As a former member of CIJC we folded because of bad leadership. The club went from having 200 plus members to basically just the board and a few members maybe 10 total. Pretty much this all happened because of a click which I can say I was apart of and did not realize that we were only doing things as a click. Meaning if you weren't in it you were shunned. Now I didn't realize we were doing this till I sold my super built xj and bought a stock tj. After this I too was not in the in crowd even though I was still friends with them.
So at our next election time we tried to oust the current board and start over. This did not go as planned since there were not enough members left to vote. The board decided to close the club and donate our treasury money to SheRock. The president and vice president kept the website and made it into their personal web page.
So are you in a club now? I am looking to join but the only ones I can find close are in peoria or I talked with some guys trying to start one in bloomington normal. I am in springfield and am still on the fence about driving that far.
Illinois Jeep and 4x4 Clubs
Northern Illinois Jeep Alliance
Mid-Illini Jeep Club
Firewalker Four Wheel Drive Club
Prairie State 4 Wheel Drive Club
Two Rivers Jeep Club
Southern Illinois Jeep Association
Great Lakes Jeep Thing
These are a few Illinois clubs. For you Springfield guys Two Rivers would be a little closer than Peoria. It is located in Pike County. Pittsfield area.
I am not currently in any clubs. The whole family thing took over and I sold my Jeeps and trailer. I am just now getting back into building Wk Grand Cherokee. I will probably rejoin Mid-Illini jeep club next year.
im wondering also. im in Blo-no looking for a active group of jeepers...esp if i can find someone in the group who would want to help me in a couple months with my V8 swap in exchange for beer and such haha
Ok I am from Springfield,il and trying to get a club started. so I have created a facebook page for Springfield area jeep club. Anybody wanting to help get this started please join the facebook page so hopefully we can get one started..