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Northern Illinois Offshore Club
For the common love and appreciation of powerboating

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MARCH 11TH - Chili Cook Off Challenge at Captain's Quarters.

•  Come join us on March 11th. 
•  ENTER your Chili in the Chili Challenge 
•  FREE to ENTER!!
•  Come join us on March 11th.

•  Donate a Canned Food Item To The Grant Township Food Pantry & Receive A Raffle Ticket For Each Item!
•  Event Starts At 2PM at Captain's Quarters. Those participating With Their Chili Should Be There By 1PM.
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  • APRIL 29th - "Crack The Ice Party at Parkway Banquets".
  • Join Us kicking off the 2017 season "The Right Way" This years "Crack the Ice Party" will be held at Parkway Banquets by the Lake.
  • Time of Event:  5PM until 8PM
  • Music will be supplied
  • Dress;  Casual
  • There will be a cash bar available.
  • Cost to attend this function is FREE

  • Click Here To Register For FREE

JUNE 4TH - "Loop The Lakes" .
-- NIOC's Annual "Loop The Lakes Event 2017" Typically this event starts out at Docker's Restaurant in Fox Lake with a brunch.
-- This is a FREE event to NIOC Members, but those members attending this event should register on our website. There's a direct link below for you to register so we at NIOC know how many boats and members will be participating.

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JULY 14th & 15th - "NIOC's 2017 Thunder Run".
  • Annual NIOC Thunder Run Friday & Saturday
  • Itinerary is on the Registration page
  • The event kicks off Friday evening at 5pm with registrations at the Tropics Restaurant from 5pm until 8pm.
  • Friday Night we'll have a party at Tropics from 7pm until 10pm. NIOC will be supplying appetizers and pizzas throughout the evening.
  • Saturday morning from 8:15am until 10:00am Pre-Registration and Sign-In's will continue
  • 11am Saturday boats will depart Winthrop Harbor and please refer to the itinerary is on the Registration page
  • To REGISTER please Click on the Button below

Click Here To Register For The Thunder Run

AUGUST 5th - "NIOC Shootout on Grass Lake".
  • **  2nd Annual NIOC Shootout.
  • **  1 Mile Speed Run.
  • **  Time of Event: 11am to 3pm with speed runs starting at 11am.
  • **  Grass Lake Proposed NO WAKE times the day of the event are 10am to 4pm
  • **  Register for this event by clicking the Register Now button below.
  • **  Cost to participate is $40 per boat entered and entitles you to three (3) seperate speed runs.
  • **  Speeds will be announced this year via Radio Station simulcast.
  • **  After the event awards will be given out on Blarney Island

  • Click Here To Register

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    NIOC 2017 Board Election Results

    Commodore: Ron Michalek

    Vice Commodore: Brad Zastrow

    Treasure: Michelle Meyer

    Secretary: Shelli Brown

    Director Public Relations: Dave Brown

    Director:  Tom Meyer
    Director:  Ralph Mut

    Director: Larry Gempp Jr

    Advisor:  Mike Lovergine
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    The NIOC Charity Supported For 2016 is Gigi's Playhouse          

    The Northern Illinois Offshore Club, Inc.

    Promoting safe boating on the Northern Illinois waterways

    Our anchor is set in Fox Lake Illinois. Our boating is primarily based on the
    Chain O' Lakes and Lake Michigan waterways.


    Monthly meetings are held the
    first Wednesday of the month
    January - November


    Hosting On-Water Events The Entire Boating Season! 
    Loop The Lakes
    Thunder Run

    August Grass Lake Shootout
    October River Shiver

    More Than A Boat Club -There is always something to do!!

    Don't forget our land events! We host many other events
    during non-boating season: Coordinated Snowmobile trip,
    Chili-Cook Off, Twilight Bowling,
    IceBreaker Party, Golfing, Tours, and Holiday Parties!

    And in between all that we try to attend all of the local poker runs. 

     And let us not forget to mention the coordinated
    Lake Of The Ozarks and Key West Florida trips.


    Check out our Calendar Page for updates on all the NIOC EVENTS!

    Safe Boating Is Our Goal

    We encourage members to abide by recognized
    boating traditions, etiquette and local regulations. 
    A high amateur standard of skill in the handling and
    navigation of powerboats is our goal. Proof of boat
    insurance is mandatory for every NIOC on-water event.