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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 Illinois and 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 campus 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.

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Next Event(s):

Newcomers Event - Evening of Dinner Theater

Sunday, February 22, 2015; 6:00 and 8:00pm
Silver Creek Restaurant, 223 N Broadway Ave., Urbana, 6pm, and
Station Theatre, 223 N Broadway Ave., Urbana, 8pm.

We start at 6:00 with dinner at Silvercreek, 402 N. Race St., in Urbana. We then move down the train tracks to a community theater gem, the Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway, for an 8:00 show of the musical Floyd Collins. If you can join us for both, that's wonderful, or attend only one event. Tickets for Floyd Collins will be discounted to $9 each if we have enough people, and the theater has limited seats, so we need to confirm the number in advance. We'll also need to reserve sufficient space at Silvercreek.

Please RSVP to reneemullen1@comcast.net by Wed. Feb. 11 to advise if you can join us for only Floyd Collins, for both the musical and dinner beforehand, or just for dinner at Silvercreek, and also note how many of you will be attending.

Scholarships Awards Brunch

(event info)
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10am
Hawthorne Suites, 101 Trade Centre Drive, Champaign
(Use the Conference Center entrance. Free Parking across the street.)

This favorite event of many is at the Hawthorne Suites this year! Come and meet the amazing new scholarship winners. Hearing of their dreams for the future will give you confidence that our scholarship dollars are well spent.

Make your Payment ONLINE, or mail a check
Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 17, 2015
Final Deadline: February 27, 2015

American Music and the Great War:
A World War I Restrospective at the Sousa Archives
and Center for American Music

Friday, April 17, 2015

The University of Illinois is commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I with several events and exhibits in a cross-campus initiative. As part of this initiative, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music will be hosting exhibits that display how music supported the war effort. On our tour we will visit the archives and will conclude with a World War I themed cocktail hour at Houlihan's featuring two traditional World War I cocktails: the Sidecar and the French 75.
Itinerary details, and a signup form, can be found on the Tours webpage.


The Newcomers program has additional events throughtout the year, not listed here on the home page of the Illinois Club. Please visit the Newcomers page for information, or visit the Announcements and Events page for a more list of events.

Current Constitution and Standing Rules
Current Board Members, Board meeting agendas, minutes, etc.