From the President...

Welcome to the Illinois Alumni Club of South Florida !


I arrived here in late ’95, was given the reins of this club in ’96 and never left ! 


For much of this time, we have been organizing events and activities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties, including:


- a trip back for Homecoming.  

- an annual picnic, that has turned into the Big Ten picnic. 

- Happy Hours, for both our club as well as the Big Ten, some of which included some Illini who made it in sports.

- Broadway shows, at the Kravis Center, in West Palm Beach; the Broward Center, in Ft. Lauderdale; and the Arsht Center, in Miami.

 - the annual Cubs-Marlins game, in Miami, which included a game to see the MLB Champion Cubs!

 - seeing the Blackhawks, especially after winning the Stanley Cup, or another hockey game, in Sunrise.

 - seeing the Bulls, including a game with Michael Jordan, in Miami, when they were winning the NBA title !

 - seeing Da Bears, every seven years when they play the Dolphins, in Miami Gardens.

 - golf outings, including the Big Ten Challenge.

 - game watches, for football/basketball games.


A new chapter is being established for Palm Beach-Martin and we will be taking part in each other’s events.  For more information, please contact Joe McGivney at or 561-629-2527.


If you want to participate or have ideas about new things for us to do, especially for the community or the environment, please let us know.


For the latest information about our events, keep an eye on our facebook page:  Illinois Alumni Club of South Florida.      Go Illini!!!


Doug Maran, President, , 954-817-8071.