Frequently Asked Questions...
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Q: I'm new to the Valley. How do I join?
A: There are a few different ways:
- Register online at phoenix.illiniclub.org. Click Club Membership in the Menu Bar.
- Come to any event and you can pay in person. We'd love to meet you!
- Postal Mail to:
Phoenix Illini Club
P.O. Box 935
Scottsdale, AZ 85252
Q: How much are dues?
A: $20 annually for Family and $15 annually for Single memberships
Q: What are club dues used for?
A: Several things, among them: Scholarships for Arizona students to attend UIUC; club mailings, supplies, and expenses; web development/technology; meeting events both for the Club and UIUC.
Q: What sort of events do you have?
A: During the school year we have events for all televised Illini football and basketball games. We also have featured speakers throughout the year, happy hours, The Big Ten Golf Tournament, and various cultural events throughout the Valley. Check the Home Page of the Phoenix Illini website for more details.
Q: What are the benefits of being a member?
A: There are numerous benefits to membership, a few of them are the camaraderie of fellow U of I alumni, a chance to network with local peers, and taking part in local activities throughout the year.
Q: What is the club's affiliation with the University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA)?
A: We are a fully recognized member of the Alumni Association and we work closely with them to keep abreast of University issues of interest to local alumni. In addition, the Phoenix Illini Club was voted by the UIAA as "Large Club of the Year" 2 of the last 3 years!
Q: How often do you meet?
A: It varies throughout the year. During the summer months we recognize that many people have family plans and like to get out of the heat. As such there are fewer events in the summer than the rest of the year. During football/basketball season, events occur during most games. Outside of that, there are events scheduled on average about once a month.
Q: How many alumni live in the Valley?
A: There are over 3,000 U of I alumni living in the Valley of the Sun.