Committees

Would you like to become more involved with the Peoria Area Illini Club?  If so, please contact the chair(s) of the committee(s) that you would like to join for more information.

 

Community Service Committee


Chair

Laura Bazhenow (bazhenow_laura_r@cat.com)


Members 

Matt Allen

 

Description 

The purpose of the Community Service Committee is to coordinate community service events to bring Illini alumni together to benefit the community.  Activities include determining which events to include on the calendar each year, soliciting volunteers from the alumni group to ensure adequate participation at each event, and participating/leading the actual events. Events are year round so the committee meets periodically throughout the entire year for planning purposes. 


Scholarship Committee

 

Chair

Jay Scholl (jscholl1@gmail.com)

 

Members

Laura Bazhenow

Matt George

Greg Rastatter

Jessica Scholl


Description

The purpose of the Scholarship is to procedure is to establish and maintain the orderly administration of the scholarship program. Activities include establishing scholarship criteria, preparing the scholarship application, reviewing completed applications, and recommending a scholarship recipient to the Board of Directors. Meetings begin in late December and will continue through July.

 

Social Committee

 

Chairs

Lucas Ebbing (lebbing@financialguide.com)

Dave Metzger (ldmetzger@gmail.com

 

Members 

Matt George

Rick Russo


Description

The purpose of the Social Committee is to coordinate events that bring together Illini fans and alumni. This group is responsible for the planning and implementing of Illini events that focus on meeting new Illini fans and alumni in the area. The social committee helps to plan Illini game watch events for the football and basketball seasons, coordinate Illini social events within the Peoria community, schedule and host Illini tailgating events for football games, and coordinate other social events for Illini fans.

  

Golf Outing Committee

 

Chairs

Drew Eilts (drew.eilts@gmail.com)

Tim Steil (timothy.steil@ganan-shapiro.com)

 

Members

Lane Alster

Abby Fleming

Rick Russo

Jay Scholl

Greg Ratstatter 

 

Description

The purpose of the Golf Outing Committee is to coordinate the Annual Golf Outing in conjunction with I-Fund Illini Caravan. Activities include solicitation of sponsors, obtain hole and door prizes, and marketing of event to Illini community via flyers, emails, social websites, etc. Meetings begin in late fall/early winter.

 

5k Race Committee

 

Chair

Rob Everett (reverett17@hotmail.com

 

Members 

Lane Alster

Dave Metzger 

 

Description

The purpose of the 5k Race Committee is to bring awareness to the membership of the various aspects of fitness, health and wellness, both physical and mental, through activities, such as a 5K run and 1 mile walk. 

 

Membership/Marketing Committee

 

Chair

Steve Klemm (steve@klemmdevcorp.com

 

Members 

Abby Fleming

Greg Rastatter

Lane Alster


Description

The purpose of the Membership and Marketing Committee is to build and strengthen alumni involvement in the Peoria Area Illini Club through targeted membership campaigns and the effective marketing of its events and activities.  Committee responsibilities will include sending out communications to the PAIC membership, coordinating membership drives and promotions, developing collateral for events and managing website content.  Membership drives as well as event marketing will occur throughout the year so the committee will meet as needed.