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Welcome!

I am Sandy Camargo, the 2015-2016 President of the Club. I am pleased to be asked to serve as President, since this Club has meant so much to me. But the Club is not about me; it is about YOU. Whether you are a long-time member, a newcomer, or a curious visitor, I would like to welcome you to The Illinois Club. Please explore our website for information on our Interest Groups, Events, Scholarships program, and other activities. You can access our Newsletters on the left-hand sidebar, where you will also find links to a Photo Gallery. Feel free to contact me at president@theillinoisclub.org if you'd like to make a comment or want more information.


Founded in 1906, The Illinois Club is one of few entities on campus that takes pride in celebrating over 100 years of history! When we began as the Tuesday Tea Club, little did those women envision that today our membership would be 25% men and that we would be awarding $20,000 in scholarships every year.

The purpose of our Club is to build the University of Illinois and surrounding Champaign-Urbana communities by promoting friendship and education. This purpose is achieved through interest groups, campus tours, University of Illinois scholarship awards, and special events.

The heart of The Illinois Club, where great friendships begin, are the many INTEREST GROUPS it sponsors. Many of these groups appeal to both men and women, resulting in a diverse membership. Groups usually meet one or more times a month in members' homes, or at other locations. Daytime, evening, or weekend meeting times are arranged by the group. Some group meetings are listed in the Community Calendar section of the Sunday News-Gazette, with information on how to contact the host.

The Illinois Club also organizes a number of events available to all members throughout the year. A few events are for Club members only, but most are open to family members and guests. Check our CALENDAR for upcoming events and dates.

Among our events are field trips to interesting locations in the greater Champaign-Urbana community, across the state of Illinois, and in surrounding states These are described on our website under TOURS, in the newsletter, and in the Community Calendar section of the Sunday News-Gazette. Our tours are described in our newsletter, weekly E-TIC news, and website under TOURS.

We also have a variety of social and educational events and programs to welcome prospective members who are new to the University of Illinois community. In addition to general membership Club outings, we have a welcome reception and other activities planned just for you, as a part of each year's schedule of events. These can be found under NEWCOMERS.

The Club is a registered University organization and represents Illinois at the biennial conference of the Big Ten University Women's Clubs.

Find out about the 100th Anniversary and Club history.

Click on Newcomers and Interest Groups links (left navigation bar) for more information about the Club.

If you'd like to download a brochure about our Club, click here.

Renew your Membership Now! Renew ONLINE with PayPal, or download the membership form.


Next Event(s):

The Illinois Club Newcomers and Mentors First 2015 Summer Event - Strawberry Jam

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 4pm - ?
Meadowbrook Park -Race Street Entrance- 2808 S. Race St., Urbana
(overflow parking at Stone Creek Church)

Newcomers and Mentors: look for small orange I flag on a pole far west of the barn close to the Race Street sidewalk for our group. Join us for this free family event. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket or lawn chair for a good old-fashioned fun time. Enjoy free strawberries and ice cream served in the barn as long as they last. This is a family event with hayrides and walking tours available. Various bands will play throughout the event. Use this event to invite a friend to come along who might be interested in knowing more about our club and consider joining. Please email newcomers@theillinoisclub.org with your intent to come so we know how much space to try and save.

IMPORTANT: Now is the time to renew your Illinois Club dues. You can download the membership form, fill it out, print it, and mail it with your check to the Membership Chair. Or you can renew your membership using PayPal. The Club Directory will be published in August this year, so if you want to be included in it, you will need to have paid your dues by July 1.

More, To Be Announced




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