests at the Scholarship Luncheon, closing out another successful year at the Spring Event and all the fun times we gather between.

My best to all,
Donna Offenbecher
president@theillinoisclub.org

More About The Illinois Club


Next Event(s):

Meet the Newcomers!

Riggs Beer Company
1901 S. High Cross Road, Urbana (map)
Thursday December 1, 2022; 5:30 - 7:00 PM

RSVP requested for Newcomers only.
Contact Christina at newcomers@theillinoisclub.org

Calling all club members! Come on out to Riggs to meet and welcome new Illinois Club members. Newcomers, the first one's on us, so be sure to check in to collect your one free drink ticket on your first visit, which can include nonalcoholic beverages.

Bringing in outside food is allowed, and the Watson's Chicken food truck will be available.

Contact Christina at newcomers@theillinoisclub.org for more information.

Tour: McKechnie Family LIFE Home

Monday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 14, 2022
11:00am - 12 noon


75 Bailey Drive, Champaign (map)
Registration is limited to 12 people each day.
Join us for a tour of the McKechnie Family LIFE Home, a cutting-edge research center focused on innovations in home environments.

The tour will be followed by an optional (pay your own) lunch at Houlihan's located in the I Hotel, 1902 S. 1st Street, Champaign.

Please see Tours for details.

Holiday Reception

(event info)
Thursday December 15, 2022; 5:30pm - 7pm
The President's House, 711 W Florida Ave, Urbana
(map)

Please see Announcements for details.
Make your Payment: ONLINE
Registration Deadline: December 4, 2022


More, To Be Announced