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    May 21, 2019
    You Don’t Need a Boat to Enjoy All That the IVY Club Has to Offer
    PEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill. – May 21, 2019 – The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club is offering a summer membership preview from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. 
    “The IVY Club is a beautiful, historic boating and social organization that was founded in 1907. Our Club House provides a panoramic view allowing family and friends to enjoy the beauty of Peoria Heights from the water,” said Mike Ford, IVY Club Commodore. “You don’t need a boat to enjoy all that the IVY Club has to offer and we invite you to find out why we are nominated for the Best Hidden Gem by Peoria Magazines.”
    There is no initiation fee with the summer membership preview. For preview members who have a boat – slips are available and the membership preview is extended through the end of October when the boating season concludes. If you are interested in scheduling a tour of the IVY Club, please call 309.682.5419. Details on the membership and the membership application form can be found online at http://www.ivyclub.org/membership/
    “With nearly 100 events hosted throughout the year – there are social events for all ages. Sailboat racing and a swim team provide serious training and friendly competition, and sailing lessons for both youth and adults are available in the June,” said Gerri Ricci, IVY Club Membership Director. “When club members wish to relax, they can lounge poolside, feast at cookouts and Tiki parties, cheer on participants in the Cardboard Boat Races and so much more. Benefits of membership go beyond the IVY Club – offering members reciprocity to yacht clubs worldwide.”
    About the IVY Club
    The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club was founded in 1907, and is descended from several earlier clubs: the Peoria Boat Club (1877); the Peoria Canoe Club (1885); and the Peoria Yacht Club (1895). A not-for-profit organization, the Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club is a beautiful, historic boating and social organization located on the Illinois River. With a deep harbor, sailing crews, swimming pool, and swim team, the IVY Club is a haven for boaters and their friends for over a century. The majestic Club House and panoramic view of the harbor create the perfect ambiance for lasting memories.  
    For more information, visit http://www.ivyclub.org or connect with the IVY Club on social media at https://www.facebook.com/IVYClubPeoria/ and https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/24413527/illinois-valley-yacht-and-canoe-club-ivy-club/.
    Anita Johnson, Office Manager
    (309) 682-5419