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Notre Dame Club of Central Illinois

We are excited to be a part of Notre Dame Day, when the global Notre Dame family will come together to celebrate what each of us loves most about the University. As an Alumni club, we seek to promote the culture and values of the university in all our club activities and in our interactions with the community. Our club seeks to include all students, alumni, parents, and friends in its activities. Each year, the ND Club of Central Illinois ⦁ The annual “Universal ND Celebration,” at which a University representative updates club members and interested families with a “state of the University” report and addresses on-going university initiatives. ⦁ The Hesburgh Month of Service, during which club volunteers support local community activities, such as the Care Center, St. John’s Breadline, St. Martin de Porres Center, St. Joseph’s Home, Mission Outreach, Habit for Humanity, and the Capital Art Fair. ⦁ The annual ND Alumni Association Leadership Conference, at which club representatives from around the country discuss ideas and programs to identify innovative new ways to promote club activities and programs to more effectively support ND alumni and Alumni Association’s goals and objectives. ⦁ The Student Sendoff and Family Night, an annual event that includes a Mass and meal, to recognize the new and current students at the university and to wish them well at school. ⦁ Three partial scholarships to students from the club’s area. They are funded through the Scholarship Fund raffle, in which two tickets to a home ND football game are raffled off throughout the community. ⦁ Game Watches for football games, men’s and women’s basketball games, hockey and lacrosse games, so members can root the Fighting Irish on to victory. ⦁ The Hesburgh Lecture series, in which a university faculty member discusses topics related to church, communications, ethics, family life, government, politics, science concerns, spirituality and others. The lectures are free and open to the public. ⦁ An annual communion breakfast, with Mass at a local church followed by a cordial breakfast to promote Christian/Catholic Spirituality and Camaraderie. ⦁ Annual “Juniors of the Year” recognition of an outstanding student from the Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield and Routt Catholic High School in Jacksonville. They are recognized at a formal dinner and provided a monetary award. In addition, their names are recorded on a ND club plaque maintained by each school, recognizing their achievement. ⦁ “Person of Year” award to a club member or supporter in recognition of his/her contributions to the club and community. ⦁ The annual Springfield St. Patrick’s Day parade. No St. Patrick’s Day parade would be complete without the Fighting Irish. ⦁ “Care Packages” of refreshments and snacks food are provided to local area students at Notre Dame during fall and spring finals. The ND Alumni Association distributes them to the students. ⦁ Support of the SHG Mostaccioli Dinner, the Mike Ference Charity Golf Tournament by advertising in the respective programs. We also support the Sangamon Valley Honor Flight program through a donation. ⦁ A designated Alumni Network Representative to assist ND graduates who may fall ill while traveling through the club’s area. ⦁ Club members support the “Mission Outreach” program by inventorying and packing surplus medical supplies from medical facilities around the state for shipment to medical missions overseas. ⦁ Club support of ND students who wish to perform Summer Service at local charitable facilities. ⦁ Hosting of university clubs and activities, such as the Glee Club/Chorale or ND Band, by providing housing and a venue when they stop in Springfield on their national or local tours.

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The LIVE Notre Dame Day broadcast will kick-off at 18:42 pm ET (6:42 pm ET) on April 24 at NOTREDAMEDAY.ND.EDU. The 29-hour broadcast will showcase Notre Dame stories from around the world, as well as live interviews, special musical performances, remotes, in-studio performances and surprise celebrity guests. Please spread the word and help us earn votes! Follow the celebration on social media with #NDday.

Donations are applied to...

Donations will be applied to our three scholarship commitments, which significantly benefit the students from our club area. Through your donation, we not only help our local students throughout their college years but are able also to free other club funds to benefit local teachers to attend Notre Dame's "Excellence in Teaching " conference. It's a win for everyone!

Why are donations necessary?

The Notre Dame Club of Central Illinois is a "D" sized club of about 80 members. Despite our relatively small size, we annually sponsor three $1500 partial scholarships in support of our area students. These scholarships are exceptionally beneficial to our area students. Through your assistance during Notre Dame Day, it is hoped that the club can release other funds to sponsor a local K-12 teacher to attend ND's "Excellence in Teaching" conference at Notre Dame This two-day conference provides local teachers with an opportunity to learn and exchange planning, teaching and counselling ideas and techniques with other teachers from around the country. Funding for these projects comes from our football ticket raffle and membership fees, both of which vary from year to year. Supporting the university and the club through ND Day provides invaluable support to the club in sponsoring our scholarships to local students and enhancing the skills and professionalism of our local teachers.